Eat That Frog

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First Thing in the Mornin’!

“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

-Mark Twain

There’s a chance that I may be beginning to feel a little overwhelmed here. I thought it was a lot to be working full time and trying to build my farm on the side, but let me tell you, doing this full time is 100 fold more! Whoever said that a task will always be completed in the time allotted for it must not have been a farmer… But hey, the weather is beautiful, the food I’m growing is delicious, and no matter how busy things are, I am loving every minute of it!

As you may remember me telling you last week, this week has been crazy busy trying to get my first round of summer veggies in the ground. So far, I’ve gotten my tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and zucchini in the ground. Yet to go on the docket are peppers, eggplant, green beans, watermelon and cantaloupe. It’s also already time to start my second succession of tomatoes. Where is the year going?

In other news, Street Fare Farm now has 2, that’s right, 2 honey bee hives thanks to Palmer of P’s Honey Bee’s (check out his Facebook! I am a huge supporter of bees, I’ve got one tattooed on my chest, and Palmer has been showing me the ropes and they will be a great help in pollinating my veggies in the future, as well as adding to the ever-important biodiversity of this property. Thanks, Palmer!

Come on out to the NoDa Farmer’s Market tomorrow from 8am-noon! I will be bringing tons of salad fixins for your consuming pleasure: crisp, fresh New Red Fire lettuce heads, peppery Astro arugula, sweet baby Abundant Bloomsdale spinach, sharp, crunchy Valentine’s Day radishes, and some delicious, hearty Olympic Red kale! Also gracing my table with their presence will be Rowland’s Row pastured, non-GMO eggs, with yolks so gold you need sunglasses to behold! Man, I’m a bangin’ poet. Come see me, I promise I’ll shower beforehand!

This coming week will be the opening week for the CSA drop-offs! I’m so happy that those of you that have signed up have decided to become part of the Street Fare Farm family! I hope this will be a relationship for us to cultivate for years to come, and that we will all come to reap the rewards together! Farming puns aside, this week in the box you can expect to find what is listed above. Check out this link for a recipe for kale and white bean soup that you can make with my kale!

I hope to see yous guys bright and early tomorrow, they’re calling for beautiful weather! As you go through the week, if you start to feel a little overwhelmed, take a step back, reassess what you need to get done, make a list, and eat the biggest frog first! Have a wonderful week, be excellent to each other, and party on, dude!

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