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Csa e-news June 27-July 3

Posted 6/28/2020 12:16pm by Josie Hart.

Dear Shareholders,

Happy Summer! We appreciate you all continuing to social distance, bring your own bag for add-on shares and please continue to try to show up after the beginning to avoid a cluster of people at 4pm. The produce will be the same whether you come at 3:45 or 5:45! For Chatfield Farms pick up, please do not bring your dogs as dogs are not allowed in the park. 

Our amazing team just planted our fall crop of brassicas this week ahead of schedule. The brassica family includes items like broccoli, cauliflower and kale among others. They love cooler weather and do well in Colorado for spring or fall plantings. Thanks to everyone who shared their favorite salad creation with us! We will be loading those into the recipe section of our website so don’t forget to check that soon www.Chatfieldcsa.org 

In between planting, cultivating, harvesting, and other field work, we have been observing a group of 7 coyote pups on the farm. We feel lucky to work in a healthy ecosystem where these curious pups grow and play alongside us and many other species of plants, animals, reptiles, birds, insects and bugs. Our crew member and wildlife expert Sarah took the beautiful picture below:

Harvest list for june 30- July 3

Kale
Kohlrabi
Radish
Mint bundle  
Baby Fennel - full shares
Chard - full shares 

featured recipe - KOHLRABI AND FENNEL SALAD

This is simply the most delicious salad in the world! The following recipe has precise measurements that I have never precisely used. I have, however, made this many times by winging it with delicious results. Enjoy!

2 kohlrabi bulbs* peeled, cut in half, and sliced thinly
1 oz. fennel leaves ( chopped finely) or 2 bulbs fennel (sliced thinly)
1 bunch spring onion tops cut at a diagonal into 1/2 inch pieces
Juice from 2 lemons or 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/8 cup olive oil
Pinch of Salt
Dash of Black Pepper
Optional: 3 sprigs of parsley and 3 sprigs of mint chopped finely 

 Please remember to wash all your produce very well right when you get home!