Greetings again! What a great week of food to share with you. But first, let’s talk again about the three-week hiatus coming up…
If you receive your shares on Thursdays, your next delivery (after tomorrow’s delivery) will be September 6th.
If you pick up on Saturdays in Columbus: You pick up this weekend, then again on Saturday Sept 8th. However, an extra Egg CSA pick-up will be held on Aug 18th. (Remember, we still owe you make-up eggs from the summer ration week.)
If that’s still confusing, don’t worry – please call me at 478-718-7991 and I’ll fumble through a better explanation.
On the farm-front, we’re getting boat loads of rain wight when we really need to be prepping more fields for our fall transplants. We built a new shade tunnel to house the transplants in the meantime. Also, we dug some big holes around the farm this week for the poles which will support our bat houses. If you’ve spent much time around south Georgia, you’ve observed our healthy mosquito population. So, we’re inviting several guests to move in and dine on our abundant supply of “skeeters.” We’re putting up 4 houses and each house can hold 600 bats.
Finally, we said goodbye to our original flock of laying hens. The old ladies served us very well with daily companionship and efforts tilling up, weeding and eating insects in the field that grew our potatoes this year, and also fertilizing what will be the raspberry patch next year. And all the while, they gave us eggs every day. Let us be thankful…
Meat CSA: (call us on Mondays for any additional a la carte orders: 229-641-2081 – web orders click here)
2x Grass-fed NY Strip Steaks – The most popular grilling steak that is derived from the loin of the beef carcass. This steak lends itself well to those who cherish a great steak in any type of situation.
2x Pasture Raised Ground Chicken (1lbs) – Our ground free-range, pastured, heritage cross chicken. Our chickens are raised with no antibiotics or added hormones. Our chickens are also Step 5 rated by the Global Animal Partnership, which is the highest animal welfare rating.
Pasture Raised Eggs:
12 beautiful assorted color eggs (mostly dark brown), form our own hens that range freely on certified organic pasture. The eggs are washed, candled and graded fresh for you each week.
(Call to order this week if not on the egg CSA : 229-641-2081)
Mixed Winter Squash: Acorn Squash or Delicata
Mixed Squash, patty-pans, and Zucchini
Hot Peppers – Small bag
Mixed Okra (Burgundy and Clemson Spineless – a full pound and slightly bigger this week for those wanting to try pickling. )
1 bunch Basil (Genovese, Purple Ruffles, Thai, or Cinnamon)
Tomatoes (No tomatoes this week – Don’t worry, the fall planting is on it’s way to the rescue)
1 Herb bag (Pineapple Sage) – here’s some helpful info and recipes (http://theessentialherbal.blogspot.com/2009/05/pining-for-pineapple-sage-recipes.html)