2020 CSA Week 12
Another week at the farm! Sue and Claude are busy getting their second cutting of hay done during this spell of dry weather, and we're continuing to work on weeding projects, harvesting, and getting in some final plantings before the fall. The winter squash is looking fantastic this year, and the onions and root veggies are all coming along nicely. We have a lot of tomatoes for you this week, so whip out those lasagna recipes or make some fresh sauce or eat tomato sandwiches to your heart's content! I don't even buy tomatoes the rest of the year because there is simply no comparison to local summer tomatoes. Growing food in this area is very much about feast and famine- there is a very short growing period, but when a crop is finally ripe, it's usually very productive and suddenly you have tables full of tomatoes! My home garden tomatoes are pouring in, so I have some canning projects planned for this weeked to stay on top of them. I like to can whole tomatoes to use in recipes during the winter and I make pizza sauce in preparation for colder days ahead.
In Your Bag:
Here are some recipe ideas to try:
1) Zucchini and Carrots with Walnuts
This is a quick, tasty, vitamin-packed dish to energize you for whatever's next.
2) Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho
If your cucumbers are piling up, try this tasty summer soup with the bright flavors of pineapple and lime.
3) Small Batch Refrigerator Pickles
Another option for a batch of cucs is to make these quick, no-canning required pickles.
This is a fun recipe to try from a CSA member- it's elegant and unique and uses the tomatoes to their best advantage!
Have a great week! Sarah VanNorstrand
for Lucky Moon Farm
One of the 3 golden garden spiders we've spotted in the veggies. They are harmless to humans, and are a sign of healthy garden ecosystem! They get very large and have an amazing pattern on their body.