Welcome to our 4th Harvest Week. July 2 (Wed Delivery)

Welcome to our 4th Harvest Week

Farmer John Invites you to our Open House, Saturday, July 19, featuring Farm Travel Adventures and Fabulous Crops.

The Weather
Take extra care washing your salad greens and lettuce. Lots of rain recently, splashing mud onto the greens. Of course, the rain does more than splash mud; it has created ideal growing conditions for (y)our crops.

The Work

Andrew Stewart accuses the paparazzi of slowing down the mizuna harvest.

Andrew Stewart accuses the paparazzi of slowing down the mizuna harvest.

The Crops…Gone Green Long Enough?
Some people are crazy about green, leafy vegetables whenever; some people love them to a point. Yes, we know there are lots of leafy greens in your first few boxes. Think of it as spring cleaning.

Spring Lettuce

Spring Lettuce

Soon, cucumbers will be tumbling into your box…yes, they are green, but they are not leafy. You should receive a creamy cauliflower in a week or two, and a couple of cabbages (leafy, but solid.)  And shortly after, there will be a trickle of tomatoes, followed by a torrent. And peppers, eggplant, watermelon, and sweet corn! Yes, sweet corn is tasseling a bit early this season, due to the rain and heat, which means it should be ready for harvest in Week 7…that’s 3 weeks from when you read this. Silks are already forming on the ears, so picture the wondrous process of ears developing over the next three weeks, graced with rows of full, luscious kernels. We have had several years recently when the crops have been looking good, but they have never looked this good in my 25 years of raising vegetables!

More from Shareholders
Visit us often at www.facebook.com/angelicorganics , where we post exciting farm developments regularly, and shareholders post recipes, tips, and photos.

7th annual Peak Harvest Farm Dinner Benefit for the Angelic Organics Learning Center

Saturday, July 26, 2014 5:00PM – 9:00PM

http://www.learngrowconnect.org/farmdinner

Warmly,
Farmer John

Saturday, July 19: Farm Open House


It’s time for the Open House at Angelic Organics, featuring Farm Travel Adventures and Fabulous Crops!

11 am to 12:15 pm: Arrive (park along the drive), Mingle, Hayrides, & Farm Travel. Bring the kids (but unfortunately you can’t bring your pets). There will be hayrides before lunch– hop on to the fields and see everything growing. Travel the farm with your Farm Fun Passport. Pick peas, beans and flowers in our U-Pick Garden. (It’s usually extra busy here before 11, so we don’t recommend showing up early. However, due to extensive interstate construction, anticipate a longer drive than usual.)

Farm Travel! Travel the farm with your Farm Fun Passport on July 19! We’ll stamp your passport as you take a hayride through the fields, and you meet the goats, pigs, and chickens. Stop by the Learning Center for a delicious taste of farm-fresh goat’s milk ice cream.

Farm Travel!
Travel the farm with your Farm Fun Passport on July 19! We’ll stamp your passport as you take a hayride through the fields, and you meet the goats, pigs, and chickens. Stop by the Learning Center for a delicious taste of farm-fresh goat’s milk ice cream.

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm: Potluck: please bring a large dish to pass
* The dishes at past open houses have always been phenomenal, but sometimes we run short on food–this is not to be on a farm that is all about food! Please bring a dish that will serve at least 15.
* Farmer John & the crew say that more desserts would be appreciated.
* Please bring the recipe that goes with your dish; recipes accompanying dishes are a hit. Put your name & your delivery site on the recipe, so admirers can track you down & lavish you with praise. (10 copies on 3×5 cards would be great.)
* Please bring your own place settings & beverage. We furnish some tables and chairs, but consider bringing a blanket on which to picnic, so we don’t have to provide so many chairs.

1:45 pm to 2:30 pm: CSA Meeting – Offer suggestions about food & farming.

3 pm to 4 pm: Animal Tour and One More Hayride

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Farmer John, The Farm Crew and the Staff of the Angelic Organics Learning Center

Box Contents

Please Note: This summary is written before you receive your box—please be aware that some guesswork is involved. As always, be sure to thoroughly wash all of your vegetables.

Lettuce
Arugula
Kale
Basil
Broccoli
Beets
Summer Squash/Zuchinni
Garlic Scapes
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