Hello Farm Family! It’s been quite a while since we chatted and I know in our last update I said that this Newsletter would not be quarterly, yet here we are. It’s been a whirlwind since March so let’s catch up.
Can you believe that we’re in the 7th month? Like it is actually July!! This year is flying by and now a days it seems like we’re literally fighting to stay afloat! Our mulberry tree produces fruit every year in early April and we have become accustomed to losing some of the fruit to the squirrels, wild birds, and the rain, but we did not expect that the rain would still be around this late in the year.
It’s not all bad news though as we did have a beautiful first here on the farm. One plant that has always alluded us has been cauliflower. We can get it to grow, but then it usually turns black before harvest time. This year though, we were finally able to successfully grow it back in April. The picture below shows just one plant, but there were several.
We added a new seasoning to our Herbal Blends line. We decided to call it Fish Seasoning, but really it can be used for fish and so much more! The base is dill, but it has other delicious herbs that were grown on the farm, dehydrated, and mixed in with sea salt. Brandon decided to sprinkle it on his popcorn and the whole family enjoyed it too.
Ground, smoked, and marinated turkey is what we decided to do with the last of the birds from the freezer. We were fortunate to find some freezer paper locally which we happily used to wrap some of our meats into.
Speaking of turkey, it’s that time of year when we accept deposits for that BIG meal later this year, so order yours quick as they go very fast!
The birds will enjoy a whole new space this year and we are excited and happy about the transition.
So far this year onions have stolen the vegetable show on the farm. Our Kith & Kin CSA members got to enjoy them in their Spring CSA, but we also were able to share with family, and store some away. Onions are one of those vegetables that we can’t get enough so we’re grateful to have grown them. Of course potatoes weren’t far behind, with carrots as the runner up.
Fall Season is now open for new members with an Earlybird Special running through 7/16. Not sure if a CSA is for you? Well how about a Seasonal Farm Box? Get the freshest vegetables delivered to your doorstep.
We recently harvested the most beautiful garlic. Before it was fully mature, we harvested the tops or “scapes” as they’re called. Think scallions, but in garlic form and there you have the most flavorful bites. The garlic is currently curing and as you can imagine we can’t wait to get our hands…..err teeth on it!
Saving seeds has helped us to become more sustainable over the years and this is something that we truly love. To see things start, grow, and then reproduce for the next season is a wonder that we’re so thankful to be a part of.
Just as this sunflower is on its way to opening up and beginning something beautiful, we hope to do the same very soon. Until next time…..