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Notes From a Very Wet Farm

Yesterday I was out checking the vegetables and thought, “We might just be ok with a couple more of these warm sunny days.”  And then I woke up early this morning, before the sun was even up, and heard the all too familiar pitter-patter of raindrops outside my window.  Two inches of rain later, and things are looking pretty soggy.  The plants are yellowing and just crying out for some July heat!
Farmers in Northwest Ohio are having a tough (and wet!!) year.   There is a lot of crop loss with fields full of standing water, plants rotting, etc.  It is hard on the animals (and the farmers who take care of them).   So we thank you for sticking with us and supporting your local food source through the good times and bad!

This week I have share bags at $20 each.  Remember, all of our crops are produced using our “beyond organic” methods of natural fertilizers, no pesticides and earth friendly practices.  Please email me if you would like a bag–first come, first served.

Large bag Leaf lettuce
1 large kohlrabi*
2 cucumbers
2 summer squash/zucchini
Herbs*

All share bags must be picked up Wednesday, July 14th!  You have several options:
1.   You may come to the farm between 2pm and 5pm, or by appointment
2.   I will be in the parking lot of Sundae Station in BG from 6:15-6:30.
3.   I will deliver with your freezer meal order if you have one scheduled
4.  I see many of you in the week at playgroups, story time, appointments, etc. so if you know our paths will cross let me know and I can likely bring it with me!
Thank you so much for your support!  We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Amanda
English Acres Farm
*What do I do with……
Kohlrabi-peel it and eat it raw—crunchy and mild!  Peel, cube and boil it-add a little butter and salt.  Shred it and toss with olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic and salt for a delicious slaw—my favorite!
Herbs: Dill and chives go great with cucumbers.   Slice your cucumbers, toss them with a few tablespoons of sour cream, and snip in the chives and dill-delish!  Thyme and chives are fantastic with sautéed zucchini, just snip them in at the very end of cooking.  Mint is delicious crushed  in lemonade or iced tea (just smash it up a bit to release the flavors, but leave the leaves intact on the stem).  You’ll look very fancy, too!

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