CSA ~ July 15, 2021
PICK-UP THURSDAYS BETWEEN 4-7PM
WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES
July 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23
BI-WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES
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
Green Tiger Zucchini
Flowers (not edible)
Choices: Three bins have Broccoli and four have Broccoli & Cauliflower. (But all have an even amount of cruciferous veggies.) Some bins have a bag Peas and some have a bag of Green Beans. Today you will need to look at the bins and select the one that says, "Take me home!"
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
Yard Care Tip From a CSA Subscriber
Chamomile Tip From CSA Subscribers + More Ideas for Tasty Treats
This round of chamomile doesn't have many flowers, and is not very pretty, but the leaves are extremely useful! Fancy trying the tea? Pour a mug of boiling water. Stir in a tablespoon of torn leaves and green stems. Cover the mug with a cloth or a saucer (to keep the heat in) and let the tea steep for ten minutes. Strain it into a fresh mug, or chill, and serve over ice. You can even add a dash of apple juice to sweeten it, or pop in some fruit. The flavor is brighter than chamomile flower tea. It’s mild and herby. In addition, chamomile leaves can be used as an add-in to salads. Try mixing them into chopped butter lettuce dressed with olive oil, salt, and lemon. Combine the leaves with mint and use to make herb bread, or chop them finely and add to yogurt with a touch of grated garlic as a dip for veggies.
Here's some beet knowledge for you...
Beets were initially cultivated around 2,000 BC in the Mediterranean region. They were brought to North America by colonists, but it is not known exactly when. George Washington grew beets at Mount Vernon. In Victorian England, women used beet juice to add a "red" shine to their hair. Beets have the highest sugar content of any vegetable. In Australia, pickled beets are commonly put on hamburgers. When harvested, the entirety of the plant is edible, from the tips of its leaves, down to its long pointed root.