2020 CSA Week 8
We've enjoyed a slightly grayer week at the farm; the rain and the slightly cooler weather have been great for the crops! Things are growing well, and we've entered the stage of the summer where it's all about keeping up with the weeding and harvesting. Squash gets picked every other day, beans are picked every third day, and tomatoes and eggplant are picked whenever they are ready, as well as the lettuce, beets, carrots, peppers, etc. We're starting to see the first ripe tomatoes in the greenhouse, so it won't be long before they start showing up in your bags! We're also seeing an incredible number of butterflies around the farm- lots of Monarchs, Admirals, Black, Tiger and Giant Swallowtails, Skippers, Sulphurs, and many more that I don't know the names for. Every now and then, amid all of the intensity of the work at the farm this time of year and all the craziness of the world outside, it's amazing to see one of those tiny gorgeous creatures settled on a flower.
We have beans this week (!), as well as some more beets, the first garlic and the first round of eggplant. It went out to Tuesday folks this week, but next week it will go to Thursday folks. And then soon the eggplant should be producing well enough for everyone to have it at the same time.
In Your Bag:
Green and Yellow Beans
Eggplant (Tuesday folks) Escarole (Large Shares only)
Here are some recipe ideas to try:
I love green beans, almost any way, but sauteed with fresh garlic fried into crispy chips... get out of my way!
If you have some zucchini and summer squash building up in the fridge, use up a whole bunch of it in this tasty, satisfying summer comfort food dish.
Roasting beets is IMO the best way to prepare them. If you roast up the whole batch, you can just eat them, or you can chop them up and toss them on salads, or mix with pasta or rice. They are very versatile and can be reheated easily.
Escarole isn't a well known green in this part of the world, but it's very popular other places. For you large share folks, here's some information on how to use it best.
Have a great week! Sarah VanNorstrand
for Lucky Moon Farm