NEWS FROM THE FARM
Oh, it's been a hot few days harvesting for the shares this week! The forecast calls for overcast skies here today, which will provide a little relief from the blazing sun - although they're still predicting it to reach 90F! Our hot weather crops are loving this weather and we're running around irrigating as fast as we can. Long Island's sandy soils don't hold the water for long, so our irrigation pumps are running nearly 18 hours a days, rotating through the fields to keep the crops happy!
If you're a seasoned CSA member, then you won't be surprised by the light share this week. Every July we hit a "lull" in our harvest. The true summer crops are not quite in yet (although they're coming along!) and our earlier season summer crops are ending. This leaves us with a few weeks of smaller shares, but I hope you will be excited to hear about what's right around the corner... tomatoes! peppers! potatoes! garlic!
Beat the heat in your kitchen! If at all possible, do your cooking in the morning. This week I'll be using my zucchini in a curried zucchini soup which I serve chilled or room temperature. The onions are super sweet and delicious caramelized to use on sandwiches, pizzas or pasta. The parsley can be made into a pistou and frozen for later. And cucumber salad with sliced onions, mint and feta is the new must-have on our farmhouse table every evening. Enjoy what's in season while it lasts!
Bon appetit! - Maggie
KIM'S HEALTH & NUTRITION CORNER...
Hi! I'm officially on vacation! Although I will miss the farm, I'm looking forward to my yearly vacation to the vineyard! There truly is nothing like "vineyard time." There is also nothing I look more forward to than time with my kids, sister and family making memories that will last a lifetime. We will be heading to Lake George for a few days at the end of the week to visit my dad, who lives in Hague and spend more time with family. I encourage all of you to read my attached blog regarding primary and secondary foods, and I hope you are enjoying your own family and friend traditions.
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 21, 22, 23 & 24
Parsley - 1 bunch
Walla Walla Onions - 1 bunch
Cucumbers - several pieces
Zucchini - several pieces
Batavian Lettuce - 1 head
Surprise Item - Hint: you may get this item this week OR next week! We're harvesting them as fast as we can! Many more to come...
*The contents of the share may change through the week as we monitor the fields and harvest what is at its peak.
To be decided by the fruit farmer. See the check-in sheet at your site. Remember: just one portion per item!
Clockwise from top: Walla Walla Onions, Parsley, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Lettuce, (Cherry Tomatoes in the middle - you may or may not get them in your share this week.)
In a bag in the fridge...
Lettuce, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Onions, Parsley