June 10, 2019

Box Contents:

1 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes

1 bu Carrots

3 hds Baby Red Batavia Lettuce

1 lb Mixed Summer Squash

1/2 lb Arugula

1 bu Gold Beets

3/4 lb Sugar Snap Peas

Box Notes: We are so jazzed to be offering new potatoes in this week’s veggie box. They are freshly dug, have not-yet-set skins, and make wonderful mashed potatoes or potato salad the warm weather ahead. Also new this week is the first harvest of summer squash. The sugar snap peas may not last much longer so enjoy them while they are here. We are so pleased to have had such a long asparagus season so until next year, we’ll await this special treat.

Field Notes: You may have heard about the Sand Creek Fire near Rumsey that started last Saturday. The farm is not in the danger zone at this time. According to Calfire as of Monday morning, the wildfire has grown to about 2200 acres, is 30% contained and the mandatory evacuation for County Road 41 is still in effect. Our farm headquarters was in an “advisory” evacuation zone. We kept areas irrigated to protect buildings and houses and were monitoring the event. Our neighbors up the road lost a 25 acre wheat crop and about 7 outbuildings were damaged by the fire on properties in Rumsey. Hopefully, this first fire of the season will help reduce the fire fuel in the hills and keep future fires from happening later in the summer when the vegetation is even drier.

Save the Date: Hoes Down Harvest Festival, Saturday October 5, 2019 from 11 am to 11 pm. For ticket and event information visit: http://hoesdown.org/.

2019 CSA Payment Schedule

Quarter 3: Wednesdays $312   Thursdays $312   Fridays $312

Quarter 4: Wednesdays $288   Thursdays $288   Fridays $288

Annual Payment (annual payers receive 2 complimentary veggie boxes): $1,152

We encourage you to consider making the annual payment for your veggie box deliveries. This helps support the farm by providing advance purchasing power for labor, seeds, fertilizers, and other farming expenses that are essential to the farm’s operations. Thank you for supporting the farm with your continued CSA subscription!