2018 CSA Week 12 Recipes
It’s definitely tomato season! This week we included red romas, which have a thick pulp making them perfect for salsas and sauces, and also orange cocktail tomatoes, which have a sweeter and fruitier flavor than red tomatoes. Gazpacho soup is a perfect applicaiton for raw tomatoes, and we included a delicious recipe below. Luckily all of this rain has been a blessing for us because all of our fields have great drainage, and these cold temperatures won’t hurt our tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and cucumbers because they are all protected in high tunnels. We’ve begun transplanting our fall crops and our fields are still loaded so we will have many more vegetables for you on the way! Thank you for supporting our farm.
2018 CSA Week 11 Recipes
This weeks share includes heirloom tomatoes and heirloom eggplant for the first time this year. We grow several different types heirloom tomatoes which you will get to sample throughout the season. This week most of the heirlooms included are either pink brandywine or chocolate stripe. We also included the first of the passilla bajoi peppers, which are used to make mexican mole sauce, and an early sweet banana pepper, with many more on the way! last year we grew a variety of super hot peppers which made a super hot sauce, but otherwise overpowered everything when cooking. So this year we made it a point to grow peppers that aren’t super hot but have more sweetness and complex flavors. We hope you enjoy the share this week!
2018 CSA Week 10 Recipes
This week we’ve included a lot of the lovely fruits of summer- tomatoes, peppers, and tomatillos. Though tomatillos are most commonly used in a salsa verde, they’re also delicous in soup, like in the recipe below. We also included rutabaga, which is a milder and meatier cousin of turnips and radishes. Rutabaga can be used as a potato substitute, but is also tasty raw, with hints of kohlrabi and cabbage in the flavor. All of the gardens have been soaking up this sunshine and within a few weeks we should have mature winter squash. We’ve been seeding and caring for our fall and winter transplants, so we’re well prepared for a bountiful summer and fall. Enjoy this week’s vegetables!