June 5 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 bu Nantes Carrots

1 bu Tokyo Turnips

1 bu Italian Parsley

1 ½ lbs. Fresh Yellow Onions

¾ lb. Arugula

1 bu Collards

1 ½ lbs. Purple Daikon/Black Spanish Radish combo

1 hd Green Cabbage

Field Notes: We had a light rain early last week. Cloud cover throughout the week made the daytime temperatures mild. We harvested our first gold nugget cherry tomatoes! Soon there will be a cascade of cherry tomatoes of all colors. Now that school is over for summer, high school students are starting to show up at the farm office to apply for summer jobs. One of the tasks we assign to the high schoolers is the cherry tomato harvest. This is a good starting assignment for the beginner workers.

Lavender Festival

Cache Creek Lavender Farm
3430 Madrone Street
umsey, CA 95679

 June 10 - 11, 2017 A weekend of fun in the Fields, harvest your own lavender, taste wines from Capay Valley Vineyards, enjoy lavender ice cream, lemonade, listen to a live band, learn from field talks. Family friendly!

Visit: http://www.cachecreeklavender.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.