SUMMER CSA 2020 -WEEK 11

Cook Field Pick-Up, Thursday July 30, 3:30-6pm

Produce this week…

  • beets
  • bell peppers (or green beans)
  • eggplant
  • kohlrabi
  • tomatoes
  • zucchini

Tentative produce list for August 6…

  • carrots
  • Chinese cabbage
  • green beans
  • sweet onions (Vadalia)
  • zucchini

Farm updates…

Charles, who is in the photo above holding some beautiful beets, has been busy pruning tomatoes in the last days. Why would you prune tomatoes? By pruning tomatoes, for those who, like me, are curious or don’t know, you help the plant to produce more fruits and to ripen earlier. So, pruning tomatoes will give greater and longer yields. This week we also want to make an overdue acknowledgment. Considering these unprecedented times of isolation and social distance, we are particularly grateful to the support we receive from our volunteers. There is enough space at the farm to keep physical distance while enjoying some healthy time outdoor, under the sun, and surrounded by lush greens. We have graduate students and adults coming regularly to help at the farm, and we are planning to introduce them to you in the following weeks. Their presence makes the difference!

What to do with this week’s produce

We are happy to share with you some of our CSA members favorite recipes that they cooked with last week’s produce. Katherine Durack and her husband prepared roasted green tomatoes and eggplant, and Calabacitas. They loved it! Here is the good news, you’ll have eggplants and also tomatoes this week so you can try their recipes. Here are the links

Roasted green tomatoes and eggplant

https://www.thedailymeal.com/roasted-green-tomatoes-and-eggplant-stacks-recipe

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Pam Hopkins sent us a recipe you could also use this week, as its main ingredient is beets. Below is the link Pam shared for pickled beets. She made some substitutions and said it turned out really well! Pam used onions from CSA, replaced honey for sugar and apple cider vinegar for white vinegar (same amounts). Here is the link:

Pickled beets

https://www.upstateramblings.com/refrigerator-pickled-beets/

We are very happy to see you are following our blog, and that you are sharing your favorite recipes. It is a pleasure to continue to post them.

Enjoy your greens and…

Stay tuned for more updates from the Institute for Food Farm!