Wednesday, 5 July 2017

This Week's Special Feature

is Heirloom Romaine Lettuce.  It's so beautiful right now.  Imagine your favourite Caesar Salad recipe with this lovely rich-in-colour speckled lettuce.   Or every use for a nutritious green in salads or sandwiches, wraps, burgers and more.  It’s much more interesting and better for you than plain old iceberg from the store. 

We have many heirloom, colourful, crispy lettuces right now such as red salad bowl, tennis ball and tom thumb (small heads of crisp butterhead lettuces), speckled and flame to name a few.  The rainy weeks and dark days are friends to my salad ingredients – no complaints here.

And we finally started staking and doing the Florida Weave with the tomato plants.  No, that’s not a line dance, it’s what we do with baler’s twine carefully weaving in between each tomato plant and around the stakes we pounded into the ground between every second or third plant.  This supports the tomatoes so we’re able to trim off those unnecessary bottom branches which would normally hold up the plant but take up way too much room.  The fruits will be healthier for it.  Ah, don’t you just long for the summery taste of that first tomato – soon soon soon. 

Speaking of firsts, there are some snow peas ready, not a lot but some.  Beets are ready this week.  It’s clearly the week of readiness in the garden of greens here at Day Brighteners Farm.

Celery is holding out for another week or so, but it’s definitely growing chubbier stalks for you. 

Weeding and laying straw under the beans we salavationized (new word) last week helped and they are now climbing the ladder of success – well, the trellis of success we made for them anyway.

Here’s the list of foods for you to enjoy this week:
Beets NEW $3 pound
Beet Greens  $3 bunch
Curly Cress  $2 bunch I’ll keep it out of the salad, you can add your own or
Edible flowers   $3 bag
Garlic Scapes:  $3 bunch of 15
Green Garlic NEW It’s picked fresh, to be used right away, not cured yet, mild garlic flavour  $2 each
Green Onions:  $2 bunch of 8
Herbs, fresh:  citrus thyme, dill, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, savory, stinging nettle, tarragon   $2 bunch  
Herb Mix: a mix of several fresh herbs  $3 bunch   let me know if there’s an herb you’re not fond of
Kale  $3 bunch
Lettuce heads:  heirloom romaine, speckled, tennis ball, tom thumb, red salad bowl  $2 each 
OR Mixed Bag  $3   
Mustard Greens  $3 bunch
Red Orach  (spinach more nutritious than spinach)  $3 bag
Salad Greens, washed and table ready:  includes green spinach, strawberry spinach, wild spinach, orach, celery tops, sorrel, arugula, parsley, lovage, mustard, cress and various soft and crunchy lettuces and other green stuff growing on the property and edible flowers  $5 bag   
Snow Peas not many yet but still yummy $3 bag
Swiss Chard   $3 bunch

Sprouts  $3 /bag
Sandwich Booster  (clover, alfalfa, radish and mustard)  
Spring Salad Mix  (broccoli, radish, alfalfa & clover) 

Sunflower Shoots – should be ready by Friday  $2 bag

If you'd like to purchase any of the above items, I'm happy to provide them if available after our regular customers have ordered.  If you want to know how to receive delivery of our nutritional goodness, see Contact information and email or call me.  Thanks.
Until next post, have a great every day.  

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