CSA Week #8

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Thanks to the return of the sunshine, we have Tomatoes and Strawberries to offer in bulk for you! Our overbearing Strawberry flats contain 12 pints and we can offer them for $32/flat. Our mixed Heirloom Tomato flats are 10# and the cost will be $30/flat.

We will have flats of Blueberries available for ONE WEEK only…the week of August 9th. We’ll need your orders by Friday afternoon, August 5th at the latest, no exceptions, for delivery the following week. The flats are 10# each and the cost is $50/flat.

We also have an abundance of Cabbage right now…if you would like to make some sauerkraut and need some delicious cabbage, we are offering a 40# case for $32/case.

Members who receive your CSA delivery on Wednesday and the weekends will be receiving your Tomatoes in flats at your delivery location….since we pack the boxes on Tuesday and Friday, your shares go into the cooler overnight, and refrigeration can sometimes be hard on the Tomatoes….the Tomatoes will be delivered in flats, with a sign letting you know how many to take for your share. Please only take the specified amount so there will be enough for all of your fellow members at your site….thanks!

IN YOUR CSA SHARE THIS WEEK:

  • Beets
  • Tomatoes
  • Walla walla onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Radishes

Some Sites Only

  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant

RECIPES:

Ginger Scallion Noodles ~ on recommendation from CSA member Lora Minty

Beet & Feta Cheese Burgers

Roasted Beet Balsamic Mustard

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Honey Lime Sriracha Glazed Cauliflower Wings

Blueberry Buckle w/Lemon Glaze

Polenta Tart w/Heirloom Tomatoes

It’s on! Now that the weather is warming up again, the warm weather loving crops are coming out of the field in great numbers! We thought we were busy before, but things are going to ramp up exponentially now….tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, and soon to follow eggplant and green beans…we’re excited to share this abundance with you all!

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We’re proud to announce that Alden and Maggie won several ribbons at the Lane County Fair last week, including 2 for First Place! Alden had a wonderful experience in the 4H program, thanks to his efforts and those of his patient parents, and supportive mentors, Kevin and Sandie Smith of Elmira Locker. He’s excited to participate again next year, and is thinking about trying some new breeds.

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Chris, Shannon and the boys are off the farm this week, visiting family on the Outer Banks in North Carolina…I’ll be taking on some of his office responsibilities this week, so the Blog will be a brief one….how about some photos of our amazing crew!

Carlea in Basil

We’re glad to have Carlea back with us safely this week! She took a nasty fall in a bike accident early last week, and was out most of the week with a slight concussion. She’s better today, and has a lovely black eye to show for her trouble!

Chad in squash

Chad is our project aficionado, but is just as wonderful in the field, and processing. He always has a ready smile, and his sunny demeanor brightens the day.

Jimi on Tractor

Jimi keeps a close eye while doing some bed row cultivation….he also helps out with the irrigation of the crops, and has been in charge of managing the cow herd this season, ushering in the new calves, and making sure they all have plenty of water and TLC.

Sara's Flowers

And…just in case you’ve been on the fence about participating in Sara’s flower CSA this year, here is a tease for you of last week’s bouquets…if your interest is piqued you can see other photos of her work or contact her at her website….Wild Child Flower Co.

We hope you have a wonderful week ahead, and of course, enjoy your veggies this week!

 Linda and all of your Winter Green Farmers

 

 

 

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