Mother’s Day Bouquets and World Migratory Bird Day
May 10th, 2023
We have two exciting events coming up this weekend! On Saturday morning from 8-9am, Farmer Nathan will be leading a bird walk around the farm in celebration of World Migratory Bird Day. He will be highlighting some of our resident nesting birds in addition to discussing how they are beneficial to the ecosystem of the farm. This event is open to the public and free of charge. After the bird walk, we’ll be hosting a make-your-own bouquet event during the Farmers Market from 9am-1pm. This hands-on family friendly activity allows attendees to craft a bouquet for a loved one with flowers grown right here on the farm. The cost is $20 per bouquet and will be available while supplies last.
Peppers have made their way into season! We’re currently harvesting shishitos, jalapenos, banana peppers, and Iko Iko bell peppers for both the Farm Stand and Veggie Shares. Shishitos (pictured above) are a mild pepper that are great for blistering or grilling and enjoying as a snack. Our moderately spicy jalapenos are perfect for pairing with our tomatoes and onions for a quick pico de gallo or salsa. Farmer Nathan highly recommends slicing up the banana peppers and making pickles. The Iko Iko bell peppers, a new variety this year, are great for grilling, stir-frying and stuffing. You can see the variety of colors they are while immature in the photo below!
Tromboncino squash have returned in abundance, providing us with over 300 pounds during harvesting yesterday. This tromboncino variety (pictured below) is called Centercut and while it can be grown as both a winter and a summer squash, we’re harvesting it green and immature. As you can see, it has a long, thin neck with a bulbous blossom end. The flesh is denser than a zucchini with a nuttier and sweeter flavor. You can use it in any recipe calling for zucchini. We recommend dicing it, roasting it, and garnishing it with fresh herbs, parmesan, and lemon before serving.
Farmers Markets this month: Saturday May 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 9am-1pm
World Migratory Bird Day and Bird Walk on Saturday, May 13th from 8-9am (sign up here)
Mother’s Day Bouquet Making at the Farmers Market on Saturday, May 13th from 9am-noon
Wood-Fired Pizza Night on Friday, May 19th from 6-8pm (sign up here!)
Farmers Market Cooking Demo on Saturday, May 20th from 10am-noon
Meet the Farm Tour on Sunday, May 28th from 1:30-2pm (sign up here!)
Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Tomatoes, Assorted Peppers, Green Beans, Zucchini, Tromboncino Squash, Cucumbers, Fennel, Radishes, Carrots, Leeks, Onions, Celeriac, Kohlrabi, Rainbow Chard, Kale, Assorted Herbs, Edible Flowers, and Flower Bouquets