CSA Share this week
- Bok Choy
- Sweet Corn
- Hakurei Salad Turnip
- Summer Squash
- Bell Pepper
- Italian Flat Beans
- Jalapeno Pepper
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 Tips – Sweet Corn – this is from our 2nd planting. Some ears are small and may not be fully developed. It wasn’t going to grow any further. We hope that you enjoy this late summer treat. How about some corn chowder? Here is a recipe. You can extract extra flavor with the cobs and add your bell and jalapeno peppers. Do you have potatoes left from last week? They can also be used here. When kale is in season, we make Greens and Beans at least once a week. Here is a recipe. You can also add cooked sausage. Leeks – used in soups, sautees, stir-fry, braising, on the grill, topping on pizza, or anywhere you would like a bit of oniony flavor. How to clean leeks? A video for you. Italian Flat Beans- a simple sauteed side dish – recipe or steam, boil, braise, soup – a lot of options – how to cook them in recipes here Radish – can be eaten raw or cooked. Add to salads, stirfry, or even creamed – recipe. Hakurei Salad Turnip – eaten raw shredded or sliced with hummus or dip. Eaten cooked sauteed, stirfry, or roasted. Roasted with radishes – recipe These are a favorite Turnip Burgers – recipe – no tops this week but you could sub with some kale. Peppers of all kinds can be cleaned, seeded, diced, or chopped and frozen without blanching. Jalapeno – These make a great addition to cornbread!! Removing the seeds and white membranes removes some of the heat. Please wear gloves when dicing. (don’t touch your eyes!!)
The CSA continues until week #20 – The last week of October. Are you interested in joining the 2020 Extension CSA & 2021 Season We will offer a limited number of CSA extension shares (30). This will run for 4 weeks after the regular season with no deliveries during Thanksgiving week. 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 soon.
FARM UPDATE: Our field has been covered in a blanket of white! It isn’t snow – yet. We use a lot of row cover on our farm. We use these white coverings for crop protection from pests, deer, and to help maintain a bit of moisture during drought. The pests we are protecting from are flea beetle, cabbageworm, and swede midge to name a few. This cover doesn’t completely stop the deer but they are grazers and we hope that they will just walk on by. The deer do tear holes which does not help keep the bugs out. You can see in the pictures below of the beans–what happens when they are not covered. We have a healthy herd of deer here and they just love our organic veggies. They have been a great challenge this season as they are looking for juicy snacks. We currently have the following crops covered: cabbage, kale, beans, broccoli, lettuce, bok choy, mustard, storage radish, arugula, and swiss chard. Extra challenges are very windy days. We do use sandbags to hold them down.
PHOTOS FROM THE WEEK:
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 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.