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Farm News for Saturday, June 9, 2018

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Star Hollow Farm
Adams Morgan FARM MARKET & CSA

notes for the week of
Saturday, June 9, 2018

on Instagram@starhollowfarm.pa

Hello all!

Goin's on ...
Last week's opening day for the market went well. It was nice to see so many people on the street again, and the weather cooperated... the rain holding off until after we were finished with the market. Sam came down with me, which was a nice surprise, and Anna came for a visit, then we all went for lunch in the neighborhood. Kinda felt like old times!

This week has been a race, so far, to get soil worked, fertilizer applied, plastic laid, and plants transplanted, all before the rain that started about 2 hours ago. Yesterday was our helper Casey's first day back after school let out. He worked with Sam in production last summer and was one of our best workers ever. He and Sam really get things done. I was able to get produce ordered from our farmer friends, the fertilizing done, and the last of our potatoes planted before it was time to come in and start putting this whole online thing together. From the time I sit down at the computer it takes me about 5 hours to 'build' the store and write this piece up.

[photo] We've got a new patch of lettuce mix coming in, as does one of our other grower friends. Should make for a beautiful salad in your bowl.

Volunteer openings and needs...
Seems like we're off to a slow start with volunteers. No signups for this week or last happened (thus Sam's coming down). Is anyone available to help us out this Saturday from 9-12 (or even 9-11?) It's a one person job now, but of course you can do it with a friend or your children. If no one steps up, it will be "Help Yourself" day at the truck on Saturday.

This week's produce will include.. (new)

  • Greens: arugula, beet greens, bunched rainbow chard, head lettuce (2 kinds & a mix), kale (2 kinds), mustard greens, pea shoots, & spinach.
  • Veggies: asparagus, dry beans (2 kinds), broccoli, bunched beets, Diva seedless cucumbers, fresh garlic, shiitake mushrooms, parsnips, cayenne peppers, red radishes, rhubarb, scallions, mixed summer squash, hothouse tomatoes.
  • Herbs: Herb sampler (2 sizes), basil, chives (garlic & regular), lemon balm, lovage, Greek oregano, peppermint, French sorrel (small pack & soup size), spearmint (bags & bunches) & German thyme.
  • Poultry & Cheese: Stewing hens, chicken & duck eggs, the usual cheeses.
  • Miscellany: apple sauce, honey, maple syrup, strawberry jam.
  • Campfire wood!

Hope you can find something out of all that to satisfy your craving for fresh produce!

The spearmint is growing like crazy! We're offering big bunches as well as the regular size bag this week. Maybe next week we'll offer our Simple Syrup Pack using our mint.

Hope you're having a good week! See you Saturday.

Thanks for your support,

Randy, Chris & Sam
at Star Hollow Farm

Last Saturday morning; 4:30 AM; ready to leave the farm.


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