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!
|Mon||Zucchini Bread||Dining Hall||Sausage & Fennel Ragout|
Tiny asparagus (what didn't get freeze damage, but was too short to sell)
Cover veggies ahead of hard freeze
|Tues||Zucchini Bread||On the Road||Homemade Frozen Pizza||Lancer Band
Comment Sheets due tomorrow!
|Wed||Zucchini Bread||Sausage and Fenel Ragout|
|Sausage Spaghetti Pie (from freezer)|
Asparagus in Garlic Butter
|Thur||Amaretto Nut Bread||Sausage Spaghetti Pie||Dining Hall||Retreat & Late Lessons
|Fri||Amaretto Nut Bread||Dining Hall||Punt - probably munchies at Relay||Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition winners masterclass.
Relay for Life/Corps of Drums & Band perform
Harvest for Farmers' Market
|Sat||Amaretto Nut Bread||Munchies at the Market||Bagels w/ Pesto Schmear||Opening Day of Farmers' market|
|Sun||Bagels w/ Pesto Shmear||Dining Hall||Swedish Meatball Soup|
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