Week 11; August 16, 2018

What's in the box?  

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sweet corn
tomatoes
cucumbers
bell peppers
salad turnips
onions
thyme
dragon tongue beans
salad mix
cantaloupe
watermelon (medium and large)

Notes on the box.

It's a great box for summertime.  Cantaloupe and watermelon can be stored in or out of the fridge depending on if you like to eat it cold or at room temp.  If you keep it out, you may have to eat it sooner.  After it's cut it should be stored in the fridge.  
The dragon tongue beans are an heirloom variety and one that we don't grow every year due to the fact that half of members seem to love them and the other half seem to not like them!  We personally love them.  They can be used as you would green beans.  They really shine chopped up in a raw bean, cucumber, and tomato salad.  

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

This week we have a younger cheese made this Spring and whose rind was washed in wine several times.  It's mild and creamy and a good melting cheese.
We also have celery sweet onion quark which is a new flavor.  We've all been pretty excited about it around here and it's been a hit at farmers market.  Great on a veggie sandwich with tomatoes and cucumbers and sliced peppers.  OR try it dolloped onto roasted beans or potatoes!  Hope you enjoy it!  

Recipes.

Mediterranean 3 Bean and Quinoa Salad Try this one with the dragon tongue beans and some tomatoes and cucumbers!

Cheddar Sweet Corn Pie

Basil Chive Cucumber and Corn Salad

Cucumber Salad Dressing

On the Farm. 

There won't be a delivery email today because your emailing farmer will be representing their county at the Wisconsin Farmers Union yearly convention. And your other farmer will be delivering your boxes!  Unless something comes up, you should be able to pick up your CSA box at the usual time.  

Next Week:
melons
peppers
tomatoes
onions
beans?
new potatoes
last of the sweet corn