Fox Creek Farm CSA Newsletter, week of June 18, 2018

Farm News

We're looking back at a very busy week at the farm, as we've added the weekly harvests and deliveries to the planting, thinning, weeding, irrigating and plowing. But we're delighted with your positive  comments regarding the first share. It's a great reward for a lot of hard work!

At last Saturday's farm tour, we emphasized that our farm is your farm for the season - we encourage you to visit this wonderful & scenic place. And if you make the drive out to the farm, consider exploring this Western part of Schoharie County. We'll list some sight to be seen in the next newsletter.

In the rest of the newsletter a recipe for arugola pesto, "this week's share & U-pick update", and a listing of our on-farm events.

Enjoy your share!

Raymond and Sara

Recipe: Arugola pesto

Arugola is part of the mustard family, and has a distinct peppery mustard taste. It goes well with a soft goat cheese (chevre) on toast. We like to break out the kitchen blender and make arugola pesto. Great with some pasta or on toast. And an excellent way to find a home for some left-over garlic scallions!

2 cups loosely packed arugula
¼ cup walnuts
1-2 Garlic scallion(s), chopped
2 T parmesan or Romano cheese, more to taste
Salt and black pepper
¼ cup olive oil

Directions: Combine the arugula, walnuts, garlic, cheese, and salt and pepper to taste in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Gradually add the oil through the feed tube of the processor with the motor running, until the mixture is a smooth paste.

In this week's share, U-pick update

This week, every full share will receive spinach, mesclun, arugola, radish, and lettuce. We are rotating summer squash and garlic scallions. 

U-Pick update: We're still on hold - nature has some work to do before crops will be ready for harvests. You'll be the first to know when the U-pick is open!

2018 Farm events

As we wrote earlier, we invite you to the farm anytime (well, between dusk and dawn). It is a wonderful place to visit. Or come for one of our seasonal events - for a potluck dinner in September, or to partake in the garlic harvest in July. We are looking forward to seeing you at the farm! 

Saturday, July 7: Kids tour of Fox Creek Farm, with bonfire roasted hot-dog & salad lunch (11:00 AM  - 1:30 PM). RSVP for this event required, so we have a count!

Saturday, July 21 or 28: Garlic Harvest Festival (all day)

Saturday, September 1 or 8: Garlic work party (all day)

Friday, September 21: Farm Potluck Dinner (evening)

TBA: gleaning work parties

Happy to help

Thank you for your support of our farm! We pride ourselves in providing our CSA members with an outstanding experience. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any of your questions or concerns regarding the farm. 

If you know of a friend who would like to participate in our CSA, please let them know we still have shares for this season available. We'll make adjustments to the share price to reflect missed shares. Information to sign up is on our website!

Sara and Raymond Luhrman, Fox Creek Farm CSA
182 Fox Creek Farm Road, Schoharie, NY  12157
(518) 872-2375

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