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Farm Share Week 13-Aug 30-Sept 1, 2017

Welcome to week 13 of your shares! Sorry for the missed blog post last week with your box contents but I had a week old baby and it totally slipped my mind.  I had a baby girl-my first after 2 boys and I am over the moon with joy to have a daughter.  Here is a recipe for ground cherries in case your wondering what to use them for!  I’m happy to see Jennys note below because after being gone a week with giving birth/camping I came home to sadly see my tomatoes that had been thriving look like they were dying! I was super sad and confused and now I know I lost them to blight.  I have a lot to learn about gardening and I’m so grateful that I still have the farm share to rely on as our little garden hasn’t done well this year at all.
Ground cherry muffins
Hello from the farm!
August is coming to a close on week 13 of Farm share. We’re a little more than half way through Farm share.  We hope you have been enjoying your veggies and discovering new ones along the way. If a certain Veggie has you stumped, please ask Stephanie on the blog, shout out to us on Facebook or send us an email.
We’re here to help!
This week we have green beans again, celery, and ground cherries for the whole shares. We hope to have them for everyone next week. They are a sweet little orange fruit in papery husks that fall to the ground when ripe.
Whole shares are also receiving Roma and field tomatoes. I hoped to have these for everyone but most of the crop has failed due to blight. The constant rain makes the spread of the disease rampant.
Thankfully, like in any garden, though one crop may fail, many other crops thrive and we are able to offer you boxes of bounty.
Soon to come are potatoes! Have a great last week of summer!
Half Shares
-green beans
-eggplant
-Snow peas
-cilantro
-cherry or grape tomatoes
-carrots
-green leaf lettuce
-celery
-cucumber
-green peppers
Whole Shares
-roma or field tomatoes
-delicata squash
-green kale
-romaine lettuce
-tomatillos
-saladette tomatoes
-ground cherries

Farm Share Week 12: Aug 23-26, 2017

Hey Veggie lovers!

There is a crispness to the night air these days (I, Jen, should know, as I went camping for the first time in 11 years with our family). I’m not sure why we waited until we had a newborn, as well as our 2 “big kids” to do it, but better late than never, right?

There is something wonderfully simple about doing virtually nothing all day camping in tents, cooking over a fire, and enjoying nature, but doing it all together with loved ones.

You can bet there were veggies involved! I am a newbie on the camping circuit but I new I would feel terrible if I didn’t get my quota of veggies. I prepped some snap peas, peppers, carrots and cucumbers to snack on, as well as bringing some grape tomatoes right in the clam and ready made salad to add to burgers or keep as a side. Of course, we had to stop by a Roadside stand for some sweet corn! We also made some yummy fish and cauliflower foil meals with a few lime slices that just burst with flavour!

Here’s a new way to enjoy zucchini, just in case you are running out of ideas. This Veggie really blows my mind with its versatility. My kids don’t flip over it on its own, but in taco mix, or in this fritter recipe, or added to pastas or stir fries, zucchini is often on the menu at our house.

But first, here is your list for the week: I am sorry to report that this will not be a good tomato year. The field tomatoes are heavily impacted by blight and if I can manage to find some tomatoes that are unaffected, I will send them your way. At least we have saladettes this week to get you your tomato fix. Delicata squash are new to the mix (whitish yellow squash with green stripes), which have a lovely sweet potato like texture. Let the cooking begin!

Half Shares

-zucchini
-radish
-delicata a squash
-saladette tomatoes
-carrots
-romaine lettuce
-beets
-green peppers
-Rainbow Swiss chard
-green onions

Whole
-cucumber
-eggplant
-mint
-tomatillos
-cherry tomatoes
-savoy cabbage
-grape tomatoes

Here’s a link to the recipend for Sesame Zucchini Fritters. Hope you enjoy!

 

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/sesame-zucchini-fritters/

Ingredients all mixed and waiting to be cooked.

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Farm Share Week 11: Aug 16-18, 2017

Hello from the farm-week 11 of your share contents are below.  Here is a lovely Romanie, radicchio and cucumber salad recipe. 
The farm is always in bloom with something beautiful and delicious and here is some pictures of some of the items growing currently on the farm.  The dried out garlic you will see in your share this week is up first!
Look at these beautiful cucumbers! What yummy pickles they could make!
Cherry tomatoes

And look at how beautiful Oregano is in bloom! Pretty purple flowers!


