Social Distancing and Face Masks:
We are asking members to please practice social distancing, hand sanitizing, and to use face masks. This helps to protect you and others, and some of our Site Hosts expressed that we reiterate this request, so they can feel safe as well. We so appreciate your help with this, particularly with the resurgence of cases. Thank you.
A reminder we are partnering with Berkley’s Blueberries out of Lebanon this season to bring you bulk flats of their delicious organic blueberries. Many of you have already placed your orders, thanks!
There will also be some berries in your share for these weeks.
Flats are a full 12 pints for $50. We have already reached our limit on orders for the first week of delivery, so if you would like a flat for the week of July 20th, please have your order to us by July 15th. *Only full flats are available*
You can call us at the office, 541-935-1920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order yours. We can take checks or credit cards for payment (reminder there is a 3% transaction fee for card payments).
Feel free to read more about their farm here ~ Berkey’s Blueberries They only grow blueberries and they do have a U-Pick if you want to plan a day trip. Their berries, spreads and treats are available at many farmer’s markets in the area.
WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK
- Lacinato Kale
- Napa Cabbage
- Walla Walla Onions
- New Potatoes
SOME SITES ONLY
For those of you who are new to our CSA, we don’t always end up harvesting veggies in equal amounts. If your site didn’t get a certain veggie this week, you will get them next week. Our office gnomes are keeping track, don’t worry!
When we introduce new items into your share this season, we will share our cooking and handling tips. You can also request our veggie handling booklet if you are new to a lot of our produce.
NAPA CABBAGE ~ Napa Cabbage is cleverly packaged. Just stick dry, unwashed cabbage in fridge. The outer leaves may eventually get floppy,, but you can remove & discard them to reveal fresh inner leaves. Cabbage can keep for a month,, but once cut, store in a plastic bag.
Rinse cabbage under cold running water just before use. Peel away outer leaves (if necessary) & cut cabbage in half through stem end. Lay flat & quarter it, again through stem end. Balance each section upright & slice away triangular core exposed at base. Then, chop, sliver or grate quarters.
Use raw cabbage to make coleslaw or sauerkraut. Stir-fry or braise until slightly browned. Use steamed or boiled cabbage leaves to wrap rice or meat fillings.
SUMMER SQUASH ~ To clean summer squash (or zucchini), rinse or wipe with a damp cloth (peeling is not necessary). Store in the refrigerator in a closed plastic bag to prevent dehydration. Use within a few days of harvest.
Summer squash is very versatile. Try it raw, steamed, baked, broiled, fried, grilled, sautéed or stir-fried. Slice thinly for a great pizza topping, oven fry in sticks, or try in quiche or omelets. Grated squash mixes beautifully into your favorite chocolate cake or muffin recipe. A simple way to prepare squash is to half, top with minced garlic, herbs & olive oil, sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top, and bake until tender.
NEW POTATOES ~ New Potatoes have not been in the ground long enough for their skins to cure, so they are very fragile. We did wash your potatoes for you, so you will need to keep them in the fridge in a plastic bag, and be sure to eat them soon. No need to peel them, as many of the nutrients are close to the skin.
New Potatoes can be prepared in a number of ways. You can boil or steam them, roast them with other root veggies, or sauté them with some onions for breakfast home fries.
WHAT WE’RE MAKING
Quick Kimchee ~ Kimchee is a spicy Korean side dish, sort of like the hottest coleslaw you’ve ever eaten. Traditional kimchee can take several days to make. However, for a quick at-home version, combine a few cups of chopped napa cabbage, a tablespoon of sambal oelek (an Eastern hot sauce), 3 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar, 4 sliced garlic cloves and a healthy pinch of salt. Stir well, chill overnight, and then eat right out of the bowl!
A few great ideas for using Walla Wallas.
The kiddos love these! An easy, fun summer dinner.
WINTER GREEN FARM GEAR
We are happy to offer you some fresh gear to show your support of your favorite farmers! We have embroidered trucker hats, men’s and women’s tees and hoodies. You can call or email us to place an order, and we will have your merch packaged and labeled for delivery at your site the following week.
Trucker Hats $20
Men’s Tees $15
Royal Blue ~ Sizes M, L, XL
Kelly Green ~ Sizes M, L, XL
Women’s Tees (ask for available sizes) $15
Sage Green fitted
Men’s Forest Green ~ Sizes M, L, XL
Women’s Poseidon Blue ~ Sizes S, M, L
Hope you all had a relaxing holiday weekend. Enjoying summer’s bounty with a smaller circle this year makes it all seem a little sweeter. We are happy to accommodate you if you are going out of town and need to reschedule one of your boxes. We can also donate your box to someone in need if you’d like. Contact Linda or Bronwynn for details.
We love to see your photos of what you’ve done with our veggies! Share them on Instagram and tag us @wintergreenfarm.
As always we are thankful for your continued support and wish you lots of safe and healthy summer fun,
Bronwynn, Linda and your Winter Green Farmers