Week 12; August 25, 2016

What's in the box? 

Tomatoes
sweet onions
sweet corn
arugula
rainbow/ red chard
salad turnips (large and medium)
radishes (large and medium)
bell peppers
garlic
broccoli
cantaloupe (for some, more coming next week)

Notes on the box. 

Veggies are hydro cooled, but we suggest washing again at home. 

This is the last week of Sweet Corn!
Broccoli may have a hitchhiker (cabbage looper - green inchworm looking fellow).  Won't hurt you and not gross looking, but may scare you if you are bug averse. 
We had enough cantaloupe for about half of the boxes this week.  Hopefully we have enough to finish the rest next week.
 

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

Whole milk ricotta and Lyra aged cheese this week.  Enjoy! 

Recipes.

Josh's Braised Salad Turnips
Trim turnips and cube.  Melt a tablespoon of butter in a pan over medium heat.   Toss in turnips and coat in butter.  Cover and allow to brown on sides.  Stir occasionally and cook until just tender.  Add in chopped turnip greens and allow to wilt.  Season to taste. 

Tomato Ricotta Phyllo Tart

Martha Stewart's Quick Pickled Corn

Panzanella Salad (serve with a nice dollop of ricotta on top!)

Chard and Sweet Corn Gratin
 

Ricotta Spinach Fritters (you can use chard instead of spinach)

On the Farm. 

Sorry, no pictures this week!  We have been so wrapped up in the farm, cheese making, market, and kids that we realized we hadn't set the date for the harvest party this season!  We will let you know as soon as we set the date. 

Lots of Summer crops are coming to an end.  Late blight has hit farms in our area pretty hard, so we are picking as many tomatoes as we can and there won't be many more.  We dug all the potatoes, too.  Shadows are getting longer. Days are getting shorter.  New shoes are being bought for back to school!  Next weeks boxes will have some tomatoes, but we will be transitioning into late summer.  More red ripe peppers, more broccoli, bok choy, lettuce, and carrots.  And we have a really wonderful crop of winter squash this year to look forward to.  Those should be coming in boxes in a few short weeks! 

Have a great week!