In the Box: Summer, Week #9

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Hot weather is ripening mid-summer crops—expect these guys soon! (image via GEOF)

Veg Share*
Zucchini – several pieces
Cucumbers – several pieces
Green Cabbage – 1 head
Walla Walla Onions – 1 bunch
Asian Eggplant – 1 small piece (see note below)
Bell Pepper – 1 piece
Green Long Peppers – 3 pieces
Red Potatoes – 1 quart
Basil OR Chives – 1 bunch
*Contents of the share may fluctuate over the week

Fruit Share
UFO Peaches – 1 bag
Yellow Peaches -1 bag

Herb Share
Orange Mint
Tarragon
(Everyone always asks what to do with the orange mint. GEOF recommends making tea or chopping and sprinkling on top of fruit!)

Milk Not Jails Dairy Share
Dairy share pick up is weekly. Don’t forget your milk!

Lewis Waite Farm CSA Extras
Pick up your Lewis Waite extras today! Forgot to order? The next deadline is August 5th for delivery on the 9th.

Friendly Reminders

CSA BBQ *This Saturday* July 28th, 4pm
Join your fellow CSA’ers for an evening barbeque at Sunnyside Gardens Park! Bring your friends and family, grilling items and a dish to share. Please RSVP by July 25th.

Winter Veg & Fruit Shares via Winter Sun Farms
Early bird signup for the Winter Sun Farms 2012-13 winter share season continues online. The total price is $137. Read more and sign up online.

NEWS FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM FARM
More sun and hot weather are ripening the mid-summer crops like tomatoes and watermelons. You can expect to see them in the shares very soon! Look what I found (image above) hiding out in the field this past weekend!

NOTES ON THE GOLDEN EARTHWORM VEGGIE SHARE
More Cukes and Zukes, as you would expect this time of the season. Green Cabbage is perfect for a refreshing coleslaw or salad. Try the recipe below! Walla Walla Onions are a sweet onion variety with low sulfer and high water content, making them mild and excellent in many dishes. There are some great recipes below. Our Asian Eggplant plants have been weakened by insect damage this year, so we don’t have as many to harvest as we had hoped. We face this dilemna often—Do we send out just 1 per member, or do we just not send them out at all? We hope you agree that at least 1 small one is better than none. We will have the more recognizable black eggplant in the shares in the next few weeks. There are Bell Peppers and Long Green Peppers (great for stir-fries or grilling) in the share for the first time this season. You can expect plenty more over the coming weeks. They freeze well if you can’t eat them all right now. Just wash, remove the seeds, chop into 1″ pieces or strips and freeze in ziplock bags. We pull these out of the freezer to use in recipes all through the winter and spring. The first of the potatoes are here! These New Red Potatoes are fresher than anything you’ve ever tasted! Their skins may be a bit scuffed up because they’re so delicate. No need to peel them – just wash, boil and enjoy in a potato salad! Basil or Chives round out the share. Bon Appetit!

RECIPES FROM GOLDEN EARTHWORM FARM
Red Potatoes with Olives, Feta and Mint
Sesame Cabbage Saladlink from theKitchn.com
Spring Onion Jam
Walla Walla Onions with Pine Nut Butter

For more info about events and other ways of connecting with the farm, visit the Golden Earthworm Organic Farm website.

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