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CSA 2016 – WEEK #6

June 23, 2016

It’s officially summer! This week at the farm has been
all about learning to manage crops under high heat
stress. The field is watered with drip tape irrigation
which works wonders for watering most crops where
they need it most– at the root, but in the heat of
summer, crops like lettuce, spinach and radish truly
benefit from overhead irrigation with sprinklers and
our current watering system does not include them.
We lost a portion of our lettuce and spinach this week
to the high heat due to this, and it will be your last
week for radishes for a few weeks as well.

This week in your
share
 Chard
 Salad Mix
 Scallion
 Kale
 Radish
 Beets

The summer fruits are looking gorgeous, however
and I’ve already spotted baby cucumbers in the field!
The tomato vines are heavy with un-ripened fruit and
we are patiently waiting for summer squash to size
up. I think this summers’ sizzling heat is going to
bring about a great summer harvest this year!

 Turnip
Napa Cabbage
Flowering Dill
Kohlrabi
Head lettuce

Storage Tip

KITCHEN TIP

Cut your kohlrabi and beet

A food saver is a great tool to use for storing your
produce in the freezer or pantry. It removes the air
from storage bags and seals it airtight, increasing
storability. Here is an example of one, in case you
decide to take the plunge and purchase one.

greens away fr om the

RECIPES

in the refrigerator this way.

Kohlrabi Carrot Fritters w/ Avocado Cream
Sauce

Scallions will fr eeze gr eat

Spicy Napa Cabbage Slaw w/ Cilantro
Dressing

bulb right away and store
separately. Kohlrabi bulbs
will store for a few weeks

for later use. Chop, then
place on a cookie sheet
with parchment paper, in a
single layer. Freeze. Once

Pickling Naturally: Kohlrabi Dill Pickles
Beet and Kohlrabi Greens Chips

frozen, place in a freezer
safe jar.

Rainbow beets: Chioggia, Red Ace, Touchstone Gold

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it
may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are,
what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ~ Maya Angelou

Distribution is 4– 6:30 pm
We are located at 4400 Pontiac Trail Rd.
Ann Abor Twp. MI 48105
(248) 667-2992