August 28 2013, Week 17

What’s going on at the farm?
Hey folks! Gosh, can you believe it is almost September??!! Where did the season go to! While hoeing in the fall beets yesterday afternoon, we realized it finally felt a little like summer. There was a lot of sweat and thirst constantly motivating us to search for our water bottles. And the soil was dry! We actually remembered the way down to the irrigation pump, nestled beside the lovely 3 acre pond we cherish. We turned it on, and phew, it still worked after sitting dormant for about two months. We will find ourselves doing more of the same for the remainder of the week, hoeing, planting, thinning, hand weeding and maybe even more irrigating.

There are three more deliveries of the regular season CSA after today, taking us through September 18th. It is time to redeem any doubles you are owed from any holds you may have requested throughout the season, so let me know. We plan to have more greens for the remaining weeks, including chard, kale, more tatsoi and baby mixed salad greens.

Let us know if you have any thoughts, concerns or feedback as we value hearing from you.
Elise, Beth and Trish

Recipes!
The following recipe would be great with any of the greens either share has received this week!

Basic Stir-fry with Peanut Oil and Garlic
From Henry’s CSA Recipe Collection

1 pound bok choi, or a mixture of different chois
2 tbsp peanut oil
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp minced garlic
salt or soy sauce to taste

Cut stems into 1-inch pieces and slice leaves coarsely. Heat wok or heavy frying pan. Pour oil in. Add stems and toss over moderately high heat until somewhat softened, about 2 minutes. Add sugar, garlic, salt and soy sauce. Add reserved leaves. Toss another 2 minutes. Serve.

What's in the box?

Regular Share
Crop Amount  
 
  • Tatsoi (1/2 lb.)
  • Boc choi (smaller bunch)
  • Red onions (2)
  • Winter squash (acorn or butternut)
  • Garlic (1 head)
Full Share
Crop Amount  
 
  • Boc choi (larger bunch)
  • Saute Mix of greens (1 lb.)
  • Red onions (3)
  • Garlic (2 heads)
  • Radishes (1 bunch)
  • Sweet Peppers (1 lb.)