Greetings CSA Members! This is another newsletter we plan on keeping short, as we’re still adjusting to strange times. We’re hoping that all our members in Cedar Rapids have regained some sense of normalcy after the derecho….and more importantly, that all of you have power back!
We sent out an email directly to all our members in Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha just to make sure you all have power back and can receive this week’s share (home delivery tomorrow, Rodina pick up on Wednesday). Please do get in touch with us as soon as you can if you can’t take this week’s share owing to derecho complications! (Dyersville, Peosta, and other area deliveries will be scheduled as normal).
What to expect in CSA shares this week:
- PLENTY of tomatoes! (Heirloom, slicer, Roma, and/or cherry tomatoes)
- Potatoes (new!)
- Hot pepper medley (jalapeño, yellow pickling, Chinese red hot, Anaheim)
- Cucumbers (lemon or green)
- Carrot bunch
- Kale bunch
- Onions (1 sweet, 2 storage)
- Culinary herbs (curled parsley, oregano, sage, thyme, or any combination of these
Our tomato vines are really pumping out fruit, and we’re officially in the midst of tomato season! Since this tends to be a beloved and prized item among CSA members, we’re going to make sure you have plenty in this box (though there will be plenty more for weeks to come). We’ll have LOTS of heirlooms, red slicers, and pink slicers, plus more cherry tomatoes and maybe your share may get the occasional speckled Roma. (It’s a very beautiful-looking tomato.)
We’re also sharing some of the season’s very first fresh-dug potatoes with you, and we still have plenty of delicious orange carrots for CSA this week! (Rainbow carrots are on the way soon too, which is exciting). We’re also seeing the return of culinary herbs and some fresh greens (kale)!
We’re holding off this week again from putting together a full-length newsletter, but hope to get to some ideas and tips again next week – our hands are extra full this week coordinating food donations to bring down south to Cedar Rapids, but we’re hoping we have more extra time for what we regularly do sometime soon.
If you EVER have questions about items in your CSA or farm share box, please let us know! Whether it’s how to use them, what they are, or anything that might make you curious.
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Thank you for choosing us to be your farmers!
Adrian & Will | Jupiter Ridge Farm