CSA ~ July 8, 2021
Weekly & Bi-Weekly
pick-up thursdays between 4-7pm
WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES
July 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23
BI-WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES
July 8, 22
August 5, 19
September 2, 16
If you find you can't make it during normal pick up time, please let us know and we
can arrange a Friday visit. If you aren't feeling well, we can bring your share
out to your car. Just give us a call at 330-549-9408.
in this week's share
Peas (Mix of Maxigolt, Strike, and First 13)
Green Tiger Zucchini
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, Fresh Basil Pesto, or even fruit we pick at "You-Pick" locations.
tips & recipes
Farm Fresh Eggs
Breakfast Fried Rice (using only 4 ingredients!) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen
This Breakfast Fried Rice is made using only 4 ingredients and is super easy to make! It uses leftover rice with breakfast staples of bacon and eggs. You can have it on the table from start to finish in less than 15 minutes which makes it a breakfast (or even a dinner) win!
Peanut Butter, Chicken and Basil Sandwich
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter 1 slice crusty white bread 3 tablespoons shredded cooked chicken 1 tablespoon torn fresh basil 1/8 teaspoon coarse sea salt 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil Spread peanut butter over bread. Top with chicken, basil and salt; drizzle with oil.
Grilled Basil Chicken
This cinch of a marinade gives the chicken lots of Italian flavor. Serve the chicken with a tossed green salad and garlic breadsticks, or put slices on a ciabatta roll along with lettuce, tomato and mozzarella cheese for a zesty handheld meal. -Lisa Moriarty, Wilton, New Hampshire
This Simple Grilled Zucchini Is The Perfect Summer Side
Zucchini is one of our favorite vegetables to grill in the summer. Why? It's healthy, it's easy, and it cooks SO FAST. This recipe takes just 10 to 15 minutes from start to finish. Check out our tips below for perfect grilled zucchini every time.
Marinated Zucchini Salad Recipe
Raw zucchini can be a dull ingredient, but when it's very thinly sliced it marinates beautifully, especially in lemon juice I like to use a mixture of green and yellow squash here Assemble this dish at least four hours before you wish to serve it, so that the squash has time to soften and soak up the lemony marinade.
Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Casserole
This Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Casserole is an easy side dish recipe that pairs beautifully with just about any family meal! The old fashioned zucchini casserole recipe features fresh, shredded zucchini, garlic, and onion, with three types of cheese and a buttery, Parmesan breadcrumb topping.
Rhubarb is a vegetable that we often treat like a fruit. Some people love to dip their fresh, raw rhubarb stalks in honey or sugar and munch away for a snack. My mom says she grew up plucking stalks from her dad's garden, dipping them in salt for a favorite treat. Have you heard the warning about rhubarb? Taste of Home says that, "rhubarb stalks are totally safe to eat. You can even enjoy them raw—but be warned, they’re very tart! The leaves are a different story. They contain a chemical which, when consumed in large quantities, can be fatal." You'd "have to eat several pounds of rhubarb leaves to reach a toxic level. But even a few can make you feel sick." Be sure to keep the leaves away from your pets as, "it takes very few rhubarb leaves to do damage." NOTE: Rachel removed all the leaves and packaged your rhubarb stalks, ready to be washed again and used. But, the warning about the leaves is still good info to remember.
How to Grill Rhubarb
Diana Taliun/iStock/Getty Images Rhubarb is a stalk vegetable that looks similar to celery. Rhubarb commonly serves as a dessert food, such as in a pie. The characteristic tart flavor of the vegetable is usually cut with sugar. Grilling rhubarb with a touch of sugar caramelizes the stalks, making for a sweeter, lighter and healthier end to your meal.
Amaranth 'Passion', also known as 'Variegated' or 'Red Leaf,' originated in the tropics of America, Africa, and Asia, and is now grown all over the world. This leafy green has a mild spinach flavor. The leaves can be used at baby leaf stage for salad or garnish, or at maturity for steamed vegetable or soups. Its soft leaves are a great addition to salads and, like spinach, it melts delectably when cooked. Slightly astringent when raw, the greens turn soft and mellow as they cook. NOTE: *It is important to know that the leaves of amaranth are soft-textured, and go limp quickly. As soon as you get home, stick all of the leaves, stem end down, into a glass of cold water. Amaranth does not store well for long periods and is best eaten fresh.*
More interesting facts:
- It is an ancient food plant native to South America.
- So revered was it in ancient Inca and Aztec cultures, it was considered a sacred plant.
- Both the leaves and seeds are used in culinary dishes.
- In Asia and the West Indies, Amaranthus is widely cultivated and in Jamaica, it is routinely eaten at breakfast and dinner.
- Often referred to as amaranth grain, the seeds can be harvested and ground into a flour.
- Amaranth seeds are also a great bird food.
Easy Mint Water Recipe
Looking for a refreshing drink with no calories or sugar? This easy mint water recipe is minty fresh and made in mere minutes of hands-on time. Looking for a healthy drink recipe to spice up your repertoire? This mint water recipe is seriously refreshing: and at the same time has no calories or sugar!
Make an Easy Mint Simple Syrup for Cocktails or Lemonade
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.) Save Recipe Mint syrup sounds fancy but it's beyond easy to make. Basically, it's a simple syrup (i.e., sugar melted in a bit of water) that's been infused with fresh mint leaves.