News from the farm: September 2, 2009

What's going on at the farm?

Week 18

Hello Members!
-Well, the day has come, the last delivery of tomatoes :( Savor them! They have done us well this year. We still have two more deliveries left for the season after today though, so more veggies to come!

-BASIL: keep it in the bag in the hydrator drawer and pick off the leaves for use as you want it. OR, you can make pesto out of it, which is always a treat. You can feeze pesto in ziplock bags, or put it in ice cube trays to freeze individual serving sizes to use over winter. Here is a simple pesto recipe:
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup parmesan
4 cups fresh basil leaves
Place all ingredients except basil in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, then add the basil. Blend until smooth. Ta-da!
-mix with cold or hot pasta
-use as a sauce for fish or meat
-top a baked potato or omelette
-use to flavor pizza or tomato sauce

-GOOD TIME TO REMEMBER TO RETURN YOU BOXES, WE CAN REUSE THOSE WAX BOXES EACH WEEK SO IF YOU HAVE THEM STORING UP IN YOUR GARAGE, BRING EM BACK! ;)

Hope you all had a nice week! I love to hear any and all feedback! Elise.

What's in the box?

Full Box
Crop Amount Price
Total $20.50

Green Beans 1.5 lb. $6.00
Cantaloupe One $3.00
Radish or Turnip One bunch $2.75
Basil 1/8 lb. $1.25
Tomatoes! 3 lbs. $7.50

Half Box
Crop Amount Price
Total $10.00
Radishes One bunch $2.75
Tomatoes 1 lb. $2.50
Japanese Eggplant 1/2 lb. $1.50
Green Beans 1/2 lb. $2.00
Basil 1/8 lb. $1.25