We hope everyone had a great week. The first sweet peppers of the year are included in the bag this week. We love making fresh salsa when the ingredients are in season. We included a great slasa recipe this week on the website. Its nice to see all the summer crops start to roll in. we put a lot of time, money, and energy into these crops and wait so long to reap their rewards. Most of the tomatoes and peppers were seeded in early february. We appriciate everyone waiting with us! All of your support was felt greatly this past saturday. It rained all day at the markets and if we didn’t have our CSA program it would have been a much greater loss for us. your support has allowed us to improve our skills as growers year over year and we can’t wait to share everything we have been working on the rest of the season!
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2021 CSA Week 11 Recipes
2021 CSA Week 10 Recipes
We have a very diverse selection of produce for you this week. We included purslane, which is a succulent green with a tart lemony flavor. It’s exceptionally nutritious- high in iron, vitamins A&C, antioxidants, and omega 3 fatty acids. We enjoy raw in fresh salads, such as in the recipe below, but it is also delicious steamed or sauteed. It is naturalized to our environment, so you may have seen the green growing in your yard or around town, but our’s is a cultivated varieity which we devote a small amount of bed space to. We had our first decent harvest of eggplant this week, with more to come in the future. We included carrots, a chantenay variety which forms a blockier taproot than nantes types. We use a no-till permanent bed system to preserve the organic matter in our soil, but this makes carrots our most challenging crop to grow since they prefer freshly tilled, loose soil, though we do find some success with the chantenay varieties. Thank you for supporting our farm and have a great week!
2021 CSA Week 9 Recipes
The produce in the share is getting more diverse as the weeks go on! This week’s recipes use minimal additional ingredients other than what’s in the share and common cooking staples. The roasted vegetable recipe is a delicious way to incorporate all the vegetables. The kohlrabi is sweet and crisp, and gets even sweeter when roasted. Kohlrabi, just like turnips, broccoli, and other members of the brassica family, tastes the sweetest closest to the date it was harvested because bitter-tasting compounds begin to form in the vegetables over time. Once again you have either a green zucchini, yellow zucchini, or yellow squash in the bag. The summer squash is used in a wonderful sautee recipe. This dish can be made into a meal by adding some sausage, either crumbled or links. The basil should be stored covered in plastic, so it doesn’t wilt, and on your countertop, or only briefly in your fridge since it doesn’t like cold temperatures. have a great week!