YORKTOWN HEIGHTS — The farmers at Hilltop Hanover Farm are readying for the produce season that officially opens on Tuesday — the beginning of the 20-week CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share program.
Those who own a share of the produce crop will be able to start picking up their crops from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The spring crops may include lettuce, spinach, bok choy, and mizuna. Shareholders check in, open up their own bags, and fill them with produce picked that very day. Instructions are provided for the number of each crop that can be selected. For example, the week’s pick may be short on lettuce and stronger on spinach so you may be selecting one portion of lettuce and two of spinach. The selections and portions vary as the growing season unfolds. The share program is once again a great success, for the goal of 130 shares has been achieved.
Assisting the shareholders each week is Nicole Mead, the CSA newsletter editor. Mead will post a blog on the farm’s workshop by Monday of each week detailing the vegetables available for that coming week. In addition, she will be providing recipes that can be used with each week’s selections. CSA shareholders and non shareholders alike should bookmark this link: http://www.hilltophanoverfarm.org/farmers-blog/
A CSA member event will be held June 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. More details will be available at the Farm’s website; however, the evening will include a twilight farm tour, potluck dinner, and music.
June workshops at Hilltop Hanover Farm include the following: “Why Weed,” June 8 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; “Couples Cooking 4 with Chef Matt Raymond,” June 21 at 7 p.m.; “Jam Making,” June 22 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.; and “Beekeeping for Beginners,” June 22, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Check online for cost of each workshop and additional details. You may also call the Farm’s office at 962-2368. You can sign up on line at hilltophanoverfarm.org .