Week 9; August 2, 2018

What's in the box?  


Sweet Corn!
Bell Peppers
Broccoli (large and medium)
Green Beans
Zukes/ Summer Squash

Notes on the box.

Sweet Corn will keep coming for the next few weeks. This variety is a personal favorite.  Sweet Corn will taste best the sooner it is eaten.  So we suggest a bunch of corn on the cob with dinner tonight for sure.  And any that you don't eat this evening should be stored in your fridge.  But if your family is anything like ours, you should get through it pretty quickly and easily!  
Store Tomatoes stem side down on your counter for best flavor and texture.  If you plan on cooking with them you can keep them in the fridge.  

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

Cheese Curds!  Like Sweet Corn!  are best eaten very fresh.  Enjoy them right away while you are waiting for the water to boil to cook sweet corn.  The squeak of the curds will come back if you let them warm up.  If you don't like squeaky cheese, eat them cold.  
Also included this week is our Circle of the Sun.  Probably my personal favorite of all the cheeses we make.  Tastes the most like distilled sunshine to me.  


Pan Bagnat with Fennel and Cucumbers

Apple Fennel Chicken Salad

Steamed Broccoli with Raisin Caper Vinaigrette   You can put the same Vinaigrette on grilled or roasted zuchinni and/or green beans, too

On the Farm. 

You might not be able to tell from the weather today, but we are at peak summer!  We love this time of year with all the wonderful favorite foods.  Last weekend we were grateful to get to go to Wisconsin  Farmers' Union Family Camp.  Just an overnight trip, but a really great time and fun to do some hiking, swimming, folk dancing, hot dog roasting, making s'mores... all while learning about the value of cooperation and the history of the National Farmers Union and the Wisconsin Farmers Union.  We are very grateful to our wonderful farm crew who worked over the weekend so that we could have family time during the Summer!  
Sadly, our dear Buster finished his life on Earth on Sunday evening.  He has been part of our family before we ever became a family.  Josh an Buster found each other in 2004.  Buster was already grown, but we don't know how old he was.  He had been rescued by some friends and they knew that Buster needed lots of space and freedom to roam, a safe place to always be outside (He must have had some kind of trauma about being inside at some point, he could not be inside alone.). He was truly the perfect farm dog.  He was great at keeping critters that we didn't want in the veggies out (he got a lot of rabbits, chipmunks, raccoons, and gophers out of the veggies) But he never went after any animals that he saw us caring for (that means we never had to worry about him killing chickens, which is usually a big challenge with dogs).  He's been retired for a few years now.  We have so many tales of Buster and his harrowing adventures.  We are so grateful for all the he did on the farm and we miss him a lot.