*** This week is an odd week, therefore half shares will be delivered to the following cities Eufala, Columbus, Albany. and Ichauway!
Greetings from down on the farm, we are very excited for our newest farm family member to join us, a new tractor! For anyone who has had an unreliable vehicle, power tool, and or tractor, you understand the relief that comes with a sturdy replacement. Our team is greatly looking forward to our new team member. Speaking of newbies, check out all of the summer splendor below.
Let’s welcome our new vegetable arrivals: Okra, Potatoes, Jalapenos, Roasting Peppers, Summer Salad Medley (Purslane & Buckwheat).
Okra: I am new to Okra and have heard of the “slime effect” if it is cooked improperly. Give grilled okra a try, this recipe is paired with a chipotle mayo. Le sigh. It sounds so tasty. Okra can also be found fried, in stir-frys, stews, pickled, and most interestingly in curry.
Potatoes: Can we say baked potatoes loaded with our favorite toppings!?! Perhaps, you prefer homemade mashed potatoes, did I mention there is garlic in your share!?! Whether you are in the mood for a hearty soup, or a cool and refreshing salad, potatoes have the lead role in so many favorite dishes.
Jalapenos: My favorite recipes involving these little kickers, is always pickling. Whether you choose to pair it with sweet carrots, or add them to your favorite pickle recipe, these peppers are sure to spice things up. Try switching things up and adding sliced jalapenos to your next bowl of mac n cheese or bake it into your next loaf of cornbread.
Hot Roasting Peppers: After you have roasted these peppers your choices are limitless. They can add depth to homemade pizzas, mayo, sauces, dips, and pasta sauce. They are also delicious stuffed. Your choices are endless.
Summer Salad Medley:
Purslane: A supple leaf with a lemony kick. It brings fullness to any dish it is added to, not to mention the creaminess when blended. This green is lovely eaten raw in a salad, or taken to the next level in pesto, pizza, pasta, salsa verde, smoothies, and sandwiches. It pairs well with duck, lamb, fish, and legumes if you are looking for a protein pairing.
Buckwheat: It can be eaten in the salad mix that it is provided to you in, our you can try something a little daring such as a cold quinoa salad or even in your next green smoothie. It pairs well with Asian inspired noodle dishes and can even be found in crepes.
Ronde de Nice: Some of your shares will include this gourd as your squash share. Can we say stuffed squash! You can fill these vessels with any type of grain or rice medley you would like. Quinoa, roasted peppers, and mushrooms sound terrific to me! Please send us ideas for how you utilized this heirloom variety!
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:
Potatoes– Oh the versatility of this root veggie! Mashed, roasted, Au Gratin, potato salads, hash browns, soups, home fries, homemade potato chips and so many more family favorites.
Jalapenos– Spice up your life, with fresh salsa, marinades, sauces, and pickles. This pepper packs a punch pickled with sweet carrots.
Hot Roasting Peppers ( Joe E. Parker or Hungarian Hot Wax)– 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.
Summer Salad Medley ( Purslane and Buckwheat) –
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.
Squash & Zucchini – 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. Send us your mad scientist recipes!
Onions – Grilled, stir-fry or fresh on top of a juicy White Oak burger, these are so tasty!
Green Beans OR Okra – These snappy, crisp little beans are perfect eaten raw. However, if you are spending a lot of time grillingmeals this may be the recipe for you, sweet and simple grilled green beans with a some garlic and olive oil. Okra on the other hand is
Summer Roasting Carrots – Sweet and ready to roast. These summer carrots will be best suited for roasting and baking to bring out their sweetness.
Basil – This herb is lovely in sauces, breads and on pizzas.