CSA Newsletter – August 7

CSA share

The Weekly Share

Here’s what to expect in this week’s share:

  • Beets
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Green beans
  • Herbs – basil and sage
  • Onion
  • Potatoes
  • Scallions
  • Squash
  • Sweet peppers
  • Tomatoes

*Due to the unpredictability of weather, pest problems, and other factors produce in the weekly shares are subject to last minute changes.

Meet Your Farmers – Andrew Horn

“Andrew asks questions that start really interesting conversations.” – Alyson Earl, Executive Director

Andrew Horn is the Assistant Field Manager at the Horn Farm. Andrew is a York county native but it was his travels that brought him to the Horn Farm. After studying business management and playing football at Shippensburg University, he played semipro football in Finland which is where he caught the travel bug and the desire “to seek different experiences.” His travels took him to New Zealand as part of the WWOOF program. He spent six months there working on organic farms and traveling. Of his time there, Andrew says, “It’s a green paradise … I learned about life in general, making connections and building relationships.” His experiences eventually led him to be an intern at the farm last year and this year a job as an employee on the farm. “I am happy to be here and to be a part of this,” he says of his work on the farm, “I love what I’m doing and love what I’m learning.” Andrew’s inquisitive, knowledgeable, and friendly, if you see him at the farm stop and chat he has much to share and his positive attitude is contagious.

Tomato Season

Tomato season is officially here! Cherry tomatoes, paste tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, so many varieties get seen throughout a CSA season. Tomatoes are high in vitamins A, C and K as well as potassium. In the next newsletter we’ll talk more about the different varieties we’ll be seeing in our shares and how to best use them. What’s your favorite way to enjoy tomatoes?

Connect and Share

What is your favorite part of your CSA share? If you have a recipe or picture you want to share, a trick you learned, or a question about your CSA produce please let us know at csa@hornfarmcenter.org.  Share on social media with the hashtag #HornFarmCSA.