Farm Share Week 3: June 17-19, 2015


Farm Share Week 3: June 17-19, 2015

Greetings from the farm!
It’s been a wet couple of days and you may have guessed it’s a muddy adventure out there! Dryer weather is in the forecast which has us breathing a sigh of relief here: it’s easy for us to add water in a drought through irrigation but nigh impossible to rid certain fields of pooling water, which can drown the veggies. However, a few days of dry heat and we should see some rapid growth out in the fields.
New this week we have snow peas! They are slow picking right now but I just couldn’t wait to share them with you. Many more of these will be on the way. The beans and zucchini are flowering which means in the next couple weeks we should have both of those beloved items. The asparagus is still going strong- we harvest it daily when we need to. It’s one of those things you could almost see grow before your very eyes.
Hope you are enjoying the spring harvest, and don’t hesitate to email Jennifer if you are stuck on what exactly to do with an item.
Half Share
-snow peas
-green onions
-red swiss chard
-romaine lettuce
-red leaf lettuce
-baby bok choy
-collard greens (make excellent wraps or Sautee them with garlic)
Whole share (same as above with)
-green leaf lettuce
-turnip greens
-green swiss chard
-green kale
-garlic chives

I’m excited to try another juicing recipe-since many of us get our boxes bi-weekly you may be like us and probably have some leafy greens leftover that didn’t get used up.  Juicing is packed full of health benefits and uses up a ton of those leafy green’s that maybe have gone a bit limp 🙂 This is the one I’ll be making tonight/tomorrow morning-we tried it once last farm share season and I was impressed on how good it was.  Remember to stain your juices before drinking to remove any excess pulp.  If your interested in a 3 day juice fast with a list of all the things you need here is a great site to get you started on that journey- 3 day juice fast

Morning Glory

  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 2 cups of Grapes
  • 2 Kale Leaves
  • 1″ Ginger

We also have had some questions with regards to what to expect in your boxes weekly.  This is a growth chart for the season-your boxes will vary a bit but it should give everyone an idea of what to expect and when you’ll begin to see them in your boxes.  Growth season chart

I’ll share a photo after I juice tomorrow and update the blog after my box is delivered with a picture of the delicious products you can expect to see dropped off over the next couple of days.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email or call the farm-enjoy your produce and the summer weather!


About the Author

StephanieMy name is Stephanie Hofman and this is my 5th year with the farm share program. I am an earth loving hippie-follower of Christ-lover of all people and love to try new things. I am not a blogger outside of zephyr organics-so please keep this in mind as I continue to learn the in's and out's of what it means to create a good blog and to be a good blogger! My family and I do our best to make everything at home from scratch, but we are not fully organic, non-GMO, nor are we dairy free or gluten free. I do my best with what I have and am slowly but surely making changes towards a more healthy lifestyle. I try and keep the recipes that I share to encompass all diets-some will be desserts, some will be juicing recipes (last year I failed epically at my juicing fast-FYI don't add 'more kale' just to use it up in a recipe) some gluten and dairy free-some vegan and many in between. Most of the items in the box I am familiar with now-but a few years ago I didn't know what bokchoy was nor had I ever heard of swiss chard-now they are my 2 favourite items to get in my box! I'm a free going spirit who has taught herself most things and love to help others out since I've only become who I am and gotten to where I am in life because of the love and generosity of those who've I've encountered. I've never been very good at spelling nor have I been very computer savvy. Any feedback and suggestions are always welcome. Thank you so much for joining us on this journey towards supporting local farmers and supporting the growing organic food movement. May your box bless you and your family all season long and I look forward to sharing my recipe successes and failures with you.View all posts by Stephanie →