Full Shares:  Spinach, Salad Mix, Mesclun Mix, Radishes, Spring Onions, Baby Bok Choy, Kale, and Cilantro

Partial Shares:  Spinach, Salad Mix, Kale, Spring Onions, Baby Bok Choy

Hello CSA Members!

We hope you enjoyed the first week of fresh produce!  I know there have been a lot of salads consumed in our house the past week.  Our favorite is the salad mix with toasted sunflower seeds and a sliced hard-boiled egg.  And if you haven’t ever tried the Napa Valley Naturals balsamic “Grand Reserve” vinegar, I highly suggest it.  It’s been reduced down to slightly thicker consistency, and it’s much sweeter and less acidic than regular balsamic.

This week at the farm has been a bit crazed.  I know, what else is new.  The frustration of getting a late start has given way to the rush to catch up.  The super wet conditions have abated, and now in what is traditionally a very wet month, we have received almost no rain.  So, in typical farmer irony, we had to set up and turn on the irrigation system today.  But the soil is at an ideal point to work, as opposed to the wet conditions we had a few weeks ago.

Shaping raised beds on a beautiful Sunday evening.

The crew has been hard at work harvesting during the mornings, and transplanting out into the fields during the afternoons.  The weeds are already well established, and we’re trying to knock them back in the few moments we can spare from planting.  But it feels good to finally be farming again.  And the weekends are full of tasks we can’t seem to get to when the crew is around.  Given the wet October, long winter, and wet spring, it was almost a full 8 months that we weren’t in our farm fields.

This week’s share continues to be the early season regulars.  For full shares, we have added a mild mesclun mix, which I prefer to eat raw as a salad, or as a bed for your dinner, although they can also be lightly cooked.  And I’m going back to Dishing up the Dirt again this week for some chicken tacos to take advantage of your bok choy and cilantro.

We hope you are enjoying the sunshine, and we’ll see you at CSA distribution.

Todd & Two Bear Farm Team