We finally have some carrots for share members! These carrots have been slow to size up and they are still a bit small but they are delicious nevertheless. The onions have been doing very well this year and we have some mild white onions to enjoy. These onions are equally great cooked or eaten raw.
I harvested our garlic last week and it looks big and beautiful. Once we wait a few weeks to let it cure, you will be enjoying regular garlic in your shares as well.
A reminder that next week (the week of August 12th) is an off-week for the CSA. I will send a reminder email closer to the date and deliveries will resume the following week.
** Reminder regarding vacation days and double shares**
Anyone who has taken a vacation day(s) needs to take their double share on any week up to (and including) the week of September 9th. We cannot provide double shares on the final 3 weeks of the season as these shares are already nearly double in size. Please send me an email or record in the check-in book the week in which you want your double share. Thanks!
We've had zucchini in our shares for a few weeks now and you may be looking for further inspiration on how to use these prolific vegetables. Since I never buy zucchini out of season, we eat our fill in the summer and it often makes an appearance in nearly every meal we eat. Roasted in sandwiches and as a side with eggs, grated in pancakes and breads, cubed in stirfries and soups, and grilled on the BBQ are all favourite ways to use the zucchini. For more ideas, check out these recipes:
The Three Best Ways to Cook Spiralized Zucchini Noodles
Creamy Zucchini Soup with Walnuts and Dill
Baked Zucchini Fries
Blueberry Zucchini Lemon Cake