Welcome to the 2018 Summer CSA season!
Are you looking to fill your summer table with wonderful, chemical-free fruits and vegetables full of flavor? Then you’ve come to the right farm. For the past 18 years we have supplied the Bloomington community with incredible produce. Everyone from top chefs, farmer’s market customers to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and the Community Kitchen have enjoyed the fruits of our labor. One of the best ways to participate with our farm is through our CSA program. Each week CSA members receive a share full of the freshest produce available.
We start out in the spring with lots of beautiful greens – Swiss Chard, salad mixes, spinach, lots of varieties of kale and greens, asparagus, green onions, beets, Hakuri salad turnips, multicolored radishes, tender peas and lots of other goodies. As spring turns to summer, the real stars of our CSA begin to shine – beautiful heirloom tomatoes! The flavors are incredible. Whether it’s the sweet and tangy Cherokee Purple, the juicy, delicious Mr. Stripy, the meaty Italian Roma tomatoes or the delightful Sun Sugar and cherry tomatoes, all are the pure taste of summer. Along with the tomatoes come the parade of beans – Dragon’s Tongue, Jade, Yellow Wax, Romano and a new variety I’m growing this year by the name of Amethyst. There are lots of beautiful peppers – sweet bells, long green chilies, jalapeños, Poblanos, Pasilla Bajio, just to name a few. Bright yellow and dark green zucchini as well as summer squashes are ready to harvest. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries ripen during the long, warm summer days along with sweet cantaloupes and watermelon. You will find huge candy onions and lots of Italian eggplant, along with basil, Italian parsley, fennel, cilantro and other treats in your share. Autumn brings Red LaSoto potatoes, yukon gold and the potato my dear father always grew, the dry and fluffy kennebec. Acorn squash, butternut, spaghetti squash, bright orange kabocha, buttercups and everyone’s favorite – delicata are ready to pick as the days begin to shorten. After the summer’s heat, the greens begin to grow again. They are perfect to add to those savory fall dishes. Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and kohlrabi are wonderfully sweet and juicy when grown in the cool autumn days. All full of flavor and life giving nourishment
So many varieties….so much flavor…..beautiful colors…..and lots of bounty!