West Hartford CSA July 24th

July 24, 2014 at 10:15 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Adamah is in the New York Times!  Check out the article about the farm where all of your veggies are grown!!

Harvest Notes July 24th 2014

Cucumber Not sure what to do with so many cukes? Try a cucumber soup or a raw Asian vinegar salad.

Summer Squash How do you know when squash is really fresh? They sweat. If you use your squash right away you’ll notice this phenomenon as juicy beads form when you slice into them.

Carrots The greens are quite beautiful and are useful in making soup stock, making carrot green reduction, or feeding to pet bunnies. To store your carrots for more than a week, be sure to separate the greens from the roots.

Beets This variety is called “cylindra” and its’ shape allows for convenient, even slices. The greens cook up just like swiss chard and even the stems are delicious in soups, sautes or raw salads.

Broccoli This is the last of the broccoli until fall so enjoy!

Fresh Garlic We harvested all of our garlic this week and hung most of it to “cure” in the barn. Curing dries the heads out enough to store throughout the year. The garlic in your share this week is thus fresh and you will notice that it has thick skin as opposed to the paper thin skin of cured garlic. You should still peel that skin off before use. Refrigerate this fresh garlic and use it within a couple weeks.

Curly Kale If you’ve never tried massaging kale, you should consider looking up a recipe. The process involves some kneading action with the raw leaves and marinade to break them down so they loose their toughness without cooking.

Green Beans We’ve been munching on these fresh green beans as we pick and they are incredible. Try them raw or lightly cooked to maintain the fresh crunch.

Basil We harvest basil each Thursday morning for you and do not wash it because it does not store very well in general and especially not when wet or cold. Keep it on the kitchen counter with just its’ stems in water, wash it right before using and do use it sooner rather than later in the week.

Cilantro This herb is perfect for coconut curries or other spicy dishes.

shiraemilyclippers

Storage Guide for This Week’s Share

CROP

SHORT STORAGE LIFE

(eat first)

MED STORAGE LIFE

(1-2 weeks)

LONG STORAGE LIFE

(2 or more wks)

STORE IN FRIDGE IN BAG

STORE ON COUNTER

FREEZES WELL

DRIES WELL

Cucumber

*

*

Squash

*

*

*

Carrots

*

*

Carrot Greens

*

*

*

Beets

*

*

Beet Greens

*

*

*

Broccoli

*

*

Garlic

*

*

*

Kale

*

*

*

Green Beans

*

*

*

Basil

*

*

*

*

Cilantro

*

*

*

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: