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Farm News for Saturday, March 3, 2018

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Star Hollow Farm
Adams Morgan FARM STORE

notes for the week of

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
on Instagram@starhollowfarm.pa

Hello all!

The Claytonia (miner's lettuce) in the greenhouse is one of the most cold-hardy crops we've got. It has a mild flavor and is a good salad-topper.

emails from us...
Yesterday's email explaining our CSA account closure situation and deadline worked pretty well for us. We've received 125 responses so far. Thanks if you were one of them! About 140 others have already used up their balances. Thus we have about 185 people who still have money left that we have not heard from, so we'll have to catch up with them some other way. In case you're one of them and are seeing this,

All accounts are valid and usable until 11/1/2018,
but will be zeroed out after that.

And then you'll all be on our "pay-as-you-go" system. If this is news to you, please email us!

We're getting to that point now in the winter where storage crops are giving up, slowly, one-by-one, and disappearing from the list. Notes on a few follow...

  • Onions: we've started having some trouble with onions over the last few weeks. If you get or have gotten some unusable ones, just let us know and we'll add credit to your account in the store.
  • Kits: These have become some of our most popular items, and seem to be the direction produce marketing is headed. They are also very confusing to manage as there are many ingredients that interact with other items in the store. This week we're going to hold off on all except the seconds roasted roots pack, as we're short several hands here. [Sam and Anna drove out to Arizona to visit Jack after last market, so Chris and I are doing this on our own this week.]
  • Butternut squash: always one of our best winter go-to crops, butternut generally lasts through February. Well, February is about done, so the squash we have left is probably it for the winter. Some pieces are showing a little wrinkling, but it doesn't seem to hurt anything inside. Get it now if you like it!
  • Apples: The number of varieties available are shrinking fast. Fortunately Pink Lady and Fuji (our two best sellers) are still plentiful. If there are others we have that you like, better get em now!

This week's produce ... (new or back, on sale!)

  • Greens: arugula, cabbage, chard, claytonia, pepper cress, Russian kale, Bibb lettuce, microgreens, pea shoots, sweet & spicy mix & spinach.
  • Veggies: dried Lima beans, beets, carrots (orange & purple), garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, onions, parsnips, cayenne peppers, potatoes (5 kinds), winter radishes (2 kinds), seconds roasted roots pack, rutabagas, shallots, sweet potatoes, turnips & butternut squash.
  • Herbs: cilantro, parsley, rosemary & French sorrel.
  • Tree fruit: apples (6 kinds, several on sale!).
  • Eggs & Cheeses: chicken & Duck eggs, plus the usual cheeses.
  • Preserves: The usual, plus some on sale!
  • Firewood

Hope you're having a good week and enjoying the sunshine!

Thanks for your support,
Randy, Chris & Sam
at Star Hollow Farm

[photo] We've had some more snow, although the last two sunny days in the 50s have taken care of it, and we now have soft, muddy ground out there. I think our heaviest snowfall of the winter has been about 4 inches, compared with...

[photo] ...last winter, which was much different.


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