There is so much great food to discuss today but the big news this week is the upcoming break. Starting with next week, we will break for 3 weeks. That means no deliveries again until the week of Monday, September 9th. We will still be attending the Columbus Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, but for everyone else, I hope you’ve already put in your meat and extra egg orders to tide you over the next 3 weeks.
I hope that everyone enjoys the exceptional cheese that monger-Jay has crafted for us this week. I sampled several of his varieties on a cheese plate this past weekend here at the Pavilion restaurant and it was delicious (especially with the pepper jelly!). Speaking of our little restaurant here on the farm. “The Daily Meal” recently included us on their Top 25 list of best farmstead restaurants. This list is international, and we’re proud that the Kitchen staff has been recognized for the hard work they do each day. As the CSA grows, we look forward to featuring more and more specialty creations that Chef Reid and the gang produce throughout the seasons. CLICK HERE to read the full story
Heads up for the future: Look out for emails and blog posts with information on pre-ordering your Thanksgiving Turkey (These are limited, very popular, and tend to sell out). As CSA members, you will receive a discount for your bird – and like I said, the e-mail in September will explain all of this again – I’m just teasing you with it now. And don’t forget that we also have Ducks and Geese as well, which also make a terrific centerpiece for holiday meals. I know it’s only August, but as farmers, we are already thinking about the holiday season because even though it’s only August, we’re already surrounded by baby turkeys!
We’ll miss you these next three weeks. But we’ll be busy getting everything ready for a triumphant return in September and looking forward to a lots more green groceries as we close in on Fall.
Meat CSA: (call us on Monday by noon for any additional a la carte orders: 229-641-2081 – web orders click here)
2 Ribeyes – A griller’s dream. This steak is a full-flavored, mild textured cut of meat that lends itself well to all types of dry heat cookery.
Chicken Breast – Free-range, pastured, heritage cross chicken breasts. 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:
Beautiful brown eggs from our own lovely ladies that range freely on certified organic pasture. The eggs are washed, candled and graded fresh for you each week. (Wanna add eggs to your order this week? Please email me or call our office today: 229-641-2081)
Certified Organic Vegetables:
Buckwheat Ensalada OR Malabar Spinach OR Sweet Potato Greens – Gotta have those greens. We’ve had great feedback on the buckwheat greens, Young tender buckwheat greens are a perfect summer salad alternative when lettuce is out of season. They have a hint of nuttiness, CLICK HERE to check out several tasty buckwheat green concoctions at Yummly. If you get Malabar Spinach in your box (Thick green leaves with a purpley stem, CLICK HERE for a good descriptive posting from last year.) And for Sweet potato greens, try HERE.
Garlic – At least one head of Inchelium Red softneck garlic, an heirloom variety we know you’ll enjoy.
Okra – The star of summer. At least One pound bag of mixed Red and Green Okra.
Basil! – Caprese salads with Jay’s cheese are a summer favorite of mine. Pesto all around! CLICK HERE FOR AN EASY PESTO RECIPE
Cucumbers or Squash – Squash still trying to make a comeback. But those Suyu long cucumbers are still the champions!
Peppers or Eggplant – Mostly peppers. And they are delicious this week! You may hit the jack pot and get a double whammy of peppers and Hot pepper jelly!
Mixed Hot peppers – Mostly, jalapenos and Cayenne types. mixed hot peppers are bagged separately for your convenience.
Mixed Herb – Sage, Rosemary, Stevia or Mint. All are surviving through the heat of summer miraculously well. Hope you enjoy!