Archive | August, 2012

Week 7: August 25

The heat is bringing out all of our tomatoes strong along with eggplant, more colorful peppers and more.  Enjoy the rainbow of veggies in this week’s box. Tomatoes (Fields of Plenty, Singing Tree, Farnsworth, Vinewood Knoll) Cucumbers (Farnsworth, Fields of Plenty) Kale (Buffalo St Farm, Vinewood Knoll, Farnsworth, Fields of Plenty) Beets (Buffalo St, Fields […]

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A Big Tomato Sandwich

This recipe comes from Local Flavors by Deborah Madison.  There are of course many ways to enjoy A Big Tomato Sandwich (BLT, being a perennial favorite), but this is pretty great, plus it will also use some of your bell peppers.   1 large loaf ciabatta or other round crusty bread Herb vinaigrette 2 or […]

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Panzanella (or Eggplant and Bread Salad)

Thanks to CSA member Kari for suggesting this recipe 3/4 pounds of eggplant, sliced 1/2 inch thick French or Italian bread Small tomatoes 1 large sweet pepper or several small ones Basil 1/2 cup sweet onion 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 4 Tbs Olive Oil Garlic Preheat grill or broiler. Grill or broil eggplant slices […]

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Storing the Harvest 2

Too many veggies to eat right away?  Here are some tips to keep your produce looking nice until you get around to eating it.  You can also check out more tips with our first Storing the Harvest. Fresh tomatoes will store best withe the stem side pointed down (especially if the stem is no longer […]

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Week 6: August 18

While most people are loving these cool days, some of us farmers are looking for a little warmer temperatures. The cool and cloudy days slow down some of our sumer crops, especially the tomatoes. Also there’s nothing like working 8 hours on a hot day! But the cooler weather has been great for the fall […]

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Summer Squash Bread

Many people know the large zucchini are great for making bread, but few people realize that you can make quick bread out of any summer squash. For those of you that wait eagerly for those large squash to arrive in the summer this recipe is for you: 3 eggs, beaten 2 cups brown sugar 1 […]

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Spicy Bok Choi in Garlic Sauce

1 pound bok choy 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) Trim off the ends of the bok choy and chop, […]

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Cracking Wide Open

As growers we not only follow organic practices from the moment we put the seed in the ground, we also are concerned with the origins of our seeds. As such buy organic seed when possible, and we often choose heirloom varieties, not only because they’re more interesting, but because we want to protect genetic diversity. […]

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Week 5: August 11

Summer fruits are fully upon us: zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, eggplant and much more.  Expect to see many of these summer crops in every box until the frosts in mid-October. The slicing tomatoes this week are a special treat.  Most are different heirloom varieties, don’t be turned off by the unusual shapes and colors, if […]

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