2020 CSA Week 6
Well no one can say we aren't getting a real summer this year! Someone turned up the heat, and it's sweltering. But because of Lucky Moon's incredible well and our ability to water, we can keep most of the crops pretty happy. As long as they have enough water, the summer crops really like the heat. The peas are less enthusiastic about it, but the squash, peppers and tomatoes are thriving! We're working on a lot of weeding projects to keep things under control, and we got the greenhouse turned around again for the next succession of veggies. There are tiny cucs on the cucumber plants and lots of green tomatoes that haven't quite changed color. But they're on their way!
In Your Bag:
Snow Peas (flat)
Sugar Snap Peas (fat)
Here are some recipe ideas to try:
1) Crispy Tofu with Cashew and Blistered Snap Peas
Excellent recipe from the NY Times. We did this with both sugar snap and snow peas, and both were wonderful.
2) Vegetable Kebabs
This summer, my husband and I have really gotten into using our little charcoal grill. We found one of those Charcol Chimney starters, and it makes it so quick and easy! Last night we had kebabs and coucous, and we used a summer squash and the pearl onions from the farm. Before popping them on the grill, we coated them in olive oil and sprinkled with salt, pepper and paprika. They were incredible!
Another item to try on the grill is your head of Romaine lettuce. It is a way to shake up your salad or serve as a grilled wedge. I especially like the sound of this preparation:
"Serve whole small heads or larger heads cut lengthwise as-is, drizzled with a bit more olive oil, lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt, as well as freshly ground black pepper and/or some gratings of Parmesan, Manchego, or other hard cheese."
Have a great week! Sarah VanNorstrand
for Lucky Moon Farm
Elderberry bush in full bloom!