Monday EXTENSION- Bee Healthy

Janet, the owner of Bee Healthy, has asked that we keep the produce in her cooler for Monday…and I said…OK.  Saturday we sold out of Broccoli heads and Slicing cucumbers, so will bring in some more for those that may have missed out Saturday.  We also have left in the case some small heads of Cabbage for burgers and coleslaw, and the last of the Spring Cauliflower at a greatly reduced price!  The Cucumbers are the thing right now in the garden-  long snakey Striped Armenians, 1# bag of Heirloom Lemon Cucumbers, and the slicers which are Corinto or Olympian variety this year.  I’ll throw in some Tasty Jades for Monday, too.  Tasty Jades are long, English-style, and super fresh…just harvested today! Other items are 2 oz Fresh Basil (and 1 oz bags of other herbs), Shishito and purple Bell Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, 5 oz bags of Broccoli, Kale, Red Radishes, and bags of smaller sized Summer Squash.

Tomatoes will be ready in August, and you can order Pickling Cucumbers by texting 431-1219… Thanks!

Take advantage of the EXTRA Day this week:  Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  We will be back again on Saturday for Saturday Market at The Bee!  New items:  baby Bok Choi and our fresh harvest of the Fall Cauliflowers–Stark White and full of Flavor!

See you at The Bee for Saturday Market on Monday–oh, my, this is getting complicated!   The Farmer’s Wife

Picklers & Tomatoes & More

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The Pickler’s (pickling cucumbers) are coming to an end…the plants have produced several hundred pounds of cucumbers for all sorts of canning needs…if you want to do Pickles this year put in your order.  Orders are filling within a week–short wait time!  Cost is $25 for 13# (half bushel- field run)–dill included if requested.   (The cucumbers may continue to produce, but the dill will be seeded out within a short time…)

Order by emailing craftterri@rtconnect.net, or texting to 307-431-1219. 

Tomato plants are loaded and though folks have been anxiously waiting, they usually don’t start producing in volume until the first week in August.  We will be ready to fill tomato orders around August 15th.  We grow Heirloom, Roma’s, and Celebrity for canning–costs vary, sizes are usually 20# boxes.  Prices are posted at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com , Canner’s tab.  

There are other items for sale in bulk for freezing or pickling:  Cauliflower, Broccoli, CabbageAll are ready RIGHT NOW.  Our fall cauliflower is ready early…once it is gone it is gone!  Unlike the Broccoli there is no side production to continue to harvest once the head is harvested.  Fermentation is best when the cabbage is fresh from the garden…more natural healthy bacteria included thanks to mother nature…

Good Food for Healthy Bodies–consider setting things up for the winter months!  Freeze, dehydrate, can, ferment…

The Farmer’s Wife

Saturday MARKET– today at Bee Healthy…Now until 3:00 p.m.

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Today is Saturday and for most that means SLEEP-IN!  But not for the early bird out getting the worm–he’s up with the sun and down to Farmer’s Market for those fresh veggies right out of overnight refrigeration…but what about the folks, who work M-F those long hours and need just a little more shut-eye?  No worry, come to Saturday Market at Bee Healthy!  The Bee has Lloyd Craft Farms produce under refrigeration and they are open at 8:00 a.m. (close to the crack of dawn for those looking for variety) and close at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday’s.

We have stocked lots of freshly harvested cucumbers, full heads of cabbage and cauliflower and broccoli, and smaller bags at reduced prices of Shishito Peppers, Lemon Cukes, and Broccoli Florets. We also bagged smaller Summer Squash of three varieties for your salads or snacking–1-1/2# bags, and a new harvest of Islander Purple Bells.  Liz included some of her HERBS–including four 1 oz bags of Basil

Everything is from our garden and fresh–two important things for food integrity!

Take some time and run to town–support Farmer’s Market and support Worland downtown businesses, too.  Love your community and feed yourselves WELL!–The Farmer’s Wife

CLEARANCE ITEMS, too….at CSA Pick Up TODAY!

I just learned…well it was last night…that we will again have some great CLEARANCE ITEMS from Bee Healthy!  They will be stocked on shelves across from The Store.  Last time we had some Oatmeal & Granola Products–reduced pricing to move, and still good and fresh.  Check it out!

And don’t forget about the Blue Heron Ranch eggs we have for sale in The Store, the Fort Causeway frozen meat out of Lovell, and GOLDEN RASPBERRIES!  (I forgot those in yesterday’s post…)

See you at 4:00!  The Farmer’s Wife

THURSDAY at The Farm– 4:00-6:00 p.m. CSA Pick Up, The Store, & Diamond S Delights

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Where does the time go?!  We are already finishing up the first month of the CSA–Garden is giving us new stuff each week!  And we are stocking The Store with fruits, herbs, greens, and other vegetables not in the share.    

