FARM BLOG

CSA 2013 - Week #7

The contents of the share may fluctuate through the week.  Please check the newsletter here for an updated list.

In the Box

Baby Carrots - 1 bunch
Cucumber - 1 pieces
Zucchini - 2-3 pieces
Scallions - 1 small head
Parsley - 1 bunch
Walla Walla Onions - 1 bunch

FRUIT SHARE

For Fruit Share members ONLY.  Please be sure to store your berries in the fridge! 

Blackberries - 1/2 pint OR Apricots - 1 bag
Blueberries - 1 pint

Notes from the Farmhouse Kitchen

I think it's a good time to talk about veg storage - especially in this heat!  As a general rule, veg should be kept cool or cold.  It should not be left out on the counter or it will deteriorate very quickly.  Remove the tops of the Carrots before storing them in the fridge in a plastic bag.  Scallions should also be kept in a bag in the fridge.  Cucumbers and Zucchini should be refrigerated as well, but they don't need to be bagged.  The Parsley is best stored in a bag in the fridge, or in a cup of water (standing up like a bouquet) in the fridge.  You can revive limp greens of any kind by submerging the whole bunch in a large bowl of ice cold water for several minutes.  The Walla Walla Onions are fresh (not cured) so they should be eaten soon and stored in the fridge.  The onion greens should be removed.  And finally, the berries in the fruit share are extremely perishable.  They must be kept in the fridge and eaten with a day. 

This week's Recipes

Pickled Cucumber
Spaghetti with Parsley Pesto
Caramelized Onion, Feta and Sage Pizza

News from the Farm

Our share this week is on the light side as we hit our annual July dip before the bulk of the summer harvest comes in.  Perhaps this is perfectly convenient timing since who wants to cook in this heat?  Farmer Matt wanted me to give you some more information about this dip in the quantity of produce in the shares...

We are just starting to harvest our cucumber crop, so the one piece this week is just a teaser of things to come.  That said, about 30 percent of our cucumber and zucchini plantings were lost due to flooding in the heavy rains last month.  As we mentioned in last week's letter, our planting and cultivating schedules were set back from June 7th through 20th (typically a very busy planting time) because of the wet field conditions, so some of the crops that would usually be harvested this week are delayed.  Good news is that we have a lot of beautiful crops coming your way shortly!  These include more cucumbers, green beans, eggplant, bell peppers, several types of early potatoes, basil, garlic, red onions, red and cherry tomatoes and baby watermelons! -Maggie

Upcoming Events!

SHARE: A Celebration of Education
August 11th from 5-8pm

Join us at the farm for field-to-plate fare prepared by top local chefs, fabulous live music, spectacular auction and lots of fun!  All to benefit Peconic Community School and alternative education on the East End.  $75/ticket.  Enjoy the sun setting over the farm fields - bring your friends - it's going to be a fabulous evening!  GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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