I hope you're enjoying your summer so far - we got some wonderful rain over the weekend! It was a perfect rain and it made a huge difference at the farm. It gave everything a burst of new growth and now the place is looking positively lush.
In your bags this week, we have:
Beets with Greens
Sugar Snap Peas
The peas are in full swing right now, and hopefully with the rain they will keep it up for a while. The beans are blooming and the summer squash is sizing up, too.
I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming Madison County Open Farm Day on July 30th. Open Farm Day is a day-long event where 38 farms all over the county open their gates and barn doors to the public.
If you're curious to see how a dairy farm operates, or want to see how organic vegetables are grown, it's a great opportunity to visit as many farms as you like!
We will be participating in the Farm Day and we'd love for you to visit Lucky Moon for a tour. It's a great chance to see how your vegetables are grown and if you haven't ever seen the farm, I encourage you to come out. It's a really beautiful place, and I love going to work there!
Tonight I'm cooking up a little stir fry with some of the things I have from my garden, but it would work well with many of the veggies from this week. I'm using my garlic, garlic scapes, snow peas, sugar snap peas, young onions, and some beets sliced thin all stir fried in a skillet, and I'm having it with some crispy tofu and coconut-garlic rice.
You can use the mini onions in a stir fry, or they're nice on the grill, too. You can skewer them or have them on some foil with a little oil, but either way, they become quite mild and a little sweet when they cook over a fire. The beets as well, as long as you slice them thin, will cook up pretty quickly in a skillet or on the grill.
If you like tofu (I love it when it's crispy!) you should try this recipe from my friend, Lyndsey. It's easy and delicious and goes great with stir fry vegetables.
Other recipe ideas - how about...?
3) Roasted Beets with Lemon or
The last two recipes are from Wegmans.com which I find to be a useful place to find some inspiration. Of course, the recipe ingredients are a little specific to Wegmans-brand items, but you can use the ideas without necessarily having to buy their products. Unless you want to, of course, and then go for it!
Be well, stay cool, and make good food with your family and friends.
for Lucky Moon Farm