May 15 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 bu Asparagus

1 lb Shelling Peas

½ lb Snow Peas

2 hds Batavian Lettuce

1 bu Chioggia Beets

2 hds Bok Choi

Field Notes: Great turn out at the annual Capay Valley Mother’s Day Garden Tour! 800 tickets were sold! Thank you to all who attended and all who shared their gardens for many to enjoy! The patchy clouds and intermittent light rain kept everyone cool and content. The almond ice cream sold out before 2 pm at the Guinda Grange Hall. Looking forward to next year’s garden tour.

The first cherry tomatoes and summer squash will appear mid June. We are looking forward to the summer crops: eggplant, peppers, summer squash and tomatoes! The first of four tomato plantings are sizing up beautifully. The green houses are full of tomatoes for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th plantings.

The pea plants are continuing to produce. The temperatures may soar to the high 90s later this week. Hopefully we’ll be able to include the peas in next week’s boxes too but they may be done by then depending on the hot weather. 

We have plenty of pastured eggs available. They are $8 per dozen. If you’d like to add eggs to your weekly delivery, please email the farm to place your egg order:

Spring Hams: Hams are available to order for delivery to your CSA drop site or to the farmer’s markets in Berkeley on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday and Sacramento Farmer’s Market on Sundays. The weight range is 3-7 lbs per ham. The price is $10 per lb. The Riverdog Farm hams are smoked and cured (pre-cooked) at Roundman’s in Ft. Bragg. They are delivered frozen to your CSA delivery site or to the one of the farmer’s markets. Glaze the top with orange marmalade, place in a casserole dish in 2-4 cups of orange juice and cover loosely with foil to hold in the moisture. Stick a few cloves in the ham before heating for added spice.