May 22 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 bu Asparagus

.5 lb Snow Peas

1 lb Scarlet Queen Turnips

2 hds Batavia Lettuce

1 lb Napa Cabbage

1 bu Carrots

1 bu Curly Kale


Field Notes: The cucumbers, summer squash, and sweet corn (it’s 6 inches high at this time!) have germinated uniformly and are growing rapidly with the last three days of warm, sunny weather. Today’s temperature is predicted to be in the high 90s which will give the tomato plants a big boost of vegetative growth. The cherry tomatoes are beginning to flower so we will see small fruit very soon.

We started harvesting a new crop of beets. The beet greens are especially delicious at this time of year so look for the beet bunches in your veggie boxes in the coming weeks. Colored carrots are also on the horizon, depending on the daytime temperatures.

Our chef/cooking teacher/author friend Samin Nosrat’s new book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is now available. It has made the New York Time’s Bestseller list! Visit: to learn more about her book, her cooking ideas, and for great recipes.

We have plenty of certified organic, 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.


Save the Date: Saturday October 7 and 8, 2017 Hoes Down Harvest Festival at Full Belly Farm in Guinda. Visit: for ticket information and volunteer opportunities.