Pick up will be at the Atlantic Farmer’s Market for all of you but Deb Beiker and Tova. We will try to be in the same “end of the row of vendors ” place every week. Orschlen’s is 1310 E. 7th St. If you have problems call me at 712-249-3197.
This week’s produce includes:
Edible Pod Peas
The broccoli is terrific. Remember to soak the broccoli in salt water for at least twenty minutes. Because we do not use chemical controls on pests some of those pesky little critters will find their way onto the broccoli. The control we do use, bacillus thuringensus, is a biological control that we spray on the plant. When the little worms eat the plants, they ingest the Bt – that causes them to dehydrate. We spray once a week or more often if we are having a lot of rain.
Gwen and Liza, the two summer interns, harvest the veggies the day before and the day of CSA pick up. They do a first wash or a rinse on most items of produce. We recommend that you do a thorough washing of the veggies as you receive them. Many resources recommend that we do not wash potatoes, carrots and other root crops because they store better.