Spring CSA 2015 – Week 13

***This is an ODD week, therefore we will deliver half shares to the following cities: Bluffton (On-Farm), Columbus, Dothan, & Tallahassee.

Low rumbles from nearby thunderstorms surround the farm today. It gives this feeling of anticipation. Waiting for the sudden storm, the refreshing rain, and the cool breeze. Small storm clouds swirl around the little town of Bluffton. As tiny droplets tap on your roofs, windows and cars listen intently. It is one of the sweetest sounds on earth.

This share is bursting with a unique array of goods from the farm. These are things that sounded good to me this share.

Perfect Pairings:

Roasted Beets & Hot Peppers, tossed with Basil & feta.

Green Tomato & Swiss Chard soup topped with blackened Bunching Onions.

Onion, Carrot, Hot Pepper, Chard Stem, Bunching Onion & Cabbage stir-fry!

….and these are wonderful sounding dishes from the interwebs:

Green Tomato Pasta Sauce

Moroccan Roasted Carrot & Eggplant Quinoa Salad

New this share: Squash & Hot Peppers!

This is the first appearance of peppers & squash of the season! Soon other varieties of both squash (zucchini, patty pan, rhonde de nice), and peppers (sweet roasting, bell) will be ready for harvest and pack into your shares! Be on the lookout for more interesting items to come!

Organic Share Items

Squash: bake, blacken, fry, grill, and roast, sauté, stuffed,

Storage: Store in plastic wrap, or in plastic storage bag with all of the air removed.

Hot Peppers: blackened, marinade, pickled, salsa, stuffed.

Storage: Store unwashed peppers in a paper towel, wrap around each pepper and store in crisper drawer.

Bunching Onions: braised, frittata, latkes, quiche, risotto, savory muffins, salads, soup/stew/stock.

Storage: Remove rubber band, wrap bulbs in damp paper towel.

Eggplant: baba ghanoush, braised, baked goods, eggplant Parmesan, fried, grilled, kabob, marinated, moussaka, roasted, stuffed, tarts, and vegetarian cutlets

Storage: If using quickly, it can be left on the counter. If longer storage is required, place in crisper, no container.

Baby Carrots: candied, juiced, muffins, raw, salad, steamed.

Storage: Remove rubber bands. Immediately remove leafy greens, approx. ¼ away from root. Leaving greens attached causes the roots to wilt & become soft. Keep roots in a gallon sized Ziploc with the bag half closed. *See above green storage for the removed tops.

Basil: bruschetta, pesto, pizza, sauces

Storage: Keep in fridge in a plastic bag, or out on the counter in a shallow glass of water (stems only).

Purple, Yellow OR Green Beans: fresh, braised, blanched, pan fried, baked, roasted, & pickled.

Storage: Remove from bag, store in a container with a damp cloth covering the beans, close lid slightly.

Tomatoes Green: blackened, burgers, canned, cocktails, jams, salad, salsa, sandwich, sautéed, sliced, stuffed, soup/stew. Green (chutney, fried, pickled, sandwiches, salsa.)

Storage: Ripe(counter, windowsill, paper bag), Green(fridge)

Onions: braised, jams, pickled, roasted, stuffed,

Storage: Store in a cool, dark space with good ventilation. Do Not stack, Do Not store with potatoes.

Beets: braised, candied, cupcakes, juiced, pickled, roasted, smashed

Storage: Remove rubber bands. Immediately remove leafy greens, approx. ¼ away from root. Leaving greens attached causes the roots to wilt & become soft. Keep roots in a gallon sized Ziploc with the bag half closed. *See above green storage for the removed tops.

Cabbage: braised, dumplings, fermented, pickled, raw, rolls, sauerkraut, slaw, steamed, stews, stir-fry, soups & wraps

Storage: Place in a Ziploc in the back of your fridge, outer leaves will wilt. If the outer leaves are wilted, discard outer leaves the inner leaves are perfect!

Swiss Chard: braise, pesto, pickling (stems), raw, salads, stir-fry, sautéed, wraps.

Storage: Remove rubber bands from greens and wrap in a damp towel, and place leaves first into a plastic container. If stems stick out, wrap in a damp cloth to prevent moisture loss.

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