Week 8

Crop

Half

Cost

Full

Cost

Potatoes

3 lb.

6.00

5 lb.

10.00

Green Beans

1 lb.

2.50

2 lb.

5.00

Carrots

 

 

1 bunch

2.00

Beets

1 bunch

2.00

 

 

Radishes

1 bunch

1.75

 

 

Summer Squash

 

 

1 lb.

1.75

Cucumbers

1 lb.

1.50

2 lb.

3.00

Garlic

1 head

1.00

2 heads

2..00

Total

 

14.75

 

23.75


Recipe Of The Week

Green Beans and Potatoes

1 lb. Green beans

1 lb. Potatoes

4 eggs

½ cup Parmesan

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon dried marjoram or oregano

½ cup bread crumbs

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook benas and potatoes in boiling water until tender.  Blend until smooth in food processor.  Blend in one egg at a time.  Mix in cheese.  Saute garlic and marjoram in olive oil.  Combine the two.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Oil large shallow baking dish.  Dust with half the bread crumbs.  Pour in bean mixture and top with remaining bread crumbs.  Bake for 45-50 minutes.


 

WhatÕs Going On?

Hello everyone!  The picture of the week this week is in honor of the first potato harvest.  This picture was taken on May 10th, 2006 and is a nice one of the potato plants growing large and beautiful.  We have only harvested one row of the seven, and will wait two more weeks to go in and harvest again.  This will give the potatoes a little more time to grow and also have their skins thicken.  On other fronts, we are sure having a lot of rain all of a sudden.  It is raining as I type this actually, as we see the remains of Alberto.  Unfortunately too much rain can be damaging to the tomato plants, as it really encourages fungal diseases such as early blight to occur fast and hard.  I havenÕt seen much of it yet, just a touch on the heirlooms where it always seems to start.  The excess water can also create a watered down flavor, same as the strawberries, although on the upside it is good for creating a nice large tomato.  Speaking of tomatoes, I canÕt believe I am already starting to harvest some, granted not many at all, but some.  This means that I am hoping we will see enough quantity for all of you in the next week or at least two.  What fun!

Reminders: Try to remember to return your boxes as I am already running low especially on the full share boxes.  Also, a good number of you have put in holds over the past eight weeks but have not claimed a double to make up for it.  You do have all season, but just a reminder that if you want a double you can just email me by the Monday before the Wed. delivery to let me know.  I am happy that folks have been so good about letting me know when they will be out of town with such good notice.  Thanks a bunch!!!

Produce Info..

The potatoes are what are called Ōnew potatoesÕ, meaning the first early harvest of young and tender potatoes.  They are usually a little smaller and quite sweet and tender, with thin skins.  They always cost a little more because of the small size, as they get larger and have thicker skins the price drops from 2$ pound to $1.80 a pound.  The green beans are regular snap beans, you can just cook them up as is.  They are fun sauteed with garlic, olive oil and a little Tamari....share you favorite green bean recipe on the listserve!

What To Look Forward To....

Well to start, as opposed to what to look forward to, one thing we can not look forward to (at least for a few more weeks) is basil.  Sorry to say we lost our first planting, but a second on is in the wings, small still, very small, but coming.  Now onto brighter topics, things we CAN look forward to are: More cabbage (red and green), scallions and more onions, more potatoes, more green beans in a couple weeks, the cantaloups are looking great (small but pretty), cucumbers, summer squash, tomatoes....you name it!  Once again, please let me know if you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!  Elise.