We have another great bag with a bountiful summer harvest this week. We recommend cooking the broccoli greens using the most popular method to cook collard greens- in a liquid over low heat until they are tender. We actually grow them in place of collard greens because we find they’re more versatile, since they also produce florets, and they survive the heat, pest, and disease pressure of summer just as well, if not better, than collards or kale. This is probably our heaviest bag yet, so hopefully you lifted with two hands. This will be the only time we include kabocha squash since the plants have started to fade from pest pressure, and because the tender skin of the squash reduces its shelf life, especially when the skin becomes mottled due to beetle bites. The tenderness of the skin also makes it tasty to eat, so if you roast it, don’t skip the skin!
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2022 CSA Week 13 Recipes
2022 CSA Week 12 Recipes
The weeks are ticking by, and we are reaching peak season where everything needs harvested and everything we want to grow through winter also needs transplanted, all at the same time. The majority of our summer farm crew are heading off to college in a week or two so we are trying to pack as much seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, and pruning into our days as possible. We have been so happy with their performance this summer and they have really helped us rachet up our production these past few months. This week’s bag includes a few vegetable debuts- sweet corn, green cabbage, and cubanelle peppers. Everything the bag this week is very versatile and play well together so we hope you have fun in the kitchen this week!
2022 CSA Week 11 Recipes
We have lots of great ingredients for you you to cook with this week. The fresh tabouli is perfect for these hot summer days. Our days have been busy transplanting our fall and winter crops. We added 12 more 5’ by 80’ beds to our growing area. We have been busy filling these in with fall and winter crops, as well as more strawberry beds. One of our goals this year was to include more peas, beans, and sweet corn in the shares, and we’re pleased we’ve nearly reached our goal. This was the last picking of our beans until our fall succession is ready to harvest, and we have a large crop of sweet corn nearly ready for harvest. Barring an apocalyptic raccoon raid, we should have sweet corn included in the share in the next week or two. Enjoy the fresh produce in this week’s share. Have a great week!
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