Week 6 Delivery; July 18, 2019

What’s in the box?

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cucumbers!
dill
fennel
zucchini/ summer squash
green onions
chard
carrots
lettuce

Notes on the box.

Curve ball veggie this week is fennel! If you haven’t had it before, it’s certainly with a try. The bulb is the main part that people eat, usually roasted or shaved thin and added to salads. Stalks are edible but should be cut very thin. I love them pickled. Fronds can be chopped and used as a fresh herb the same ways you would use dill.
Cucumbers! They came on fast, so you’ve got a good amount of them. Fridge pickles and cucumbers on sandwiches and cucumbers as a snack…

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

Aquilla is our Jack style cheese. Good melted on a burger or cubed up and added to a salad. And I’ve included our garlic dill quark which is one of our most love cheeses at farmers market. It’s great on a veggie sandwich with lettuce and cucumbers.

Recipes.

Warm White Beans with Roasted Fennel and Spinach (you can substitute Chard for Spinach)
Fennel Roasted With Carrots
Lebanese Cucumber and Fennel Salad
Quick Pickles! Cucumbers, Carrots, and Fennel
Pan Bagnat with Fennel and Cucumber

On the Farm.

We had a great time at the Eat Local Farm Tour! Thanks to all who came out!
Please remember to let us know if you would like to schedule a vacation hold! One weird thing that is going on at the farm is that our broccoli seems really confused! We have tons of beautiful broccoli plants out there, but none have made heads, yet! We usually have broccoli before summer crops like cucumbers, but this year cucumbers first! We think there may be broccoli next week though. And hopefully cauliflower, too.

Week 5 Delivery; July 11, 2019

What’s in the box?

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lettuce
cilantro
bagged spinach
green top carrots
green top beets
green onions
garlic scapes
bagged arugula
tender kale
summer squash
zucchini

Notes on the box.

Remove tops from carrots and beets for longer storage. Both are edible, though it’s a lot easier to cook up beet tops than carrot tops. See last weeks blog for some carrot top recipes.
Everything in the box should be stored in the fridge. Put lettuces and greens into plastic bag or container to keep them from getting wilted.

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

Our Whole Milk Ricotta! This is a favorite for many members. This ricotta is so good, you can think beyond just lasagna. I like it fresh on toast with a bit of arugula pesto on the bread, then the ricotta, a pinch of salt, a drizzle of olive oil, and a good amount of black pepper. Or you can have it sweet with a drizzle of honey.
Antares is our cow’s milk manchego. This one is great as a snack, on a cheese board with fruit, nuts, and cured meats, or grated on salads.

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Recipes.

See last week for lots of good carrot top recipes.

Spinach Ricotta Baked Pasta

Greek Beet Salad (uses beet tops, also)

On the Farm.

We want to invite you to come out to the farm on Saturday from 10-4 for the Co-op Eat Local Farm Tour! We will have tours every hour and burgers cooked up by our friends from Modern Times for sale starting at 11:00. We will have a farm store set up where you can buy farm goods including meat (bring a cooler with you) and cheese. If you have an Eat Like a Farmer or a Meat Share, you can pick up your share at the farm tour on Saturday if you’d like to. Bring a large cooler to put the frozen meat in. It’s going to be a fun day! If you bring a t-shirt, we can print on it to make you a Turnip Rock Farm/ Cosmic Wheel Creamery shirt! For directions, you can type Turnip Rock Farm into google maps and it will get you to the farm. If you come to the farm tour and are a CSA member, let us know! We love to meet our members. Let us know if you have any questions.