Main Season 2017 CSA – Week # 11 – Distribution for 08/15/17

CSA 2017 – WEEK #11

August 7, 2017

It’s transition week on the farm, also known as the “in-between” week!  We’re transitioning out of our mid-summer crops into our late-summer plantings, which means that green beans, tomatoes & peppers will be here soon!  And we say goodbye to the sweet corn until next year….  Please note that we’ll be swimming in tomatoes and green beans shortly.  Until then, you may or may not find them in your shares as we rotate them in and out among the groups.  (You’ll all receive the same by the end of the season…read more below.)

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THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES…

Red Potatoes – We’ve decided to not wash the potatoes this week because the extra moisture from the wash water was causing slight deterioration of the flesh.  So please be sure to wash them well at home!
Storage: In an cool, DARK place.  Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Sweet Corn – All Tuesday members are receiving their extra 5 ears of corn this week that was not distributed earlier in the season.  See?  We’re keeping careful track and making sure that everyone receives the same quantities by the end of the crop harvest!  Kudos to Leah for keeping all of this straight…she is our farm mathematician!
Storage: Don’t store it — eat it tonight!  If you need to store it, keep it in an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. OR FREEZE IT!  See above. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within 2 days.

Zucchini – We’re starting to harvest from our second planting of zucchini, so the quantities will steadily increase again over the next few weeks.  This is the season for zucchini!  If you’d like to store some of it away for later use, try freezing it!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked. When to use: Within a week.

Walla Walla Onions – These beauties have been drying in our greenhouses for the past few weeks.  Try this week’s recipe for grilled onion salad!
Storage: On the counter Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within a week

Red Batavian Lettuce – It was not our intention to harvest two heads of lettuce for you this week, but the summer heat has sped up our second planting, which was scheduled for harvest next week.  So we either send out two this week or let the second bolt and rot in the field….  hopefully we made the right decision! Salad for dinner every night of the week and you’ll blow through those 2 heads in no time!
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw. When to use: Within a week

Cucumbers – This is the last of the harvest from our first planting.  There will be more to come as we transition into the second planting later in the summer.
Storage: In an airtight (plastic) bag in the refrigerator.  Uses: Raw When to use: Within a week

POSSIBLE ITEM IN ROTATION — A few of you may receive an additional item in the shares this week.  We had hoped to include an additional item for everyone, but it’s starting to rain pretty hard and we can’t harvest tricky crops in the rain.  Remember that all members will receive the same share contents over the course of the season, so please know that we are totally on top of it!

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 bag of Peaches & Zestar Apples (for fruit share members ONLY)

RECIPES

Grilled Onion Salad
Red Potatoes with Olives, Feta & Mint
5 Ingredient Zucchini Fritters (You can freeze them too!)
Quick Corn & Zucchini Saute

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