It is high planting season here at Glynwood, and the Veggie Crew is working hard to put together a bountiful season for our CSA members. The greenhouse is teeming with tomatoes of all varieties, the fields already have our early plantings of lettuces, spinach, turnips, beets, radishes, broccoli and much more.
The forecast for 2012’s yield?
One of the many ways CSA members at Glynwood get to enjoy tastier vegetables than are available in the grocery store is through the many varieties of heirloom vegetables offered in each week’s share. Heirlooms are vegetables grown from seed strains that have been open pollinated and saved for their specific, desirous traits by farmers and gardeners for many generations. They are the polar opposite of conventionally grown vegetables, which are raised to be durable but not necessarily flavorful, and heirlooms are never genetically modified. There are many organizations devoted to saving these varieties from extinction, and one of the best ways to do that is for farmers like us to grow them so that members like you can experience their exceptional flavors and colors.
We have over one hundred different varieties of vegetables growing in the greenhouse and the fields! Some of the celebs? The Green Zebra Tomato is a personal favorite of Dave’s, our fearless CSA Manager. We are also looking forward to some Watermelon Radishes, Red Thumb Fingerlings, and the candy-cane-striped Chioggia Beets. We will keep you posted with pictures and recipes as these delicious veggies come into season.
Buy a Share
Mouth watering yet? Shares are still available for this season’s CSA! In addition to delicious veggies you will get to pick your own flowers, visit Glynwood’s beautiful farm property each week, and know that you are changing the local food system with each delicious pick-up. Our 22 month season costs $675, averaging just $31/week [each week’s bounty is enough to feed a family of four or two vegetarians! Sign up here .
Look for more updates from the Veggie Crew soon….
Valerie, Veggie Apprentice at Glynwood Farm