FARM BLOG

CSA 2013 - Week #11

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

In the Box

Yellow Baby Watermelon - 1 piece
Yellow or Red Potatoes OR Green Beans - 1 quart or 1/2 lb. bag
Cucumbers - 5 pieces
Baby Leeks - 1 bunch
Red Beets - 1 bunch
Tomato - 1 piece

STORAGE TIPS
In a bag in the fridge: Green Beans, Leeks, Beets (remove tops and store separately)
In the fridge: Cucumbers, Watermelon
On the counter:
Tomato
In a dark, cool place: Potatoes

FRUIT SHARE

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

Notes from the Farmhouse Kitchen

I'm loving this cooler weather and mornings spent in my kitchen cooking with the late summer bounty.  I've been making a lot of my favorite no-cook tomato sauce (see recipe below) and boiling up the glorious potatoes for summer potato salads.  The beets are such a delight this time of year!  If you wrap them tightly in foil, you can roast them on your grill.  The tops are delicious just lightly steamed or sauteed.  And enjoy these last few weeks of cucumbers!  We're at the peak harvest, so try some quick pickles or a new take on the traditional cucumber salad (recipe below). 

This week's Recipes

Fresh Tomato Sauce
Sesame and Ginger Cucumber Salad

 

A Note From the Farm

A quick note about the tomatoes...  The cool, and now wet, weather, is affecting both the quantity (slowing the ripening process) and quality (many have developed cracks) of our harvest.  If you do receive a tomato with cracks, it is most likely just cosmetic and can be easily cut out without losing much of the flesh.  We're hoping that along with the sun and warmer temperatures forecasted for later this week, our tomatoes will start ripening faster and we'll have many more to distribute in the coming weeks!

As always, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about your share.

Upcoming Events!

Our CSA Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, October 20th from 11am-3pm!  (Please note the date change).  This event is FREE for all current CSA Members and their guests.  Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

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