CSA ~ July 2, 2020

Weekly Shares

CSA Pick Up ~ Thursdays, 4-7pm

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Happy 4th of July!

We hope you enjoy this week's CSA items and are able to put some to use in
your Independence Day celebrations. All of us at Goodness Grows wish you a
happy, healthy, safe, and delicious 4th of July!


If you find you can't make it during the pick up time, please let us know and we can arrange
a Friday visit. If you are not feeling well, we can bring your share out to your car to facilitate social distancing. Just give us a call at 330-549-9408.

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How did your first CSA Day of 2020 go? Do you like the shares being right near the front door, in the Great Room? Did anything go really well...or really badly...and you'd like to tell us about it? Did you find a recipe that was a big hit or a swing and a miss at your house? We encourage you to share the good and the bad with us! We take the praise and the constructive criticism to heart each year as we strive to always better our program. Contact us online by replying to these email updates or email jlynch02@gmail.com anytime. As always, thank you for supporting Goodness Grows!

In This Week's Share

Mustard Greens (Red Giant)

Kale (Kalebration Mix ~ isn't that a fantastic name?!?!)

Arugula

Onion

Royal Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas

Snow Peas

Lavender

Chamomile

Sunflowers

Thyme Plant

Number of crops ready and amount of harvest of a given crop will vary throughout the season. We will provide at least six items each week. If we have any crop issues, we will

supplement with produce from other local farms. Some weeks will include value added

items, such as Jungle Jam, Zucchini Bread, or Fresh Basil Pesto.

Tips & Recipe Ideas

We'd love to hear about your favorite recipes and kitchen or garden tricks!

Growing & Cooking with Thyme

Lavender Soda or Dessert for the 4th of July? Why not?

Mustard Greens

Chamomile

ALLERGEN NOTE:

Do not consume chamomile if you have a ragweed allergy.

Chamomile tea can cause an allergic reaction in people allergic to ragweed.

How to Store Chamomile

Store dried chamomile like any herb, in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. With fresh, you can put the ends in a cup of water or store them wrapped in a paper towel, in a plastic bag in the fridge.


Want to dry your chamomile? Using the microwave makes it easy!

  • Lay a few flowers on a piece of paper towel.
  • Cover it with another piece of paper towel. The paper towels will help absorb moisture from the flowers.
  • Make sure to not overlap any of the flowers, for even drying.
  • Heat the flowers in the microwave with 30-second intervals on the lowest heat setting.
  • Check the flowers every 30 seconds to see if they’ve dried. The whole drying time may only take about 2-3 minutes, depending on the size of the flowers.

Chamomile can also be hung to dry in a location out of sunlight with moving air.

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