This week: Groups C12 and C1–Here’s what we have planned for your SHARE:

GIANT head of Imperial Broccoli–use this for several meals!  Not as tight of a head as we would prefer, but that’s what the heat does.  Flavor on the Imperial remains perfect though the dome is disheveled…like me this time of year!

Cabbage–your choice this week.  Chose between Alcosa Savoy (crinkled leaves, best cooked), Red Express (a small early red that likes to bloom), or Tendersweet (flat head with a lot of surface area that makes it a great wrap).  Looking for the green head?  We have some of those stocked in The Store.

Islander Purple Bell Peppers (2)–a light fleshed bell that is as beautiful as it is tasty. Great salad addition, loses its color and texture when cooked.  Islander’s go from light purple to dark purple to shades of orange to sunset red…like the sunsets on a paradise island!

CUCUMBERS!–Chose between the Striped Armenian or the Chinese Suyo (both are ‘snake’ shaped and add pop to any salad when thinly sliced), add 2 Tasty Jades (English style), and 2 large Harmonies (European Picklers, or what we sell as Snack Cukes when smaller).  Why not have a cucumber a day?

Summer Squash–Zucchini, Zephyr, Yellow–for maybe the last time in the Share as the tomatoes and peppers kick in and do their part in the Garden.  (We will have Extra Zucchini and Yellow Squashes for those who wish to freeze grated zucchini, or use their summer squash in multiple meals.)  Fresh is BEST!

 

THE STORE:  Flathead Cherries (only 12 bags–ORG next week), ripened Washington ORG Apricots, cute little Del Monte Pineapples, Mangoes, and ORG Pink Lady apples…as well as Lemons, Limes, and Grapefruit (all ORG).  More ORG Bananas this week at $1.00/#.  We also have added ORG Nectarines and ORG Red Plums.

The glass cooler will be packed:  Flamestar (orange) Cauliflower, the last of the Bishop (white) Cauliflower and some ‘Riced’ Cauliflower suitable for ricing at a reduced price…Green cabbages and more heads of Broccoli…Bagged Broccolini (Galion X) and Shishito’s and Snack Cukes…Also Cilantro and Herbs from the Garden…Organic Girl Baby Spinach and 50/50 Salad MixGinger Root and Turmeric…ORG Garlicand I’m sure I’ve left something out!

Also, ask me about natural pastured pork from Fort Causeway in Lovell.  Kevin & Keri have put together a 10# packet for us with Cottage Bacon and Pork Bacon (different cuts from the pork), Pork Chops, and Fresh Ground Pork. The pigs are born and raised in Wyoming with no added hormones or antibiotics.  What natural means is the bacon is cured with celery salt and sugar, and not nitrites.  We have been sampling our packet and it is some of the best meat I’ve had in a while!  We are selling the packets for $92, which is a good price for quality meat according to the USDA survey.  (Sorry, not selling just the bacon by itself, but believe me, you won’t be disappointed with the ground pork or chops!)

See you Thursday!  Don’t forget, Kris with Diamond S Delights is there, too–pick up some of her fresh raw milk cheeses, spreads, and Kefir.  You can sign up for your own weekly milk.  Enzyme rich milk is amazing, and easier to digest for most folks.      See you the 26th!   The Farmer’s Wife

 

FRUIT for The STORE!- July 26th

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I just finished ordering fruit to stock in The Store for this Thursday, July 26th!  The local produce is coming on–such an exciting time of the Year when we can get Flathead Cherries from Montana–I’ve ordered Conventional for this week, and pre-ordered the Organic for the first week in August.  Idaho Blueberries will be following in August, and the Peaches from Utah in late August, early September.

Other offerings are ORG Golden Raspberries, ORG Red Seedless Grapes, Kiwi, and ORG Apricots from CA instead of WA, and ORG Nectarines.  More of the usual in the ORG Bananas ($1.00/# this week), ORG Red Plums, ORG Pink Lady Apples, Mangoes and PineapplesIn the past we have had the Dole Golden Pineapples….this week we are trying a new variety at $3.75 instead of $5.50.

Information on the Veggies for this week will follow!

Enjoy the fresh air and get plenty of sunshine to build up your Vitamin D! — The Farmer’s Wife

Pickling Cucumbers ARE READY!

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We began harvesting Pickling Cucumbers today!  OPEN SALE TO ANYONE– Variety is great, very dense, thinner skin than the American pickler’s, which tend to be bitter.  They make a great sliced pickle whether Bread & Butter, or Dill, as well as the whole dills.  Cost is $25 for a half-bushel (13#), and we have dill, too.

Send an email to craftterri@rtconnect.net or TEXT 307-431-1219.  Harvest for the Pickler’s is Friday morning with the cucumbers ready for pick up in the afternoon.  We harvest 3 times a week–

 

THANKS!  The Farmer’s Wife