In This Week’s Box: Bibb lettuce, Garlic scapes, Carrots, Cucumbers, Strawberries, Arugula, and Shelling peas.
The produce that you receive each week is grown at one of our two fields. The Calliope Farm home field is where it all started in 2004, and contains about 5 acres of production area. At the home site we grow a wide variety of smaller succession crops, including the spinach, lettuce, radishes and other small brassicas, salad mix, beans, peas, herbs, and zucchini. As well as our berries, tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.
This week’s box features a few crops from our leased fields south of Olympia – carrots and garlic scapes. About 3 years ago, Calliope Farm expanded it’s production area to include another 5 acres of fertile soil, located about 10 miles south of Olympia on Case Road. We affectionally call it “Left Foot” after the previous tenants, Left Foot Organics. That field is home to our garlic, potatoes, carrots, beets, broccoli and other large brassicas, chicories, celery, winter squash, and onions.
We hope you are enjoying the produce thus far. As the growing season progresses and warm weather settles in, you will see the change reflected in your box. In the meantime, we invite you to savor the produce that only the early summer season provides.
Happy Eating, the Calliope Farm crew