2017 Week 19 – Week of 8 May

A bunch of fresh asparagus

Some of our Asparagus harvest. We usually harvest about 800 pounds of asparagus a year!

Last week, the asparagus really started to come in.  This is always an exciting, if somewhat exhausting time on the farm.  We’re focused on getting much of our planting done, but also harvesting asparagus at least once a day.  Sometimes twice a day!

Asparagus is an important marker on our farm.  It starts the season of great fresh eating.  It also marks the point where we start to have a positive cash flow.  And, because the market hasn’t started yet, we get to visit a lot of our customers as we deliver the asparagus.  It’s also pretty.

Last week was a bit tough keeping on-menu, so you’ll see some repeats.  They’re repeats on the plan, not so much repeat meals, because I never made them.  This next few weeks is going to be extraordinarily crazy as we pack three months worth of activities into four weeks of school, plus the farmers’ market  starts up (I’m the vendor coordinator, so in addition to being a vendor ourselves, we’re organizing the other vendors).  If I can manage even eating one home-prepared meal a day over the next several weeks, Ill consider it a success!

MonZucchini BreadDining HallSausage & Fennel Ragout


Tiny asparagus (what didn't get freeze damage, but was too short to sell)
Lancer Band

Cover veggies ahead of hard freeze
TuesZucchini BreadOn the RoadHomemade Frozen Pizza
Lancer Band

Comment Sheets due tomorrow!
WedZucchini BreadSausage and Fenel Ragout

Sausage Spaghetti Pie (from freezer)

Asparagus in Garlic Butter
Lancer Band
ThurAmaretto Nut BreadSausage Spaghetti PieDining HallRetreat & Late Lessons
FriAmaretto Nut BreadDining Hall
Punt - probably munchies at RelayFischoff National Chamber Music Competition winners masterclass.

Relay for Life/Corps of Drums & Band perform

Harvest for Farmers' Market
SatAmaretto Nut BreadMunchies at the MarketBagels w/ Pesto SchmearOpening Day of Farmers' market
SunBagels w/ Pesto ShmearDining HallSwedish Meatball Soup


Mother's Day

Make Applesauce Spice Cake

New from the farm: The asparagus is reaching it’s peak.  Rhubarb and radishes are coming along.  Salad greens are running a bit behind due to all of the cold weather lately…

Groceries: Kroger – $98.13

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