CSA ~ July 29, 2021
PICK-UP THURSDAYS BETWEEN 4-7PM
WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES
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
Flowers - including Sunflowers
Zucchini will also be available, if you choose to select one.
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
Before people carved jack-o-lanterns on Halloween, they carved turnips to frighten "evil spirits" away during the Celtic holiday Samhain. In Roman times, the turnip was the weapon of choice to hurl at unpopular public figures! Some evidence shows the turnip was domesticated before the 15th century BC. Want to learn more interesting turnip facts? Check out this page.
You can eat carrot tops!!!!!
Did you know this???? I did not know this. In my 48 years,
I have never even considered that this was a thing!
"You can eat carrot tops raw in salads, wilt them into soups, braise them with a flavorful roast, sauté the greens in a little oil and garlic with other vegetables, or stuff a few sprigs of carrot tops into sandwiches. I especially like carrot tops in a rich, meaty stew or sprinkled over lighter dishes as a garnish, the way you’d use parsley. (Carrot tops do make a decent substitute for parsley in a pinch.) The reason we don’t find carrot tops more often is because, even after they leave the ground, the leaves continue to draw moisture and energy from the root, so they’re removed to preserve the carrot. (Side note: If you grow your own carrots at home, always cut the leaves off after harvest and store them the same way you’d store salad greens.)"
Check out this fun carrot top recipe below...because you can eat carrot tops! Wow!
Should you choose to have your own zucchini bread baking adventure, not marred by evil temperature settings, our recipe is below!