Howdy folks and welcome to week 10 of your CSA! It's been a very hot week here at the farm and we we're hoping with the high temps that we'd be able to distribute the first of the tomatoes this week but alas--they are still a week or two out. This farm season has been quite different than last year with cooler temps through the late spring and early summer. We've been stoked because the roots and greens have been really happy and healthy so it's sort of a win win. With that being said, we were able to harvest (seriously down to the last box) exactly enough bell peppers for each member! They are slowly coming in and we are thrilled to start having them appear in the summer shares. We overloaded you all with quite a bit of zucchini and summer squash this week in hopes that you'd whip up zucchini bread, zucchini soup (you'll see in the recipe below) and hopefully enjoy them on the BBQ. We've been making a lot of zucchini "noodles" as well which is another fun way to eat this REALLY productive crop! This will be the last week for turnips for a while so we hope you enjoy them this week while we've got them. This week's box is a great box to make a giant "slaw" with. I've got a recipe coming to DUTD later this week for summer slaw and it's basically shredded cabbage, turnips, radishes and summer squash all tossed together with a creamy dressing and lots of herbs. It's simple and a great way to get through some of the produce if you're in need of a little inspiration.
Also--a reminder to mark you calendars for Sunday August 28th for the annual Rock the Harvest party at the farm. If you haven't already checked out The Greenneck Daredevils definitely give them a listen. They'll be playing so bring your dancing shoes (or boots!) This is a party for the whole family so bring along the kiddos and come see where all your veggies have been growing!
Alright, we hope you all stay cool this week and get to relax a bit and enjoy some tasty farm fresh meals. Cheers to the harvest!
T & A
- Head lettuce (keep this in a plastic bag in your fridge to keep it fresh longer)
- Turnips (remove greens and keep them separately in a plastic bag)
- Radishes (remove greens)
- Cabbage--try slicing this into thick rounds and grilling it!
- Garlic-the variety is Polish Hardneck
- Summer Squash/ Zucchini
- Bell Pepper