Week #4 Distribution; July 5 [B week]

Picking up the produce...

It was another sweltering day as the heat wave continues to pound Brooklyn. Despite the high temps and the lack of rain, the produce was looking fine as ever. In a little glimpse into the lives of our farm family, Martin & Gaudencia’s 2 youngest children accompanied them to drop off the food. As we were unloading, I asked Mimo (the namesake of the farm and their only son)  if he did anything fun for the 4th of July holiday. With all the sauciness that only a 10 year old can muster, he declared “Nope, I was in the field all day cutting stuff for you guys”. It was a bit of a reality check for me to realize that our farmers spent the entire holiday harvesting our food. What an amazing gift to receive freshly harvested produce weekly; 3 cheers to our dedicated farmers (and their hardworking children!!)

MimoMex Onions

Vegetable Share

  • 1 White Onion
  • 1 Spanish Onion
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Leek
  • 2 heads of Garlic
  • 1 bag of Zucchini Flowers
  • 1 bunch of Kale
  • 1 bunch of Basil
  • 1 bunch of Epazote
  • 1 bunch of Carrots
  • 1 bunch of Beets
  • 1 bunch of Swiss Chard

MimoMex Eggs

Egg Share

  • 1 dozen pastured eggs. Special “blue eggs” mixed in. The blue egg comes from the same chickens, which are from a breed which can produce blue eggs…

Greig Farm Blueberries

Berry Share

  • 1 bucket of fresh picked Blueberries
  • 1 amazing little cookbook of Greig Farm family recipes for strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

It was another great distribution. Thanks to all the volunteers who rocked out the night. We are still very excited about this year and really looking forward to the start of the Orchard share next week. We were able to enjoy a beer with Norman, our Berry farmer, and already looking forward to next season’s “Strawberry Share” & “Spring Asparagus & Sugar Snap Pea Share”. Ooohh La La!

Picking up @ Woods backyard

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