CSA Newsletter- Week 4 – July 9, 2014

by jennifer on July 9, 2014

CSA Week 4Hello,

Today’s basket is full and beautiful, if I do say so myself. So many colors, tastes, and textures are represented. I always get so hungry when I help pack the boxes and often start day dreaming about what I’ll make for dinner.

I took a thorough walk through the fields today, camera in hand, and took a bunch of pictures. If you are a Face book user, I posted a bunch on our page. You should check it out. Unfortunately, it would take about an hour to load all those photos in the newsletter with my painfully slow internet service. The fields are looking lush and well tended. We will enjoy this brief moment of calm. Pretty soon the harvest will really ramp up, as will the weeds.

The peas are still cranking, despite the heat. They usually don’t do so well once the temps start to climb. Beans, which love the heat, are getting very close. We even found a few ripe sungold tomatoes!

CSA is all about seasonal eating. You might be thinking, ugh, peas again???  Being part of a CSA is like having your own garden (without all the work). You gotta just eat what is there.

What’s in the Box
lettuce-red leaf or oak leaf for all, green leaf for large shares only
carrots
beets or chard
dill & cilantro or parsley & summer savory
shell peas
snow or snap peas
green onions
green cabbage
green zucchini
Italian zucchini
yellow crookneck or yellow patty pan
scarlet queen and/or white turnip
garlic

summer quashRecipe ideas:
Zucchini lasagna from cooks.com
Spring rolls-thinly slice any or all of the following and use as filling: turnips, carrots, summer squash, chard or beet leaves, cabbage, snow peas, scallions. If you got cilantro today, use that too. Dip in a delicious peanut sauce.

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