CSA Week #8 (EOW Group #2)

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This Week's Harvest:

Blueberries--Another installment from our farm partners at Flyte Family Farm.  They raise organic blueberries in Coloma, WI.

Summer Crisp Lettuce--Very crisp and crunchy.  This is our main variety in the summer because it's one of the only lettuces to withstand the heat!

Carrots--Crisp and sweet--the last of our spring carrots

Cherry Tomatoes--Sun golds, food of the gods

Celery--This is Not Your California Celery!  Full flavor, crisp and a bit sweet.  It freezes beautifully--both the chopped stalks and the leaves!

Sweet Corn--Our farm partners at Crossroads Community Farm provide organic sweet corn to our CSA

Curly Kale--Kale Chip Time!  Or try a massaged kale salad

Summer Squash/Zucchini/Japanese eggplant--Choice this week of squash or the first of our eggplant (more to come!)

Green Beans--First of the season!  Great flavor, tender texture.  We do not wash our beans to maintain quality in your fridge, definitely rinse before cooking.

Scallions--Use in salads, tacos, garnishing soups/stews/chili.

Sweet Heirloom and Torpedo Onions--Onions are here!  These fresh ones are crisp and juicy, awesome on the grill, great in salads.  Store in the fridge or let them start to dry on your counter.

Cucumbers--Heavier harvest this week!

Fresh Garlic--Yeah!  Our first bulbs just came out of the ground.  This juicy fresh stuff packs a punch!

Green Bell Peppers--Most peppers start green,and so we'll see the sweet red and orange ones later in the season.

 

Storage:

Most vegetables this week will keep best in plastic in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.  Carrots and garlic scapes will store for 1 month or more in a bag in the fridge.  Onions will keep for a month or more as well.  

 

This Week's U-Pick: Flowers are here!  No limit on stems this week.  Herbs--Basil, cilantro, dill, mint, rosemary, chives, sage, thyme, oregano, lavender, sorrel, tarragon, and lemon balm are available for picking this week.

 

Recipes:

Creamy Carrot Cashew Ginger Soup

My Most Favorite Chicken Salad

Sauteed Beans and with Carrots and Honey Glaze

Celery and Cucumber Salad with Herbs (be sure to grab parsley and mint from the herb garden!)

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