The turkeys arrived safe and sound and are settling in well. Three of the original 16 have died, which is about the usual attrition rate the first week, unfortunately. A fourth is growing slowly but is eating OK so hopefully will strengthen. The rest are growing quickly, running around, and look very healthy. These are heritage breeds – Black Spanish, Bourbon Red, and Royal Palm and will be raised on pasture. As you can see we won’t have a great many this year so let us know soon if you’re interested in reserving a turkey for Thanksgiving. We’ll get back to you about a deposit after these are safely past the 3-4 week period when they are most fragile.
Here’s our expected harvest this week:
Full Share: Okra, Potatoes (2 lbs), Basil, Squash, Cucumber, Onions, Eggplant, Peppers, Tomatoes, Garlic, Edible marigolds, Melon, Garlic chives, Rosemary
Half Share: Okra, Potatoes (2 lbs), Basil, Squash or cucumber, Onions, Eggplant, Peppers, Tomatoes, Garlic
This week’s share will feature Basil. Here’s a post from an earlier season sharing several ways to cook with basil along with tomatoes and garlic.