Bard Family Market Garden CSA

August 14, 2014 - Week Twelve

What's in your box

Ovation Spicy Greens Mix

Caraflex or Famosa Cabbage

French Filet Bush Beans

Heirloom Slicing Tomatoes

Cherry Tomato Mix

Red Cipollini Onion (short storage onion. use within one month)

Tolli's Italian and/or Jimmy Nardello Frying Peppers

King of the North Bell Pepper

Manny Cucumber

Straightneck Summer Squash

Napoli Carrots

Bulls Blood Beets (remember: the tops are tasty, too)

Red Norland and Superior Potatoes


My Fair Lady Sweet Corn

Belstar Broccoli or Listada De Gandia, Rosa Bianca or Snowy Eggplant

Magic Molly Fingerling Potatoes (standard share)

Black Mountain Watermelon (standard share)

This weeks recipes

Cole Slaw - Robert Irvine

6 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded carrot
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 cup sugar
Salt and pepper

In a large bowl, combine cabbage and carrots. In a smaller bowl, make dressing by combining mayonnaise, vinegar, celery seed, sugar, salt and pepper. Toss dressing into cabbage mixture and let chill. Serve in a family style bowl.

Carrot, Potato and Cabbage Soup

4 carrots, thinly sliced

2 large or 4 medium potatoes thinly sliced

1 onion, thinly sliced

1/4 medium head green cabbage, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, smashed

6 cups chicken or vegetable stock

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1 teaspoon salt

ground black pepper to taste

Combine the carrots, potatoes, onion, cabbage, garlic, chicken stock, olive oil, thyme, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper in a stock pot over medium-high heat; bring to a simmer and cook until the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a blender in small batches and blend until smooth.

What's happening at the garden this week

Sad news to share from the field this week. Our summer melon crops have been lost to the thirteen-lined ground squirrel. One bite to a melon is all it takes! In happier news, our winter squash are looking great! Acorn, butternut, spaghetti, delicata and pie pumpkin. And our carving pumpkins think we are closer to Halloween than we are. They are orange already! Check out our post on Facebook for the pictures.

We are getting bad pest pressure from Flea Beetles again. Powdery mildew has hit some of our summer squash crop. Celery and Winter Leeks are almost ready for harvest. Pole and bush beans are finished for the season.