Week 12

Crop

Half

Cost

Full

Cost

Corn

6 ears

3.00

12 ears

6.00

Cantelope

2 melons

5.00

3 melons

7.50

Tomatoes

2 lb.

4.00

3.5 lb.

7.00

Cherry Tomatoes

1 pint

2.50

1 pint

2.50

Potatoes

3 lb.

5.40

5lb.

9.00

Total

 

19.90

 

32.00

           
Recipe Of The Week

            Cantaloupe Cheesecake

1 box (18.5 oz. Yellow cake mix)

16 oz. Cream cheese

1 cup pureed cantaloupe

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 eggs

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

½ cup milk

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/3 cup sugar

 

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Measure out 1 cup of the dry cake mix; set aside.  In a large bowl stir together the remaining cake mix, one egg and oil.  Mixture will be crumbly; Press crust mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a greased pan.  In the same bowl, beat cream cheese sugar and salt.  Add 3 eggs and reserved cake ix.  Beat 1 minute at medium speed.  At low speed gradually add cantaloupe, milk, lemon jice and vanilla.  Beat until smooth.  Pour into crust.  Bake for 45-55 minuitesor until center is firm.  Cool to room temperature.  Cover and chilll at least 1 hour.  Store in refrigerator.

 


 

WhatÕs Going On?

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Hello everyone!  Wow, I actually grew corn.  Pretty exciting.  I think it tastes wonderful, but some of the ears are on the smaller size, although still loaded with kernals.  The cantaloup is wonderful also.  I think it will even get better as time goes on.  I have a few plantings in the ground so we should see this guy on and off this summer.  We did just have about four inches of rain, so I think that they are very juicy but perhaps a tad watered down (although still very flavorful).  Let me know what you think!  Tomatoes are yummy and coming on strong now. 

            I have heard from some of the folks who took the cooking class on Saturday, and they have rave reviews!  I think I will be able to talk with more folks at market today and get more of the scoop.  I think we will definitely try this again though as it sounded like a bunch of fun and very educational.

Produce Info:

            So, your cantaloup are ripe, most all of them anyhow.  It is an easy variety to tell when harvesting because they turn an orangish color on the outside and slip off the vine on their own. I personally like to eat cold cantaloupe, but you can set it on the counter for a day or two if you like (I wouldnÕt wait much longer than that though).  The longer you wait to eat corn the more it loses its sweetness, so eat up!  I donÕt think I need to tell you how to eat these.  And of course the tomatoes, yum.  I have a lot of Big Beef (red) and Pink Girl (pink) right now, and they are both fabulous.  Let them sit out to your desired ripeness and go!  I have three varieties of cherry tomatoes, the every popular Sungolds (orange), Juliet (red) and Black Cherry (black). I like them all....although it is hard to beat the Sungolds donÕt you think?

What To Look Forward To....

            I hate hate hate that we lost our first planting of basil, I am so sorry...wouldnÕt it be so good right now?  Well, we will have it in about three weeks if you can wait.  Green peppers next week with eggplant and colored peppers coming soon!  Summer is great, isnÕt it?  Elise.