Week 12; August 24, 2017

What's in the box?  


Sweet Corn
Watermelon - yellow or red
sweet onion
bok choy
green beans
bell peppers
fennel - large
broccoli - large

Notes on the box.

Watermelon can be stored outside of the fridge until you cut it.  There will be more watermelon coming!
Tomatoes should be stored out of the fridge unless you plan to cook with them.  
Keep Sweet Corn in the fridge and eat it ASAP.  The fresher the better with the sweet corn.  
This is likely the last of the cucumbers for the season!  Great cucurbit year and we are happy we got some fresh dill to you at the same time as cukes!  We had an early dill planning wash out, so this is the only dill harvest of the season.  

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

Cheese curds and Deneb.  Deneb is our gouda style cheese.  It's a great melter!  Time for a nice grilled cheese with a fat slice of tomato!  


Sweet Corn, Cucumber, and Dill Summer Salad
1/4 cup sour cream, creme fresh, or buttermilk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
1 small clove garlic, minced and mashed with a pinch of salt (optional)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 ears worth of corn kernels
about 2-3 cups worth of peeled and cubed cucumbers
chopped fresh dill
chopped fresh parsley
2 diced bell peppers - red and/or green
finely diced sweet onion
Whisk together ingredients for the dressing.  Mix Salad ingredients with dressing.  Eat it up!

Bacon Ends, Greenbean, Tomato and Pasta quick Dinner
Cook Bacon ends and chopped sweet onion in a pan together (if you have very fatty bacon, drain off some of the grease). While bacon cooks, boil pasta adding the destemmed and chopped green beans to the pot during the last 3 minutes of cooking.  While pasta is draining, put cooked bacon an onions into the pasta pot.  Put chopped tomatoes into the bacon pan to deglaze the pan and cook the tomatoes down some.  Add tomatoes and pasta and beans back into the pot with bacon and onions and stir well.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Top with hard grated cheese and a nice amount or red pepper flakes.  

Radient Bok Choy

On the Farm.

We had a nice week of picking and packing.  We are excited to bring these wonderful watermelons to you.  Our soil is quite heavy and that's not a favorite for melons.  With all the rain and cool temps we've had we weren't expecting a great season for them, but they are here and looking great!  They are nice and sweet and good sized.  We hope you enjoy them!  There will be more coming as  next week and we have a nice crop of cantaloupe coming,  too.
We watched the solar eclipse and the clouds stayed away until after the peak, which was really great!  Did you get to watch?!   
We are having another visit from Grandma and Grandpa and that means all the things that were broken on the farm that we haven't had time to fix are getting fixed by grandma and grandpa.
We also have a condition around here that one of our farmer friends deemed "harvest house" which is when we are in peak season and don't have time to clean, so our houses get pretty dirty until frost hits.  But this visit gave us total relief with grandmas wizard like cleaning skills!  Their visits are such a blessing and keep us from being overwhelmed and completely swallowed up by the farm.   
This week is the last week that Lily is on the farm!  She is heading back to Northland for school.  Lily has been a fantastically steady worker who shows so much love and appreciation for the land and the farm.  It's nice to have people show that connection to remind us that where we live is amazing.  Her gratitude is contagious.  We will miss her and her humor a lot.  We will also miss the steady flow of delicious  vegan cookies!  Thank you so much for everything, Lily!  Please come back to visit anytime!  
Otto is starting school next week!  Late Summer has officially arrived.  

Forecast for next week.

Sweet Corn
Watermelon - yellow or red
sweet onion
green beans
bell peppers
and whatever else we can fit into the box-  beets?  carrots?  Napa cabbage?  greens?