Mexican Street Corn
Corn slathered with a mixture of mayo, homemade chili powder, cheese, cilantro, and a lime wedge. Served with corn tortillas and cucumber salsa
Ask if you want extra heat!!!
What's in Season?
Cabbage ON SALE! $1/ lb
Quail Eggs BOGO FREE
Pheasant Eggs ON SALE $5/ dzn
Spring Onions $0.50 /bunch
Pickles ON SALE 2/ $7
...and anything else that is in season by then!
Our poultry and game birds will only be available by pre-order, but will be available next Saturday for pick up at both of our markets! We are offering a 5% discount if you do pre-order, and that goes for both pheasant and quail!
Contact us for Pick-Up ANY DAY this week!
This Week's Featured Recipe:
2 medium cucumbers, skinned and chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
4 jalapeños, minced
½ medium red onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed and minced
2 tbsp of lime juice
2 tsp of parsley, finely chopped
2 tsp of cilantro, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Things have been super hot these past couple weeks… and it’s only getting hotter! Not only are we suffering, but our crops are struggling with this heat wave as well. Irrigating has been super important recently as well as the use of shade cloths.
Irrigating is actually super easy! You can create a very efficient system without spending a fortune or hiring a plumber. Here are some examples:
- (LEFT) Drip tape is the most expendable, it's easy to fix, and is cheap so long as it doesn’t break too often. It's probably the most forgiving of the three examples here.
-(MIDDLE) Soaker hoses last a few years, but need repaired every so often, and can be sensitive to weather.
-(RIGHT) PVC is a long term solution, but is harder to handle and is sensitive to the cold. Additionally, repairing it tends to be harder than installing and can be costly.
This week we focused on plant maintenance! With weather so hot it’s good to maintain airflow around the plants, so techniques like weeding, watering, trellising, and pruning are great ways to keep plants alive, helping them to respire and not be sapped of nutrients. Our brussel sprouts took a turn for the worst, unfortunately, but we’re hoping to try again this fall when it starts to cool down. Our peppers, however, are LOVING the heat! We’ve been seeing giant sweet peppers pop up everywhere! Aaaand jalapeños! We're so excited to be able to have fresh peppers with which to pickle, cook, and make sauces!
Keeping people cool and hydrated is very important. Naturally, loose fitting long sleeved shirts of a breathable fabric (like linen) are ideal in hot and dry weather, if you're going to be in the sun for any extended period of time. They'll shield your skin more, which will keep you cooler, essentially keeping your skin in the shade, and also reduce risk of burning. Some prefer water wicking fabrics, which absorb perspiration and have an extra cooling effect when the wind picks up, but on still, hot days, these can often just stick to your skin and become uncomfortable. Linen and cotton garments dry faster and breathe better, and may be preferred by some.
Small chicken update! Any day now we should be seeing some chicken eggs from our Rhode Island Reds. So excited to be able to provide fresh eggs for everyone!
Don't forget we also have slots available for volunteers! Need volunteer hours for a club or school? Looking to learn about where your food comes from and how it's produced? Are you just in need of a reason to get outside, maybe burn a few calories? Contact us today if you're interested!
We are also accepting pre-orders for our Thanksgiving and Holiday Turkeys! A down payment of $20 will reserve a turkey for your holiday meal, and as much will be taken off the final price upon pickup.