Welcome to Week Seven of the Winter Green Farm CSA Season! We sure hope you’re enjoying your summer as much as we are, because it is going fast! But the crops are loving it! I took a walk through one of our fields today, and boy was it beautiful. By the end of the season, your shares will be overflowing with gorgeous, delicious veggies, and we can’t wait to share.
Don’t forget to check your name off the list so we know you got your share. If your name is not on the list, this is not your week! Please also be on the lookout for labeled boxes and blueberry flats. They have all been ordered online ahead of time, or they’re boxes that have been reallocated, so if you’re taking one without your name, you’re taking someone else’s food.
As Covid-19 cases ramp back up, we urge everyone to be careful and social distance when picking up your share. Masks are not required, but we do recommend them if you’re feeling under the weather or would feel more comfortable wearing them. We’ll also be providing clean pens and hand sanitizer at each site.
Don’t forget to check out the website for special treats and merchandise like strawberry jam and Winter Green Farm hats, hoodies, and t-shirts. You can also purchase bulk berries when available, or get in touch with the farm with your vacation requests. We are asking for seven-days notice to change sites or rearrange the schedule to avoid any last-minute confusion.
Didn’t get everything you wanted in your box this week? Check out our farmers markets! If you’re in the Eugene area, you can find us on Wednesday afternoons on the corner of 18th and Polk, or at the Lane County Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. If you’re in Portland, you can find us at the Hollywood Market on Saturdays or the King Market on Sundays. We hope to see you there!
We have strawberries!
Just in case you can’t get enough of the Winter Green strawberries in your share each week, we have bulk strawberry flats available! You can find them on our website in our shop. Strawberries will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis until they’re gone, and delivered to your regular CSA site on the selected dates.
This month’s full moon is the Buck Moon, and you can see it completely full on Friday, July 23. The Buck Moon is so named because July is the time when male deer get new antlers each year. It’s also referred to as the Thunder Moon for the many summer storms in July, or the Hay Moon, to mark the end of the hay harvest each year.
The goddess Shinto is the Japanese goddess who is said to be the deity “from which all light comes.” She is the sister of the Japanese Moon goddess, as well as the storm god. She is said to spread warmth and joy, and is celebrated each year in July, when her festival is held in the streets of Japan.
What’s in Your Share this Week:
We aren’t always able to harvest our veggies in equal share, but don’t worry! We’re keeping excellent notes. If your site doesn’t get something this time, we’ll get you next time!
What We’re Making:
- Kale is one of those super foods that I can never figure out what to do with. If you’re looking for a new recipe, try this Kale Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing.
- Looking for a new way to enjoy beets? What about these Balsamic Roasted Beets?
- I love Mexican food and I love zucchini. So, I’m super excited to try this Tex Mex Chicken and Zucchini dish!
- Salad is always great for a meal, but sometimes we need something different. If you’re looking to try a new meal, give this Lettuce Soup a go.
- These Grilled Chicken Cutlets with Strawberry Salsa may just be the perfect combination of savory and sweet.
- If you’re craving a tasty treat, why not try these Blueberry Shortbread Bars?
- French Onion Soup is one of those dishes that is good no matter what. If you’re looking for a delicious soup, give this one a try.
All of us here at the farm have been working hard and having a blast this season. We hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are, and you’re having fun this summer.
Chelsea, Linda, and your Winter Green farmers