CSA ~ August 12, 2021
PICK-UP THURSDAYS BETWEEN 4-7PM
WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES
August 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23
BI-WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES
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
Dragon’s Toe Hot Peppers
Decorative Daisy Gourd
Bonus Item: Choose 1 of 8 items ~ Carrots, Carrot Tops, Beets, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Purple Basil
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, Basil Pesto, or even fruit we pick at "You-Pick" locations.
Tips & Recipes
Dragon's Toe Hot Peppers
These convoluted shaped, wrinkly peppers are uncommon, originating in Southeast Asia. The fruit is sweet with a little kick but less than the heat of a jalapeno. Dragon's Toe peppers can be used while green and or allowed to mature longer on the plant to become red. The green pepper, which we have today, is commonly used for stir fry, while the red pepper makes a great addition to any salad. Remember, these do have a bit of heat/spice.
It is hard to believe but our summer days are rapidly dwindling and signs of autumn are starting to appear. The first decorative gourds were harvested here today. A sure sign of harvesttime, these ornamental fruits make an eye-catching decoration inside the house, on your porch, or with a display in the yard. Fresh, uncured gourds should last for a few weeks before going bad. The best way to keep them as long as possible is to wash them gently with a few drops of liquid dish soap, then rinse thoroughly. After that, soak them for a few minutes in a bucket filled with 10-percent bleach solution to get rid of any remaining bacteria or dirt. Pat them dry with a clean towel.
Jalapenos are one of the most popular chili peppers in the world today, and are used in sauces, pickles, salsas, or on their own, adding a tangy heat to meals. Have you ever noticed those small brown lines on jalapenos that look like scars? This is called ‘corking’ and it actually corresponds to the pepper's heat level. The more ‘corking’ on the jalapeno, the hotter it is. Check out the first link below to learn about jalapenos in space!
This special fruit/veggie has even been the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court case, thanks to a dispute over tariff laws imposing a duty on vegetables, but not on fruits. The Court ruled in the case of Nix v. Hedden that tomatoes were to be considered vegetables, based on the popular definition that classifies vegetables by use. However, botanically, tomatoes are still a fruit as they have seeds and grow from a flowering plant.