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Gifts of rain and gifts of long hours of sunlight are sending everything into the summer stage of growth. Milkweed is blossoming, potatoes (which require long hours of daylight to flower) are filling with blossoms, hollyhocks are budding out and preparing to burst open, and bean plants are leafing out with broad confidence. Sophia, who inhabits our A-Frame cabin, has been astounded this past week with the huge amounts of foliar growth the potato plants are doing right outside her window. The spirit of solstice is truly here and in the upcoming week, with the moon approaching full, I’m sure...

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Dill Scallions Lettuce Chard Hakurei Turnips Lemon Balm Kale

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Scallions – We have white bottom scallions and red bottom scallions to choose from. They are young, tender, full of flavor, and ready to enhance any dish.  Peas – Our early hoophouse planting of snap peas is bursting with life. The plants are 12 feet tall and the peas are swelling. We don’t have a large patch of the early peas so supplies are limited, but you may find a pint of delicious snap peas in the store when you come this week. Dill – A delicate herb which can truly shift the flavor profile of any dish you make....

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1 lb Hakurei Turnips 1/4 in cube of peeled ginger, chopped 4 Tbls oil 1 hot chili 1 tsp coriander, ground 1 tsp cumin, ground 1/4 tsp tumeric 2/3 cup chopped fresh dill 1/2 tsp salt Cut turnips into 1/8 inch slices. Chop greens. Heat oil in frying pan or wok. add ginger and chili, chopped. When ginger starts to brown, add turnips and greens, and spices. Stir for 2 minutes. Add dill and salt. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Lift from oil and eat hot or at room temperature.

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This week has been a mix of some of our last big plantings of the season, crop maintenance, and pest control. We planted our heat loving crops in the hoop houses and the sweet potatoes, cucumbers, melons, and ginger have really taken well to this summer weather we’ve been having. This weather has been great for cultivating in all the gardens and staying ahead of the weed parade. The potato beetle showed up with force on our eggplant, and the cucumber beetle showed up with force on our tomatillos. A ground hog here, a rabbit there, and they all seem...

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Chard Carrots Kale Head Lettuce Lemon Balm Oregano

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