Battle of the bug

[2016 CSA Week 7]

Organic farmers always have issues with bugs. Once they get in, they sure are hard to get out. One year may be better than another, but it is always a battle. There just is no quick fix (or spray) for them. This year we got hit hard by the flea beetle and the striped cucumber beetle, causing set backs in both harvests. We have been battling the bugs on our salad greens this year with the addition of insect netting, a great investment. We wish we could cover This week we finally have some cabbage and Chinese cabbage for you. Time for cole slaw! 

This week's share...

  • Cabbage/Chinese cabbage: chinese cabbage can be cooked or used raw. I hear it works great as a wrap for sandwiches and can be used for kimchi.
  • Kale/Chard
  • Radish
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber/Squash/Zucchini
  • Baby carrots/beets
  • Peas (although the heat has slowed down their production, hopefully the rain and slightly cooler temps will help them along) It may be only for full shares or as an option.
  • Possibility of new potatoes this week or next
  • Herbs
     
  • Maple syrup for sale