For Friday March 31st
Well it’s another rainy day here at the co-op. I’m not complaining though, because it’s warm! The rain does make it hard to harvest some crops, though, such as jerusalem artichokes. Luckily Joe Hostetler of Windy Knolls Farm dug some a couple of days ago, so we have them to offer for Friday. He’s guessing he still has about 100 cases left in the ground. Though that sounds like a lot, we will move through those pretty quickly. I also wanted to point out that we will continue to have a limited supply of pea shoots avialable for Friday. Unfortunately the grower had a poor stand this planting, but is doing his best to get us all that he can! Forunately we have lots of other great greens to choose from- baby arugula, baby and young spinach, baby and young chards and kales, baby mesclun and more!
BASIL: Yep you read that right, we officially have basil! Daniel Beiler of Sunny Ridge Farm and Tim Derstine of Hares Valley are quite experienced in managing their tunnel crops, and getting us that early basil. I can already taste the pesto!
CARROT ROOTS: I thought we were out of our supply of #1 orange carrots, but luckily we have a couple of growers with amazing storage. We will have orange carrots for a few more weeks yet!
CABBAGE: We are officially out of red cabbage, and we don’t have too much green left- a couple more weeks’ worth I’d say. My mom made a delicious cabbage soup on Sunday. I was a bit skeptical about it as there didn’t seem to be too much to it, but she assured me that cabbage offers an excellent flavoring to soups. I should know by now to never doubt my mother, because it was delicious. I had two bowls!
SWEET & SPICY: Though we will have this favorite greens mix available for Friday delivery, there might be a bit of a lull next week in between growers’ plantings. Fingers crossed there won’t be! I’ll keep everyone posted on the next cover letter. Even if we do have a bit of a lull with this greens mix, we will certainly have others available.
NON-ORGANIC, ALL NATURAL LOCAL CHICKEN EGGS: AVAILABLE IN MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA-LARGE, 15 DOZEN BULK. PLEASE CALL TIM DERSTINE AT HARES VALLEY GROWERS AT 814 448 2784 FOR GREAT EGG PRICES.
*Uncle Matt’s (UM) – Clermont, Florida *Spring Thyme Herbs (STH) – Hockessin, Delaware *Mushroom Specialties – West Grove, Pennsylvania *Eastern Carolina Organics (NC) – Durham, NC *Wood Prairie Farm Potatoes – ME *Fresh Meadows Farm -- MA *Kiwi Korners – Danville, Pennsylvania *Porter Farms – Elba, New York