West Hartford CSA Pickup August 28th

August 28, 2014 at 7:01 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Harvest Notes August 28th 2014

meredith hoeing 2014

Leeks Leeks work well in tomato sauce in case you have any cause to make some this week:) This is the last of our leek harvest. Soon enough we’ll be harvesting the first onions!

Summer Squash Believe it or not, the summer squash plants are finally starting to slow down their production. Enjoy them while they last!

Cucumber This is a perfect taboule week with cukes, tomatoes and parsley.

Eggplant This is a large Italian variety for a change of pace from the Asian and smaller Italian varieties you’ve been getting in your shares.

Garlic The garlic is pretty well dried out at this point so you no longer need to put them in the fridge.

Parsley This versatile herb can go in many dishes including in taboule- a bulgar salad with tomatoes and cucumbers. Adamah fellow, Jeremy, likes to make sparlic- a simple, pesto-like spread made of olive oil, parsley, garlic, and salt.

Tomato When it rains tomatoes, it pours tomatoes! Try making a sauce or roasting them in the oven for a very simple, rich pairing to pasta or any dish that could use extra flavor and licopene. The colorful heirlooms make quite a show even when cooked! We grow many different kinds of heirloom tomatoes so you get to choose from a range of colors each week. The darker tomatoes have a deeper flavor while the orange ones are more acidic. Different colored tomatoes look a little different when ripe but they are all soft when ready. Tomatoes lose some flavor when stored in the fridge so leave them out unless you really need to hold them from further ripening- in which case, the fridge will give you a few more days to get to those tomatoes.

Cherry Tomatoes We hear that people often snack on these very quickly so they often dont make it into any dish at all. The variety is called sungold and it just can’t be beat!

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 OUT OF FRIDGE

FREEZES WELL

DRIES WELL

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Leeks

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Garlic

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Eggplant

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Cherry Tomato

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Parsley

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Tomato

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