Main Season 2018 CSA – Week # 14 – Distribution for 08/28/18

CSA 2018 – WEEK #14

August 27, 2018

Welcome to the final week of August!  It’s a milestone for us, because it means that we’ve reached the end of our planting and seeding season.  Everything that we’ll be harvesting for the remainder of the season will be planted in the ground by the end of this week.  Our greenhouses are now empty, our transplant hardening-off area is clean, and now we can re-focus our energies on the daily harvests and crop maintenance. The heaviest harvests are just starting now and run well through the fall.  You can expect to see more tomatoes coming each week, as well as peppers and we’re rotating though the eggplants.  Cooking greens will come back to the shares mid-September when the days get cooler and shorter.  We’re starting to harvest our favorite Yukon Gold potatoes for you this week.  These have yellow, waxy flesh that hold up well when cooked.  Perfect for potato salads, roasting and hash browns.  Enjoy this week’s share!

THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES…

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – Also known as tomato candy they’re so sweet!  Ready to eat when fully yellow!
Storage: On the counter.  Uses: Raw/Cooked  When to use: Now!

Red Tomatoes – The secret to a good tomato is letting it ripen!  This variety needs to sit out on your counter (in a dry spot) until the flesh turns a deep red all over.  Then eat.  DO NOT REFRIGERATE TOMATOES!  It will cause the flesh to become mealy and the flavor to disappear.
Storage: On the counter.  Uses: Raw/Cooked  When to use: When they are a deep red all over.

Parsley – Adds bright flavor to dishes.  Try a salsa verde to top fish, poultry or roasted veggies!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 3 days.

Long Green Peppers – These are great in salads, stuffed or sautéed with onions.  Very versatile!  We harvest some in their green stage, and others we leave on the plant until they turn red.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use:Within 5 days.

Yellow Storage Onions – Our storage onions will last if you leave them on the counter in a dry spot, but I would recommend using them now while they’re still juicy and fresh inside.
Storage: On the counter. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Yukon Gold Potatoes –  Waxy variety that holds up well when cooked.
Storage: In a cool (not cold), dark place. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 2 weeks.

Red Batavian Lettuce – Crunchy and flavorful for summertime salads.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw When to use: Within 3 days.

BRIERMERE FARM FRUIT SHARE : Apples & Peaches

RECIPES

Yukon Gold Potatoes with Parsley
Parsley Salsa Verde
Sauteed Onions & Peppers
Balsamic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

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