Week 11; August 18, 2016

What's in the box? 

Sweet Corn
Sweet Onions
Sweet Peppers/ Bell Peppers
Zucchini / Summer Squash
Green Top Beets (medium and large)
Salad Turnips
Bunched Arugula
Salad Mix
Basil
Tomatoes
Garlic
 

Notes on the box.

Greens and roots are edible on beets and turnips.  Remove greens from roots for best storage.  Store both greens and roots in plastic bags in the fridge. 
Arugula should be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge.  Peppers, Zuchinni, Sweet onions, and Sweet Corn should all be stored in the fridge. 
Tomatoes and garlic should be stored outside of the fridge.  If you have tomatoes you are planning on cooking with or that are getting over ripe, they can go in the fridge, but texture and flavor will not be as great for fresh eating. 
Basil can be stored in a glass of water on your counter top, (as you would cut flowers).  OR you can place it in an ziploc style bag and store in the warmer part (top shelf or door) of your fridge. 

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

Feta this week!  And a young version of the Circle of the Sun aged cheese.  This one is aged 75 days and is quite sweet and mild.  The rinds of our cheese are natural and edible (no coating with plastics or waxes), but often the rind does not enhance the flavor of texture of the cheese so a lot of times we don't recommend eating it.  This rind is pretty tender and has a mild flavor, so feel free to taste it or if cooking with it, you don't need to cut it off when grating the cheese. 

Recipes.

This week on the farm, Aimee made BLTs with Arugula and pesto.  They were AMAZING! 

Creamy Corn Pasta With Basil from NYT Recipe calls for scallions, but I think sweet onion would be a really nice substitute

Corn Salad with Tomatoes and Feta from NYT

Summer Fresh Corn and Zuchinni Chowder

On the Farm.

We couldn't fit all the tomatoes we harvested into the CSA boxes this week.  So we left boxes of just tomatoes at drop sites (sorry, we couldn't leave them at our co-op drop sites) for you to help yourself to.  These are first come first serve. 

Next week will be the final week of sweet corn!  Next week will also see cantaloupe in the boxes!  Yay!  Tomatoes will begin their wind down.  The wet weather has us seeing a lot of the usual tomato diseases in the fields. 

This week is the last week that Hannah is working with us as she is headed back to school.  She is studying dairy science and hopes to establish a farmstead creamery at her family farm in central WI.  She has been an amazing worker,  a farmer through and through!  We will really miss her!  She got to help out with pulling mozzarella quite a few times and is a wiz in the vegetable fields.  She's had a great attitude and been a ton of fun to work with.  We (and the cows) will miss you, Hannah!  Looking forward to seeing your future in agriculture.  Please come back to visit and eat cheese soon!

Thanks for everything, Hannah!!

Thanks for everything, Hannah!!