CSA ~ July 30, 2020

Weekly Shares

CSA PICK UP ~ THURSDAYS, 4-7PM

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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.


Have any CSA news you want to tell us about or would you like to suggest a recipe?

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In This Week's Share

Beans (green, yellow, purple)

Tomatillos

Basil (green, purple)

Grape/Cherry/Roma Tomatoes

Swiss Chard

Arugula

Ground Cherries

Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers

Sunburst Squash

Cucumbers

Turnips

Radishes



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

Beans

"Not only are green beans a nice, crunchy, low-calorie food but also they provide many key nutrients.Young, tender green beans are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, folate, vitamin K and silicon (needed for healthy bones, skin, and hair)." Source: https://www.almanac.com/news/home-health/natural-living/green-beans-so-good-you

This week, we have a variety of colors in our beans, and they are all equally delicious! Perfect for steaming as a side dish, tossing on a salad, or trying out in a new recipe below.

Tomatillos

We love a good salsa verde made with fresh tomatillos! (Miss Rachel makes an absolutely amazing salsa verde!) Here are two other tasty sounding uses for these little, green fruits.
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Ground Cherries

"If the leaves and flowers look familiar, that’s because these plants are related to eggplants and tomatoes. In fact, they are sometimes referred to as "husk tomatoes." Fruits grow inside of lantern-shaped husks that turn from green to tan and take on a papery texture when the berry inside is ripe." Source: https://gardenerspath.com/plants/fruit/grow-ground-cherries/

We like to enjoy ground cherries as a quick and delicious snack, but the link below will give you some other ideas.

Turnip

"People often group this popular European staple food with root vegetables, such as potato and beetroot. However, the turnip is actually a cousin of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, arugula, and kale." Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/284815

Good in soups and stews, broiled, or mashed, turnips are very versatile. I like them raw, sliced up on a veggie tray with dip. Check out these other creative recipes.

Arugula

This is the last of our arugula crop and it has started to flower. But, did you know...arugula flowers are edible?!?!? "Arugula is pungently peppery and well matched to milder salad greens and endive. Certainly, you can serve juvenile arugula on its own. Arugula flowers bring the same peppery dash to a salad and some wonderful color as well. You can use arugula flowers as a salad or soup garnish. You can even mix them half and half with spring mesclun for a zesty side salad."
Source: https://harvesttotable.com/flowering_arugula_arugula_is_p/
Isn't nature just amazing?