Thursday, July 14, 2016

CSA Week #6

It was a very rainy CSA harvest day, but harvest goes on and muddy beets and carrots can be washed! It has been quite a treat to have the Farm Teen helping out with folding boxes, cleaning, sorting and packing on CSA day. We get some extra time to hang out in the business of summer and she gets a little more insight into what her parents do.

New for the CSA season this week...Ronde de Nice summer squash, basil, carrots and chard.

CSA News Week #6 ~ featuring: fresh basil vinaigrette; swiss chard and caramelized onion tacos; featured veggie: beans; summer squash saute; Japanese cucumber salad.
As well as updates about our: 
     •July 23rd Garlic Harvest & Potluck, 
     •half/whole hogs for reservation
     •September 11th Farm-to-Table dinner with Schell's Brewery!

CSA Week #6 ~ July 13, 2016
In the Box: Ronde de Nice summer sqash (or zucchini), Dragon's Tongue wax beans, three cucumbers, Swiss chard bunch, beets (full shares), bag o' basil, spring onions, carrots, garlic scapes, celery (half shares) and Kale.

Herb Boosters Week #1: basil, spearmint, tarragon, mint.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

CSA Week #5

We begin July with new items like wax beans, summer squash and cucumbers. Verging on the bounty of deep summer. Peas continue, spring radishes wrap up.

CSA Newsletter Week #5 ~ featuring: New Potatoes in Dill Butter; featured veggie: Onions; onions on the grill; sautéed kohlrabi.

In the Box: quart snow peas, cucumber (or zucchini), bunch parsley, quart Dragon's Tongue wax beans (half shares), garlic scapes (the curly Qs), mini celery bunch, quart shell peas, radishes, yellow spring onions, two kohlrabi, zucchini (full shares. New potatoes did not make it into boxes, as harvest excavation revealed their lack of size and readiness.

Pick up site recipe of the week, courtesy of our kind site host Megan - Warm Beans & Bacon!

I am delighted that bean season has begun! Our first beans to come in are our Dragon's Tongue wax beans, bush type. These creamy, tasty beans will carry us into our main bean season.