7/27/05 CSA Pickup

Hi CSA and friends of Shalom Orchard,

After three plantings due to slugs, the beans have taken hold! Still a ways to go to have beans, but flower buds are forming. The situation with cucumbers, however, is still very questionable. Something, slug or cutworm, gets them each time they try to come up – we’re into the 4th planting! There will surely be some cukes, but not the great abundance we picklers like.

If we get some sun tomorrow, I hope we will be able to pick some cherries for you!!! The crop is light, but there are some cherries. We will also have raspberries, peas, some broccoli, onions, and new potatoes, and more yummy basil. We will see how the salad mix is on Wed., we may have to skip a week while it re-grows. We are in a lull as we wait for the summer veggies – squash, beans, etc. We start raking BLUEBERRIES this coming weekend, so get ready! Toward the end of the season, we will begin raking bulk blueberries for freezing so be thinking about how many pounds you will need to get through the winter.

In addition to the chicken and eggs, we have legs of lamb ($2.00/#) and lamb chops ($3.00/#) available to you.

Be sure to reply so we can get your order ready and we’ll see you between 4-6:00 PM on Wed.

Thank you!!

Charlotte and Jim

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