Spring Swings To Summer Season

Spring Swings To Summer Season

It’s been a few weeks now of these spring FarmBox pickups with all the beautiful lettuces and greens that are in season this time of year. There is a reason behind how nature designs what our diets should consist of during the seasons. We are coming out of the carb and protein laden winter months and our bodies need to detoxify and lighten the food stores from the winter. These greens which are the earliest of crops are designed to do just that. If you eat more in season you will find your health improves and connects more with your local environment.

We are in the swing stage as i like to refer to this time of year where we are in-between the two seasons. The closing of spring and the beginning of summer. This is a real confusing time in the field. The spring crops are pumping and they feel the season change long before we humans do which makes them want to produce and set seed. The earlier summer crops wants to wait to grow to make sure the weather is stable..So things speed up and things slow down. It makes planning CSA pickups really difficult for a couple of weeks for sure. But, I want you to know..that is all part of a CSA and what makes these programs so great. You will never be more in touch with what nature is providing in your area than in a CSA. You will also find that your diet ebbs and flows more within those parameters of your FarmBox.

So we are swing into the summer season in the next couple of weeks..what does that mean for your FarmBox? It means you will start seeing some beta carotene (Color)! Again as our diets are meant to be the introduction of texture and colors and sugars..yes sugar crops. Our bodies need these for energy to battle the warmer..much warmer weather. Carrots, beets, squash, peppers will be sharing space in those FarmBoxes. I know you are as ready as I am for those. While these crops are a couple or more weeks away we still have to deal with those spring crops some of which are just now coming into their full glory. Cauliflower’s, broccoli, Kohlrabi, Swiss Chard, mustard greens and asian greens and salad greens are all still on the menu for the next pickup. After this next pickup..we will take a break from the pickups for a couple of weeks and come back when the beta carotene crops are ready to go. The good news includes a more stable bi-weekly pickup schedule. And of yes..flowers will be making showing off a little..so flower bouquets:)

Purple Kohlrabi

I will leave you with this..You have made it through for the most part of the spring season..You have had tons of salads I know..me too. Just hang in there with me another wild pickup schedule and things will settle down and we will celebrate Heirloom tomato season!!

Welcome to the start of a wholesome, organically grown FarmBox season!

Welcome to the start of a wholesome, organically grown FarmBox season!

Well, here we all are in the middle of a global pandemic and all of us social distancing and stay home to keep safe and those around us safe as well. But, I don’t want to talk about all that because we hear enough of it daily right now on the news..I want to talk to you about kicking off the CSA FarmBox season!! So I wanted to get started a couple of weeks early this year to get y’all some fresh organic produce right now. So starting next week we will be harvesting, packing up some delicious spring salad mixes, a little sweet spinach, arugula and gorgeous red vain sorrel and whatever else is even close to being ready and bring y’all a little early farm love right to your door. We are trying to re think how to make all this work while we are being super cautious here on the farm which means we have to keep things very simple and just get on with it. I know a couple of farm pups that are going to very sad not seeing all our shareholder on the farm for a while but, we need to play it very safe and keep the farm lock down to just Mark and I working it.. Iris here is keeping an ear out for any visitors..she loves people and knows tis the season for CSA pickup days. She is just going to have wait a little longer.

One of my favorite crops is going to be in this first pickup..and that is sorrel. It is this beautiful red vein leaf that has this tangy lemony taste and I love to add it to salads, shrimp tacos. It just livens up whatever you use for. We are still really early in the season so this is a lite pickup for sure, but more important this is wholesome, fresh and safe food..and I just have to say..we are thankful to be your farmers and we want to make sure y’all know we are thinking of y’all and we are planting up a great season..so let get started FarmBox #1Here is a great website I found all about using fresh  Sorrel  

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