It's scary to say "out loud," but it might finally actually be spring? Certainly the weather doesn't quite feel like it yet (it was 27 degrees when I woke up this morning), but at least our daily to-dos feel spring-like! Maybe if we just keep planting, watering, cultivating, and seeding, the weather will start acting like it's spring, too. Right now we're planting lots of roots and greens like carrots, arugula, shallots, and radishes, but soon we'll be planting one of our biggest crops on the farm: potatoes! Our order came this week, and we can't wait to get them in the ground. Bryan is very happy to be farming full time, and the dogs are thrilled that they get to hang out with him every day.
SIGN UP FOR YOUR SUMMER CSA SHARE!
Keep getting your personalized box of weekly vegetables this summer by signing up for a Summer CSA share. The lowest buy-in rate is $180 with payment due before the first pick up (late May.) We've added two new pick up locations that you're welcome to switch to once the main season starts in May: Charles Village and Ednor Gardens! There are a limited number of shares available for pick up at HEX Ferments, so sign up ASAP if you want to keep picking up your share there!
To complete your summer sign up on Small Farm Central, click here. In the green box at the top of the page, select 2018 season. Select "2018" on the next page. Next, under "Main Season CSA,"and choose your share size. Let us know if you have any questions or issues.
20% Discount at HEX Ferments this summer!
Another great reason to sign up for your summer CSA pick up at HEX Ferments is that you'll get 20% off your entire order when you pick-up your share. This discount only applies to the time that you are picking up your share and not outside of it. Our vegetables are featured in many of HEX's products, so you'll get to taste them in many forms when you pick up your share at HEX each week!
What We're Eating
Radish Butter on Toasted Baguette
This recipe is so French-y, fresh, and spring-y, we couldn't resist!
From Martha Stewart
1 bunch French breakfast radishes
6T butter, softened
Salt and black pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grate radishes on the large holes of a box grater; place on paper towels, and squeeze out excess liquid. Combine radishes and butter in a small bowl; mix well.
Slice baguette in half lengthwise, and place in oven; toast until crisp and browned. Remove from oven, and cool slightly. Spread radish mixture on toasted baguette; season with salt and pepper. Slice each half into four pieces, and serve.
Have a great week!
- Joanna and Bryan