Large, Organic Veggie Bag + Foraged - THURS
Certified organic produce from The Farm at Sunnyside, which is just 75 miles from Washington DC. This week's large veggie bag for Thursday 6/4 is telling us to STIR FRY or KOREAN BBQ or KIMCHI! Here's what your bag will contain:
Why no green leaves? The ramp has a life cycle. We are at the end of the growth cycle. At this point the leaves turn yellow and disintegrate. The bulb fattens up and gets ready to flower in July. These flowers spread dozens of seeds to generate new ramps and some of the bulbs divide. Beginning in April, the ramp shoots start to emerge above ground as the green leaf.
Tom forages his ramps at high elevation in southern WV. He digs ramps in a sustainable manner - only removing a small portion from any particular patch. When ramps flower later in the summer each patch is able to produce hundreds of seeds and continue to spread. The area he forages is so large that it takes years before he returns to any particular patch.
The Farm at Sunnyside is managed by Stacey and Casey. We first met them at the Arlington Farmers Market in 2013 when starting Number 1 Sons. Stacey and Casey are phenomenal farmers and managers tending to the health of their land, soil, staff and our community with their nutritious + delicious vegetables. You may have eaten their vegetables at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market, Falls Church Farmers Market, The Dabney or A Rake's Progress :)
The Farm at Sunnyside borders the Shenandoah National Park - read more about their conservation efforts on their website. We love visiting Sunnyside and learning about cover crops, compost, field rotation, food safety processes, and working with a seasonal farm staff - Stacey and Casey excel at all these things!
The farm may substitute veggies if they run out. This happens rarely, but does happen from time time. Produce is measured by weight, so quantity may vary slightly from pictures. Sorry, we can't offer substitutions right now. Sunny Side