Monday, July 17, 2017

2017 CSA Week 11

Hello fellow CSA members,

I hope everyone is having a good week. We've got a great share coming our way:

summer squash and zucchini
unwashed, in fridge
1-2 weeks
room temperature
1 week
bell pepper
washed or unwashed in fridge
1-2 weeks
unwashed, in fridge
up to a month or longer
unwashed, in fridge
3-5 days

If you've never tasted SHF blackberries, I'm excited for you. Last year we got a small surprise cup in our shares one week and I was so excited I ate them all on the way home. Thus began my tradition of eating my blackberries on the way home. These are a sweeter variety than some. If you are patient enough, they'd make a good cobbler or jam, but you have my permission to eat them within seconds of receiving them.

We've been getting bell peppers for a couple weeks now. I used mine last week in a succotash side dish with the zucchini and sweet corn. I actually combined this recipe and this one. I like to use them in stir-frys and fajitas, and have fond memories of stuffed peppers from my childhood. But I didn't really know very much about their nutritional value and decided to do a little research. Bell peppers are loaded with vitamins, particularly vitamin C and A. They're also a good source of potassium, folic acid and fiber. Their nutritional value coupled with their low calorie content make them a particularly healthy choice. So, even if you dip them in a little ranch or bread them and fry them (one of my go-to methods for just about any veggie) you can still feel good about eating them. :)

I heard it was another great weekend of farm tours. I hope you all enjoyed! Unfortunately, I had schedule conflicts on both farm tour dates this summer and was disappointed to miss them. If you are in a similar situation, please consider contacting Ford and Amanda to arrange a visit to the farm another time. If you've never been out, it is such a neat experience. Once you meet Fin, Josiah and Silas your food will taste even better when you think of their sweet little hands helping harvest it. (Did you see this video?)

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