What a great delivery we have this week! I’m always so excited to share good news and new items with you. First things first… The laying hens kicked it up a notch despite the heat and everyone in the Egg CSA will be receiving eggs this week – Both Thursday and Saturday deliveries. And in the Veggie boxes – Melons have finally arrived! Everyone in the veggie CSA should be receiving a Sugar Baby Watermelon this week. We have more melons and cantaloupes on the way too, as well as winter squashes.
You’ve heard me explain how the heat and drought are causing a slowing of growth in the fields. Well, that may be the case for the vegetables at White Oak Pastures, but not the Black Soldier flies! In the next posting, I’ll share some pictures and the story behind this fascinating indigenous insect that we use as a protein-packed feed source for our birds out on pasture.
And while it’s difficult to segue from Soldier flies to dinner, that’s exactly what we’re doing. Here’s what’s on tap this week… Happy eating!
Meat CSA: (call us on Mondays for any additional a la carte orders: 229-641-2081)
1x Chicken Breast (2lbs)
1x Whole Chicken
1x Grass-Fed Stir Fry Beef (1lb)
Pasture Raised Eggs: THURSDAY DELIVERY ONLY THIS WEEK
12 beautiful assorted color eggs, form our own hens that range freely on certified organic pasture. The eggs are hand washed, candled and graded fresh for you each week.
(Call to order this week if not on the egg CSA : 229-641-2081)
Mixed Squash and Zucchini
1 bunch Carrots (we’re nearing the end of the carrots – so enjoy!)
Sugar Baby Watermelon (Intended to be slightly smaller than a bowling ball, and great to share as a dessert)
Mixed Okra or Mixed Cucumbers
1 bunch Basil (Genovese, Purple Ruffles, Thai, or Cinnamon)
Tomatoes (Mixed heirloom and hybrid varieties)
1 bunch Surprise Herb (Parsley or Lemongrass)
I bunch Kale or Collards (and you thought you’d seen the last of them… )
***Don’t forget, your ‘maters are bagged separately, so don’t leave them behind when you grab your box. Enjoy!