Wow! This week marks the halfway point of our 20 week CSA season. On one hand, it's hard to believe we are half-way through. On the other hand, I spend so much time thinking ahead to the next crop to be harvested, task to be done, and planning for the next season, that I am often surprised that we still have 10 weeks to go when a lot of our tasks right now are related to fall and winter preparation.
Either way, we have lots of new and delicious crops for you to eat for the remaining 10 weeks. You can look forward to: yellow, red, and purple potatoes, peppers, 6 varieties of winter squash, savoy cabbage, napa cabbage, onions and shallots, parsnips, winter radishes, cauliflower, broccoli, and more of many of the crops you've already been enjoying.
We will be taking a week or two break from carrots in the shares to allow our next planting to get to a nice size. Then, we will have carrots for the rest of the season, since I know they are a popular item!
This past week was our intern, Erin's, last week. We will miss her hard work and wonderful meals she has prepared but we wish her well on her future endeavours in Quebec. From this point on, it will be Kimmy and I 'holding down the fort' in the market garden.
Chicken Reminder: Our first batch of whole roasting chickens will be butchered this week and ready for pickup on Wednesday, September 2nd from 4 - 6:30pm at our regular pickup. We still have chickens remaining - if you are interested please fill out our online form as soon as possible. We will not be bringing chickens other than those that have been pre-ordered.
Weekly Share Contents:
Head Lettuce or Spinach
Green and Yellow Beans
Swiss Chard or Kale
I know the novelty of fresh green and yellow beans can wear off quickly for some people. If you are getting a little tired of the same bean recipe, try one of these delicious recipes for beans.
Oven Roasted Green Beans
Green Bean Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Dijon Maple Green Beans
Indian Spiced Yellow Beans
Fresh Bean Salad with Zucchini