West Hartford CSA Pickup August 20th

August 20, 2015 at 1:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Harvest Notes Week 11

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Watermelon This variety is called sugar baby. It lives up to the name!

Cantaloupe These are some of the sweetest I’ve ever tasted! Enjoy them while they last as CT has a short melon season.

Green Bell Pepper Next week we will have red peppers too.

Garlic This garlic is now dry enough to be considered “cured” so you can store it out of the fridge.

Cucumbers I know its hard to believe after such a prolific cucumber season, but this is likely the last week for this crop.

Summer Squash The end is in sight for zucchini season as well. Summer squash has been such a staple that I’m sure we will all feel a bit lonely and disillusioned when they are gone.

Cherry Tomato This variety is called Sungold and we find it to be the sweetest out there.

Eggplant Some people swear by allowing their eggplant to “sweat” by salting it before use to avoid bitterness while others don’t bother. Give both methods a try!

Tomato At this time of year, tomatoes can really carry just about any dish you make. Whatever it is you are making, whether raw or cooked, just put a tomato on it! Last night we made a very simple flatbread with sourdough crust, sliced tomatoes, and sauteed garlic, eggplant, and peppers. All it needed was a little salt!

Parsley This would be another good week to make tabouli out of parsley, tomatoes, cucumbers and bulgar.

Basil Keep your basil dry to avoid blackening of the leaves and use sooner rather than later.

CROP SHORT STORAGE LIFE

(eat first)

MED STORAGE LIFE

(4-10 days)

LONG STORAGE LIFE

(2-6 wks)

STORE IN FRIDGE IN BAG STORE OUT OF FRIDGE FREEZES WELL
Melon * * *
Peppers * * *
Garlic * * *
Cucumbers * *
Summer Squash * * *
Eggplant * *
Tomato * * *
Parsley * * *
Basil * *
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