2015 Summer CSA – Week 24

Week 24

This is an even week Therefore we will be delivering half shares to Atlanta & Albany!

As the heat begins to withdraw the cool breeze starts to replace the sun’s sharp rays. We are rapidly approaching the fall equinox, with it the cooler evening temperatures and shortened days will lead to a whole other world in the garden. Those plants that swelter in the damp southern heat emerge victorious in the cool weather. The humble spinach plant can survive subfreezing temperatures. A whole host of greenery is filling our fields with all manners of shapes and shades.

Our root vegetables are beginning to sprout, while our sweet potatoes have begun to flower. Watching the garden throughout the seasons, is like watching a living mosaic bursting forth with color and depth forever changing: planting, growing, harvesting and being replaced by its successor.

The next few weeks will be last of a few summer favorites, and the beginning for many fall time crops. Enjoy the unique tastes of the blending points of two unique seasons.

Organic Share Items:

Sweet Potato Greens OR Microgreens OR Buckwheat: 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.

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: Fresh, paired with goat cheese, braised, poached, baked, soufflé,

Storage: Keep cold in your fridge in a plastic ziplock.

Eggplant (Aubergine) OR Muscadine: (eggplant)baba ghanoush, braised, baked goods, eggplant Parmesan, fried, grilled, kabob, marinated, moussaka, roasted, stuffed, tarts, & vegetarian cutlets. (Muscadine)chutney, relish, tart, pie, popsicles, braised, jam,

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

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!

Marjoram:

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).

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