CSA Newsletter–Aug. 27-29, 2017

20170829_171334Happy last share in August!  And happy back-to-school for many families this week–including ours.  Kids back in school brings a dramatic change to the mood at the farm.  Things are quiet, but we are suddenly struck with the feel of the Fall to come.  There is a bit of a mourning here for the end of the kid’s summer, but we are re-focused on fall projects, other jobs and thinking of the future.

In the garden, we are finishing some crops (zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers) and re-seeding others (spinach, baby pak choi) for fall crops.  Lots to look forward to in the month and a half that is left in our CSA season:  Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, red peppers, pumpkins and butternut squash are still ahead.  Enjoy this week’s bounty!


Standard Share

  • Summer Salad Mix
  • Cabbage (red or savoy)
  • Green Beans or Broccoli
  • Spaghetti or Delicata Squash
  • Leeks   One of my favorite recipes uses leeks and squash.  It recommends butternut, but 2 small or 1 large delicata will do.  Check it out here:

Squash and Leek Lasagna

  • Husk Cherries**, Plum Tomatoes or Cherry Tomatoes
  • Slicing Tomatoes
  • Carrots

Salad Share

  • Summer Salad Mix
  • Microgreens
  • Carrots
  • Tomato

**Husk Cherries are part of the Tomatillos family, and are a sweet treat, especially when the wrapper is brown and the cherries are yellow-orange.  If they are a little green, wait for them to ripen a bit.  Take the wrapper off before eating.

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