What's in the box?
brussel sprout greens
green top carrots
brussel sprout greens
green top beets
Notes on the box...
If your cantaloupe looks green, let it ripen on your counter for a few days. We harvested some a little early because we were getting quite a few split melons after the rain. We thought it would be better to let them ripen on your counter than not be able to deliver them to you at all! Cantaloupe is ready to eat when you smell it and the scent is delicious sweet melon!
Remove the tops for your carrots and beets before storing. Beet greens are wonderful to eat and you can add them to the brussel sprout greens for a healthy dose of greens! Carrot tops can be combined with parsley for a nice tabouli.
Brussel sprout greens can be prepared as you would collards, kale, or other hearty greens, thought they might cook up a little quicker and be more tender. We remove the greens to allow the sprouts to size up better. Sprouts will be coming to you later in the season or in the fall shares depending on when they are ready.
This week, at dropsites where it is practical, we left some boxes of tomatoes that we couldn't fit into individual CSA boxes open for you to take more of as you would like. These are first come first serve. Please help yourself!
On the farm...
We had a really nice time at the cookout. Thanks so much to the members who were able to make it out. It was great to meet all of you or see you again! We hope you had fun and got enough to eat. If you couldn't make it to the cookout (or even if you did) we hope you can make it to the harvest party on September 20. Here are some pictures from the cookout
and from the farm, giving the beets some TLC
and a little something for our art and design friends
Remember that now is the time to sign up for the extended season share if you are interested! We will add 4 additional weeks of mainly storage type crops as well as any greens that are still hanging on at the end of the season after the frost. These veggies will be sweet sweet sweet from the frost. Squash and other veggies will keep you in local foods through September and many can be stored easily through December. Click here to sign up and please let us know if you have any questions! Thanks!!