July 28th – wk #7 2020

CSA Share this week

  • Lettuce heads
  • Beans
  • Eggplant (mix-globe/Japanese)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Jalapeno
  • Garlic
  • Tomato – mix (heirloom/cherry/grape)
  • Cucumber
  • Dill flower heads
  • Scallions
  • Kale

Vegetable Directory

For more information about the above items, you can find storage and usage tips on the Vegetable Directory. There are also links to recipe search sites. This can be found from the menu on the website or the link above.

Quick Tips Eggplant – doing great this week. Eggplant parm fans rejoice! Our favorite for the globe eggplant is on the sliced on the thickest setting on the mandoline and marinated (balsamic, oil, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, liquid smoke if you have it. Cooked this way on the grill t is even good cold added to a sandwich. Eggplant does not really have a flavor so you can enhance with any flavors that you prefer. The smaller eggplants (Japanese – purple and black) are excellent added to stirfry or curries. Scallions – can be cleaned up, sliced, and put directly into a freezer baggie to pull some out whenever you want to use later. Great wherever you would like a mild onion flavor. Kohlrabi- (cabbage-turnip) must be peeled and will store for quite a long time in the fridge. Shredded it will work great as a slaw. It is very versatile and can be eaten raw sliced or in sticks, diced into soups, stirfry, curries. Cucumbers – booming this week. Tomato cucumber salad, wedges with salt and pepper, or some pickles. Dill- We couldn’t resist sending more for the 2nd chance for quick pickles. Did you know that it only takes about 3 cucumbers for a pint of pickles? Other great additions to your pickle jar would be a clove of garlic, hot pepper slices, red pepper flakes, peppercorns. Here is a link from one of my favorite websites to help you out with your quick pickling adventure How to Quick Pickle.

Please look back to the previous week’s archived posts if you missed them. You can find a search button at the bottom of all weekly updates. Also, find info in the vegetable directory and on our Pinterest Boards. As always — if you have any questions –please feel free to ask – text or email too.

Farm Update: We had our certified organic inspection this weekend. We have been Certified Organic since we started our farm in 2005. Every year we submit an application for re-certification and annually our farm is inspected. The inspector reviews all of our seed purchases, field inputs, and documentation. This season our inspection was socially distanced. For more information about organic certification take a look at NOFA-NY

Farm Events — We are not sure if we will hold the Potato Harvest Event this season. We will decide shortly. Due to the lack of rain, we are not expecting a stellar harvest this season. We will let you know as soon as we decide. This would also be a “work only” event and we will not be serving food just like the garlic harvest.

Thank you for supporting our small farm!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Feel free to email or text.

We have our annual farm events scheduled. We will decide at a later date if they will go on depending on how the current distancing requirements evolve. These events are held outside for CSA members and their families.
Saturday, June 27th – Celebrate the Season – CANCELLED
Saturday, July 18th – Glorious Garlic Harvest – 9-12 – SUCCESS!!!
Saturday, August 8th – Can You Dig It? #2 – Potato Harvest 10-2
Saturday, October 17th – Gratitude Gathering 1-6

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