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Box Contents – Week 11, 2018

Week 11: July 10, 2018 – July 12, 2018

Tuesday Classic Harvest Boxes

Full Share
Half Share Personal Share
Blueberries – Sustainable
Apricots – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Cucumbers – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Mint – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Apricots – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Mint – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
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
Apricots – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Cucumbers – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Mint – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Apricots – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
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
Apricots – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Cucumbers – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Mint – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Apricots – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Mint – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
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
Apricots – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Cucumbers – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Mint – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Apricots – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
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
Apricots – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Cucumbers – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Mint – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Apricots – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Mint – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
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
Apricots – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Cucumbers – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Mint – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Apricots – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
Squash – Sustainable
Blueberries – Sustainable
Beans – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Carrots – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Onions – Sustainable
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:

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.

Apricots
Ripen apricots in a paper bag at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. Unripe apricots can be stored at room temperature up to 5 days. Refrigerate ripe apricots in a sealed container up to one week. (Be sure that they are ripened first, as they will not ripen in the refrigerator.)

Summer Squash
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. WASH JUST BEFORE USING! 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.

Storing Collard Greens
Wrap them, unwashed, in damp paper towels until you are ready to use them. Keep the wrapped greens in an open plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to about 5 days

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.

Prep for Zucchini Bread
Zucchini can be grated raw and frozen in freezer bags for future zucchini bread preparation 3 months is the recommended freezing time.

Cucumber
Cucumber can be kept in an open plastic bag in the crisper drawer. The open bag allows for air circulation. Use within 5 days.

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.

Culinary Expert Jenn“Food For Thought” by Jennifer Borealo

I am writing to you on Sunday afternoon and I could not be more excited to see less humid weather and cooler temperatures.  A little bit of rain would be nice but I am always cautious about what I wish for. Our farm campers come out in force on Monday morning and they will enjoy what promises to be a beautiful week. They will bring all their energy and excitement and we will be off to explore the farm.

We are excited to see visitors coming out to pick blueberries. If you have never picked them you really should have the experience at least once. They are one of the most beautiful berries as they develop a beautiful deep blue color. They start green and then turn white, almost like a pearl, and then a pink to purple color and then the final rich deep blue. As the seasons move forward we have seen the last of the late strawberries and that field is now closed. The blueberries are plentiful and I could not be happier than when I see raspberries in the full shares. These fruits are beloved for their flavor and the nutrient value will not disappoint either. I know that I have said this before but it is worth repeating, as I research each year to find other farms and what they are doing I realize how few farms offer fruit in their CSA program. I am so proud to be a part of a farm that can deliver such a diverse share.

Sometimes I write to you with a preliminary list, sometimes there are changes, sometimes there are substitutions. Two weeks ago onions may have substituted for beets and last week they were not on my original list. I enjoy the shares most when the aromatics are added. Onions are good for you and they like scapes, garlic and shallots all transfer flavor to our favorite foods. These onions have been harvested only a day before pick up. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Some sights suggest hanging and storing in a net bag or even in panty hose at room temperature where they can cure further. It seems that we are getting closer to the heart of the summer. Zucchini, cucumbers, and beans will be in the shares this week. Some of you will have apricots, the first of the stone fruits. You may once again have cabbage. There has been quite a bit of it this season. What are you preparing with it? Crystal Lynn looked back to 2017 and made Sausage with cabbage and corn. My plan this week is stuffed cabbage. We here at the farm enjoy trying the many steak restaurants in the area. We always choose creamed spinach as one of our sides. Last week I tried creamed cabbage and really enjoyed it. The recipe is in the newsletter this week.

It was so nice to see some of you at Blueberry Breakfast this morning. I am looking forward to our CSA breakfasts this month. I have to check with Maggie to see what all of you are bringing for us to sample. I hope that recipes will be included. I am sure it will be great, your posts on Facebook are all so appetizing. 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...
  • Broccoli and Green Beans
    8 c broccoli florets 1/2 lb. green beans 2 T olive oil 2 cloves of garlic sliced thin 1/2 c crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste Sea salt and ground black pepper In a large pot, bring 6...
  • Kickin’ Collard Greens
    1 tablespoon olive oil 3 slices bacon 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 3 cups chicken broth 1 pinch red pepper flakes 1 pound fresh collard greens, cut into 2-inch pieces Heat...
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