June nineteenth, 2023 E-newsletter | Monroe Natural Farms

Expensive Farm Mates,

 Our first week was recent and scrumptious however this week is even higher!  What’s in your bag this week?  Garlic, garlic scapes, squash, (both zucchini, spherical zucchini, or yellow squash), sugar snap peas, Hakurei turnips, and inexperienced butter head lettuce.  The scapes are the tops of the garlic that if allowed would turn out to be a flower.  After we take away them from the still-growing garlic crops the garlic bulbs get bigger.  It’s a win-win harvesting them.  They’re so scrumptious and eradicating them helps our garlic get large! Garlic scapes are a fleeting favourite of many.  They’re extraordinarily versatile.  They are often grilled or roasted and eaten as a vegetable, minced and added to salads & eggs (like inexperienced onion) and are fabulous chopped up and added to any stir fry.  You may also add them into pesto or into hummus.  Hakurei turnips may be shaved or sliced, dressed with oil and vinegar then eaten uncooked, steamed, or cooked any which method. We love to easily cube all these new veggies and throw them in collectively in a stir fry with salad on the aspect.  The turnip greens are simply revived in chilly water after which may be steamed, or rubbed with oil and salt, then air fried or baked into chips.

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    Fruit:   We predict to begin getting fruit in July with one in all many cherry varieties!

    Honey:  These of you who ordered month-to-month and bimonthly will likely be getting it this week.

Zelle funds: We nonetheless have a number of Zelle funds that we haven’t been in a position to place with an account.  One was made in Could for $215.00 and the opposite was made final week for $200.00. Please, if this could possibly be you, name the workplace!  It’s essential to tell us if the cost is coming from a reputation that’s not hooked up to your account so we will add that title to your account. 

Please be sure that any emails from jacquie@monroefarm.com should not going to your spam folder.  We have now one new member who we solely have an electronic mail tackle for.  We want your different contact data.  If that is you, name the workplace or electronic mail us again!

What’s in your bag and how you can use all of it:  Keep in mind, your bag could appear small now, however it should continue to grow and rising.  Quickly there will likely be extras on the aspect to seize similar to tomatoes and melons.  Cucumbers are going to be approaching in full drive very shortly.  It appears to be like like we’re going to have an superior carrot yr.   Sure crops could possibly be delayed attributable to all of the moisture we’ve been getting paired with how unusually cool it has been.  This week would be the first time we’ve gotten into the 90’s.  This lack of warmth is uncommon for us being in the course of June already. We want excessive temps for heat loving crops like peppers, melons, and tomatoes.  Please keep in mind that Linda within the workplace gained’t be capable to see into the long run and let you know precisely what you’re going to be getting subsequent week or the following.  In case you’re at a loss with what to do with sure greens, ask your distribution middle and keep in mind there are millions of recipes on-line.  Google may be useful when in search of a recipe.  Think about ordering our CSA cookbook that has tons of neighborhood sourced recipes for every veggie you might encounter. 

Veggie Wash

Juice from an entire lemon

2 Tablespoons Vinegar

1 cup water

1 spray bottle & scrub brush

Combine and spray onto floor of veggies.  Let sit for a minute or two.  (Longer if attempting to take away wax from retailer purchased veg) Scrub evenly on smooth skinned veggies and extra aggressively on laborious skinned produce like winter squash, cucumbers, root veggies and melons. Leafy greens merely must be sprayed, let sit 5 min. then rinsed.

Why couldn’t the turnip go to the social gathering?  It was grounded. 

With gratitude,

Kyle, Sam, Jacquie, Jerry, Linda, & The Crew

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