Thursday, June 24, 2010

CSA Delivery Week of June 24

Woohooo!! Summer has finally arrived....along with summer squash, cucumbers, basil, tomatoes, and very very hot weather! I was up today picking basil and packing up the shares at 5:30 am. I cannot believe how hot it got just by 7 am. This week, you will finally start seeing some summer vegetables in your share. On the left is a picture of some of the squashes you may get this week. The saucer shaped ones are called patty pans and some of you may see those in your bags.

Here's what you can expect in your bags:

1/2 share~

  • lettuce

  • basil

  • cucumbers

  • summer squash

  • potatoes

  • green onions

  • greens mix that includes kale and beet greens

Full share~amounts are double what the 1/2 share receives this week, plus you get a couple of tomatoes and cabbage

I am including a recipe below for a summer squash dish that uses basil:

Summer Squash Ribbons with Oregano, Basil, and Lemon

You can also toss the ribbons with wide flat pasta, such as pappardelle, for a delicious entrée. While we recommend basil and oregano, use whatever fresh herbs you have on hand. Serve with a crisp sauvignon blanc and crusty bread.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup vegetable mixture and 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese)

3 small zucchini (about 1 pound)
3 small yellow squash (about 1 pound)
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shaved fresh Parmesan cheese

1. Shave zucchini and yellow squash into ribbons using a vegetable peeler, stopping at the seeds; place ribbons in a large bowl. Discard seed cores.

2. Combine oil, rind, juice, salt, pepper, and garlic in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Drizzle oil mixture over vegetable ribbons; sprinkle with basil and oregano. Toss gently. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.

CALORIES 50 (52% from fat); FAT 2.9g (sat 0.9g,mono 1.6g,poly 0.3g); IRON 0.5mg; CHOLESTEROL 3mg; CALCIUM 62mg; CARBOHYDRATE 4.4g; SODIUM 207mg; PROTEIN 2.8g; FIBER 1.3g

Cooking Light, JULY 2008

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Delivery Week of June 17

Hi Everyone! This week has been quite rainy and things are growing at a snail's pace. We got 6 inches one night last week and every night since we have had more rain so things aren't really getting a chance to dry out and grow like they do most summers. Nevertheless, we have a nice bag of produce for you to take home this week, and are looking forward to the bounty that awaits in the field:)

This week's 1/2 share includes:
  • a bag of greens for cooking
  • a cabbage
  • bunch of green onions
  • green garlic
  • bunch of basil

This week's full share includes:

  • a bag of greens for cooking w/ some broccoli
  • 2 cabbages
  • small onions
  • green garlic
  • summer squash
  • basil
  • kohlrabi

Crops to look forward to: yellow summer squash, patty pan squash, cucumbers, green beans, corn, eggplant, celery, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, watermelons, zucchini, winter squash, collard greens, brussels sprouts....all this is planted and then some!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

CSA Delivery June 10

Hi Everyone! This week you will be receiving the following:

1/2 share:
  • small cabbage
  • 1 lb. new potatoes
  • bunch of swiss chard
  • parsley or mint (choose when you arrive)
  • homemade rolls
  • homemade strawberry jam

Full share:

  • large cabbage or 2 small cabbages
  • small bag of broccoli
  • 2 lbs. new potatoes
  • 1 lb. lettuce mix
  • bunch of swiss chard
  • parsley or mint
  • basil
  • homemade rolls
  • homemade strawberry jam

I hope you enjoy it all!