What’s In the Box 7/12/16

 

CSA 2016 – WEEK #7

http://goldenearthworm.com/farmblog/2016/7/11/csa-2016-week-7

CSA Week #7 – July 12-15

Broccoli – The first of the season!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Carrots – Another week of these babies. They don’t last long in our house…
Storage: Remove the tops and if using the tops, store them separately. Store the roots in an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within 5-10 days.

Parsley – I’m a big parsley fan – in my salads, juiced, or even as parsley pesto!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.

Batavian Lettuce – This crispy lettuce grows well in the summer, and it’s one of our favorite varieties with lovely flavor and leaf texture.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.

Swiss Chard – This cooking green loves the summer heat. It’s always great steamed, but you could try something new like chard cakes! See recipe below.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Scallions – A “bonus bunch” this week as we clean out the field. It’s the perfect amount to chop and add to summer sales.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Zucchini/Summer Squash – We harvest these beauties every single day to keep up. They grow so quickly that skipping a day often means they’ll be too big to harvest and eat. Maybe it’s time for something sweet like a nice loaf of zucchini bread? See the recipe below.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked, Baked When to use: Within 5 days.

Cucumbers – You’re all getting a lot of cucumbers this week! It’s the peak of the harvest, so enjoy them now before they’re gone. Our first planting is always the best. The second (and third, if it makes it) are usually impacted by a mildew that cuts short the harvest. You could try some of the recipes below or just slice and snack!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.

Recipes
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake – from Emilie of The Clever Carrot Blog
Cucumber Ginger Salad
Tzatziki (Yogurt & Cucumbers) – delicious with everything!
Swiss Chard Cakes with Greek Yogurt – Food 52

Bon appetit! xoMaggie

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