This Wednesday’s Farm Share will most likely include:
Cucumber, Summer Squash, Tomatoes (slicing tomatoes and hopefully also cherry tomatoes), Eggplant, Sweet Peppers (orange or red in color), Shishito Peppers (mild roasting peppers…see below), Garlic.
Want to purchase bread to pick up with your Farm Share on Wednesday? See our Bread ordering page here. Ordering is open until 7 am on Tuesday. (Feel free to bookmark this link and visit anytime on future Mondays…it opens by 8 am each Monday morning.)
Market Share CSA Members:
Ordering is open until 7 am on Tuesday for…Basil, Eggplant, Garlic, Okra, Peppers, Tomatoes…and our Organic, Naturally Leavened, Wood-Fired Bread. Reserve your selection online to pick up on Wednesday, Aug 10.
Shishito Peppers: These are likely new for most people. They are a sweet East Asian variety of pepper and our family really loves them. They are traditionally prepared as described here, which is to keep them whole, saute with oil and salt until their skin blisters, and eat hot and whole (except the stem, unless you want to munch it, too). Enjoy them as a snack, appetizer, side dish, or topping on any dish, sandwich, or hot dog.
Eggplant: We grow a few different eggplant varieties (miniature Fairy Tale, light purple Dancer, and traditional dark Galine) so that we have diversity. Not every kind lends itself to every recipe, but options abound, including Eggplant Pizza, Eggplant Cannelloni, Eggplant Bruschette, Curried Eggplant, simple Eggplant Tacos with Brie, and traditional Eggplant Parmesan.
Cucumbers: We are really in love with the variety that we are harvesting right now, combining tolerance for August heat and disease and also amazing taste and small seeds. Just slice them up and eat them.
Tomatoes & Garlic: A talented CSA member reminded us of Puttanesca. Or make Summer Gazpacho (which also calls for cucumber and sweet pepper)
Summer Squash/Zucchini: Southern Baked Summer Squash, Summer Squash/Zucchini Fries, Garlic Parmesan Summer Squash Chips
Sweet Peppers: Our family says to tell you all that if you haven’t yet tried our sweet peppers (orange or red) cut into strips and topped with organic cream cheese, you really should try it soon. 🙂