This Week’s Share
|Basil||8 ounces||4 ounces|
|Bok Choi, Prize Choi||2 heads||1 head|
|Chard, Rhubarb Red||2 bunches||1 bunch|
|Fava Beans||5 pounds||2 1/2 pounds|
|Lettuce||2 heads||1 head|
|New Potatoes, Red Gold||4 pounds||2 pounds|
|Scallions (Green Onions)||2 bunches||1 bunch|
- Basil: It might be time to get out the food processor for pesto making, because basil is back again and even more bountiful than last week.
- Fava Beans: You will receive Fava Beans in your share this week and next week. They are a crop that is here and gone quickly, so enjoy them while they are around. WARNING– There is a rare genetic deficiency that affects some people and can lead to health problems if they eat fava beans. This condition is relatively rare and usually detected by childhood, but if you have never eaten fava beans before we recommend you check out www.g6pd.org to learn more.
- New Potatoes, Red Gold: Another round of delicious new potatoes. You may notice they are unwashed, and that is because we didn’t want to further peel their delicate “new” skins. Also, make sure to keep them refrigerated as they have not yet developed a thick and protective skin.
- Scallions (Green Onions): Enjoy the last early season round in your share this week.
CSA Split Payment Reminder
This is a friendly reminder that those of you set-up for split payments, your second installation is due by July 15.
Please send checks to:
Sauvie Island Organics LLC.
20233 NW Sauvie Island Rd
Portland, OR 97231
Beat the Heat
We’ve got some hot days in the forecast, and with that here are a few reminders for making sure your veggies don’t get cooked early.
- Pick-up on the day of delivery. Picking up on the day of delivery is always your best option for optimal quality of your share, but this is even more true with summer heat.
- Don’t leave your share in the car. Greens can go from happy and crisp to a sad and wilted in a matter of minutes in a hot car.
- Cool it off. Once home give your lettuce, chard, and bok choi a cool douse of water before they go into the fridge to keep them hydrated and perky.
Can You Help the Farm? We Need a Vehicle
Do you have an older (but loved) pick-up truck, mini-van, passenger-van, or car that is looking for the perfect place to retire. Send it here to SIO and we’ll happily welcome your old baby into our family of work vehicles. We are in search of a well-used, well-loved, no-longer-needed, automatic or manual transmission vehicles that can be used to transport people, produce and/or equipment from different sites. We are open to donations, or low-priced offers. Rest assured knowing that on our farm only rewarding work filled days and peaceful calm nights on the island lie in wait for your much deserving engined friend. Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (503.621.6921) if you have just the right member for our team.