Main Season 2017 CSA – Week # 15 – Distribution for 09/12/17

CSA 2017 – WEEK #15

September 4, 2017

September harvests are what I wait for all year. Summer crops are still coming in strong, but the cool evenings and shorter days bring the first of the fall’s bounty too… We will continue to harvest our tomatoes for several more weeks, eggplants are starting in rotation (see below), the last planting of green beans are here and you can expect to see winter squash (!) in the shares next week.  Leafy greens will be coming back soon too…  Bon appetite, my friends!

SAVE THE DATE!
Bring your family and friends to visit the farm on Sunday, October 15th from 11am-3pm. You’ll have an opportunity to tour the fields, learn how we grow your food, watch cooking demonstration, enjoy kids’ activities and more!  More details to come…

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THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES…

Red Tomatoes – The plants are still looking very healthy in the field and will continue to produce fruit for several more weeks.
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Now!

Zucchini – We’re now harvesting from our last zucchini planting. Enjoy them while they last.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Purple Potatoes –  Purple inside and out!  Perfect texture for salads or roasting!
Storage: In a cool, DARK place.  Uses: Cooked When to use: Within a week

Swiss chard –  Probably the last chard for a while.  We say goodbye to it along with the summer weather…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week

Green Beans – These are such a treat!  Steam until tender and serve with olive oil or butter and salt. Simple, delicious!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week

Scallions – Enjoy in your salad or grilled!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week

Eggplant – Item in Rotation! – The eggplant plants don’t produce fast enough to harvest them for everyone on the same week.  So we will harvest them as they are ready on the vine and give them out to group by group.  Everyone will receive an eggplant by the time the season ends.  We keep careful track of who receives what. If you don’t get one this week (and didn’t receive one last week) it’s coming, I promise!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Peppers – Item in Rotation! – In rotation with the eggplant this week. (You will receive one or the other, not both.)  These are green bell peppers.  Versatile in so many dishes or raw!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked. When to use: Within a week

FRUIT SHARE

Please be sure to remove the fruit from the bag immediately when you get them home.  They should ripen sitting out on a platter or on a dry dish cloth.
Please remember just one bag per fruit share member.
1 mixed bag of Apples/Peaches (for fruit share members ONLY)

RECIPES

Purple Potato Salad with Rosemary & Olives
Roasted Purple Potatoes
Green Bean & Tomato Salad
Grilled Zucchini Salad with Scallions & Lemon