CSA Week 9 August 1

CSA Week 9

 

Happy Week 8, or almost 9.  The fair this week got me kind of busy, hence this is late but it was well worth it.  The goats did great at the fair, the people had fun and my vegetables did pretty well.  You can be excited to know you are getting the best yellow wax beans, purple beans, endive, squash and beets in the county! Well, you probably don’t get the best as I used those as my entry, but pretty close to the best. 

This weeks basket contained: 

Marketmore 76 Cucumbers

A mix of Royal Burgandy, Yellow Wax and Dragon Tongue Beans.  The Dragon Tongue beans are the best raw, if cooked, watch them closely as they get soft quite easily.  Even the large beans are still quite good. 

White Onion

Hardneck Garlic

Yukon Gold Potatoes

Rhubarb

Summer Squash Mix

Chioggia Beets    – these beets are a great sweet treat.  While their colorful stripes to leave while cooking, their flavor is great and there is less mess.

Yellow Stone Carrots

Herb Bunch of Lettuce Leaf Basil, Cilantro, and Dill Weed

Jalapeno Peppers

Sweet Corn – the first of the season but it is coming on like gang busters now.  You will probably be getting a similar amount for the next few weeks. If you would like to purchase a large quantity for freezing, feel free to contact me and we can have that ready by Wednesday.

I have 2 great recipes this week that use the ingredients provided. The first link is for Vomacka soup. This was made at the famous Schumachers Restaurant in New Prague.   http://www.showcaseminnesota.com/recipes/recipe_detail.aspx?rid=275  Again, thanks to my friend Brian for enlightening me to this great soup.

This second recipe is for a fresh zucchini salsa. Sometimes it feels like people keep shoving zucchini in things as a way to use it.  Often the zucchini doesn’t really improve the final product. This salsa is different in that it is something different, yet really yummy. The only thing we have done differently is to keep the Zucchini coarse.  It was not done in the food processor, only chopped finely with a knife. http://www.pearlandpine.blogspot.com/2011/07/all-things-zucchini.html This blog also has other great recipes and pretty nice photography as well. 

 

This is the high time of summer gardening.  Tomatoes and peppers are right around the corner, there is a lot of produce happening.  If you feel you are getting too much of something, feel free to give it away or just let me know and I can adjust the quantity down.  If there is something you totally don’t want, or don’t use I can avoid giving it to you all together so you don’t have to feel bad about wasting anything.

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