This Week’s CSA Box

Veggie Tips

Carrots (loose):  Despite the heat, the flavor of the carrots is remarkably good.  We have been juicing them for the farmer’s market.  Perfect on a hot day.

Peaches: What a treat!  For our Farm Dinner this past weekend, I made a stone fruit crisp with buttermilk ice cream.  It was delicious, but this stone fruit is so juicy and ripe, it is best enjoyed straight out the bag, as soon as you receive your box.

Parsley: This week would be a good week to make some salsa verde!  See our Recipe of the Week.  

Melon: We have been enjoying making popsicles with our musk melons.  I add a tiny bit of lime or lemon juice, but no sugar is needed.  They are sweet enough on their own!

Onion: While onions aren’t considered a super food like kale or other leafy greens, they are actually really good for you, packed with vitamins and minerals that are good for your heart and your skin.  They are a staple in our house for pasta, fajitas and soup.

Peppers:  Our sweet peppers add such a nice crunch to summer salads and slaws.  We also like to put them in frittatas or scrambled eggs.  

Tomatoes:  Our heirlooms are the best in the world, if we don’t say so ourselves!  Each one has its own unique flavor and texture, and different levels of acidity.  We grow several different varieties, including brandywine, vintage wine, cherokee purple (my personal favorite), green zebra, marvel stripe, great white, Japanese black, and many others.  I hope you get to know each one of them this summer.  They are wonderful right now for tomato salads, pasta sauces and sandwiches.