It’s June 24th and it’s our 2nd CSA pick up day! While it has cooled off slightly (it’s only going to be 84 degrees today) it has been in the high 90’s for the last few days. With the heat, comes summer flowers. We’re past the transition flowers from our last pick-up like larkspur and bupluerum and we’re on to a new variety of flowers, fruit and foliage.
Today, our bunches are filled with:
- Blueberries from Greenstone Fields
- Snapdragons from Butterbee Farm
- Borage from Butterbee Farm
- Thistle from Seaberry Farm
- Hydrangea Foliage from Wollam Gardens
- Queen Anne’s Lace From Seaberry Farm
- Sunflowers from Capital Flower Growers
Since this is the first year we’re using Borage, we thought we’d tell you a little about it. If you’re looking for it in your bouquet, it looks like this!
Butterbee Farm loaded us up with a couple hundred stems in the last few weeks. Borage is also called Starflower and is actually an herb. The leaves are edible and Laura Beth from Butterbee Farm said it tastes like cucumber but Irene and I tasted it today and…it was a little gross to eat. Try it for yourself and see.
We also added thistle to our bouquets this week. We love the color but not the spikes!
Back by popular demand this week is another cold drink concocted by Eric to keep our CSA members refreshed while they pick up their flowers. This week Lemon Basil-ade! Hillen Homestead provided us with Lemon Basil this week that Eric turned into a simple syrup. He added it to lemon and water…and voilà!
In each of our blog posts on the CSA, we’ll share some things we heard people say while they were visiting. Today our best quote came from Andy: “The flowers last week were beautiful. My girlfriend just hugged the bouquet when I brought it home.
Thanks to all our CSA members, thanks to our growers and thanks to Irene for putting our bouquets together today!
Be sure to check the hashtag #locoflocsa on twitter, instagram and facebook to see more photos from the CSA. There is still time to join if you’re interested. Check out the sign-up form on our website.
Our next pick up date is Wednesday, July 8 from 4:30-7pm. See you then!