West Hartford CSA Pickup September 11th

September 11, 2014 at 9:24 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Harvest Notes September 11th 2014

Broccoli It looks like it will be a great season for fall broccoli! Check the Adamah recipe below for an idea on how to combine the flavors of summer with autumn’s green veggies. The leaves are delicious and cook up just like kale.

Summer Squash Believe it or not, this is likely the last week of summer squash. Its time to make way for the bountiful winter squash harvest that is on its way!

Eggplant This is possibly the end of the eggplant as well.

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

Jalapeno We included some hot peppers in case you wanted to make salsa this week with your tomatoes, red peppers, garlic, and cilantro.

Sweet Red Pepper The long skinny red peppers in your share are sweet, not hot. This is a specialty Italian variety that tastes unbelievable. Try it in salsa, roasted, or sauteed.

Cilantro Its a perfect salsa week!

Tomato We expect to have tomatoes for a few more weeks but this is likely the last week of saucing quantities so make one last big batch! If you have a food dehydrator, you can make dried tomatoes very easily and they are a great way to extend the season. We do our best to sort through the plethora of tomatoes each week and make sure you don’t end up with any overripes or damaged tomatoes. If you do find that after a few days from pickup some of your tomatoes are overripe, they will still taste delicious when cooked but they may be mealy if you eat them raw. Tomatoes lose some flavor when stored in the fridge so only put them in there if you need to hold them from further ripening.

Cherry Tomatoes The variety is called sungold and it just can’t be beat as a raw snack, roasted, or tossed with pasta.

Lettuce Leafy salads are back for the fall! This variety is called New Red Fire and it is a gorgeous, leafy red.

Recipe from the Adamah House

Each week the Adamah fellows harvest produce from the fields and cook big meals for Shabbat in their shared house. Check out one of the dishes they made with the same produce you have in your share!

Goat Milk (or Coconut) CurryBroccoli, eggplant, squash, hot and sweet peppers and garlic – Sauté the vegetables with salt and pepper for about 10 minutes. Add turmeric or curry powder then lower heat. Add goat milk or coconut milk and serve.

goatmilkcurry

 

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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Squash

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Eggplant

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Garlic

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Peppers

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Cilantro

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Cherry Tomato

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Tomato

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Lettuce

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