Week 10, September 5; 2013

What's in the box?

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watermelon

cantaloupe

bell peppers

tomatoes!

heirloom tomatoes

hot pepper

carrots

green beans

broccoli

sweet corn

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 same as above, except eggplant instead of broccoli

no hot pepper

cherry tomatoes

Notes on the box...

 If you got a cantaloupe that looks greenish and doesn't smell like a ripe, sweet melon place it on your counter for a few days to allow it to ripen more before eating.  We had some members report that their melons were over ripe last week and in an effort to avoid that from happening again, we picked them slightly under ripe this week.  Let us know if you have any problems with them. 

We planted two more successions of sweet corn, but one became "overdone" and was no longer sweet and tasty, so we regretfully had to let it go.  Total bummer as it was looking very beautiful... So this week there is less sweet corn in the boxes and it's the last of it for the season :( 

Remember: DO NOT keep your tomatoes in the fridge!  They will get mealy and the flavor will suffer.  Store them on your counter with the stem end down (on their shoulders) as they are seen in the pictures above.  Use the more ripe ones first.  If you find yourself with more tomatoes than you can eat in a week, you can put some in the fridge if you plan on cooking them.  You can also freeze whole tomatoes (core them first) for use in sauces and soups during the winter.  Their skins slip right off as they are heated.  They do take up quite a bit of freezer space, though! 

Recipes....

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[yumprint-recipe id='18'][yumprint-recipe id='19']Martha Stewart's Tomato Recipe round-up

and her Green Bean Recipes

On the farm...

We hope that you can join us September 14th for our harvest party!  We will begin tours and having fun at 3 PM and have dinner in the barn a little later (around 5 or 6).  We will provide meat for the meal, please bring a side dish or dessert!  We will also enjoy some music by our wonderful crew members and friends!

Tour the new farm, see where your food comes from, share a meal, enjoy a bonfire later in the evening!  You are welcome to camp on the farm, if you wish, or there’s a nice campground at Clear Lake just 6 miles from the farm!

To get to the farm from the Twin Cities- take 94 East to the Baldwin exit, go North on Hwy 63 until it becomes Hwy 46. Go North on 46 and turn Right onto Cty Rd A, turn left onto 95th Street.  Our address is 260 95th Street, Clear Lake, WI.  You can go through Stillwater if you don’t like to drive the interstate, but the traffic is often backed up on the weekend.  You can search “Turnip Rock Farm” in google maps to find the quickest way to us!  

Please RSVP via email turniprock@gmail.com so that we know how many people to expect!  We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again at our new farm!

calves!
calves!