July 20th – wk #6 2021

CSA Share this week

Link to main directory : Vegetable Directory or click on the listed veggies 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.

Quick Tips & Recipe ideas: It is summer salad and quick pickle season. Stock up on a variety of vinegars (apple cider, red & white wine, rice, white) Beans: side dish or summer salad, easily blanched and frozen, quick pickled, 3 bean salad. We sometimes blanch our beans and have them ready in the fridge to munch or to add to a salad or a quick side dish. Cucumber: raw in salads, quick refrigerator pickles, tomato & cucumber salad -so refreshing on a hot day Fresh Garlic: straight out of the ground, this is not cured for storage, store out of direct sunlight with air circulation, countertop is fine. The paper on the garlic is not dried and is still a bit thicker, simply peel the thicker layer off of the individual cloves. Scallions: thinly slice and freeze in a baggie, no blanching, super easy and you can grab a handful to add to mashed potato, frittatas, omelets, nachos or any other dish. Summer Squash: great on the grill; cubed or sliced or chunks in a quick saut̩ with garlic scapes then add thinly sliced basil at the end of cooking, quick pickle, shredded, baked goods, cut in 1/2 and oven baked with variety of fillings (ex. taco boats) 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 Рsee the directory for more ideas Radish: sliced into salads, quick pickle, 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, pesto, stir-fry, curry, Greens and Beans is a staple here.

RECIPES:

3 Bean Salad – – made this the other day used fresh beans not canned , trimmed and snapped into bite-sized pieces, steamed for 5 minutes or until tender, may need to adjust quantities for your salad, you have 1/2 # of beans this week. Marinade can be used for cucumber & tomato salad too or reserve for next week.

Cucumber & Tomato Salad – you will not need all of the marinade, smaller amounts of cucumber and tomato this week. Save the extra for next week. (I forgot the dill in mine..oops!)

Farm Update: We have had a tremendous amount of rain and humidity over the past weeks. All is well so far. Time will tell if the abundance of rain has any adverse consequences with molds and fungus on the plants.

Farm Event: Due to poor weather conditions last week, we rescheduled our garlic harvest. This is a laid back fun event that moves quickly with a lot of people. No skills required. We can find a task for everyone. We will give a farm tour afterwards for anyone interested. See you at the farm!

Curious what happens at a garlic harvest check out a video from a few years ago.

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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