Our 20th Season!
HOG Trough Week 7 July 6th 2015
What’s Happening At the Farm this Week
Our new HOG bags are in! Thank you so much to Maya for all her work designing them, they are amazing! The bags are $8 ea or 2 for $15, and are perfect for holding your share–they are durable, washable, and practically unbreakable! Grab them at pickup, the farmstand, or the market!
This week we’ll be harvesting our garlic crop–this is the perfect volunteer opportunity for young, old, and in between! After harvesting a truckload, we drive it back down to the tractor barn for cleaning, sorting for seed, and hanging to dry. The garlic needs to cure for about 3-4 weeks. This is one of the few shady, sitting work opportunities at the farm, so hope to see you there! We plan on working on garlic all week.
Volunteer Work Hours
Members are welcome to volunteer all season, and if you complete 15 hours or more you receive a $100 refund! May and June is the perfect time to volunteer-lots of projects, cool weather, limited bugs. Workdays are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 930-5pm, and Saturdays 930-12. Drop us an email if you think you might come, so we can be sure to have a project ready!
Projects this week include:
Garlic Harvest and Cleaning!
In Season This Week
Your share may contain:
fennel or celery
cabbage or raddicchio
cucumbers–picklers, silver slicers, israeli types
basil–thai or italian
Our fruit shares are provided by Briermere Farms in Riverhead, and include fruits we don’t grow at the farm, like peaches, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, apricots and more!
Your share this week:
Pick Your Own
At the HOG all of our herbs and flowers are u-pick. Please come anytime, avoid picking if there is heavy rain, bring your own clippers if you can, and be sure to leave the gates as you found them! Also please be gentle with the plants–all of our herbs are meant to last for the season, so please clip gently and only remove a few stems from each plant. With care these beds will last all summer!
flowers–just beginning! limit 5 stems
cilantro–limit 1 bunch
dill–limit 1 bunch
parsley–limit 1 bunch
basil–limit 1 bunch
oregano–no limit, take what you can use
sage–no limit, take what you can use
chives–no limit, take what you can use.
thyme–no limit, take what you can use
On the Way
Coming up in the next week or two.