Spring Share 2022: Week 4

April 27 & April 29


CSA Member Special this week:

  • $10/ bag for the Black Earth Compost - I speak from experience, this is the best compost! I make my own with my food scraps, etc. but this comes to you exactly as the blogs describe without the months long wait. Perfect for your planting beds!

  • $5 bag for 2lbs bag of Carrots - crunchy and delicious! Great to roast or slice in a salad or even to juice!


Pick up is Wednesday or Friday, 12 - 6

Detailed pick up instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.


In this Week's Share:

  • 1 Bunch of WBF Radishes! Spring is here when our radishes hit the stand! If you are a bread share member, eat them like the French do. Slice your Ficelle, cover with some excellent butter and top with thinly sliced, salted radishes.

  • 1 Bunch of Bok Choy. WBF GROWN! If you are trying something different this week, add it to your ramen bowl recipe.

  • 1 Bag of WBF Spinach. Delicious! Is your body craving greens like mine is? I can't really get enough spinach this time of year. But if you are looking for a cosy NE recipe, try Yankee Magazine's Spinach Quiche recipe. It's a great easy quiche recipe that is infinitely customizable.




  • 3 lbs Mixed Potatoes Grown by Sparrow Arc Farm, VT

  • 1 lb Mixed Onions grown by Brookford Farm, NH.

  • 1 lb Red Beets grown by Brookford Farm, NH. There's a lot of chatter about Borsch these days for obvious reasons. Is it Ukrainian, is it Russian? I found this great article from BBC Travel "Who Really Owns Borsch?" Descending from Eastern Europeans myself, the origin of our family's food and recipes is murky. My "Slovak" heritage has been Russian, then Czechoslovakian, currently Slovak but leaning toward Hungarian. Clearly our great-grandparents' confusing paperwork is not to be trusted. (My great-grandmother had a few different birth years depending on where you looked!) But with all of our differing "origins" the food never changed. Is food just food, is it culture, both? I say make the Borsch! Explore the food, honor the culture - Jen G


Thank you all for participating in this years spring share!! Your commitment to good food is extremely appreciated and important! This is seasonal produce in April. Enjoy your share and let us know what recipes you made.



Add Ons: Add on Shares are still available online for purchase.


2 Sesame Ficelle Loaves, Chicken Wings, Plymouth Cheese, 1 dozen Eggs, Crimini Mushrooms



And the Farmstand is Open for any edible additions to your share, plus we have plants, potting soil, and/or compost for your gardens!


Early Spring Farmstand Hours: Wed - Fri 9am-6pm & Saturdays 9am-5pm

beginning 5/31 we will add Tuesdays 9am - 6pm




Plant Sale!!

Online Plant Sale will be for all the frost-sensitive crops - the pickup date will be Saturday May 21st. Customers will be assigned a 15-minute pick-up window according to their order number to try to spread us all out and keep it orderly. Keep checking the farmstand for all the cold-hardy crops ready earlier (now), for sale a-la-carte. Available now or soon: broccoli, cauliflower, peas, beets, cilantro, dill, borage, calendula, alyssum, bachelor's buttons, spinach, lettuce mix, kale mix, Swiss chard, snapdragons and more hardy flowers coming as soon as we can get them tagged and sent across the street!

Frost-sensitive crops include: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil, zinnias, sunflowers, cucumbers, zucchini, beans, and more. Perennial herbs in 4" pots are likely to be unleashed at that time, too, but not because of their frost sensitivity just cause we couldn't get the plugs earlier.


Stay tuned for the announcement of the plant sale going up for your plant browsing, garden planning, online shopping pleasure!



 

Shares will not be boxed. Please bring bags and boxes.

See pick up details below.

Sometimes the share may change at the last minute due to availability.

 

Questions? Check out our Share FAQ

 

Pick up Procedures for the Spring Share

  • Pick up on your scheduled day any time Wednesday/Friday 12 - 6

  • Pick up will be in the tent located across from 458 South St, Wrentham.

  • Your items will be self serve so you can choose between options.

  • Please bring bags and boxes for your items to help us conserve.

  • We will have a clip board listing the items and the choices in the share.

  • Please check your name off the list when you pick up.

  • Add on share items will be located in designated coolers.

 

After two years of navigating this public health crisis, we are confident that we can minimize risk to our customers and staff. However, all of our plans are fluid. We may have to change this plan if we feel it is not keeping people safe. 


Pick up is Wednesday/Friday from 12 - 6

Thank you so much for support!

 



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