2015 Summer CSA – Week 18

This is an Even Week, therefore we will deliver half shares to the following cities: Albany & Atlanta.

Announcement: Our Summer 2 Week Break Will Begin the Week of August 17th and goes through August 29th. We will resume delivering CSA shares on Wednesday September 3rd.

This week is one of reflection, two pillars in our community have moved on and are striking out in a new direction. Miss Lori Moshman & Sir Frankie Darsey will be celebrated in memory, and thought of often. Lori will pursue her graduate degree, while Frankie uses his diverse skillsets to enhance the next flock that he tends.

Many of you were here when they started out in the Organic garden; planting, cultivating, harvesting and representing us at the Columbus market. They started as interns and evolved into cornerstones of the organism that comprises White Oak. If ever you have tasted a delectable vegetable from our gardens, it was because Lori sowed the seeds that bore the harvest. For those of you out there that have indulged in an egg, or even a chicken, turkey, guinea, goose, duck or rabbit you have done so because of the bird whisperer that is Mr. Darsey.

Mushrooms, honey, black soldier flies and even workshops started under the creative care of Lori, she will be sorely missed. Her quick witticisms and knowledge made for an interesting conversation every time you entered the greenhouse. The educational programs that we offer, were brought to life under her watch, many in our CSA community have benefited from her understanding of the secret lives of plants, and insects.

Many monsoon nights you would find Frankie, scurrying around from coop to coop checking his flock and making sure they were safe from the storm. I have never met a more dedicated man or caretaker. Passion, knowledge and a sense of purpose will forever characterize Frankie in our minds and hearts.

Frankie & Lori,

We wish you a fulfilled life, brimming with new experiences, projects, and memories. You will be with us in thought & purpose.

Organic Share List:

Potatoes: baked, braised, mashed, baked fries, dumplings, soup, bread, wedges, latkes, the possibilities are endless.

Storage: Store unwashed, in a dark cool location. Not the fridge.

Sweet Potato Greens: Salad, juiced, raw, steamed, sauteed.

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.

Eggplant (Aubergine): baba ghanoush, braised, baked goods, eggplant Parmesan, fried, grilled, kabob, marinated, moussaka, roasted, stuffed, tarts, & vegetarian cutlets.

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

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

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

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

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

Sweet Peppers (Bell or Swt. Roasting): blackened, fresh, grilled, kabob, pepper jelly, raw, salad, sautéed, stir-fry, stuffed.

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

Cantaloupe OR Watermelon: tarts, braised, frozen, smoothies, popsicles, paired with feta.

Storage: (melons) Short term storage, keep on the counter 1-2 days. If longer storage required, then remove rind, cut into cubes or slices and store in the fridge.

Figs OR Pears: fresh, frozen, marinades, juices, braised, fruit butters, and even enjoyed on fresh salads. (corn) chutneys, slaws, salsas, raw, grilled, paired with grassfed butter!

Storage: (Figs) Store in a single layer on a plate lined with a paper towel. (Pears) Okra: baked, blackened, curry, fresh, fried, pickled, steamed, stews, stuffed

Storage: Store in an airtight container wrapped in a dry towel. Bruises easily, eat soon!

Sage: Brown butter dishes, Brussels Sprouts, pasta, potatoes, rich & creamy dishes, roasted squash, sausage,

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

Rosemary: Breads, cocktail, herb marinade, olive oil infusions, lamb, pasta, pork, potatoes, poultry

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

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