In your share this week:
- Collard Greens
- Swiss Chard
- Salad Mix - 2 bags
- Zucchini - for Alpine & Afton members this week*
*Items like zucchini, squash, and cucumbers don't all come on at once. It takes a few weeks before there are enough to include one or more in each CSA share. They will be rotated to each of the various pick up sites until there is enough for everyone. (Yes, I keep track.)
We are in the middle of a decline in available produce. This is your catch up week to eat all the food from previous shares and be ready for the next wave of veggies. There is much to anticipate!
Meanwhile, we have used our extra time to do a lot, a LOT, of weeding! Crops that were previously covered in weeds will now have the chance to flourish and grow for our culinary enjoyment. It's a bonus to see nicely weeded rows in a few places around the farm. More crops have been planted in a few of the rows we cleared out recently. Weeding = food!
Cilantro - Here's a link to a few recipes we've collected. If you need some ideas, may I suggest making Cilantro Pesto (many recipes available online). It's another of our favorites that we make in bulk and throw in the freezer. I mentioned before that it also freezes quite well. We'll just take out a "block" (ice cube square) or two and add it to fresh salsa in the winter, yummy!
Farmer Shain's report: onions are starting to bulb, some tomato plants are loaded with small tomatoes and blossoms, pepper plants are starting to get peppers on them, cucumbers were caged today and look great, and the beets seem to be doing better than the carrots this year but both look good.
Have a great week and ENJOY your veggies!