CSA Share this week
- Lettuce heads
- Potato-Adirondack Red
- Sweet Corn
- Summer Squash
- Grape Tomato
- Bell Peppers
- Tomato mix -plum/field/heirloom
- Mini-sweet peppers
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: Lettuce heads- such a treat – lettuce is back this week. Lettuce is a challenge during the hot summer months. We are so happy to send it home with tomatoes for and excellent salad or sandwich. Adirondack Red Potato- red on the outside and the inside – super boost of antioxidants! Great for roasting and salads. I tried a new potato salad recipe – delish! photo below Sweet Corn – get ready. We have 2 plantings and the first one is about to pop. We tried a few ears on the grill last night and couldn’t resist to pick a couple for each of you. We like to put ours on the grill with the husks on. This way you are really steaming them in the husk. You can leave on longer if you want some charring. We will pick your corn the day of your delivery – super fresh! You will be getting more. Think about a plan that will work for you. Ears can be blanched and kernels removed for freezing in baggies. Corn is a great addition to salsa, chili, soup, and salads. Mini-Sweet Peppers: Finally beginning to turn colors; not many seeds in these; yummy to just munch, add to a sandwich, salad, or dip. 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. Tomato: Plum tomatoes are heading your way this week. Nice and meaty that are great for salsa, salads, slicing, or cooking. Your tomatoes will sometimes go home not fully ripe. They will continue to ripen on the counter. Tomatoes ripen from the inside out. Please do not refrigerate unless absolutely necessary. If you must, please allow to adjust to room temp before eating. Refrigeration will effect the flavor and is not recommended. Use your judgement on ripeness – will be tender to the touch. Over ripe tomatoes are tricky to slice but go great in the pan cooked with other veggies like squash, pepper, eggplant and basil. Tomatoes are great on sandwiches, in salads, roasted, and even chopped and tossed into a sauté or curry. Parsley: chopped into salads, eggs, salsa; store cut side down in a glass of water in the fridge or counter and a baggie over the top to help maintain moisture; can also be frozen-clean, dry and place in freezer baggie, squeeze out air, pull of leaves as desired, will not be crisp after frozen 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. Jalapeno-salsa, quick pickles, add some heat to your curry, stir-fry, or sauté. Cucumber: raw in salads, quick refrigerator pickles, tomato & cucumber salad -so refreshing on a hot day; individually wrapped in a paper towel and then placed in a bag will help with storage; even better – eat them in wedges with salt an pepper or quick pickle ’em Summer Squash: great on the grill; cubed or sliced or chunks in a quick sauté with some chopped up tomato, quick pickle, shredded, baked goods, cut in 1/2 and oven baked with variety of fillings (ex. taco boats) Garlic: has been drying to cure in the barn, add to salsa, everything you are cooking, roasted, added to quick pickles. Peppers-all peppers can be cleaned, de-seeded, chopped or sliced and frozen without blanching.
FARM EVENT – Be sure to RSVP at soon as possible – Thanks!
Potato Harvest – Saturday, August 21st, 10 am-1 pm
We invite you to join us. Come get to get down and dirty with us! In return, take home some fresh dug potatoes, have a farm tour, a bite to eat featuring veggies from the farm, and of course potatoes! Cooking will be provided by Bradley, Owner of Seneca Lake Brewing – The Beerocracy. Your participation will earn you a beverage on us at The Beerocracy afterward. You can enjoy a pint of cask ale and a wonderful view after your hard work. https://www.senecalakebrewing.com/the-beerocracy
- Please wear appropriate footwear (no sandals), bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and garden gloves if you have them. We will have some gloves and extra water available.
- This is a learning/working event that will require bending and kneeling. Bring your energy.
- Please RSVP by text at 607-697-3197
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org – email that you are planning to attend and how many are in your group.
We look forward to seeing you at the farm on Saturday!
Some of you have asked — and Yes! We do still have a few more shares available 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!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Feel free to email or text.