Happy last week of August folks! It's going to be a hot week but I can't believe we've almost made it to September. In the heart of July Taylor and I will look up at each other, sweaty with panicked looks on our faces and say "we just need to make it to September." By golly, we're here! This is our favorite time of the year to eat because the leafy greens are making a quick come back and the summer bounty is peaking. The arugula this week is delicious and tender and tastes great with a simple olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt dressing. Toss in some cherry tomatoes and bam! Best salad of the year!
The beets are killer again this week and since it's going to be hot I highly recommend the chilled beet and yogurt soup (below) to help cool you down. This is probably the last week for melons but we could have one more harvest for next week if the plants hold on just a bit longer. Regardless, cherish these last few of the season.
Alrighty, we hope you all have a wonderful week. And before I sign off I wanted to let you all know that Taylor and I were so thankful to all the folks who came out to the annual Rock the Harvest party on Saturday. It was awesome to clink glasses with you all. I'm going out on a limb but I'm pretty sure that we have the best CSA members of any CSA out there! You all rule! Thanks for being a part of our extended family.
Cheers to the harvest!
A & T
- Beets (remove greens and store separately)
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Full size tomatoes
- Sweet Peppers
- Hot Peppers (Jalapeños, Poblanos & Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers)
- Summer Squash/Zucchini
- Swiss Chard