CSA ~ July 21, 2022
PICK-UP THURSDAYS BETWEEN 4-7PM
WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES
July *21*, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
BI-WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES
August 11, 25
September 8, 22
Shares will be at the front desk today!
Keep remembering to bring your basket back
from last week so we can swap it for a full one!
You guys are doing great with this system. Thanks!!
If you realize you can't make it during pick up time,
please let us know and we will gladly arrange a Friday pick up.
Call 330-549-9408 if you need to contact us about your share.
IN THIS WEEK'S SHARE
1/2 Dz. Eggs (From our friend Lorri Bagley at Bagley Farm's.)
Blueberries (From our friends at Huffman Fruit Farm.)
Sweet Peppers (Assortment of Bell, Macaroni, & Gypsy Peppers)
Jalapenos (Full Sized and Mini)
Onions (Variety of Sizes)
Green & Yellow Beans
Salad Mix (Including Spinach, Lettuce, Amaranth, Purslane, Dill, Pak Choi, Wood Sorrel, & Microgreens)
Number of crops ready and amount of harvest varies throughout the season.
We pledge to provide at least six items each week. If we have crop issues, we'll
supplement with produce from local farms. Some weeks will include
value added items like Jungle Jam, Salsa, and more.
Recipes & Tips
Basil, a member of the mint family, is a flavorful, leafy green herb that originated in Asia and Africa. This plant loves hot weather, so it is flourishing in gardens right now! Once picked, basil is at its best if used within two days. Wrap the leaves in a paper towel, place them in a plastic bag, and then pop them in the refrigerator. Or, for longer use, consider drying your basil and enjoy the flavor all year!
How to Dry Fresh Basil Leaves
Summertime is when basil is in season, and maybe you have way more basil than you can eat fresh. First, it's a great problem to have! There are many ways to preserve basil so you can use them through the year. In this post, I wanted to share two ways to dry basil leaves!
10 Foods That Pair Well With Basil
Basil is considered the herb of summer. If you have ever eaten pesto, you have eaten basil. Basil, or Sweet Basil, is a popular herb in France and Italy. A member of the mint family, basil has a floral aroma, similar to anise and cloves, and is a bit spicy and a bit sweet.
Blueberry Scones (Family Favorite!)
These blueberry scones are irresistible: no matter who you're trying to impress! Tangy berries and crunchy sugar make the perfect combo. Ever made blueberry scones? There's something about a scone that feels indulgent. A muffin feels a little pedestrian, but a scone. A scone says, "You're special."
Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
These lemon blueberry pancakes are light and fluffy, with just the right citrus zing and sweet bursts of berries! Serve with blueberry compote. Here's a breakfast that's the best way to make Saturday morning even more special: lemon blueberry pancakes! These are quite the treat: tender and fluffy, they have just the right citrus zing!
Blueberry Salad with Balsamic Dressing
How to make everyone want to eat salad? Add blueberries! This blueberry salad with spinach, feta, and a balsamic dressing is a total crowd pleaser. It's not summer until we've picked blueberries in Michigan. This year Alex and I came back with a 5 pound bag of blueberries!
A jalapeno pepper can vary in heat level from between 2,500 and 8,000 Scoville units. Part of the reason jalapenos (and many other peppers) occupy such a wide range of the heat scale is that their hotness depends on when during the growing season they’re harvested (heat and rain also have an effect). But don't be scared of their zip - adding just the right amount to a recipe just ups the flavor without making it too hot. Dairy products or fruit (like in our Jungle Jams) can help to reduce the heat. Want it hotter? Add more jalapenos and don't remove any of the inner bits!
Peachy Jalapeno Guacamole
2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 medium peach, peeled and finely chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion Tortilla chips Mash avocados with lime juice, salt, cumin and pepper.
Incredible Jalapeno Pizza
This incredible jalapeno pizza is the best way to enjoy this mighty pepper on a cheesy pie! It's full of savory, spicy flavor. Every time we make a new pizza recipe...it's our new favorite. Apologies if we sound like a broken record around here. But you absolutely must try this Jalapeño Pizza!
Wood Sorrel: A Nutritious Edible Weed
Wood sorrel is one of my favorite edible wild plants. Its lemony taste is a great addition to a morning salad. It's found all over the Los Angeles area. If you keep your eyes open, you're bound to encounter it. The genus name for wood sorrel is oxalis.
Purslane is a quick-growing, low-spreading weedy plant that grows horizontally from a single taproot and forms flat, round mats about 40 to 90 centimeters in diameter. The plant has thick, cylindrical, reddish-colored stems that branch out about 30 centimeters long, and it produces tiny yellow flowers when mature.