Howdy folks,

We’re excited about this week’s shares!

You’ll find: Kale, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Salad mix, Green Garlic, Radishes, Hakurei Turnips, Mustard Greens, and Dill. Lots of different flavors to spice up your salads and stir-frys. Make sure to remove the rubber bands from your bunched vegetables (it will help them keep longer). To maximize the freshness of your CSA produce and to keep it from wilting, keep your vegetables in the crisper drawer of your fridge and treat your bunched greens like flowers – putting their stems in water. CO2 helps keep plants fresh, so blow air into your bag of lettuce before twisting it up and sealing it to keep the greens from wilting.

We had a great time at our Plant Sale last weekend, despite the rain. This Saturday looks like it will be sunny and beautiful, so we are planning on holding a Second Plant Sale at our urban farm from 10AM-2PM. We have organic heirloom vegetable varieties to sell and are welcoming Austin Gasakamp and his tropical plants and herbs to set up at the farm as well! Come get the seedlings you need to plant your garden and some free farmer advice to help get you start growing your own food at home.

Good news: I’m seeing small green tomatoes on plants already, potatoes are getting huge at the River Farm, and squash is moving right along! Melons are getting started in the greenhouse this week; Butternut Squash was done last week.

Thank you for your help spreading the word to friends about our CSA! We still have CSA shares available. We need your help to spread the word online and in-person!

Thanks so much your continued support of our local organic farm. We strive to grow the best foods possible for you and hope to be your farmers for years to come!

Blessings,

Farmer Katie

P.S. If you’d like to attend the Earth Day event at Mueller Farmers’ Market or Maker Faire, we can provide you with tickets in exchange for helping at our table!


 

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The only spaces on UT Austin’s campus where students can independently grow their own food – Concho Community Garden and the UT Microfarm – are being threatened! Both of these spaces have become essential for cultivating community and providing sustainability education on campus. Sign the petition to keep these farms from closing down, and help support Concho Community Garden by attending their 5th Anniversary Party this Sunday.

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Last weekend’s Spring Plant Sale was a lot of fun despite the rain, but we still have many healthy, organic vegetable seedling remaining for sale. Along with Farm Stand this Saturday from 10AM-2PM, we will be selling heirloom seedlings. Grow your own garden full of tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, squash, kohlrabi, lettuce, kale and rainbow chard! We will be joined by Austin Gaskamp and his incredible herbs and tropical plants (including coffee trees you can grow indoors!). See you Saturday!

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Interested in a great use of the green garlic and swiss chard in your CSA? Vanessa’s Black Bean Soup recipe – which can be made vegan – incorporates some of our favorite seasonal vegetables and spices into a delicious plant-based main course that’s perfect for dinner for your whole family. Make extra in advance and freeze it, for a healthy dinner during the work week.

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