The final countdown

We’re just a few hours away from the first pick-up, and the start of another great season of the Bay Ridge CSA! Here’s what you can expect to receive in a bumper first share of the season

 
Arugula
Broccoli
Lettuce
Spinach
Radishes
Green Garlic
Swiss Chard
Garlic Scapes
Bok Choi
 
A note on the garlic:  Usually Hearty Roots plan to offer green garlic during the first share, and garlic scapes a few weeks later.  This year, everything is ripening early, so the scapes are ready now!  So, they are offering both.  Both will store very well in the fridge. Here’s the difference between the two:
 
- Green garlic is the full, immature garlic plant, plucked from the ground just before it makes a large bulb.  The lower half of the plant can be used like traditional garlic, but it has a little more bits since it’s not cured like mature garlic.
- Garlic scapes are the flower shoot of the plant.  The farm pick them off to encourage the plant to send more energy to its bulb.  Scapes are milder than green garlic, and go great minced with eggs, or to add some mild garlic flavor to other cooked dishes.  This Sunday, June 10th, Hearty Roots will be planting leek seedlings on the farm.  They encourage members to come out, take a tour of the farm (4pm), and lend a hand if you choose.  They’ll be out there from 2pm – 6pm, so come for as much or as little time as you wish.  You can either get your hands dirty planting, or just enjoy the farm and have a picnic.  We all hope to see you there!  227 Pitcher Lane, town of Red Hook, NY.
Friday, June 8th, 2012 News

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Veggies
Red Potatoes
Tomatoes
Lettuce
Sweet Peppers
Cucumbers
Celery
Carrots
Arugula
Yellow Watermelon

Fruit
Peaches

Order Pickup: Aug 28th
Deadline to Order: Aug 25th

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