FARM BLOG

CSA Week #15

THIS WEEK IN THE BOX - week of September 7th

VEGETABLE SHARE
1 head Batavian Lettuce (Tues)
1 small Red Watermelon (Wed)
1 container Raspberries or Blackberries (Thurs)
1 bunch Basil
1 bunch Dill
1 pc. Rosa Bianca Eggplant
1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
1 pc. Zucchini
1 lb. Fingerling Potatoes (Tues & Wed)
2-3 lb. Red Tomatoes
1 small Cantaloupe Melon (Tues & Wed)
1 lb. Fingerling Potatoes or Cantaloupe Melon (Thurs)

Excellent new small variety that we're trying out this year.  So far the ones we've tasted have been great! Picking melons is very tricky, so we've been very careful to pick ones that are just right-- but please let us know if you get a "dud".  

FRUIT SHARE**
Tuesday - 1 bag mixed Peaches/Apples and 1 bag Damson Plums - Make jam this week with these special plums! Recipe link here
Wednesday & Thursday - 1 bag Peaches and 1 bag Apples

*The tomatoes have been sprayed with copper as a preventative for late blight fungus.  This spray is certified for use in organic production and is harmless to humans, but must be washed off before eating.  Also be sure to ripen completely on the counter before eating!  They should be a deep red and slightly soft to the touch.

**Be sure to remove fruit from plastic bags immediately when you get them home.  They can ripen out on the counter or in a paper bag.  Store ripe fruit in the fridge.  

BOX NOTES

The fingerling potatoes have the most fantastic flavor and texture.  We made fingerling home fries over the weekend with shallots that were to die for!

We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share. You may find our PRODUCE STORAGE TIPS page useful in figuring out how to maximize the life of your veggies, and our RECIPE section to search for ways to cook up your box! And maybe you need help identifying a particular mystery vegetable? Try our CROP GUIDE.

THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS

Fresh Tomato Sauce
Ratatouille

More recipes for all the week's produce can be found here on our RECIPES page.