The CSA is in week six, wowsa! The sun has graced us with its golden rays, so harsh we now praise the almighty rain cloud. I don't know about you, but the plants have been severely underwhelmed by our recent storm alerts. It is looking like this is to be the new norm. Unpredictable, ever changing and challenging. Ah the weather, she is a fickle lass.
Any-who, we press on beneath the beating sun. Watering, weeding, tilling, seeding. Not without direction, and hopefully not without sunscreen.
As a friendly reminder, we post up in McCormick Park from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. every Sunday. The girls have enjoyed managing the booth, especially when it means money to spend with the Cheese People.
Housekeeping...Wednesday is our principal delivery day. If that doesn't work for you, have no fear. We are fairly flexible. Delivery is set for Wednesday morning and early afternoon. Pickup remains between 5 and 7 P.M. If for any reason you need to arrange something else, just let me know and we will make it happen.
So what does the line up look like this week?
spicy salad mix
tender brassica mix
butter crunch lettuce
4oz sunflower pesto (basil, sunflower seeds, garlic scapes, olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper)
4oz cilantro chimichurri (cilantro, oregano, garlic scapes, white wine vinegar, olive oil, chile de árbol, salt and pepper)
If you are not part of the CSA and want to pick up a few things, feel free to check in if you are looking for something specific.
So what is next?
If I do not hear from you, I will choose your harvest selections for you. Otherwise feel free to send me your CSA box choices via email, text, or phone. If you wish to pick your goodies up here at the farm they can be picked up anytime between 5 and 7 P.M. on Wednesday. If you have any time preference for Wednesday delivery, or need delivery a different day please let me know ASAP.
Thanks in advance
1 bunch shaved or grated carrots
1 bunch of your favorite herb
1 Tbs of your favorite zest and juice
1/2 bunch of green onions thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
Wash your veggies! Then proceed to grate, chop, or mince your ingredients. Toss together in mixing bowl, season to taste. Refrigerate or serve immediately. The choice is yours.
Toss this recipe in with a green salad, atop some taste tacos, or simply as a stand alone side. Keeping it simple is where it's at.
-Spice it up with hot peppers, chili flakes, or extra onion.
-Switch up a single herb selection for a combo.
-Make a creamy version by adding a couple spoonfuls of yogurt or sour cream.
As always, enjoy the harvest and make these recipes your own.
Forks up, knives out!
That's a wrap this time around. If you are still looking into local meat options, Ham Sweet Farm in Williamston is a share that I look forward to each month. This month they have put together grill boxes of various sizes for purchase. Get them while they're available, they sell out quick. If there is something that you would like to see in this newsletter, let me know. Until next time.