Summer CSA 2017 Week 18

From top left, clockwise: Lettuce, cherry tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, kohlrabi, eggplant, string beans, assorted peppers (including jalepenos), okra, squash, beets and onions.

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes!! Be sure you are getting all you can out of the amazing crop of tomatoes, we’ll be dreamily wishing for them come winter, so don’t let them go to waste. We hope you have tried some of your french filet string beans raw — when they are fresh, nothing can compare!

Have a happy week,
Vic, Mary, Bethany, and the team at Priapi Gardens

Summer CSA 2017 Week 17

From top left, clockwise: Eggplant, Cabbage, Summer Crisp Lettuce, String Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Ground CherriesTomatillos, Banana Peppers, Poblano Peppers, Onions, Cucumbers, Beefsteak Tomatoes (large share pictured)

One of the best things about summer is how easy the season’s produce complement each other. Whatever your favorite dish is, you’ll have nearly everything you need to begin a salad, slaw, saute or sauce. Be sure to enjoy the fresh crisp cucumber with some vinegar or hummus, and savor that refreshing crisp taste.

Have a happy week,
Vic, Mary, Bethany, and the team at Priapi Gardens

Summer CSA 2017 Week 16

From top left, clockwise: Zucchini, New Zealand spinach, fennel, Japanese slicing cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, string beans, beefsteak tomatoes, white onions, eggplant, summer squash, bicolor sweet corn (large share pictured)

One of my favorite things about being a farmer is that there is always something to look forward to. On the days when the summer heat feels relentless, you may find yourself planting cauliflower or broccoli for the fall. Something about placing each seed and knowing it will bring someone joy and vitality in just a couple of months…it is certainly not an easy profession, but the way each of you shows your support and enthusiasm for our work keeps us going. So, thank you!
In other news, lift with your legs on this box, folks — it is very full of summer goodness and we wouldn’t want anyone throwing out their backs trying to get their CSA share home! There are so many possibilities with a bounty such as this. In true farmer fashion, I would encourage you to try your string beans raw before cooking them. They were picked this morning (you may notice they are a bit muddy from all the rain — wash before eating!), and string beans (especially these French Fillet beans) are remarkably tender when fresh. I love them with hummus for a snack…mmmmm! Get spiralizing, saucing, roasting, grilling, slawing, and have fun! We hope you enjoy your share as much as we enjoy growing it for you.
Best,
Vic, Mary, Bethany, & the team at Priapi Gardens