July 13th – wk #5 2021

CSA Share this week

Vegetable Directory -Link to main directory or direct links to veggies in the list above

For more information about your weekly veggies, you can find storage and usage tips on the Vegetable Directory. This can be found from the menu on the website or the link above. We also have Pinterest boards for all veggies.

We hope that you had a great holiday and caught up on your veggies. Just like that – BOOM – Summer is here. Summer crops are coming on fast. We have had a tremendous amount of rain over the past week. It has put some delays on our week of transplanting but we did manage to get a lot accomplished.

Quick Tips & Recipe ideas: Snow Peas: cook quickly on med-high heat or steam; will turn bright green when done, do not over cook, they should still be crunchy , sesame oil, salt and pepper; you can cook with the garlic scapes and Tatsoi, can be eaten raw, whole pea can be eaten just remove the stem end Garlic Scapes: info in the directory, mild garlic flavor added to stir-fry, pesto, dressing, can be frozen, quick pickled garlic scapes Asian Greens: Tatsoi – Salad, Braised, or stir-fry; eat the stems too; quickly braise in a bit of soy sauce, ginger, and garlic Basil: it is pesto week! you can also add your garlic scapes; try Creamy Basil Dip ; keep the air in the bag to help insulate from cold in fridge as it can turn black with cold damage; can stay on counter out of sunlight for a day or so, use quickly, leaves can be blended with just enough oil to hold together and frozen in cookie scoop balls or ice cube trays for later use in a freezer bag, cut into thin strips (chiffonade) or whole leaves, chopped and added to pasta, pizza topping, egg dishes, pesto Summer Squash: great on the grill; cubed or sliced or chunks in a quick sauté with garlic scapes then add thinly sliced basil at the end of cooking Lettuce Heads: great as a salad or on sandwiches Eggplant: very versatile vegetable; diced small or sliced on a mandolin; will absorb whatever flavors you would like to use; we like to add ours to stir-fry, curries, marinated and grilled, roasted; ratatouille, baba ghanoush, eggplant meatballs – see the directory for more ideas Radish: sliced into salads, added to stir-fry, creamy radish dip is a big hit for non-radish fans, spiciness mellows with cooking, stores well, no rush Kale: raw or cooked, salads, stir-fry, curry,

Farm Event:

Saturday, July 17th

Glorious Garlic Harvest – 9-12 – working event

Details will be sent in an additional email – RSVP is required

Farm Photos

Some of you have asked — and Yes! We do still have room in the CSA. If you have a friend or co-worker that would like to join. Send them to our website and have them complete a membership form.

Thank you for supporting our small farm!

Angus, Joseph, Marcus, Pearl, Joely, & Joe

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

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