Main Season 2018 CSA – Week # 15 – Distribution for 09/04/18

CSA 2018 – WEEK #15

September 3, 2018

September is always our heaviest harvest month of the season.  The tomatoes and late summer crops are producing in abundance and we start harvesting from our fall plantings. This week we’re excited to start harvesting beets!  The beets are in rotation with eggplant, so you can expect to receive both over the course of the next few weeks.  (Just not in the same week.).

THIS WEEK IN THE SHARES…

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – These are 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.

Scallions – Great sliced in salads or grilled whole!
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use:Within 5 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.

Swiss chard – This beautiful green is back!  We’ve been enjoying chard frittatas which are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Uses: Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

Red Beets & Beet Greens –  This two-for-one vegetable offers sweet delicious roots and greens that I think are the best cooking greens on the planet!  Steam gently or sauté.
Storage: In airtight storage in the refrigerator. Separate the roots from the greens before storing. Uses: Raw/Cooked When to use: Within 5 days.

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 : Peaches & Nectarines

RECIPES

Swiss chard Frittata
Grilled Green Peppers
Sauteed Beet Greens
Grated Beet Salad

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