July 20 2011, Week 14

Hello Members!  We are still swimming in tomatoes here at the farm, as you will be once you pick up your box this afternoon.  Can’t go wrong with a good summer tomato though.  Tomato salad, tomato sandwiches, Gazpacho, pasta sauce…lots of options to choose from. 

Next week we will see more potatoes, melons, tomatoes, and peppers.  We have a new plantings of basil and summer squash that may be ready (if not by next week then the week after). 

Lemon Cucumbers:  The look like a lemon but taste like a cucumber.  Although I will say they have a little extra something that other cucumbers don’t have.  You can eat them just like you would any other regular cucumber, and you don’t need to peel it. 

Your onions will store for some time, so feel no pressure to eat them to soon.  Keep them in a cool dry place (not the refrigerator), and you should be good to save them for a couple of months.   On that note, you can put your sungolds or mixed cherry tomatoes in a freezer bag as is and pop them in the freezer to enjoy in the winter.  I have enjoyed cooking with them in the winter in the past, as they retain a lot of their sweet flavor.

That’s all for now folks, let me know if you have any thoughts, questions or concerns.  I love to hear from you!  Elise.

What's in the box?

Full Share
Crop Amount  

Sweet peppers       1 lb.
Cantaloupe or watermelon    One
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes    One pint
Mixed Cherry Tomatoes       One pint
Tomatoes                              3 lb.
Onions                                   Three medium
Lemon Cucumbers                 1 lb.

Half Share
Crop Amount  

Sweet and hot peppers        ½ lb.
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes  One pint
Mixed Cherry Tomatoes      One pint
Tomatoes                             2 lb.
Onions                                 Two medium
(Half of the half share members will receive a melon this week, the other half will receive it next week)