Good gracious, apologies for the very overdue Harvest Dispatch! I hope that everyone has been enjoying their farm shares regardless and that there weren't any tremendous surprises... for the most part, the produce was all usual suspects. You'll find the line-up as per usual just below. But first we begin with a couple new delights...
The herb bundle you received this week consisted of Blue Hyssop flowers, Chocolate Mint, and Oregano Vulgare. All three serve as delightful pollinator and beneficial insect habitats on the farm, but they each have equally lovely culinary uses in your kitchens!
Blue Hyssop- Use as a tea herb or just enjoy the big blue blossom in a mason jar of water on your kitchen window sill. She's a member of the mint family, so I find that the plant pairs quite delightfully with our chocolate mint, hint-hint.
Chocolate Mint- For anything sweet and/or chocolately as you dare! It makes a lovely tea companion (see above) but also pairs extraordinarily with desserts, ice cream toppings, smoothies, milkshakes, pie, cake... are you picking up what I'm laying down?
Oregano Vulgare- Just an incredibly delicious oregano! Use it fresh or dry it out for longer life span... pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, beans, salads, quinoa, and the like.
The rest is as follows...
This week was the last week for Swiss Chard for the season. Kale will stick around a smidge longer, but she too will begin to be traded out for our summer crops. Which leads me to our second and final topic of conversation for this Dispatch... what ARE the summer crops and what in the blue blazes is going on at the Sown & Grown farm???
As farming goes, production can be a fickle creature to learn, but we're doing everything in our power at the farm to create a world of abundance for our farmily and beyond. If you have any questions or would like to see the farm in person, please do let us know! Volunteer Saturday coming up very soon, weather permitting. Stay tuned to your inboxes for an update on that event! Until then, lovelies, buen provecho.