Sept 1st-wk #12 2020

CSA Share this week

  • Kale
  • Cantaloupe
  • Lettuce Mix
  • Radish
  • Mini Sweet Pepper
  • Bell Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Tomato (field-grown varieties)
  • Summer Squash
  • Lettuce Head
  • Italian Flat Parsley

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 – type what ingredients you want to use and you will get some inspiration. This can be found from the menu on the website or the link above.

Quick TipsLacinato (Dinosaur) Kale – Sent home unwashed as it will last longer this way. Please wash before eating. Can be eaten cooked or raw. Excellent lightly wilted. braised or massaged for a salad. Radish – store roots removed from greens. Radishes can be stored in a dish of water that is changed daily in the fridge to keep them nice and crisp. Yes, the greens can be eaten. However, not recommended as an addition to salad or smoothie as they are a bit tougher and prickly. They can be braised or used in pesto. Lettuce & Lettuce Mix – we do give your lettuce a rinse at the farm. Please wash again before eating. We try to keep any little weeds and bad leaves out of the lettuce mix, but sometimes they do slip through. Italian Flat Parsley – store upright in a small glass of water in the fridge or countertop. It can also be rinsed, dried, and put right into a freezer baggie for later use. It not be as firm but will keep the color and flavor for future dishes. Cantaloupe – some of these are going home very ripe. This will be the final week. Tomato – store at room temperature for the best flavor. They will continue to ripen so keep an eye on them. Ripeness is determined by firmness. Tomatoes ripen from the inside out. Can be refrigerated if necessary but allow them to come to room temp before eating for the best flavor. Super ripe tomatoes are great for cooking with to simmer with other veggies. Peppers of all kinds can be cleaned, seeded, diced, or chopped and frozen without blanching.

Kale salad, peppers, walnuts

All posts this season and past seasons can be found in the archives are searchable at the bottom of this page. 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: Last week we finally received some much needed rain –1 1/2 inches was our total. This total was more rain than we have received all summer. Amazing!!

Giving you all a break from eggplant this week …..but we will return

Coming soon….delicata squash, green beans, butternut squash

Some of you have started to ask about next season. We will begin accepting membership for 2021 in October. We offer a discount to those who pay in full by the final farm event of the season scheduled in October. Please watch for details coming in the next month.

Farm Events

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.
SAVE THE DATE:
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 – CANCELLED
Saturday, October 17th – Gratitude Gathering 1-6

Thank you for supporting our small farm!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Feel free to email or text. Our cell phone number is listed on your weekly email update.

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