FIELD NOTES

katieWateringHowdy folks,

Only 7 more pick up weeks of the Spring/Summer CSA left, how time flies! We’ll be loading you down with tomatoes this week and hopefully have plenty to spare for two more weeks before our plants start to putter out.

We’re planting our last round of squash in the fields this week so hopefully we’ll get everyone some nice summer squash before the season ends. Melons, long beans, and winter squash on the way, too! The Urban Farm has been full of life as we enter the third week of Farm Camp. Campers have been helpful in harvesting, sorting, canning, cleaning, and much more.

This week we start seeding like crazy again in the greenhouse – getting our Fall nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, melon) off to a good start. We hope you’ve enjoyed your season(s) with Green Gate Farms. Your support means the world to us.

Blessings,

Farmer Katie

 

Recipe Share from Farm Camp

CAMPERScookLast week Farm Camp campers did a whole lot of cookin! Pesto, Gnocchi, and tomato preserves, to be exact.

These recipes might seem sophisticated for 7 year olds, but not for our campers, who spent the whole week cooking up a storm, learning knife skills, and making farm fresh food. Here are their recipes:

 

 

Light, fluffy Potato Gnocchi

Basil Walnut Pesto

Canned Tomato Preserves

 

THE SUMMER ABUNDANCE CONTINUES
CSA WEEK 13B

[1 Potatoes] [2 Okra] [3 Cherry Tomatoes] [4 Arugula] [5 Sweet Peppers] [ 6 Cucumbers] [7 Basil] [8 Hot Peppers]

[1 Potatoes] [2 Okra] [3 Cherry Tomatoes] [4 Arugula] [5 Sweet Peppers] [ 6 Cucumbers] [7 Basil] [8 Hot Peppers]

TELL YOUR FRIENDS: THERE’S ROOM IN OUR SUMMER CSA. Pro-rated memberships available for the remainder of the season. Load up on tomatoes, basil, peppers and other summer goodness.

YOU CAN ALSO RESERVE YOUR FALL YUMMIES, JOIN THE FALL CSA TODAY At just $25 a week, and 14 pick-up spots (and more forming) all over town, our CSA is affordable and convenient.
Contact: members@greengatefarms.net

4th of July Plans?

Hey members! Leaving town for the Fourth? If so, we’re happy to prepare your share for pick up prior to Friday or hold for after the holiday. Just let us know. We’ve got plenty of goodies for the grill so let us know if we help with your party.

Reserve your Bushel Basket for Canning Today!
ON SALE THIS WEEK:

  • Green Beans
  • Potatoes ( Purple Viking, Yukon, Red)
  • Beets
  • Cucumbers (Suyo Long. Market, Pickling)
  • Tomatoes (Red Slicers, Purple Cherokee, Cherry)
  • Shallots
  • Plus more…You’ll find all of the veggies from our CSA share plus more, including eggs, meat, and honey.
SNAP/WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program — thank you for organizing this Sustainable Food Center — accepted as are all other forms of payment.

GREEN GATE FARM STAND
8310 Canoga Ave, near E. MLK and Decker Lane
Tuesdays, 3 – 6pm, Fridays/Saturdays, 10 – 2pm
Call 512-484-2746 to place advance orders

 

LAST FAMILY FARM DAY OF THE SEASON

Green Gate Farms is hosting its final summer Family Farm Day, Saturday, June 27th 10-12pm. At just $10 a person, this is a great way to experience a working farm with your whole family.

Sign Up Here