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Sunday, August 18, 2013

August 20th and 23rd: Summer Goodies

Community Supported Agriculture

 
Our farm is so lucky because we are indeed supported by our community.  Of course you pay for your food and that supports me, but it is WAY more than that.  Because you all care enough to know where your food comes from, I get to meet each and every one of you, and your families, and often times your extended families and friends.  I get wonderful gifts such as hand painted "Caution Farm Entrance" signs (see it coming on Gould Rd from the west), hand made Japanese Beetle traps, volunteer labor and tips.  Plus I get samples of many kitchen creations--strawberry jam with Jack Daniels, baba ganoush, strawberry rhubarb jam, zucchini bread, pickles, fermented green beans, dilly beans, beer.... Not to mention all of the wonderful comments and emails describing full meals created solely by our farm's products.  We love having you all come to the farm, explore the fields and enjoy the PYO garden.... we hope you feel as blessed and supported as we do, thank you.
 

PEPPERS!

This weeks brings peppers!  Since I have not harvested them yet, I can't say who or how many you will get but they are looking great in the field, so if you don't get any this week, there are loads more to come.
 
SWEET
top left: Gypsy--sometimes yellow/red, great for frying and sauteeing
top center: Islander--mildly sweet
top right: New Ace--standard bell
bottom left: Carmen, my favorite--so sweet
bottom center: Flavorburst--yellow sweet, great for salads or stuffing
bottom right: sweet banana superette sweet, mild --great for frying, pickling, and is an excellent choice to make pepper rings for sandwiches.
 
HOT
left: Banana -- tangy 0-500 Scoville units
top center: Beaver Dam--if you remove the seeds and ribs, they are so flavorful and not so hot 500-1000 Scoville units
bottom center: Jalapeño--2500-8000 Scoville units
top right: Purple and Red cayenne--30000-50000 Scoville units
bottom right: Bulgarian Carrot Chile--chutneys, marinades and salsa..I like them in chocolate brownies 2000-5000 Scoville units
 
I am a whimp--so they are all spicy to me!
 
 
This Week's bounty: lettuce, green cabbage, new potatoes, kale, onion, peppers (for some or all?), zukes, cukes, summer squash, carrots, tomatoes, herbs, melons (full share)
 
Dinner Ideas:
homemade veggie pizza
gazpacho
summer squash casserole
 

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