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Box Contents – Week 17, 2017

Week 17: August 15th – August 17th 2017

Tuesday Classic Harvest Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Leeks & Onions
Peppers
Hot Peppers
Scallions
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Donut Peaches
Garlic
Green Beans (organic)
Radishes (organic)
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Leeks
Onion
Peppers
Hot Peppers
Scallions
Tomatoes 
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Onion
Peppers
Hot Peppers
Scallions
Tomatoes
 

Tuesday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Onions
Peppers
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Donut Peaches
Garlic
Green Beans (organic)
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Onions
Peppers
Tomatoes
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Onions
Peppers
Tomatoes
 
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

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Leeks & Onions
Peppers
Hot Peppers
Scallions
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Donut Peaches
Garlic
Green Beans (organic)
Radishes (organic) 
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Leeks
Onion
Peppers
Hot Peppers
Scallions
Tomatoes
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Onion
Peppers
Hot Peppers
Scallions
Tomatoes
 

Wednesday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Onions
Peppers
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Donut Peaches
Garlic
Green Beans (organic)
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Onions
Peppers
Tomatoes
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Onions
Peppers
Tomatoes
 
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

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Leeks & Onions
Peppers
Hot Peppers
Scallions
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Donut Peaches
Garlic
Green Beans (organic)
Radishes (organic)
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Leeks
Onion
Peppers
Hot Peppers
Scallions
Tomatoes
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Onion
Peppers
Hot Peppers
Scallions
Tomatoes
 

Thursday Jersey Fresh Necessities Boxes

Ultimate Box Family Box Essential Box
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Onions
Peppers
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Donut Peaches
Garlic
Green Beans (organic)
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Onions
Peppers
Tomatoes
Peaches
Plums
Carrots
Corn
Eggplant
Onions
Peppers
Tomatoes
 
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 about herbs you received can be found here: Your 2017 CSA Herb Garden

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

Culinary Expert Jenn“Food For Thought” by Jennifer Borealo

Ta da! The tomato has arrived. All shares will have varieties of tomatoes this week. I am looking forward to a tomato basil salad or a Caprese Sandwich so that I can just appreciate that long awaited, fresh from the field flavor! Stanley or Italian prune plums will also be in the shares. As much as I love them, they are a sign of late summer. They are a treat and we usually only have them once. They are great for eating out of hand and they are the plum of choice for many European desserts.

I think that we can be fairly sure that we will be seeing quite a bit of eggplant this season. Don’t be surprised if the shape, color, or size is different or something you have rarely seen before. You may have the very round Sicilian, or long and curved Asian eggplant. You may have white, pink, or even a sort of striped tiny finger eggplant. It has been said that white is the original color of eggplant, looking very much like an egg, hence the name. Being a member of the nightshade family the folklore says that it was originally an ornamental plant because of the beauty of the leaves, flowers, and of course the shiny, attractive fruit. It at one time was considered dangerous to eat as it was thought that it could cause insanity.

As I mentioned last week I have been reading the feedback forms from the breakfast. Some of the comments have to do with recipes using butter, cream, cheese, and pasta. So first butter, if you prefer not to use it you may substitute with the fat of your choice, olive oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil. Or use half butter and half oil. For cream, in many recipes the cream can be eliminated, or cut down to half when it is a recipe for a main dish however not when baking. Evaporated milk can be used to replace cream in some dishes as well, try a little at first, to see if it works in the recipe and does not affect the flavor. Cheese is often added at the end or as a topping and many dishes can be served without. When added to a recipe or topping just use a bit less. Parmesan is so often used to add that bit of extra flavor and texture at the end of recipes. Some crisp breadcrumbs or chopped nuts can give a similar texture. You may want to add a little extra salt or some chopped herbs for the flavor as well. If a recipe is a topping for pasta change to brown rice, cauliflower rice, or risotto or use the topping over baked fish or chicken or grilled vegetable steaks. Almost every recipe can be adapted to your diet choices.

I am just getting home from our second peach breakfast of the season. The apple pancake breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, September 2, over Labor Day Weekend. Next weekend is our Jersey Fresh celebration so come out and sample some farm to table dishes. We hope to see you there. During the week if you have some time, send me jenn@alstedefarms.com your favorite recipes. I look forward to hearing from you. Until next week, enjoy the freshness!

Recipes

  • Tomato Flatbread
    From the share: 1 large tomato, thinly sliced From your kitchen: 1 8 oz. pkg. refrigerated crescent rolls 1/2 onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper From your garden:...
  • Bavarian Style Plum Galette
    From your share: 1 pound Italian Prunes (or Stanley plums) From your kitchen: Single Pie Crust 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons  cinnamon 3 Tbsp  tapioca or fruit filling thickener of your own choice add  fig jam (or apricot jam) 2 ...
  • Chickpea Panelle with Goat Cheese and Salsa Rustica
    Panelle From your kitchen: 1 1/3 cups chickpea flour (5 ounces) 2 cups water 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for frying 3/4 cup crumbled fresh goat cheese (optional) From your garden: 3...
  • Grilled Eggplant Salad
    From your share: 1 eggplant cut into 1” thick slices From your garden: 1 T coarsely chopped oregano leaves From your kitchen: 1 large red onion cut into rounds Canola oil 1 avocado halved, pitted and flesh chopped 1 T...
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