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July seventeenth, 2023 E-newsletter | Monroe Natural Farms

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Expensive Associates of the farm,

That is week 6 of 18 weeks of CSA.  This week you’ll be receiving crimson potatoes, onions, slicing cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, summer time squash, carrots, garlic, kale, and MUSK MELON!!!!!  Let’s go, July!

Fruit Shares:  One other scrumptious week of cherries is headed your approach.  They are going to be Rainier cherries, a lovely white with a blush of pink.  Yum.  


We’d like your assist harvesting garlic on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of July from 8 AM -11 AM.  Come and go as you please!  ***Not this weekend, however the subsequent weekend***First, we roll by means of the rows of garlic with our useful harvester which lays the bulbs of garlic on high of the soil.  We then come by means of with trays and acquire all of the garlic.  This garlic lasts for the remainder of summer time CSA and during winter CSA, too.  We’d be honored when you would come out and assist us acquire the garlic into trays out within the discipline.  We then make stacks of the trays all through the sector and are available choose them up with our tractor.  This can be a tremendous child pleasant activity, and we welcome your family and friends members.  Dad and mom, you’ll be 100% liable for conserving your youngsters secure and away from all vehicles, tractors, any tools, and volunteers carrying trays.  Deliver your complete crew and make a morning of it!  Ensure that to put on lengthy sleeves and pants, a hat, sun shades, carry a number of water and snacks for the way in which right here and residential. If you wish to use bug spray and sunscreen, please apply them at residence after which wash your arms totally earlier than coming to the farm.  We develop a really scrumptious heirloom number of exhausting neck, porcelain garlic.  The bonus is which you can take residence garlic seconds!  Come out and assist us put the unity in Group Supported Agriculture. You do not want to contact the workplace when you can be a part of us. Simply present up! The extra the merrier!

Flower bouquets out there!  A few of you could have observed that we’re dipping our toes into flower manufacturing this yr.  We’re actually stoked to be rising blooms.  Better of all, we now have sufficient to supply them to you all.  This week, we will probably be sending out pattern bouquets to every of our distribution facilities.  There will probably be bouquet sign-up sheets at every distribution middle, as effectively.  The bouquets will probably be $20 every.  Please add your title to the sign-up sheet if you want to obtain a bouquet made with the flowers at the moment ample on our farm.  We select what includes every bouquet.  We’ll invoice your account accordingly.

Muskmelon:  Many individuals aren’t conscious of the distinction between muskmelon and cantaloupe.  There’s really a massive distinction!  Musk melon has an analogous taste to cantaloupe, however they’re stronger and sweeter with a barely “musky” style.  The upper the sugar content material, the earlier the melon must 

be eaten.   For that reason, you don’t see them on grocery retailer cabinets.  Muskmelon had been initially grown in Egypt alongside the Nile River.  They love sandy soil, scorching days, cool nights and a great deal of water.  Our farm could be very sandy, and we frequently discover fossilized mollusks within the rocks right here! Musk melon has the identical netting as their cousin cantaloupe besides with ridges that run from high to backside.  Trace:  They’re greatest eaten at room temperature.  Should you like them chilled, minimize them open and allow them to sit for ten minutes.  Like a advantageous wine, they should breathe to reinforce their taste.

Betty Jo’s Fast Scoop Melon Trick

-Wash your melon effectively

-Reduce your melon in half and take away all seeds (don’t have a compost? Scatter them for the birds!)

-Seize a big spoon or an ice cream scoop

-Scoop out melon flesh right into a mason jar or storage container, safe lid onto jar or container

 (You may get actually cute with this and use a tiny scoop for little fingers to seize, or current them tapas model and put a toothpick in every scoop on a platter with or with out prosciutto)


-Take pleasure in at your leisure

The solar goes down lengthy and crimson. All of the magic names of the valley unrolled – Manteca, Madera, all the remainder. Quickly it received nightfall, a grapy nightfall, a purple nightfall over tangerine groves and lengthy melon discipline; the solar the colour of pressed grapes, slashed with burgundy crimson, the fields the colour of affection and Spanish mysteries. I caught my head out the window and took deep breaths of the aromatic air. It was probably the most lovely of all moments.

Jack Kerouac

Thanks for being right here with us!

Kyle, Sam, Jerry, Jacquie, Linda, and The Crew



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