Main Season 2018 CSA – Week # 9 – Distribution for 07/24/18

CSA 2018 – WEEK #9

July 23, 2018

Freshly harvested green beans are in this week!  In other news, we’ve been utterly confused by the weather reports (you too?) as we anxiously await some much-needed rain.  The farm is super dry and we need all the rain we can get to take the pressure off irrigating. Quick farm update — The tomatoes plants are looking wonderful and we expect to start harvesting from them in about 2-3 weeks.  And in the greenhouses, we’re seeding our fall brassicas like broccoli and cauliflower.  They’re starting their little lives this week and they’ll be in your shares in October and November!  

THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES…

Green Beans – I’m so excited when the green beans are ready for harvest!  They are so crunchy and sweet even when raw!  But for best flavor, steam them gently (2-3 minutes) until bring green but still a bit crunchy and serve with butter or olive oil and salt to taste.  
Storage: In the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 3 days.Zucchini 
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked  When to use: Within 5 days.  

Cucumbers
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw  When to use: Within 5 days.  

Cipollini Onions – These are a wonderful sweet, milk onion.  Many of us think of onions as the base of most recipes, but they can also be the star!  Try this week’s recipe for roasted onions and you’ll love it!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked  When to use:Within 5 days.  

Red Batavian Lettuce – This is a lettuce variety you won’t find in stores since it’s not commercially grown.  It is one of my favorites with its crunchy leaf texture and sweetness.  It loves growing in the heat of the summer!  
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 5 days.  

Kohlrabi –  Add to your coleslaw recipes if you have your cabbage left from last week!  Also wonderful sliced and sprinkled with sea salt.  Just remember to peel it!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw or Cooked  When to use:Within 5 days.  

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