Dear CSA and Friends of Shalom Orchard,
I am sending this out early because we will be leaving tomorrow for a visit with all our kids and grandkids over Labor Day!!! We will be in CT where they still don’t have power, so I thought I’d better be safe and send this from here.
The only addition for next week is celery – otherwise the list is the same. We welcome Emma Mocke, a WWOOFer from Wisconsin, who is here for a while, we hope. So now our crew, in addition to Jim and myself, are Chelsea, Liz, and Emma. We wish everyone a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Be sure to place your orders for bulk frozen blueberries. They are $3.25/# and come in 5# bags. We are raking for frozen berries in earnest now, so we will be calling you to come pick up your orders soon.
CSA will be picking up on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:30 PM. We are promoting more sales from the farm this year, so for those of you who might just like to come by and pick up something that looks interesting, please come anytime. John Pierce of Harmony Mill Dairy in Waltham is willing to fill orders on his delicious products and deliver them here, so please email me if you want me to order from him any week. You don’t have to be in the CSA to order. Please reply to this email with your order.
So here goes: blueberries (if we are able to rake due to weather) 6.00/quart celery 1.50/head summer squash 2.50/# green peppers 3.50/# cukes 2.00/# French Haricot beans 4.00/# Cherry tomatoes 3.50/pint new dug potatoes 3:00/ # swiss chard 2.50/bunch baby carrots 2.50/bunc bunching onions 2.00/bunch leeks 3.00/bunch garlic scapes 2.00/bunch (these are the lovely curved flower of the garlic plant – it is milder than bulb garlic and great to cook with) fresh garlic 8.00/# dill 2,00/bunch cilantro 2.00/bunch parsley 2.00/bunch basil 2.00/bag mint 1.00/bunch blueberry jam 5.00/jar pesto (frozen in 4 or 5 oz containers) 1.00/oz
Chicken: whole and leg quarters $4.00/# breast quarters 5.00/#
Harmony Mill Dairy: whole milk 2.50/ half gallon skim milk 2.50/ half gallon bottle deposit 2.75 cream 2.00/ half pint ricotta 4.00/half #, 2.25/half # cheddar (mild or sharp) 8.50/# ricotta-salada 2.50/half #, 5.00/# marscapone (unsweetened) 6.50/#, 3.50/half # smoked ricotta-salada 5.50/#, 2.75/half #
We look forward to hearing from you soon, Charlotte and Jim