Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lots of Lettuce!

The farmstand is bustling with delicious items from the field!

We all know and love HG's tomatoes and corn but did you know that the stand has delicious, field grown lettuces as well?

Devil's Ears, Pandero, & Fallstaff Lettuce Varieties

Brent is the resident SIW lettuce grower, and boy does he do an amazing job! There isn't anything better then a fresh cut head of lettuce or freshly cut and blended lettuce mix to make a salad for lunch or to accompany your dinner. Brent has been busy seeding, curating mixes and growing these beauties! They're available fresh at the farmstand daily!

Red with Green Spots Selection (top) and Sucrine Lettuce Varieties

One of Brent's most prized accomplishments is he has grown this red lettuce with green spots shown above from a single seed of "super spotty" Double Density. This variety of lettuce was bred by Frank Morton just recently and Brent was intrigued when he first tried it.

From each crop of this lettuce, Brent saves seeds, over time he will have collected from several different variations within this crop to capture more of the diversity of this amazing lettuce. Double Density is crunchy with an amazing flavor and is in most of the lettuce mixes at the farmstand. You can see how gorgeous this lettuce is in the photo below.

Brent's Seed Saving at its glory!
I bet you want to make a huge salad with HG's tomatoes now, don't ya? HG picked the first of his tomatoes yesterday and they're available at the stand! We also have local sweet corn!

CSA Week #3 is here!
The share is abundant this week with:
CSA Week 3 Share Contents

Don't forget to stop by and get all your Fourth of July BBQ fruit and veggie needs from SIW!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

CSA Week #2 is here!

The first day of summer has come and gone but left behind the sunny, warm weather!

Stop by the stand for a gorgeous bouquet!

This week's share includes:
CSA Week 2
The share is full of summer this week! The sunflowers bring a burst of color, the basil is one of the familiar smells of summer, and the snow peas are a tasty treat that aren't around for long. Garlic scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant and taste exactly like garlic. They can be used in all the same ways you would use garlic. One of our favorite ways things to do with garlic scapes is turning them into pickles!

The first corn is coming along nicely!
We took a walk around the fields to see what is almost ready and we found some tomatoes gaining some color. Blackberries are close, so close! The raspberries are just starting to turn, the burst of heat we're getting will help them to ripen quicker. 

The tomatoes are starting to ripen!

Don't forget we have our Wild Edibles Walk on Thursday evening. If you are interested in joining, please send us an email at siwveggies@gmail.com to let us know. Also, check our calendar for the Field to Fork Dinners! They're filling up quickly!