West Hartford CSA Pick-Up Week 12

August 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Harvest Notes

Swiss Chard We hope your immune system has survived these past few weeks without nutritious, dark-green leaves! We have been giving our leafy green crops a summer break since they prefer cooler temperatures, but they are trickling back in to the mix. The chard patch hasn’t really kicked back into gear yet, so there were only enough leaves for large shares.

Watermelon We didn’t have enough melons left in the field for small shares this week, so only large shares are getting.  We deeply apologize if anyone gets an unsweet melon. Thus far, we have only found one watermelon all season that wasn’t delicious but we would love to hear from you if you find any that are less than perfect. It hard to diagnose quality when they all look so pretty from the outside!

Tomatoes This week you are receiving both green tomatoes and ripe tomatoes. Paste and slicers are mixed together. Both were picked off the vines last week before we destroyed the blighted plants. If you have never experimented with green tomatoes before, I highly recommend reading and deep frying them. You won’t regret it.

Cilantro Finally it may be salsa week!

Jalapenos Yup, salsa sounds about right.

Green Peppers Salsa anyone?

Red Peppers You can throw this in the salsa too but, if I were you, I’d probably toss it in olive oil and roast it for a while in the oven. Hopefully there will be more of these to come next week.

Garlic This garlic has been drying since July and should be fully cured by now. You can use it right away or store it for months on you kitchen counter.

Summer Savory Another opportunity to experiment with this “savory” herb.

Leeks Hayley, one of the summer Adamahniks, says that she would take a leek over an onion any day. She puts them in anything she would put an onion in, especially her daily egg breakfast. This is the last week we will be distributing summer leeks but, don’t worry, storage leeks will be back in the late fall.

Summer Squash Tired of squash yet? Just a few more weeks!

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