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Greens Return! …Mkt & CSA for 8.27.16

This weekend’s Farm Share will most likely include:
Arugula, Lettuce, Sweet Peppers, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, a pair of Jalapenos, Cilantro, Green Beans, Lunchbox peppers (miniature, sweet snack peppers)

This is for our Farm Share CSA members who pick up:
~ on Saturday @ the Farmers Market @ St. Stephen’s
~ on Saturday @ the Brandermill Green Market

Reminder: Final payments for Farm Shares are now due ($225)
         Thank you to those that have already paid!
**No Farm Shares the week of Sun Aug 28 – Sat Sept 3.
**Farm Shares return @ Summer Lake on Tuesday, Sept 6, and all Wednesday locations Sept 7th.
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(pictured: Last week’s Farm Share)
We’ll have bountiful amounts of Lettuce and Arugula (and more!) at the Brandermill Green Market this weekend! That deliciousness, in addition to our Tomatoes, Sweet (and spicy!) Peppers, Eggplant, Squash, Okra means there are a lot of enticing meals ahead for everyone this week. It is a really wonderful time of year…these cool mornings have made it easier to love the work of farming, and the diversity of food is just incredible.

We will not have a booth at the St. Stephens Market this weekend…CSA shares will be picked up at the Crumptown Farm booth.

Recipe Suggestions:
Eggplant, Summer Squash, Peppers, Tomatoes:
Last week we made the most delicious warm sandwiches ever with our eggplant, squash, and peppers….so good that we made them twice and will make them again in a couple of days. We sliced and sauteed eggplants, summer squash, and sweet peppers (with oil, garlic, and salt, of course), and then topped slices of our bread mayo, those vegetables, slices of tomatoes, and smoked mozzarella. Grill/cook in pan/panini press to warm and melt the whole affair. Serve with a side of blistered shishitos or slices of cucumber or roasted potatoes or….the delicious possibilities are endless.
Eggplant alone: Pickled Eggplant just popped up on our radar and we are very excited to make it.  Eggplant Pasta Salad got nice reviews from CSA members last week. 
Cucumbers: 
We were fortunate enough to be served homemade Falafel this past weekend, and cucumbers are a perfect topping. These also incorporate cilantro, parsley, sweet peppers, jalapeno peppers, etc.
Shishito Peppers: If you were on vacation recently and missed the first appearances of these beauties, here is the scoop: 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.
Arugula: Temps are going down and greens are returning! Make Arugula Salad with Olive Oil, Lemon, and Parmesan Cheese, or Apple Pecan Arugula Salad, Arugula Salad with Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese, or make Arugula Pesto, or top your pizza with raw Arugula leaves.
Lunchbox Peppers: These are miniature and sweet and perfect for snacking.
Jalapeno Peppers: Use them to add a dash of spice to any of the above meals, or in Salsa, or add them to a salt water brine to preserve/ferment them and create a delicious and versatile flavor.  We’re only putting a pair of them in the Farm Share, but if you want to preserve pints of them, just visit us at the Saturday market or the online market.

This week’s harvest includes:
Arugula, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Lettuce, Okra, Parsley, Jalapeno Peppers, Sweet Peppers, Shishito Peppers, Summer Squash, Tomatoes….and our Organic, Naturally Leavened, Hearth Baked Bread.

2016 Market Share CSA Members: Reserve your selection online to pick up Saturday, August 27th at our farm, at the Brandermill Green Market, or at the Farmers Market @ St. Stephens. (Everything remaining after pre-orders will be available for purchase at the Brandermill Green Market.
We will not have a booth at the St. Stephens Market this weekend…CSA shares will be picked up at the Crumptown Farm booth.

Enjoy ~
Janet, Dan, & the whole Broadfork crew
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