NEWS FROM [OFF] THE FARM
Our family managed to get off the farm for a few days over the weekend. The farm is like our third child, so it seems crazy to leave it "alone" for even one night during the growing season. But it's good for us - a fresh perspective, some much-needed family time, and a chance to drive by other farms to check out what's growing in their neck of the woods! We even managed to keep to our early wake-up schedule to watch some beautiful hot air balloons lift off at sunrise. It was magical!
IN THE FARMHOUSE KITCHEN
Not much is happening in our farmhouse kitchen at the moment, as we are renovating! How to keep up with this beautiful produce without a kitchen? I'm relying on lots of raw salads and grilled foods for the next few days. Hopefully we'll be back in our new kitchen by next week!
Swiss Chard - Try this in a frittata for a simple summer supper. With a Lettuce salad on the side, of course!
Zucchini - I'm loving this with pasta right now. Or in place of pasta? Your choice!
Parsley - Love the fresh flavor with bean salads and cukes!
Scallions - Try the recipe this week for grilled scallions.
Kohlrabi - A perfect summer appetizer when peeled and sprinkled with sea salt.
Basil - Whip up another batch of pesto this week. It freezes like a dream!
Cucumbers - Bring on the sliced cukes!
Beets - Roast them and serve in a room-temperature salad. Try this week's recipe.
KIM'S HEALTH & NUTRITION CORNER...
We have been so fortunate to have had such a lovely spring and summer so far--I hope you are all taking some time to really enjoy this great time of year! It has been very exciting to see all the action at the farm and to see the wonderful vegetables being added to the box each week. Soon we will be enjoying the delicious Golden Earthworm tomatoes, peppers and more! I hope you have been enjoying my blog, and I appreciate and welcome hearing your comments and also chatting with some of you in the Farm Shop. This week I'm discussing food as your medicine. As Heather Morgan said, "Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it."
Health and Happiness,
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VISIT OUR FARMERS' MARKETS
Can't get enough of our veggies? Some of our best Farmers' Market customers are our CSA members! Stock up on more of the goodness you get in your shares at our markets in Port Washington (Saturdays), Islip (Saturdays) and Huntington (Sundays). Visit our website to learn more about our markets and find a map! Brian & Orlando look forward to seeing you there!
THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES
JULY 14, 15, 16 & 17
*The contents of the share may change through the week as we monitor the fields and harvest what is at its peak.
[SORRY NO CSA SHARE PIC THIS WEEK -- NEXT WEEK IT'S BACK, I PROMISE!!!!]
TBD by Clark, the fruit farmer at Briermere Farms. See the check-in sheet at your pick-up site for the exact share.
Please remember, just one portion of each fruit!
In a bag in the fridge...
Lettuce, Swiss Chard, Parsley, Scallions, Kohlrabi, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Beets (store the roots and the greens separately)
Standing up in a cup of water in the fridge (bouquet-style)...