CSA WEEK 6

This week  your box contains:

  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 1 bunch leeks
  • 1 bunch Siberian Kale
  • 2 fennel
  • 1 bunch purple Basil
  • Cauliflower
  • Lemon cucumbers
  • Various tomatoes
  • Green peppers

Here is a recipe i found for a cucumber salad (I just eat the lemon cucumbers as a snack but this looks delicious too!)

Ingredients

  • 5 lemon cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons basil
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Thinly slice the cucumbers.

  2. Chop the cherry tomatoes into small pieces. Measure the cherry tomatoes once chopped to make one cup. Finely chop the bell pepper.

  3. Add the tomato and pepper in with the cucumbers.

  4. Finely chop the parsley and add it in. If you aren't eating this right away, place the mixture in the fridge to chill.

  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, white wine vinegar, and salt + pepper.

  6. Right before serving, add the dressing to the cucumbers and adjust to taste. (Add more lemon, salt, or pepper, if desired.)

  7. Enjoy immediately.

Summer is here! We even picked some okra yesterday! Soon we will be taking out our spring crops to make way for a cover crop that will build our soil in organic matter and keep the weeds out. The greens and spring things begin to decline rapidly in this heat. 

The summer solstice is wednesday! The longest day of the year and a definite shift in plant growth. Last year, we had many flowers leftover from market and decided to throw them in the river in celebration and it turned in to a beautiful almost magical experience. We dubbed it the flower float. We would love to do it again this year but this time open it up to our CSA members and friends. We were thinking about doing it next Sunday June 25th. Please let us know if you are interested in attending this. Maybe we could do a potluck or something. We will email more details when we figure it out and know if this is something yall are interested in. 

ENJOY!