CSA ~ August 12, 2021

Weekly

PICK-UP THURSDAYS BETWEEN 4-7PM

WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES

August 12, 19, 26

September 2, 9, 16, 23

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BI-WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES

August 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

Grape/Cherry Tomatoes

Blackberries

Bell Peppers

Jalapeno peppers

Dragon’s Toe Hot Peppers

Radishes

Leafy Cabbage

Sweet Corn

Tomatillos

Genovese Basil

Dill

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.

Daisy Gourds

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.

Jalapeno Peppers

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!

Tomatoes

Quick! What is the official state fruit of Ohio? What is the official beverage of Ohio? If you said "the tomato" and "tomato juice" respectively, you are correct! Interestingly, tomatoes are also the state vegetable of New Jersey. And, the South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato is both the state fruit and the state vegetable of Arkansas!

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.

Basil and Tomatoes

Peanut butter and jelly. Cookies and milk. Bonnie and Clyde. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Just like those famous pairs, tomatoes and basil make a perfect match!

Tomatillos

Native to Mexico, a tomatillo is a small round fruit with a green color and papery husk. Rachel makes an amazing salsa verde with them, but they are also used in other recipes. Check out the article below for some ideas on how to incorporate a few tomatillos into your next meal.

Dill

Fresh dill is one of the most fragrant and flavorful herbs in the kitchen. It's not just for pickles...although it really does make those cute little cucumbers pretty spectacular! The leaves are what most people think about using, but the flowers, stems, and seeds should also be put to work. Add the flowers to a flower arrangement, dry them to collect seeds, put them into a jar of pickles, use them to garnish a plate, add them to a salad, or enjoy them anywhere else you'd use the leaves. When it comes to the stems, small, tender ones can be chopped up right along with the leaves. Thicker stems can go along with the flowers into a pickle jar, you can add them to a bouquet garni, or stuff them into a fish before grilling or roasting. Treat them like bay leaves, and let them add flavor to soups and stews, or add them to the cooking water when you boil potatoes. Dill seeds can be used whole or crushed, and are often used in bread, soups, vegetable dishes, and pickles. They can also be used in salad dressings, or to make dill vinegar. These great ideas all come from Food 52.
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