What’s In the Box 7/19/16

Clockwise from top right: Swiss Chard, Yellow Summer Squash, Zucchini, Cipollini Onions, Green Batavian Lettuce, Sugarloaf Chicory, Cucumbers.
CSA Week #8 – July 19-22
A note on last week’s share…  We realized after the fact that the broccoli we sent out to some of you last week was not great.  Our apologies.  Growing summer broccoli is next to impossible, but we tried our best!  We have LOTS of broccoli planted for the fall when it actually grows well! If any of you had issues with the quality or with some insects, please toss it in your compost.  It was a bonus item in the box, so its value was not calculated in the share total.We have a bit of a lull in the harvest this week.  It happens every year mid-July.  We’re looking forward to harvesting more amazing veggies for you again in the coming weeks.  What’s coming up in the next month?  Corn!  Tomatoes!  Peppers!  Green Beans!  Watermelons!  In the meantime, enjoy one more week of these early summer favorites…
Cipollini Onions – A lovely early onion – sweet and mild!  Here’s the Kitchn’s take on what to do with them… I love to braise them.  See the recipe below.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked  When to use: Within 5 days.Sugarloaf Chicory – These are back again this week!  Here are some great recipe ideas…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked  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.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked  When to use: Within 5 days.

Zucchini/Summer Squash – We’re reducing the quantity of squash in the share this week to give you all a little break!  They’re so good sliced and grilled…
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked, Baked When to use: Within 5 days. 

Cucumbers  – They’re back again this week!   Make a quick salad sliced with the cipollini onions and some feta cheese with a simple vinaigrette.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.

Recipes

Cipollini Onions Braised in Red Wine
Zucchini Fritters
Sugarloaf Chicory Recipe Ideas
Swiss Chard with Lentils & Feta Cheese

Bon appetit! xoMaggie

At the Farmers’ Market

As a separate program from our CSA, we grow produce for 3 farmers’ markets on Long Island.  Our CSA members are often our best customers at the market, so please stop by and say “hello”!

Islip – Saturdays 7am-12am
Port Washington – Saturdays 8am-12pm
Huntington – Sundays 7am-12pm

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