NEWS FROM THE FARM KITCHEN / IN THE BOX
Forget news from the fields this week. Trust me, it's pretty much the same as last week...cultivating, irrigating, harvesting, applying minerals, etc. It's the kitchen that is exploding with new activity this time of year!
I can't keep up with the beautiful cucumbers rolling into the kitchen. We're making cucumber salads for lunch and dinner. You can try any combination of flavors, but my favorite so far is made with ginger, garlic and cilantro dressed with sesame seeds and vinegar. Try the recipe below.
I'm also a pesto junky and I just can't get enough. If you haven't made fresh basil pesto before, YOU MUST. If you have a food processor, it will take you no more than 3 minutes from start to finish. My recipe below is simple and delicious!
Carrots - You'll be seeing these in your shares for a few more weeks as we finish harvesting this early season planting. Then they'll be back again in the fall.
Zucchini - A summer-time favorite. Have you tried slicing them lengthwise and putting them on the grill?
Radicchio - Another week of radicchio - how lucky are we? I grilled wedges of them last week and then tossed them with balsamic, garlic and parmesan. Served room temp, it's heavenly.
Cabbage - This head of cabbage is begging to be turned into coleslaw. Add some shredded carrots and you're good to go! See my recipe this week.
KIM'S HEALTH & NUTRITION CORNER...
Feels like we are officially into summer with the Fourth of July behind us already. I hope you enjoyed your holiday, family, friends, some fireworks and are having fun experimenting with new recipes and also enjoying your old favorites! I thought I would touch upon how great it is for us to "eat with the seasons." As CSA members, you truly have an understanding of this concept! I believe that not only is this nutritionally beneficial to your body, but there is something quite comforting knowing that everything has its place and that things are what they are for a reason.
READ MY BLOG POST HERE...
"Let today be the day that you are committed to being the change you wish to see and living the life you wish to live." Dr. Steve Maraboli
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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 7, 8, 9 & 10
*The contents of the share may change through the week as we monitor the fields and harvest what is at its peak.
The Fruit Share begins this week! Please remember to only take fruit if you have already registered, paid and it says "FRUIT" next to your name on the check-in sheet.
Blueberries - 1 container
Gooseberries - 1 container
Clockwise from top: Basil, Cucumbers, Romaine Lettuce, Zucchini, Green Cabbage, Carrots, Red Batavian Lettuce (& Radicchio in the middle).
In a bag in the fridge...
Lettuces, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Cabbage, Radicchio, Carrots (remove & discard tops first).
Standing up in a cup of water in the fridge (bouquet-style)...