Hey y'all, welcome to week 3 of your CSA! We hope that everyone enjoyed their Box last week.
Flora received some really bad weather early Sunday morning. A tornado went through downtown, and actually blew off the roof of one restaurant. We were so lucky to have as little of damage as we did. Several of our squash plants were literally torn in half from the wind and trees are down, but that is minimal considering the damage done just 2 blocks away from our farm! Our summer crops have really taken a beating this year so far! I wish we could keep these cooler days, they feel amazing, but I'm ready for some calmer weather.
Poor Van is trying to find the time to install this new window unit, cool bot to get our new cooler running. Between harvest and the numerous projects we have going on, there are not enough hours in the day to do everything. *****UPDATE*** we were actually able to finish and install earlier today. Check out the pictures below!
We have our delivery truck in the shop getting work done this week. Van got into a fender bender on Saturday after the farmer's market. Hope they are able to get it up and running again quickly, so we can bring this week's box of goodness to you! Here is what to expect in this week's box:
1. Beets- You will either get a bundle of Golden, Chioggia (striped beet), or Red beet. Delicious roots that you can roast, sauté, or eat raw! Thats right raw. We eat them raw constantly when working, very good. Beets have an earthy flavor and the greens are very similar to swiss chard in flavor.
2. Hakurei Turnips
3. Dino Kale- Also called Lacinato Kale, one of our most tender varieties. Ideal for raw kale salads and soups.
4. Swiss Chard
5. Red Leaf Lettuce
6. Spring Onions
8. Bok Choy
9. Squash and Zucchini
First image is of the Railroad Pizza Co., a local restaurant here in Flora, that lost the roof to their building. Spring Onions, and then the outside of our new cooler, and the inside of cooler.