Farm news: Happy pre-4th of July week! We hope you can celebrate with your CSA veggies this week, some good ones for grilling – zucchini, garlic scapes, and beets, lettuce and cukes for your salad. Cookbooks started getting handed out last week, if you have not gotten yours yet, please ask for it (if you are a new member).
Garlic Scapes in the share this week – a perennial favorite – and challenge for the new people – chop them up like scallions and add to the pan for your saute’e.
Fennel – we know – love it or hate it – but I was a hater and now am a lover. So there is hope for you haters! Quarter it lengthwise and roast it in a covered cast iron pan with onions, it will caramelize and be delicious, no licorice flavor. Also you can grate it and cover w shaved parmesan and save yourself $15 at a restaurant. If this has not convinced you, put it in the “SWAP BOX” and grab something else that’s in there, hopefully (Coordinators – please remember to set up Swap boxes!)
On the farm, we continue planting, weeding, harvesting, trying to keep up with Mother Nature.
Share items for July 1, July 4:
Mixed zucchini (green, yellow), 2 lbs
Cucumbers, 2 pieces
Beets, white or red (cook white the same as red, they are great grilled), 1 bu
Scallions, 1 bu
Lettuce, 2 heads!
Garlic scapes, 5
Fennel, 1 lg or 2 medium (depending on locations)
Basil, 3 pieces
Fruit share: 1 qt NYS cherries and 1 Qt organic NJ blueberries picked up straight from the farm
Flower share: 1 bunch mixed flowers, snapdragons, bachelor buttons, Teddy Bear sunflowers
Egg share: ½ dozen pastured eggs