Wednesday, June 20, 2012

SCVWD CSA, June 20, 2012

Zukes, Cukes.Squash, Peppers and Eggplant all thriving

What's in the box 

Early Garlic from Poland,  Huazontle (Red Aztec Spinach),  First Potatoes of the season , last of the cauliflower and broccoli and leeks,  Beets,  Salad Mix with Purslane,  Dried Leeks,  Portuguese Stuffing Cabbage, Epazote, strawberries or green beans and eggs.

No Boxes the week of July 4th
As usual, the farm will close for the week of the 4th and Leo and I will go on holiday.  Nothing like a wee break to put some magic back in the routine. 

Beans corn and beans and corn
It's been so hot that the spring veges have all put keeled over.  I suspect they hold on, just to not disappoint me.  The summer veges aren't here.  Well, there's only so many things you can tell a tomato, one just must wait.

So while we wait, we might as well go on a trip.  This will give all of you who have more than one box malingering at your house, to get them in along with vases, herb jars and canning jars.

Canning Jars
Grapes contemplating their jelliness
Please send them back with the lids!  They roll around and when the tops get chipped, I can no longer use them for canning.  Remember if you give gifts to your friends of things that are in canning jars, you must buy new jars for me.

Leo has positively forbidden me to buy any more canning jars.  In the last 3 years I have purchased some 36 cases of jars.  Last year 6 cases came back, and one of our lovely lovely beautiful and stunning CSA members sent me a whole new case!  So basically jam season is just starting, you want it?  Send home the jars.  Pints and half pints are especially useful.

Thanks to one of the very best Senior Ops at the District we were gifted several cases of quarts, so we will have spaghetti sauce, tomatoes willing.

Have a glorious 4th.  When I see you next, there will be corn!  Yeah!  We'll see you July 11th.


  1. I have a mountain of jars under my basement stairs. If only we lived closer...

    I read many CSA blogs and I must say Holly, that you are the only one that I know for certain that includes jams, jellies and sauces in your baskets. I don't blame you one bit for asking for your jars back. They are costly to replace.
    When my Aunt and Uncle used to drive across the country to visit us in their RV every other year, they always brought my jars back!

  2. Well now, we do live closer, much closer in fact. My wife is always looking for jam jars for her jams and jellies. I'll pm you at HomeGrownGoodness.