Share Notes June 16, 2022
CSA Share Notes:
Welcome to the first Summer CSA share of 2022! We’re so excited you’ve decided to partner with us. Next week the part of our team (Jessica) that handles everything that requires sitting a desk or using the internet will be out of town, camping in the mountains, with no cell service. That means we won’t publish a Share Notes post, nor will there be any online web store shopping available. We’ll still have a normal CSA delivery with your usual CSA subscription boxes and your egg subscriptions.
Which reminds me! If you are traveling and need to place your share on a delivery hold for next week, (remember, you still pay when you do this) you’ll do this within in your member account, and you have until tonight at 8pm to get it done. After 8pm today there will be no edits to next week’s delivery plans.
Now on to your vegetable line up.
- Squash— Tender and sweet. Straight neck, crook neck, and zephyr, which is half yellow, half green, and so pretty. We sort it by size and ensure that Regular shares receive more than Minis, and Large shares receive more than Regulars.
- Zucchini—This crop usually produces only about 1/3 to 1/2 as much as squash, but this year, it’s really doing well. Excited to give out plenty to everyone this week. We have a couple of different types, one is an heirloom that’s a lighter green with deep ribs, called Romanesco. It’s my favorite. So amazing. Try these little Italian zucchini dumplings for a switch up on this great crop. Or save this great recipe for when our tomatoes are in full swing, about 3 more weeks
- Leeks— This is our last leek harvest. Enjoy their light, delicate flavor, and pair them with other subtle crops like the squash or potatoes.
- Potatoes— a mixture of 4 different kinds, Red Lasota, White Kennebec, Purple Majesty, and Masquerade. Roast, grill, make bunch home-fries. Delish!
- Winona Blueberries—These gorgeous blueberries were grown by our great friends at Winona Orchards. They were grown without any spray of any kind-herbicide, fungicide, pesticide, etc, but the soil was fertilized with commercial fertilizer. We consider these “no spray” and they are really fantastic. Enjoy as a special treat!
- Onions— 3 for the Large, 2 for the regular, and 1 for the mini. A great staple we’ll have all summer long.
- Cabbage—2 for the Large, 1 for the regular, and mini. All tasty and perfect for a slaw or kraut. We also love to make a big pot of “stew” with potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and andouille sausage or kielbasa. This dish is perfect in a crock pot or a big dutch oven
Veggie Storage tips:
Most everything will keep longest stored in the fridge sealed up in produce bags. Potatoes and onions prefer room temperature, with good air ventilation. If stored in the dark, they will begin to sprout, but don’t give them *too* much light, either, or their skin will begin to green. Everything else wants to be in your refrigerator, sealed up in bags of containers to prevent drying out. Everything will need a gentle washing before cooking, but leave the dirt on until you’re ready to use them to prevent spoilage.
We’d love to hear stories and recipes of your culinary adventures this week. Send us a note or post a comment of how you’ve used your CSA share.
Your farmers, Jess & Justin
Regular Share: Multi-potatoes, yellow and zephyr squash, cabbage, leeks. Blueberries, zucchini, red and yellow onion.