Winter’s wealth (Feb share box), greenhouse plans, sign up for summer shares!

We wound down the shared harvest season with a relatively easy weather (well before the heavy snow and cold snap) and still quite a nice variety coming from the farms (see below).  And we were lucky to get some bright add-on greens:  plentiful salad-worthy pea shoots from the Food Project in Dorchester and some beautiful kale from Clark Farm in Carlisle.  Thanks again to Wright-Locke Farm for lending us the use of their cozy farmstand and outside spaces.

Back from winter travels (or just journeys through the seed catalog perched by the woodstove), and with the daylight lengthening, Wright-Locke, Picadilly, Riverland, and other local farmers are seeding in the green house or will be any day now.

Check out the links in the text to be part of the growing:  sign up for your CSA share for the summer months or plan a visit or volunteer to get your hands dirty and a breath of fresh air along with those great summer veggies! Picadilly and  Riverland deliver excellent box shares to Eastern Massachusetts all summer and into the fall. The Food Project runs CSA shares out of their Lincoln and Beverly sites. Depending upon your location, these are a couple of other farms offering summer season CSAs:  Lexington Community Farm, First Root Farm in Concord, Brookwood Community Farm in Milton/Canton, and Bay End Farm in Buzzards Bay.  Wright-Locke Farm and many others also have spring and summer classes and series for kids and adults.

And follow this link for Jackie’s menu suggestions for your end-of-winter veggies and beans: Jackie Starr’s Fabulous Menu for our February share.

This is what came in the Share box earlier this month:

Baer’s Best Beans:
Two 1# bags, choice of black bean, Cannelini, and Vermont Cranberry

From Riverland Farm
3# Beets
2 Heads Cabbage
6# Carrots
1/2 # Garlic
4# Sweet Potato
1 Tomato Puree

From Picadilly Farm
gold potatoes 5-6 pounds
parsnips 3 pounds
celeriac 1 pieces
rutabagas 2.5-3 pounds
popcorn 2 pieces
butternut 2-3 pieces
plus onions 2 pounds
From Harlow Farm in VT: 2# onions