Echo Bend CSA Subscription Harvest, August 2, 2012

CSA Harvest, August 2, 2012

Many, many, huge, heartfelt thanks to the Aldrich family for their help keeping the farm going this week in our absence. Couldn’t have done it without you!!!   Your fight against the bugs was valiant.   We are forever in your debt.  I slept a little easier every night, though it wasn’t easy, knowing you were keeping an eye on things.

Some new tomato faces round the Bend:

Purple Calabash (top)
Tigerella (bottom)

Caspian Pink — Well balanced, rich beefsteak

Kellogg’s Breakfast
Gorgeously big, delicate, lush, sweet flavor.
Well balanced, not flat like many yellow tomatoes.

Orange-Fleshed Purple Smudge
Tender, tangerine flesh inside this beautiful skin

Sorry to be so brief this week, but I have 75 broiler chicks and 25 turkey poults that just arrived, which I need to get settled in. Then off to fight some bugs, unpack, and generally regroup.

Please consider sharing some recipes with me that I might include in future newsletters!

Here are the contents of your share basket this week:

  • beans, green — Provider and Blue Lake
  • beets, Detroit Red
  • broccoli, Arcadia
  • carrots, Nantes  and Sugar Snaxx
  • cucumbers, Marketmore
  • garlic,  “Music”
  • Chard, Rainbow Lights
  • Kohlrabi
  • Onions, Copra sweet
  • Peppers, sweet
  • Tomatoes, Stupice, Violet Jasper, Sungold, German Orange Strawberry, Black from Tula, Purple Calabash, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Tigerella, Caspian Pink


Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens
(i LOVE roasted beets.  Ours are so tender you don’t even need to peel them!) –            

Okay, so maybe I love everything roasted…

Roasted Green Beans
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Toss green beans with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and any seasoning you would like (spicy? garlic?).
Spread out evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Roast, stirring once halfway through, until lightly caramelized and crisp tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve piping hot!
Eat with your fingers — everything is better that way!

Heirloom Tomato and Blue Cheese Tart – worth every delicious, decadent bite!!!

  • SHARE!
    Do you have a favorite recipe?   I always welcome you to share your favorite recipes using ingredients from your share baskets. That’s part of what belonging to a community farm is about!

COMING UP SOON: More tomato varieties!

SWAPS:  There is a spot on the farmstand fridge labeled swaps where you can trade something in your basket with someone else.  Leave something — take something!

TIPS:  Angelic Organics has a handy guide for how to store various kinds of produce:

Remember to bring your share bag/basket/box back at pick-up time next Wednesday!!

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