CSA ~ September 12, 2019
Weekly & Bi-Weekly Shares
Happy CSA Day!
Thank you for supporting Goodness Grows!
CSA PICK UP ~ THURSDAYS 4-7PM
If you realize that you aren't going to be able to make it to pick-up, no problem!
Just give us a call at 330-549-9408 to arrange a Friday visit.
We are here most Fridays from 8:30am - 2:30pm.
Time to refill your basket!
Please bring in the basket that went home last week and we will
refill it when you arrive today. Thanks!
In This Week's Share!
Genovese Basil, Lemon Basil, & Holy Basil
Cherry Tomatoes (from our friend, Fred Carrier)
Microgreens ~ Mild Microgreen Mix and Cabbage Microgreens grown by Goodness Grows as well as some Daikon Radish & Arugula grown by a GG board member at Amorette Farm
Nice bunches of celery are in the shares this week. Good for salads, ants on a log, or how about pickled celery sticks? Want something really unexpected? Try celery soda!
Herbs ~ Basil & Dill
Want to save the beautiful herbs this week for use in the dark days of winter? Here is a way to preserve them using the microwave. Below that, check out some ideas specific to preserving basil.
Genovese Basil: This is a variety of sweet basil. It still has the classic look and taste of basil so naturally, it goes well with pesto and Italian cuisine. But you’ll know the difference between sweet basil and Genovese because Genovese is flatter and pointier than traditional sweet basil. It also has a more aromatic flavor.
Lemon Basil: This basil variety is one that is more common. You can find it at most big box home improvement stores or nurseries. It looks like traditional basil but has a lemon flavor to it. So because of this lemon flavor, it is great to include in both salads and fish recipes. Also, if you like lemon flavored iced tea, then you might want to add a leaf or two of lemon basil to get that lemon flavor naturally.
Holy Basil: This Basil actually has a unique history behind its name. This type of basil is one that is deeply respected within the Hindu religion. That is why it is referred to as Holy Basil, or also called Sacred Basil. But you may also have more respect for this basil when you learn that it can be placed inside a tea and drank regularly to boost your immune system. Don’t you love plants that not only taste good but are good for you too?
Source for basil info: https://morningchores.com/types-of-basil/
Know what a perfect fall snack is? Popcorn! Try using popcorn we grew right here at GG. Easy to pop in a pot on your stove!
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