A New Team Member
We are thrilled to introduce you to our newest member of the farm team Daphne! Originally from the Republic of the Congo, Daphne came to the Houston area as a refugee about a decade ago. She’s worked extensively at Agricola Family Farms (owned and operated by her parents) and most recently was the manager of the Woodlands Farmers Market. Once Daphne gets settled in, she’ll be stepping into the role of manager for our own farmers market. If you see her around the farm, make sure to say hi!
A few new veggies are making their way onto our harvest list this week: shelling peas, zucchini, and yellow crookneck squash. Shelling peas don’t produce edible pods like snap peas so they must be shelled before being eaten. Simply split them down the seam and remove the peas! As for our zucchini and yellow squash, we’re excited to be able to offer them to you a couple of weeks early this year. We’ll have a limited amount available for you at the farm stand this weekend so make sure to get there early! The farm stand is open on Saturday from 8am-noon.
The arrival of warmer weather means a veritable parade of members of the nightshade family. The Solanaceae or nightshade family includes delicious crops like potatoes and tomatoes. Here are the nightshades we’ve planted thus far: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and tomatillos. We haven’t grown tomatillos in a couple of years so we’re super pumped to have them on the lineup this year. As you can see in the photo below, the tomatillos are already blooming!
Currently in Season: Shelling Peas, Zucchini (limited), Yellow Crookneck Squash (limited). Celeriac, Fiolaro, Chicory, Kale, Lettuce, Radicchio, Cabbage, Swiss Chard, Arugula, Collard Greens, Dill, Cilantro, Parsley, Spring Onions, Scallions, Radishes, Broccolini, and Cauliflower