The CSA is now in its fifth week, and our farmers market appearances have been stellar. Here comes the summer sun, and with it all your favorite summer fruits. By the way, today was the solstice and I hope you honored our sun in some fashion. The longest day of the year does deserve some acknowledgement.
This week the potatoes were hilled, and the tomatoes trellised. This means yummy maters and taters heading your way sooner than you know.
Every Sunday we post up in McCormick Park from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. This weekend I will be representing the Williamston Library with the veggie piano, come check it out if you have a few. The girls can be found showing Daryll (our awesome intern) the market ropes.
Housekeeping...Wednesday is our principal delivery day. If that doesn't work for you, have no fear. We can work something out. Delivery is set for Wednesday morning and early afternoon. Pickup remains between 5 an 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?
sweet 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)
french bread (organic flour, yeast, water, salt)
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
Creamy Basil Dressing
1 bunch basil
1 cup of your favorite plain yogurt
1 Tbs orange zest
1 clove of garlic or a few garlic scapes
salt and pepper to taste
Wash basil. In a blender place basil, yogurt, zest, garlic. Blend. Season with salt and pepper.
This recipe will help you mix up that salad routine. Go beyond house dressing and build your own.
-Spice it up with hot peppers, chili flakes, or extra garlic.
-Switch up the basil for your favorite herb...why not?
-Marinate chicken and bbq for a deliciously tender finish.
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. If you desire something deliciously á la carte, check out Frosty Acres or Trillium Wood Farm. If there is something that you would like to see in this newsletter, let me know. Until next time.