2015 Summer CSA Week 23

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

Announcement: This week we will be resuming our deliveries to all of our CSA locations, we will also be returning to our Saturday Markets in Columbus & Albany!

Good Morning from a sunny Bluffton.

We would like to welcome all of the new CSA members who have joined over the summer break, as our community grows, so do the ripples of supporting your local food system. Thank you to all of our members for choosing to be a part of our CSA, we have added some new items into our fall rotation that we think you will love.

Fresh new crops to look forward to in the coming months: curly kale, Hon Tsai Tai, Parsnips, Rutabagas, Kale Sprouts, and we are bringing back the beloved Tokyo Bekana!

We are so glad that the season has picked back up, and our team is looking forward to the cooler days ahead. We have begun moving out the fall and winter crops into the field. Soon we will be harvesting kale, salad mixes, lettuce, cabbages, and various Asian greens. If you are like us, and you have been missing your fresh greens worry not, they are on their way.

Organic Share Items:

Buckwheat OR Microgreens: Salads, summer soups, tacos, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, tostadas, & smoothies.

Storage: Use quickly while still fresh and supple, or wilt down to use later in cooked preparations.

Pesto (Basil Bunches): The perfect portion for a summer pizza, bruschetta, or

Storage: Keep lightly wrapped in paper towel inside a ziplock bag until ready for use.

Pears OR Muscadine:

Storage:

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, 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.

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!

Lemon Balm: teas, tonics, mixed drinks, sorbets.

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

Garlic: Salsa, roasted, marinade, dressing, aioli, mashed potatoes,

Storage: Cool Dry location, (in a bowl on the counter).

Categories: CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “2015 Summer CSA Week 23

  1. Melody Venable

    Greetings,

    Glad to hear new crops in the future. Admittedly, I’m a little tired of eggplant, okra, hot peppers, onions, garlic. Don’t get me wrong, they are delicious and I have made the most out of them; started canning; made creative dishes (not all of them where good). Regardless, I’m still happy to be part of the CSA with White Oak because I love your mission!

    Now, bring on the fall crops and leafy greens!

    Melody

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    • Oh Melody!

      It is true seasonal eating can be bittersweet, but we are so appreciative of your support. We are also looking forward to harvesting and enjoying some good fall crops. As soon as they are ready they will be in your home!

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