CSA – Week 15

In This Week’s Share

  • arugula/salad mix
  • kale
  • baby lettuce
  • summer squash or cucumbers
  • eggplant
  • padron or jimmy nardello peppers
  • cabbage or fennel
  • carrots
  • tomatillos
  • basil
  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • fennel fronds – these make an interesting pesto

packed together in a clamshell:

  • jalapeño pepper
  • tomatoes
  • cherry tomatoes
  • gherkins
  • ground cherries

Every other week half share members: this week is an “A” week.


Farm News

Soil health is a big priority on any farm, but it’s especially important in a small-scale organic operation. Cover cropping is crucial to building healthy soil – cover crops serve a myriad of purposes, including reducing erosion, suppressing weeds, fixing nitrogen and breaking up compacted soil. As our summer veggies wind down we’re beginning to seed cover crops to help our hard-working soil recover over the fall and winter. We already have a mix of clover and peas sprouting in a newly cultivated area and we’re seeding vetch and buckwheat in the beds where summer veggies were. After these cover crops provide a winter blanket for the soil we will till them under, where they will break down and add additional organic matter and fertility to the farm. While many conventional farms deplete the soil year after year, compensating with copious amounts of chemical fertilizer, pesticides and fungicides, we strive to improve our soil every year, making the farm a more productive place for humans and nature alike.


If you’re celebrating the new year this week (or even if you’re not), try Yotam Ottolenghi’s Eggplant with Buttermilk Sauce.

Use your kale and jalapeños in this spicy sauteed kale recipe.

Replace the sun-dried tomatoes with your fresh ones for a healthy summer pasta salad with baby greens.