Archive | August, 2013

2013 Week 12

The heat is on and so are the fruit! That means less time to blog and more time harvesting as harvest season is upon us. This is what we harvested for y’all this week:   Apples from Farnsworth     Pears from Farnsworth   Beets from Buffalo St. (on Sat) or Carrots from Singing Tree […]

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Perfectly imperfect

You may have noticed the fruit in your box tends to look like this: not this: You also may have sometimes found a hole in your kale or even a worm in your pear. While City Commons strive to deliver you the highest quality, tastiest produce possible, we also have a commitment to growing produce […]

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Week 11 2013

Bountiful summer!  We’re loving this warm weather, and so should you.  Even if you’re not a heat and humidity weather all sorts of good things are coming your way because of it, eggplant, peaches, big fat slicing tomatoes, and more!  With this week’s contents you can also make my absolute FAVORITE dish: Ratatouille!  Check out […]

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Week 10 2013

Can you believe we’re already halfway through the 2013 season? Time flies. Just think, ten weeks ago we were eating only leafy greens out of the gardens. Now, with the late summer bounty coming in, more fruiting crops continue to ripen. This week we’ll all be incorporating the following items into our meals and snacks: […]

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2013 Week 9

Fruit!  Glorious fruit!  Tomatoes, squashes, cucumbers, apples, pears!  There’s some greens and herbs in there as well, but fruit! Collards (Saturday) from Vinewood Knoll Kale (Tuesday) from Vinewood Knoll and Farnsworth Summer squash from Vinewood Knoll, Buffalo Street, and Farnsworth Basil from Farnsworth, Vinewood Knoll, and Singing Tree Parsley from Buffalo Street, Vinewood Knoll and […]

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Roasted Fish and Fennel Fronds

Fennel leaves (or fronds, if you’re fancy) are a really good seasoning for fish. Tilapia, salmon, or even self-caught bass or bluegills work in this simple recipe: Fish Roasted on Fennel Fronds Serves 4 4 medium-sized fish fillets (or whole, cleaned fish) 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 1 […]

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Mint Yogurt Sauce

This sauce is great on lamb chops, as a dip for anything fried, or as a condiment on a sandwich: Ingredients: 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup fresh cilantro 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp lime juice 1/2 cup of plain yogurt 1 tsp salt (or to taste) 1/2 tsp sugar or honey   Directions: […]

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Escarole Sausage Penne

Here’s an idea if you’re looking for ways to enjoy escarole and/or swiss chard. This recipe is from The Cooking Channel. INGREDIENTS: 1 pound penne pasta 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 medium onions, diced 1 sweet pepper seeded and diced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1  pound italian sausage 2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 2 cloves) 1 head escarole , […]

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2013 Week 8

It’s hard to believe August is already here! The dips in temperature seem to be making the hot weather-loving crops a bit sluggish, but they’re still coming along! This week, sweet peppers and green soybeans (edamame)  are making their 2013 debut in the boxes. Here’s what you’ll be picking up this week: Sweet peppers from […]

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