CSA Week #13 (EOW Group #1)

Print This Week's Harvest: Curly Kale--First harvest from our fall planting.  Kale lovers rejoice! Head Lettuce--Summer Crisp variety. Broccoli--Beautiful heads this week. Yellow and Red Cooking Onions--Fresh harvested onions with a strong raw flavor and mellow when cooked.  Store on the counter. Carrots--Crunchy and flavorful.  We'll have carrots for the next several weeks. Garlic--Fully cured, can be stored on the counter. Beets--Mix of classic red and Chioggia (lighter red) varieties. Edamame--Our first harvest of edible soybeans!  Super easy to prepare--just rinse and boil in salt water for approx. 10 minutes.  Salt the pods and use your teeth to slide the beans out of the pod, getting a taste of the salt in the process (do not eat the pods).  Full Instructions HERE. Cucumber--Savor while you can!  They won't last much longer... Heirloom and/or slicing tomatoes--LOTS!  The Heirlooms are doing especially well again this week.  We've never had such lovely production from our heirloom varieties in the field. Sweet peppers--Long Italian frying peppers, all are sweet although long in shape


Store all vegetables except tomatoes, onions, and garlic in plastic in the refrigerator.  Most veggies will keep 1-2 weeks.   Carrots, Beets, garlic and onions will keep much longer.  Keep tomatoes on your counter, but refrigerate any that you have sliced into or that are getting soft.

This Week's U-Pick:  Signs to U-pick areas start at the Herb Garden! Herbs: Parsley, Cilantro, Dill, Basil, Mint, Sage, Thyme, chives, oregano, lavender, tarragon, sorrel, bronze fennel, rosemary, and lemon balm are available for picking this week.  If you haven't visited the Herb Garden, just ask us for directions when you collect your share.  Basil has succumbed to disease in the field, but we have a small patch in the Cherry Tomato area still going. Pickling Cucumbers:  One planting is going strong, with one more on the way. Spicy Peppers: The patch is open!  Harvest limits are posted to spread the love around. Tomatillos: The patch is open are starting to produce well. Cherry Tomatoes: lots of tomatoes but plants are dying back. Sauce Tomatoes: The patch is open!  So.  Many.  Tomatoes. Flowers:  Open for picking, earlier plantings starting to fade but later beds look great! Recipes: Savory Bread Pudding with Tomatoes and Herbs Chicken Curry with Cashews (a family favorite!) Shakshuka (eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce) Roasted Red Peppers (a great use for leftover peppers--can be frozen after roasting)
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