Friday, April 27, 2012

Still available:

As of Friday afternoon, this is what is not spoken for:

Spinach - 2 bags
Radishes - 3 bags
Mesclun - 5 bags
Turnip greens - 1 bag

2 dozen large eggs ready, too.

It's always fine to just stop by and take your chance.  Please try to arrive during daylight hours.  And if you want to reserve something, give me a call or email

The results of the taste test on bolted turnips and their tops is in.  They are 100% delicious.

See you around,

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Eggs and Extras - April 25, 2012

Kind of cold here this morning.

Eggs - only 1 dozen small/medium eggs available at the moment - $3.50
More being laid as I type, to judge by the clucking from the coop.

Mesclun - 9 bags - $3.00 each (about 1/4 #)
Spinach - 5 bags - $3.00 each (about 1/2 #)
Radishes - 4 bunches - $1.25 each (about 5.5 oz. including the edible tops)
Kale - 3 bunches - $3.00 each (about 3/4 #)
Red Garnet Mustard greens - 1 big bunch - $3.50 (about 1 #) 
Turnip greens - 1 bunch of giant-sized leaves - $3.50 (about 3/4 #)
Joi Choi pak choy - 3 bunches - $3.00 a bunch (about 1#)

I picked some turnips and their tops but I will be eating them myself as a taste test.  With the recent hot weather, the Hakarei turnips in the hoophouse bolted.  (went to flower)  I have learned that the buds and flowers are edible and sometimes used as a substitute for broccoli raab, but until I taste them myself, I don't want to recommend them.

The pak choy is full sized and delicious!
The turnip greens I picked are from special, rare seeds that were given to me last year by a dear friend who lives on the Cape.  The turnips are called Eastham turnips and these greens are from a root I set in the ground in the hoophouse as an experiment.  They were irresistible so I picked them.

I'll be home all day on this rainy, sunny, frosty day.  I am happy to show you the chicks, the hoophouse, the big chickens, etc.

Oh, and if you know someone who might like to buy a farm share, send them my way, please!  Or if you know someone who might like to know about this email list, please tell them about it.  Thanks.

Friday, April 20, 2012

What's left - Friday morning

What's left?
mesclun - 2 bags
chard - 1 bunch
chicory - 1 bunch
spinach - 1 bag
sorrel - 1 bunch
radishes - 4 bunches

There are some spinach and mesclun and radishes in the frig.  If you want the other items, let me know.  Off to work for a bit...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Harvest - April 18, 2012

It is so amazing and wonderful to have so much ready to pick this early in the season.  Thank you, people for experimenting with me while I create this new method of sharing food.  Let me know if you have suggestions to make the system work better.  Also let me know if you know of a working refrigerator that the farm could have.  I think that would help us all.

Hi Gang,
I am a very slow picker and there was a surprising amount ready to pick.  Hurray!

Here's the list:

Mesclun - 4 bags - $3.00 each
Swiss chard - 1 bunch - $3.00 - the first of the season
Chicory - 1 bunch - $3.00 - like dandelion greens but milder
Spinach - 4 bags - $3.00 each
French sorrel - 1 bunch - $1.00 - lemony
Radishes - 4 bunches - $1.25 each
Pea shoots - 1 bags - $2.00 each
Eggs - 2 dozen large - $4.00 each

I am heading out this afternoon (Wed) but I will leave some mesclun, spinach, eggs and radishes in the little frig.  I'll be back by supper time and will reserve items after that.

Thanks for your interest and support.  I am so glad people are enjoying the vegetables.  
Coming soon (next week?): full sized pak choy and more kale.  So neat.
Have a great day,

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Extras - April 11, 2012

Hello, good people!

I love this weather (except for the drying wind) and I love having vegetables in April to share!
I also want to share that the farm now has an official name, Sweet Morning Farm.  I like it and I am glad to be over that decision and on to other things.  

And the farm has a facebook page
"Like" me there, if you want more step by step farm-related news and pictures including pictures of CHICKS!

               Golden Polish chick

If I am home, I am happy to show you the little birds.  Currently, they are living in the kitchen and growing quickly.

Eggs & Extras - April 11, 2012
All eggs are spoken for until Saturday.  Let me know if you want me to save some for you.

Available today:

Baby pak choy - for stir fry, with pasta, in salads, you name it. - 3 bunches - $2.00 each
Red Garnet mustard greens - 1 bunch - $3.00
Red Russian kale - irresistible - 2 bunches - $2.50
Radishes - delicious and tender - 3 bunches - $1.25 a bunch
Mesclun - everyone loves this - 4 bags - $3.00 a bag
Basil microgreens - Mix: nutrient dense microgreens with flavor intense basil and you get WOW. - 1 bag - $2.00

Last week I ended up picking on the weekend as well but rather than send more email, I posted the update here at the blog.  I post the Wednesday email here as well.

Okay, done for today.  I'll be planting more pea shoots but that's it for micros for awhile.  Watch the blog for updates between this email and next Wednesday.  Or call or email me.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pea shoots! and leaves!

Picked some pea shoots today because they couldn't wait for Wednesday.  Then I picked a Easter treat: basil microgreens - EXTRA YUM!

$2.00 a bag for either one.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Saturday, April 7

Still available:
2 half pound bags of really tasty spinach - $3.00 each
1 bunch of tender radishes - $1.25
1 bunch sorrel - $1.00
(See this post or this one for some sorrel cooking ideas.)

I have lots of pea shoots that need picking but I am into planting at this morning.  If you want some, I am happy to pick them, or hand you the harvest scissors for Pick Your Own.

What a great day!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Eggs and Extras - April 4, 2012

It's so much fun to be picking vegetables so early in the season.  I've been eating spinach for several weeks and I recommend keeping some washed and ready in the frig for spinach salads and spinach/garlic omelets.  Yum.

Speaking of washing, it's up to you to wash your greens.  Sometimes I rinse them just to get the soil off or to chill the greens but all the produce you get from my farm needs proper washing at your house.

Early next week we'll be getting a new batch of chicks!  They'll be staying in the kitchen for a week or so but if you want to see some cuteness, I am happy to show them to you.

Not ready yet but coming along in the hoophouse: white salad turnips and pak choy.

Available Today:
Eggs - 2 1/2 dozen (yes, it's fine to just get 1/2 dozen!) $4.00/dozen
Radishes - 2 bunches - $1.25 each
Mesclun - 6 bags - $3.00/bag
Pea shoots - 1 bag - $2.00
Sorrel - 1 bunch - $1.00
Arugula - 1 bunch - $2.00
Spinach - 5 bags - $3.00/bag (This was overwinter in a low tunnel, planted late last summer.)
Kale - 1 bunch (I just couldn't resist picking this.  A preview of what will be in the May farm shares.)

Enjoy your vegies!

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