May 29 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 bu Asparagus

1 bu Fennel

1 lb Scarlet Queen Turnips

2 hds Batavia Lettuce

1 bu Cilantro

1 bu Carrots

1 bu Red Beets

2 hds Bok Choi

Field Notes: This is likely to be the last week for asparagus in the CSA boxes. We will continue have limited amounts for sale at the farmers market as the season winds down. Come visit us there if you haven’t had your fill of this quintessential spring staple. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Spring marches on here. With days reaching 100 degrees this past week and all the hills surrounding the farm turned to gold, it’s important to remember it is still spring! Three weeks away from the summer solstice we are looking forward to the first tomatoes, potatoes, basil and cucumbers. The first of the summer crops are sizing up nicely and should be harvestable by the end of June. 

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: csa@riverdogfarm.com.

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: hoesdown.org for ticket information and volunteer opportunities.