CSA ~ July 22, 2021

Weekly & Bi-Weekly

PICK-UP THURSDAYS BETWEEN 4-7PM

WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES

July 22, 29

August 5, 12, 19, 26

September 2, 9, 16, 23

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BI-WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES

July 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

Sweet Corn (from McMaster Farms)

Yellow Beans and Green Beans

Zucchini

Cucumbers

Oregano

Lemon Balm

Onions

Microgreen Mix

Choose: Broccoli or Cauliflower ~ depending on the bowl you select


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

McMaster Farms Sweet Corn

Straight from our friends in Columbiana comes today's wonderful summer treat of sweet corn! Their Facebook page says, "Our sweet corn is bi-color (yellow and white) and we sell it any way you need it: by the ear, half dozen, dozen or 5 dozen bag. We have bushels of 2nds available through the season, as well, by order only." We think their corn is the best around! Of course, it is absolutely perfect just to cook it in a big pot of water and then slather it with butter. That is my most favorite way to eat corn on the cob. But if you want to expand your corn repertoire, check out the recipes below.

Corn & Zucchini Combos

There are so many ways to combine delicious, fresh veggies into new taste sensations!

Cucumbers

Cucumbers don't have to just be salads and appetizers. Have you ever considered cucumbers for breakfast...cooked cucumbers...cucumbers in your beverage? There are plenty of interesting uses to try! Another positive about cucumbers is that they are 95% water. This makes them a great way to stay hydrated. A cup of cucumber slices is "nearly as thirst-quenching as a glass of water," according to Eating Well magazine. So, go on, get hydrated and enjoy plenty of cucumber deliciousness!

Onions

Did you know that onions have been around since the Bronze Age. The oldest know onion harvest dates back to around 5,000 BC - over 7,000 years ago! In an "old wives' tale," the thickness of an onion skin was thought to help predict the severity of the upcoming winter. Thin skins meant a mild winter was coming while thick skins indicated a rough winter ahead. While I don't actually believe that onions can predict the weather, I do believe our onions can add some flavor to your meals!

Oregano

Oregano is an aromatic perennial herb in the mint family. When in bloom, it has beautiful purple or pink flowers that are also edible. A sprinkle of this herb will give any recipe a burst of flavor.

Lemon Balm

There are so many great ways to use this lovely scented herb!

Lemon Balm Water:

Fill a jar with fresh lemon balm leaves and a thinly sliced lemon. Pour in cold water until it reaches the top. Refrigerate for several hours.

Lemon Balm & Honey Butter:

Mix half a stick (4 tablespoons) of softened butter with a pinch of finely chopped lemon balm. Add a drizzle of honey to taste. Perfect on hot fresh bread or biscuits!

Candied Lemon Balm Leaves:

Beat an egg white with a tiny bit of water. Dip lemon balm leaves in the mixture, then dip in sugar. Lay the coated leaves on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in a 200 degree F oven until the leaves look dry, but not browned. Check after 20 minutes and every 5 to 10 after that.

Lemon Balm Vinegar:

Great in salad dressings! Fill a jar about 3/4 full with fresh leaves. Cover with apple cider vinegar. Cap with a non-metallic lid and let steep in a cool dark place for a few weeks. Strain and use.

All the above lemon balm ideas come from The Nerdy Farm Wife.


Rachel also noted that our chamomile tea fans might enjoy lemon balm tea. She says that she loves lemon balm tea. Check out the easy recipe below.

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