CSA 2010 - Week #8

What's in the Box - July 20, 21 & 22

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Zucchini - 3 pieces
Walla Walla Onions - 1 bunch
Red Beets - 1 bunch
Savoy Cabbage - 1 head
Red Norland Potatoes - 2 lb. bag
Basil - 1 bunch
Cucumber - 2 pieces 
Romaine Lettuce - 1 head 

FRUIT SHARE from Briermere Farm
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FRUIT SHARE for Long Island  (Check back daily for the updated share.)
1 bag Peaches 
1 container Blueberries

FRUIT SHARE for Queens 
1 bag Peaches 
1 container Blueberries 

Leave peaches at room temperature, or put them in a paper bag.  This does help - the ethylene gas given off by the ripening fruit is trapped in the bag and speeds up the process. Berries should be kept in the fridge. 

Notes on the Box...

We've got a great box for you this week- including the first dug potatoes of the season. This red-skinned, white flesh variety is called Red Norland. It's great for potato salads or just boiled and tossed with olive oil and salt and pepper. Red beets are in the share again this week, which I'm particularly excited about. I've been addicted to a new sandwich which a friend of mine introduced me to a few weeks back.  Boil the beets and slip off the skins, slice thinly and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and a little s&p. Let sit for a few minutes while you toast up some good bread. I've been using a dark Danish rye, but you could really use anything.  Then spread some good quality soft goat cheese on the bread, a super thin slice of red onion, and top with the marinated beets. I've also been adding some parsley or arugula to the top. Yum, yum, yum! 

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Coleslaw with Yogurt Dressing
Red Potatoes with Feta, Olives & Mint 

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