CSA 2015 Week #9

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  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Green beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Basil
  • Lettuce~ some sites only
  • Cauliflower~ some sites only
  • Eggplant~ some sites only
  • Strawberries~ some sites only

Special Announcements…

*We have had a few cancellations this week which means that we have shares available! If you know of anyone who would like to be a part of the CSA this season, have them call the farm and sign up! We will prorate the cost of the share for the weeks missed and they can jump right in!

*We wanted to let you know about a great source for pastured poultry that also happens to be in our neck of the woods out here in Noti. Our friends at Loud Pond Farm have pastured, organically fed chicken available, you can learn more about them on their website, or by calling their farm at 541-321-2195.

IMGP5464*We also have our delicious organic tomato sauce and strawberry spread for sale! The sauce is $7 a jar and  $80 for a case of 12. The strawberry spread is $4.50 a jar and $50 for a case of 12. You can call the farm to place your order and we can send it to you at your drop site!

Vegetable Handling and Preparation Tips…

IMGP5461GREEN BEANS: Fresh green beans taste best when eaten soon after harvesting.  They will stay fresh for up to one week refrigerated in a plastic bag. Remove stem end and cook whole; beans will retain more nutrients if uncut.

To cook beans, simmer in boiling water for 5-10 minutes.  Watch for the beans to brighten in color and become tender but not soft.  Cook less for chilled bean salads to maintain crispness.

Green beans taste incredible when served with simple ingredients.  Try them with a little lemon, butter, salt and pepper or with onion in a warm dill vinaigrette.  For an unusual flavor, serve them with green onions, chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

Recipes!

Green Bean recipe ideas from Naturally Ella

10 Family-Friendly Broccoli Recipes from Real Simple

Olive oil Zucchini Bread from notwithoutsalt.com

Thai-Style Zucchini Ribbon Salad from bittersweet.com

Tomato and Cheddar Cheese Pie from Albion Cooks

We hope you all have a wonderful week, enjoy your vegetables!

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