CSA ~ July 15, 2021

Weekly

PICK-UP THURSDAYS BETWEEN 4-7PM

WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES

July 15, 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

Onions

Garlic

Cucumbers

Raven Zucchini

Green Tiger Zucchini

Beets

Chamomile

Lavender

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

Are you battling groundhogs? Well our buddy Rich has a cure for you! He used both the lavender and the oregano from his share one week to repel these cute, furry mammals. After Rich put these herbs around his property, the groundhog decided his yard wasn't such a nice place anymore and left for less fragrant pastures. The Farmer's Almanac reports that lavender and oregano (and basil, chives, lemon balm, mint, sage, thyme, and rosemary) are offensive scents to groundhogs. Thanks, Rich, for sharing this tip with us!

Chamomile Tip From CSA Subscribers + More Ideas for Tasty Treats

Our friends Martha and Ben were hoping for more chamomile because they really enjoyed it in their share a couple weeks ago. They made a refreshing tea using the chamomile and some fresh raspberries. We highly recommend doing the same! Thanks, Martha & Ben, for sharing your tasty idea!


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.

Lavender

Try some lavender sugar to make baked goods and beverages even more special! Sugar can also be infused with chamomile.

Beets

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.

Zucchini

This week, we have a mix of zucchini sizes. The smaller ones can be used for any zucchini dish you can imagine. But, the large ones are just as useful. Shred them for fritters, cakes, breads, casseroles, and more. As an added bonus, zucchini can be shredded and frozen for use after CSA time is over!

Cucumber

Cucumbers and onions was a summer salad staple when I was growing up. It's a dish that takes me right back to childhood. Perhaps you have a favorite cucumber salad to make this week. The two links below also have some great ways to enjoy this fresh green fruit. Yep, a cucumber is used like a veggie but is, in fact, a fruit!
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