*** This week is an odd week, therefore half shares will be delivered to the following cities Eufala, Columbus, Albany. and Ichauway!
Greetings CSA members near and far! Summer is a time for family and traveling, it is a season where love lingers heavy in the air. Whether you are traveling to your family, or with them, take some time this summer to spend it with those that you cherish.
Attention All CSA Members:
We are approaching our summer break! During this break there will be no CSA deliveries. Our crops have a hard time enduring under the sweltering Georgia heat & sun during August. Due to this, our crops pass away or, yield significantly less than normal. Our break begins the week of August 11th and deliveries will pick back up the week of September 1st. We will still be venturing up to the Columbus market on Saturday mornings, and look forward to seeing you at our tent! We will have some veggies and meat with us at market, if you would like to drop by and say hello.
Our current share contains two bulk items: Eggplant & Sweet Peppers
This is the perfect opportunity to practice your freezing skills. Peppers can be chopped and laid out in a single layer on a baking sheet and left to freeze. Once frozen they can be put into freezer safe containers and stored for later use. For eggplant you will have to be a little more creative. Try making a layered lasagna using thinly sliced (length-wise) eggplants as the noodles. Make your favorite lasagna recipe in a freezer/oven safe container, using your gluten free eggplant noodles, and set up in the freezer until your family is ready to enjoy. Or eat it fresh, if you cannot resist!
You may have noticed that your melon may have some superficial bruising or cracking, please do not be alarmed. With all of the rain that has come through our melons have soaked it up and are bursting forth with summer sweetness.
From Our Pastures to Your Pets
White Oak Pastures is introducing a new line of Pasture Raised and Free Range pet foods! We are now offering an exclusive line for your beloved canine and feline friends. By now, I hope that all of our CSA members have had a chance to spoil yourselves with our steaks, whole chickens and specialty sausages. You can expect the same high quality products that you are used to from our abattoir to carry over into our pet food line. The variety of options is outstanding: ground organ meat(cow & chicken), raw hide chews(flat and rolled), smoked rabbit ears and feet, smoked bones, and many more treats to come!
Easter may have passed but our fields are still full of fresh eggs!
Did you know that chicken is not the only delectable farm fresh egg we offer? We also have rich and decadent duck eggs, and tiny delicate guinea eggs. If you ever wanted to change up a favorite baked good or breakfast recipe duck eggs are a delicious option. Guinea eggs are a wonderful pairing with grilled asparagus or other savory egg uses.
Pasture Raised Eggs:
12 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.(Want to add a dozen or more, Egg-cellent idea!, Call to order and we’ll bring them to you: 229-641-2081)
Certified Organic Vegetables:
Sweet Potato Greens – A versatile green, tender and mild like spinach. Can be substituted into any recipe that calls for spinach.
Eggplants – So many ideas to try: vegetarian cutlets, eggplant Parmesan, baba ghanoush, or moussaka.
Sweet Roasting OR Bell Peppers – I encourage you to try eating these peppers raw, however they are delightful roasted, grilled, stuffed, pepper jelly, pickled and stir-fried.
Jalapenos OR Hot Roasting Peppers (Joe E. Parker or Hungarian Hot Wax)– Spice up your life, with fresh salsa, marinades, sauces, and pickles. You can roast them on the grill or in the oven. The complexity of flavors that is produce while roasting is unlike any fresh pepper you have ever tried.
Squash OR Green Beans OR Cherry Tomatoes – Grill, hollow them out and stuff, roast or fried; you will be surprised by the versatility and flavor of these summer favorites.
Cucumbers – All of our cucumbers can be eaten raw, however if you would like to try your hand at pickling we have included some little guys for you to experiment with.
Okra – The Okra can be enjoyed raw, steamed, fried, baked, or stewed.
Basil – This herb is lovely in sauces, breads and on pizzas.
Melons – Perfect with yogurt, meat dishes or in fresh salads. This melon can be incorporated in sorbets, Popsicle, mixed drinks, salad dressings, or savory salads.
Garlic – Delicious in so many recipes, fresh and spicy! Salsa is always so refreshing and extra special when it has just the right amount of a spicy kick.