June 2, 2021

Believe it or not, Whipstone Farm had another two nights of frost this past week! There is never a dull moment in farming. Some plants will recover from the damage and others didn’t make it and will need to be replaced. June 1st is the frost free date that Whipstone plans on, so these last few frosts have really pushed it to the limit. But that is just the nature of farming. Willowbrook is losing plants to squirrels, Whipstone is losing plants to frost, and in between it all they are still managing to provide an incredible assortment of delicious veggies for our enjoyment.

This week we get our first taste of Whipstone Farm’s delicious carrots. Once you have had a taste of these you will never enjoy a carrot from the grocery store again. I don’t know how they have done it, but Whipstone has managed to pick the perfect variety of hardy, crisp, sweet carrots for Northern Arizona. I’m sure you will love them. We also have the first of this year’s garlic harvest this week from Willowbrook Farm! Also from Willowbrook, we have a premium greens mix that includes mustard, tatsoi, mizuna, and Chinese cabbage leaf. You can eat it as salad mix or use it for stir fry. And for a CSA first, we have chicory mix from Whipstone Farm. Chicory is a class of bitter salad greens (endive and radicchio are chicories), that can be used in combination with the other bag of salad mix or on its own. All in all, it will be a big week for salads!Have a great week!

What’s in your basket – June 2nd

Beets – Whipstone Farm
Carrots – Whipstone Farm
Chicory mix – Whipstone Farm
Garlic – Willowbrook Farm
Premium greens mix – Willowbrook Farm
Salad mix – Willowbrook Farm

Pepper plants safe inside a greenhouse at Whipstone Farm.

Planting the lower field at Willowbrook (before)…

… and after!

Lettuce seedlings (yum!)

Garlic drying after harvest…

… and ready for this week’s shares!