FARM BLOG

CSA 2013 - Week #9

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

In the Box

Parsley - 1 bunch
Baby Watermelon - 1 piece
Cucumbers - 1-3 pieces
Batavian Lettuce - 2 heads
Basil - 1 bunch
Red Onions -OR- Leeks - 1 bunch
Red or Yellow Potatoes - 1 quart

STORAGE TIPS
In a bag in the fridge: Parsley, Lettuce, Basil
In the fridge: Cucumbers, Watermelon, Red Onions
In a cool, dark place: Potatoes (and eat within the week!) 

FRUIT SHARE

White Peaches - 1 bag
Ripen peaches in a paper bag on the counter, then refrigerate. 

Notes from the Farmhouse Kitchen

The salsa verde recipe below is a wonderfully versatile relish that you can toss with boiled potatoes (my favorite) or used as a spread on sandwiches, with eggs, tossed in beans, or a thousand other ways.  You can make it with any assortment of green herbs, and this week's parsley and basil would be a perfect combination! I've been making a simple cucumber and red onion salad every few days since the cukes first started coming in from the field. Sometimes I add smashed garlic and ginger or chopped mint, but a basic mix of sliced cukes, sliced red onion, a splash of red wine vinegar and olive oil and salt & pepper to taste is my starting point.  We're hoping to harvest enough watermelons for everyone this week, but there may be a few groups who don't receive them.  If that's the case, don't worry!  We'll be sending you some at a later date.  Bon appetit! -Maggie

This week's Recipes

Potatoes with Olives, Feta & Mint
Tzatziki
Salsa Verde

 

A note from the farm

After farmer Matt's long newsletter last week, I'll keep this short and sweet! We're enjoying the more seasonable temperatures this week and our greenhouses are once again buzzing with activity.  We're getting all of our fall and winter transplant crops seeded into trays that will be transplanted out into the fields in another month or so. 

A note about the melons...
Our harvests are yielding some beautiful summer crops, including watermelons for most members this week.  Be sure to refrigerate them immediate and eat them right away.  Our melons don't usually travel too well and if you find that yours has split, check inside to see if it is still ok - and if it is - eat it!  Slight cracks to the rind are mostly cosmetic and don't effect the flesh.  (In past years some members tossed their melons because of a split rind without checking inside to see if it was still good.  We don't grow enough melons to replace many, so please be sure that you're not throwing out a perfectly good melon!)    Of course if your melon has spoiled, please let us know!

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!

SAVE THE DATE

Our CSA Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 20th!  (Please note the date change).  More info to come! 

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