- FROM THE FARMERS
We continue our planting binge. Early in the spring everything is controlled. There are plans on paper, organized seed packages, greenhouses full of transplants, and clean rows of plants in the field. Now, there are plants everywhere, hay to bale before the rain comes, and the johnson grass is out of control. We seem to be drowning in work. It’s the busiest time of the year. This is why my farmer friends said I was crazy for getting married in June (today is our wedding anniversary). The way I am looking at it, the farm is teaching us a good lesson. Our lives will be busy, the weeds will grow and disorder is inevitable. We just have to keep tending to our crop. – Bryce.
THE PATH TO NO-TILL
Here’s a couple more videos that I find interesting.
WEEK #5 CSA SHARE CONTENTS
- RED ROMAINE LETTUCE
- BROCCOLI RAAB
- SUMMER SQUASH
- KALE (TOSCANO & RED RUSSIAN)
- BLACK RADISH
The black radishes haven’t gotten as large as they usually do, and with all the weird weather this spring are starting to bolt. We are going to harvest the crop, so we don’t miss out. The summer squash will be in full production soon. We’ve got four different varieties, so you will get a mixture in your share. The beets are carrots are doing well now, and we should start harvesting them next week.
FARM NOTES & EVENTS
- BEREA FARMERS MARKET is now happening – TWICE PER WEEK – Tuesdays 3:30 – 6 PM and Saturdays 9 AM – 12 PM
- LEXINGTON FARMERS MARKET – We’ll see you at the downtown market on Saturday mornings 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
FROM THE KITCHEN
Bryce and I (and hopefully Jack) love Kale. To be honest, I’m not sure if we love it, or it’s always what we are eating. So, I’m always happy when I come up with a new twist. Here’s a recipe for sweet and tangy massaged kale salad. – Anna.1 teaspoons grated ginger
Combine the first seven ingredients from ginger to garlic in a large bowl and give a stir. While the flavors mingle, give your kale a rough chop. Put the kale in the bowl with your dressing and begin working them together with your hands. Don’t be afraid to get messy because the clean up is delicious. After about 2 to 3 minutes of full on kale massage, it should be nice and tender. Salt and cayenne (optional) to taste, and adjust other ingredients if need be, adding especially more honey or lime juice. Make this salad a meal with some avocado and toasted sesame or pumpkin seeds on top, served alongside seedy bread drizzled with olive oil or smothered in lemony hummus.