CSA News from Windflower Farm – Week 1

CSA News from Windflower Farm

Delivery #1, Week of June 4, 2018

June greetings from all of us at Windflower Farm! Thank you for joining our CSA – we know that you have a number of alternatives to choose from, and we are very happy that you decided to be with us! Your first share of the season will be arriving tomorrow.

This week’s share contents.

Your first share will consist of your choice of potted purple or Genovese basil, which you can keep on a windowsill, plant in a garden, or use in a dish in the next week or two. There will be more potted herbs during the next few weeks. You’ll get Red Russian kale and Swiss chard. You’ll also get a bunch of scallions, heads of lime green oakleaf lettuce and bok choy, a bunch of radishes and a small bag of baby arugula. Fruit shares will start at many sites this week, with our own organically grown strawberries. It’s early days in the berry harvest, and we won’t know our quantities until they are harvested later today. Flower shares, too, will start at many sites this week. And egg shares get underway at all sites with fresh brown eggs from the Davis’s pasture-fed hens. We hope you enjoy your first share of the season. Next week, we’ll be sending more salad vegetables and radishes, along with kohlrabi.

If you are new to CSA, know that the first half dozen shares in our 22-week season generally consist of cool-season salad crops and that the shares are lighter than they will be later on. Cucumbers, squashes and sweet turnips will begin to fill out your shares two to three weeks from now, and broccoli will be soon to follow. And by mid-July, sweet peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, cabbages, carrots and sweet corn should make regular appearances in your weekly share. With warmer temperatures, good things are coming!

In the weeks ahead, I’ll use this space to introduce you to our excellent farm team, and I’ll tell you a good deal about the crops we grow and how we grow them. Every week, we’ll post an image or two from the farm on Instagram (windflowercsa. Don’t hesitate to tell us what you are thinking.

Have a great week.

Best wishes, Ted and Jan

Author: Central Brooklyn CSA

The Central Brooklyn CSA (CBCSA) is dedicated to working with our partners the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Windflower Farm, and the Hebron French Speaking SDA Church to continue the work of building a Community Supported Agriculture model that increases access to fresh, local produce for all members of our communities, regardless of income level. Join us as we continue to bring fresh, organic, affordable and nutritious vegetables and fruit to the Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, and surrounding communities.

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