Notes from Green Thumb Farm, 5 June 2007


Another season is upon us and our first deliveries are happening. Because of our cold spring, our strawberries are arriving later than expected, but with the heat of last week they are finally ripening. Our first weeks we will be bringing in lettuces, salad and culinary herbs, radishes, and some asparagus. Swiss chards and our different types of peas should arrive by mid-month, with beets and carrots soon thereafter.

Reminders About Distribution


First distribution is coming up! If you're like me, you're really excited to get your first CSA share of the sesason. So, here are some details to help you navigate Tuesday's fun:

Distribution day one! Vegetable distribution runs 5:30-7:30pm* in front of the Freeze Peach Cafe at 22-00 29th Street every Tuesday -- except the week of the 4th of July.

More Reasons to Buy Local


This came through my email box earlier this month, and thought I'd pass it along to you:

More Reasons to Buy Local

Each year, the average American consumes 260 pounds of imported food.

98.7% of foods imported into the U.S. are NOT inspected by the FDA for safety.

Fruit Share News


Thought I'd post a little bit more info about what you're likely to see in your fruit share!

Our Fruit Share comes from Hepworth Farms

Beginning of summer: strawberries, cherries, possibly rhubarb

Mid-summer: peaches (different varieties), plums (different varieties), nectarines, possibly apricots

Farmer Bill Visit POSTPONED


So, circumstances beyond our control have forced us to postone Farmer Bill's visit to the Freeze Peach Cafe.  We are looking to reschedule and will let you know when that is, via the blog.  We're sorry about this, but we hope he will be able to visit with prospective members in the not too distant future.  Stay tuned!

Hellgate CSA 2007


Hellgate CSA will return for the 2007 season with the first distribution of the season on Tuesday June 5th. Farmer Bill of Green Thumb Farm is still our man for the vegetables and he'll be delivering for us through the end of November with Tuesday November 27th as a final veggie distribution of the season. We will continue to distribute on the sidewalk in front of the Freeze Peach Cafe Tuesday afternoon/evenings.

The Weekly E-Share -- October 31, 2006


This week only the weekly e-share will be available here. Enjoy!

From the Editor:This week, enjoy true fall and winter vegetables of cauliflower and kale. White russian kale is a curly kale with white midribs and delicate flavor. It would be excellent simply sauteed in olive oil and garlic and served over pasta or rice. It's nice to have sweet potatoes to bake or steam, and the last of beans are coming our way, it seems. Enjoy the ever-crispening weather, and see you at distribution!