I hope you all had a nice Labor Day Weekend. It looks like the summer weather isn't leaving us right away, which suits me just fine. Things are doing pretty well at the farm, though it's gotten quite dry again and in general, things aren't growing or producing at their typical rate because of the lack of water. We're hopeful that we'll get some rain on Thursday, but we'll see.
Claude picked the sweet corn this morning, and you'll find some in your bags this week. The first planting of the corn didn't germinate (the seed was bad) but Sue and Claude were able to get a second planting in. The corn didn't get very tall, and the ears are a bit small, but boy is it sweet! We hope you enjoy this limited, yet delectable, treat.
Here's the run down for this week:
Baby Kale Arugula Tomatoes Cherry Tomatoes White Potatoes Summer Squash
Cucumbers Carrots Beans White Onions Sweet Peppers Eggplant Sweet Corn
The bags are pretty hefty! The later end of summer and the early part of fall are just chock full of great vegetables.
Here are some recipes to try:
GREEN BEANS & CORN
Wow, just typing those words is making me hungry...
Here's another bean and corn combination.
3) And in case you're like me and you have some zucchini/summer squash piling up in the fridge, here's a handy site with 26 (!) ways to use that beautiful, healthy, tasty squash.
4) And a handy cooking tip: sweet corn, when it's good, really only needs a tiny bit of cooking. I usually put mine in boiling water for 3 minutes, and get it right out when the time is up. That can help it from becoming tough and chewy.
Also, zucchini is really great on the grill! Brush it with a little oil, use a little salt and pepper, and grill it in crosscut or longways slices. It's kind of amazing.
All the best,
for Lucky Moon Farm