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Box Contents – Week 10, 2018

Week 10: July 3, 2018 – July 5, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Due to July 4th holiday, Wednesday’s distribution will be moved to Tuesday, July 3rd

Tuesday Classic Harvest Boxes

Full Share
Half Share Personal Share
Blueberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Arugula – Certified Organic
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Arugula – Certified Organic
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Sustainable
Spring Onion – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
 Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce. 

Tuesday Necessities Harvest Boxes

Full Share
Half Share Personal Share
Blueberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Sustainable
Spinach – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
 Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce. 

Wednesday Classic Harvest Boxes

Full Share Half Share Personal Share
Blueberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Arugula – Certified Organic
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Arugula – Certified Organic
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Sustainable
Spring Onion – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
 Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce. 

Wednesday Necessities Harvest Boxes

Full Share
Half Share Personal Share
Blueberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Sustainable
Spinach – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
 Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce. 

Thursday Classic Harvest Boxes

Full Share Half Share Personal Share
Blueberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Arugula – Certified Organic
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Arugula – Certified Organic
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Sustainable
Spring Onion – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce. 

Thursday Necessities Harvest Boxes

Full Share
Half Share Personal Share
Blueberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Sustainable
Spinach – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Sunflower plant
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Lettuce – Sustainable
Spring Onions – Sustainable
Peas – Sustainable
Summer Squash – Sustainable
 Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce. 

Helpful information on share contents can be found in the Produce Information Booklet

Produce Tips and Information:

Leftover Veggie Scramble
Whisk, Eggs, milk, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Add leftover vegetables. Pour into a heated oiled pan, scramble and serve.

Freezing Blueberries
Can be washed or not. Be sure the berries are dry Place in containers or bags Label and date, use within 10 months.

Storing Beets
Remove the root from the green tops. Store separately. These are tender greens , Use within a day or so.

Slugs
Place jars of beers in your garden to attract and impede slugs. Slugs are particularly fond of sunflower plants.

Summer Squash
Should not be kept too long. It can be stored in plastic for up to a week. However for best quality, use within the first few days of bringing the squash home. The easiest prep is to slice and sauté with a little olive oil and garlic. Add in some chopped oregano or basil just before serving.

Quick Way to Repel Bugs
When you’re in hurry or don’t want to make a catnip repellent spray, tuck sprigs of catnip in your hatband or in the neckline or cuffs of your shirt to repel mosquitoes. Crush the catnip sprigs slightly and rub them on your skin first to increase their effects.

3 Ways to Make Broccoli Rice
1. With a food processor. That’s the easiest and quickest way. It takes a minute to make it into rice with it.
2. With a grater. That’s also a fairly easy and quick way to make rice out of broccoli in case you don’t own a food processor. No need to go out and buy one or miss out on broccoli rice. Simply grate the florets and you’re ready to go.
3. With a knife. In case you don’t have either a food processor or a grater, don’t despair. A knife will do the trick as well. Start with cutting thin slices off the head, which will immediately fall apart into rice, and then chop the stalks like you would an herb.

Culinary Expert Jenn“Food For Thought” by Jennifer Borealo

As we pick up our shares this week we will be experiencing quite a heat wave. July 4th is one of the most patriotic of Holidays. Start the day with red, white, and blue. The tart recipe in this newsletter can work for breakfast or dessert or you may want to start your day with a yogurt parfait or berry kebobs. We have posted patriotic recipes every year so take a look at the index if you are in the mood for some different ideas. I think that most of you will have some time off for the holiday. It is time to get into the garden for one more plant. The awaited sunflower will be in the share. It can stay in the 4” pot but the flower will be small. Transplanted into a larger pot or into your sunny garden will help the plant grow to full potential.

We love all the berries but in recent years it is really the blueberry that has come into focus when thinking about nutrition. Blueberries are at the top of the list almost all the time when reading and researching super foods. They fight some of the most serious diseases and they can help to control inflammation. They can help to keep your brain sharp. They are from the blue/purple family and they represent some of the strongest antioxidants. All that being said, what we are going to do with the blueberries. For the best benefits, eat them raw as a snack, add them to a salad, or your cereal. Maybe you will make a smoothie. For a special treat blueberries lend themselves well to so many of our favorite dessert recipes. They are a known favorite in many quick breads, muffins, scones, cobblers. Here come the slumps and grunts that were originally prepared in a Dutch oven over a fire. I am planning some new blueberry recipes for our Fresh Discovery Farm campers this summer. I will share with you as we move through July.

Every year we find that there is quite a bit of one or another vegetable. We had the year of the kohlrabi and the beets and now I think we have the year of the broccoli with cauliflower not far behind. They are among our favorite vegetables and they fit into so many menu plans, they are high in fiber and they are nutrient rich. I am thinking that we are on to a good thing. I am including some directions for freezing and something a little different, broccoli rice. Directions for both are in this newsletter. Broccoli and cauliflower are a sign of spring. They do enjoy the cooler temperatures. We will see one of the first signs of summer this week, summer squash will be in the shares. The squash may vary in color, and shape. No matter the variety the squash will work with your recipes.

I hope that during the month of July you will have some time to visit the farm. The CSA breakfast(s) should be marked on your calendar. They are scheduled for July 21st and 22nd. If you can’t wait until then come out and join us for blueberry breakfast next Sunday, share your ideas on Facebook or send your recipes to jenn@alstedefarms.com. Until next week, enjoy the freshness.

Recipes

  • Creamed Cabbage
    Bring a pan of water to a boil, add salt. Chop about 1/3rd head of cabbage into about 1” pieces. Boil for about 7-8 minutes until tender, drain. Prepare white sauce Melt 2 T butter. Add 2 T flour mix...
  • Snap Pea Chopped Salad
    1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 2 teaspoons fish sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons Chile-garlic paste 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup vegetable oil For the salad: 1 pound sugar...
  • Red, White, and Blue Breakfast Puff Pasty Tart
    For a dessert treat, line the crust with melted chocolate before adding the yogurt layer. For the puff pastry base: 1 sheet puff pastry 1 medium egg – beaten (you will only need a tiny bit of egg to use...
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