June 3, 2020

June is here and summer is just around the corner. Tomato plants are starting to fruit, stone fruits are getting bigger on the trees, and garlic is being harvested. But for now we can continue to enjoy the early-season greens that fill our baskets. Everything this week can be eaten fresh in a salad or enjoyed a variety of ways. If you are unsure what to do with items like garlic scapes or salad turnips, check out the recipes section of our website.

This week is the last chance to sign up for Whipstone Farm’s flower share. Whipstone grows gorgeous flowers year-round at their farm in Paulden and we are blessed with their incredible bouquets for 12 weeks each season. June 10th is the first week for flower shares, which can be collected along with your produce. The full cost for the flower share is $150. If you are interested in signing up for the flower share before it’s too late, please email Hilary at hbarnett101@gmail.com.

A few people asked if egg cartons can be returned this year for the farmers to reuse. The answer is yes! Egg cartons will sit for a week to decontaminate before being reused. Please only bring cardboard cartons; no plastic or Styrofoam cartons. Thank you! I will be on a river rafting trip from June 4th-11th, so if you have any questions or need anything while I am out of reach, please contact Hilary at (928) 592-8886 or hbarnett101@gmail.com.

Have a fabulous week!

What’s in your basket – June 3rd

Carrots – Whipstone Farm
Garlic scapes – Willowbrook Farm
Kale – Whipstone Farm
Radishes – Willowbrook Farm
Salad mix – Willowbrook Farm
Salad turnips – Whipstone Farm
Scallions – Whipstone Farm
Swiss chard – Willowbrook Farm

The finished chicken palace at Willowbrook Farm.

Freshly harvested garlic scapes.

Willowbrook’s swiss chard looks delicious!

Fresh salad greens from Whipstone Farm.

Last week to sign up for one of Whipstone Farm’s flower shares.