As your farmer, I am committed to helping to build our community, providing fresh and healthy food to you and being a responsible steward of the farmland and our ecosystem. The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model is an innovative way for you to receive fresh vegetables each week and be a part of the Deri Farm community. Healthy vegetables come from healthy soil. Using organic farming methods, I am not just restoring the nutrients in the soil, but improving its quality for our future.
-Justin Deri

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Week 2 Harvest – 6/22/10

This week has many of the same items as week one: chard, garlic scapes, hakurei turnips and radishes.  Head lettuce and beets are new this week. Don't forget that in addition to the beet root, the greens are tasty too!

Beets & Beet Greens

Betts Bunched Beets and beet greens are quite popular here at Deri Farm. Beets are in the same plant family as Swiss Chard and are essentially the same as chard, except they have a root the swells up!  Or you ...

Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens - bunched Mustard greens can include many different varieties of mustard.  A few specific examples are bok choi, arugula, kale, tatsoi, mizuna, etc.  At Deri Farm, we grow a few different greens that don't really get their own name ...

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard bunch Swiss Chard (aka Chard or Silverbeet) is in the same family a beets. I recently learned that it is often called Swiss Chard to distinguis it from French spinach in catalogs back in the 1800s. ...

Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes Garlic scapes usually make an appearance for a couple of weeks in mid-June through early July.  This year, they have arrived a bit early with all the warm and dry weather.  The scapes grow out the top of the ...

Hakurei Turnips

Bunched Hakurei Turnips The Hakurei Turnip is a particular variety of salad turnips.  Salad turnips aren't not at all like your grandmother's turnips.  The whole plant is quite delicious and a wonderful vegetable that usually marks the start of ...

A Few Items from the First Harvest on 6/15/10

Our first harvest for the CSA shares went well.  In spite of my back being thrown out and a few hitches expected with the first large harvest, quite a bit came in from the fields.  With all the cut greens and various veggies that needed bunching, we ended up running ...