Poughkeepsie at the Jewish Community Center
on Grand Avenue
Hudson at Sam Sutty's. across from the park
713 Warren St.
On the Farm
492 Route 217
Greenpoint, Brooklyn at the Greenpoint Reformed Church,
136 Milton St.
Last call for Bok Choy for another year!
This week's share (subject to change):
Chard, a selection of salad radishes, lettuce mix, a selection of lettuce heads, Bok Choi, spinach, Toraziroh, Red Giant Mustard, Green Wave Mustard, Garlic Scapes, and potential for Salad Turnips and Kale
Beets, Salad Turnips, Kale, Chinese/Napa Cabbage, Carrots
Dear Friends, Neighbors, and CSA Members,
Another drizzly morning greets us, as birds chirp their pre-sunrise songs and the alarm reminds us of an early harvest day ahead of us. We are still struggling with the final details of our walk-in cooler, thankful to have friends in the farming world with a bit of space in theirs last week, so early in the season. Oh to have a few more essential carpentry skills! Luckily, we have Hollis, one of our Hudson Members, who has been lending an impressive, and skillful hand when he can spare a couple hours after work. Plans, once again, are to be done by Thursday.
In the garden, everything is growing so fast, given the alternating heat spells and rainy days. Including the weeds! We invested in cultivating equipment earlier this spring (you may remember the run-away blue tractor, photos and story on our facebook page, Lineage Farm CSA), which has helped us keep far ahead of our weedy experience last season. So far, only chickweed has gone to seed, we're keeping the grasses at bay, and far ahead of the amaranth, lambs quarter, and carpet weed. We have recently come to the conclusion, however, that we could use a helper, 4-5 hours one morning a week, now through August – someone who has experience with a scuffle hoe and can tell the difference between a carrot top and young ragweed. Know anyone? Send 'em our way! This would help us keep the garden clean during this quick growing time, while keeping up timely and mindful management of all other aspects of farming.
The snap peas are snapping! Pick your own is officially open, Wednesdays from 3pm to 6pm and Saturdays 9am-10am. Call for other times. Your first time to the farm, I will give you a tour and share how you can be certain the electric fence is off. We welcome visitors – especially those willing to tell us stories and laugh with us, pick up a hoe or thin carrots!
We will continue to accept new members until we have reached our garden's capacity. With a membership slightly larger than last seasons (yay!), we are currently at just over 3/5ths our financial goal for the season. Tell your friends! Help us reach our budgetary goals! Given we'd like to farm indefinitely, paying ourselves and supporting the farm are essential parts of sustaining this business and our life choices (and expenses!). If you know of any restaurants that should know about us in the meantime, or health food co-ops who may be interested in our produce, please forward their information to us. And of course, all small share members are welcome to upgrade to full shares at any time. Look forward to our winter shares – we will be offering a monthly or bi-weekly local winter share, and delivering monthly winter boxes of storage vegetables and greens to off-farm members!
Thankful for the sun, the rain, and our quick-drying soil,
Jen and Jon
From soil to salad bowl (and other bowls, besides)
Indian Spiced Bok Choy, from the Picky Eater Blog
- 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 heads bok choy, diced
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 green chile
- 1/8 tsp hing or Asafoetida
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- Salt to taste
Step 1: Heat your oil in a medium sized pan over medium-high heat. Add the spices and the green chile and stir until the mustard and cumin seeds pop.
Step 2: Once the spices are popping, throw in your onions. Cook down the onions until they are caramelized.
Step 3: Add the bok choy, and cook until the bok choy has cooked down. When you throw it in the pan it will look like this:
And when it’s done cooking, it’ll look like this:
And enjoy it with some naan / roti / rice and yogurt for a snack or a light lunch/dinner.
Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.
Swift Things are Beautiful Swift things are beautiful: / Swallows and deer,
On A Night of Snow Cat, if you go outdoors, you must walk in the snow. / You will come back with little white s
The Bad Kittens You may call, you may call / But the little black cats won't hear you.
I Like to See a Thunderstorm I like to see a thunder storm, / A dunder storm,
The rain was like a little mouse,
Quiet, small, and gray,
It pattered all around the house
And then it went away.
It did not come, I understand,
Indoors at all, until,
It found an open window and
Left tracks across the sill.