Week 10

Crop

Half

Cost

Full

Cost

Tomato

about 1.5 lb.

3.00

about 3 lb.

6.00

Cherry Tomato

½ pint

1.25

1 pint

2.50

Potato

1.5 lb.

2.70

3 lb.

5.40

Basil

1/8 lb.

1.00

1/4 lb.

2.00

Green Beans

1 lb.

2.00

2 lb.

4.00

Cucumbers

1 lb.

1.50

2 lb.

3.00

Scallions

1 bunch

2.00

1 larger

3.00

Total

 

13.45

 

25.90

Recipe Of The Week:

Chinese Cucumber Salad

 

3 large cucumbers

2/3 cup white vinegar

salt

½ cup sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

cherry tomatoes

 

Slice cucumbers very thin. Arrange in layers ina bowl, sprinkling each layer with salt. Place a plate over cucumbers and a heavy weight on the plate. Leave at room temperature several hours or in refrigerator overnight. Drain cucumbers thoroughly, pat dry on paper towels, and return them to the bowl. In a small saucepan, bring to boil the vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and ½ cup water, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Cool to lukewarm then pour over cucumbers. Drain cucumbers and serve with cherry tomatoes.

 


 

 

 

WhatÕs Going On?

Hello everyone! Week ten here at the farm and we are starting to harvest a good many tomatoes. As the yields increase members should receive more tomatoes and cherry tomatoes in their share. On the farm we have been busy weeding and trellising. Crab grass is enemy number one right now. In some areas it is winning, in others we have it under control. We have been enjoying the break from the dry weather with these few showers recently, hopefully it will continue.

Produce and Storage Information

Once again, donÕt put your tomato in the refrigerator as temperatures below 55 degrees affect the flavor of the fruit. Place them on the counter, out of direct sun. If you want them to ripen faster, leave them in the paper bag. Please reference last weekÕs newsletter to learn more about all the different varieties of tomatoes you may receive.

What to look forward to......

Next week members can look forward to more tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, maybe more summer squash, okra, and scallions. We may have more green beans in the next week or two but I canÕt promise anything. The melons will be coming soon...maybe next week it can be hard to tell with those guys. Once again if you have any questions or comments please send me and email. Thanks, Elise.