Happy Week 4 of CSA! With heat in the high 80s to low 90s this week, conditions were difficult at the farm. The combination of intense heat with rainfall makes it difficult for crops to mature and stay healthy. High temperatures may cause plants to mature early, but can also slow growth.
This week also featured high winds on Tuesday, which may have felt nice to have a break from the heat, but is less than ideal for growing produce. While I was initially excited about the windy conditions, strong winds strip plants of moisture which can be an issue when followed by hot conditions.
CSA bags this week have an assortment of items like Swiss chard, garlic, parsley, cilantro, radishes, green onions, zucchini, cucumbers, and garlic scapes. With such hot weather, cold dishes like Afghan cucumber salad are a great way to fend off the heat. Follow this link for a recipe!
Despite the heat and weather related stress, the land purchase celebration on July 17 was a great success. It was great to see such a lively crowd and share a home cooked meal of Somali staples. Many people commented on how great the sambusas were, and if you would like to try making some on your own check out this link.
The celebration was a great opportunity to welcome the community to our farm, and if you were unable to make it, join us through volunteering or visiting the farm stands on the weekend!
for 8 servings