HALF
-romaine or red leaf lettuce
-raddichio
-Snow peas
-grape tomatoes
-carrots
-cucumbers
-eggplant
-green peppers
-tomatillos
-garlic
Whole
-Broccoletti or beets
-Sugar snap peas
-oregano
-black kale
-radish
-orange cherry tomatoes
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Farm Share Week 10: Aug 9-11, 2017

It’s week 10 in our farm share-not quite halfway there but getting close.  You’ll see a lot more things in your boxes this week and Jennifer was kind enough to give us some extra garlic scapes! Here are 2 recipes (one a bit more in depth than the other) for the tomatillos (look like green tomatos in a soft covering).

Here is a simple verde salsa.
And another but a bit more work Tomatillo salsa recipe.

This past week I made a nice alternative to mashed potatos with the kohlrabi and my husband loved it.  I even made a separate dish with the greens and just sautéed them in oil with garlic and onions with the stems, then threw in the leafs in the final few minutes.  You could easily add wine to the mix, a balsamic vinaigrette and cheese to give it a bit more flare but I’m 39 weeks pregnant so I am keeping things simple lately.   I didn’t use a blender I did just use a potato masher but I must admit it was very difficult to do so next time I will be doing as the recipe calls!

Kohlrabi mash recipe

A note from the farm!

I loaded up the whole shares this week as we have some new items available, and everyone got a bonus item of garlic scapes because we had plenty and I thought everyone would be blessed with garlicky goodness. The Garlic bulbs are now curing (drying) so you will be seeing them in your box soon. Wahoo!  Finally everyone can enjoy some grape tomatoes! Beefsteaks and green peppers are coming soon.

Week 10
Half
-grape tomatoes
-cucumber
-Snow peas
-fennel
-tomatillos
-carrots
-cilantro
-bokchoy
-Garlic scapes *bonus (chop and add to
stir fries, pizza, pasta, etc for
garlicky goodness)
-kohlrabi or cauliflower
-green leaf lettuce
Whole
-eggplant
-Parsley
-Sugar snap peas
-green peppers
-green beans
-jalapeños
-Broccoletti or beets

Farm Share Week 9: Aug 2-4, 2017

Can you believe it’s August already!? This summer is flying by.  Jenny has written an update about the farm.

Can you believe July is already over? One more month of summer vacation for those of you with school aged kids. Ours have been enjoying a couple day Camps and we’re soon to brave camping as a family with our 2 month old too! Make sure to make some memories you can look back on as the air starts getting crisp again.
I’m sure many of you have no issues with all the different varieties of lettuce that you get in your shares-my husband and I really enjoy our salads but our 2 young sons don’t consume large amounts so we always find ourselves with a lot of extra on hand.  Jenny suggested some salad options as main courses that I want to share with you all, I look forward to trying the Southwest steak salad myself!
Southwest Steak Salad with Avocado dressing
Many new veggies are just coming available now. Grape tomatoes are just beginning, so the lucky whole share members will get them this week and everyone next week! More beautiful cauliflower is coming, and we’re trying to make sure everyone who did get cauliflower last week gets it this week. Tomatillos are just coming ripe (hello Mexican foods!), eggplant is beginning, and peas are still going strong. Field
tomatoes are coming, along with more carrots, beets and peppers. If you are looking to pickle some cucumbers, bulk cucumbers are available, just ask Jen
(info@zephyrorganics.com). Garlic is being harvested but will spend some time drying out before it’s ready to go home with you. Hope you enjoy the summer bounty!
Half Shares
-beans or tomatillos (green tomato like
veg in papery husks- delicious cooked
with Mexican foods)
-cauliflower, broccoletti or kohlrabi
-carrots
-green onions
-Snow peas
-romaine lettuce
-zucchini
-Sugar snap peas
-cucumber
-raddichio (purple-read leafy green,
great chopped and mixed into salads like
caesar)
Whole
-eggplant
-Iceberg or green leaf lettuce
-mint
-green kale
-Pickling cucumbers
-grape tomatoes