Week 3, 2015

Field Notes Farm CSA Newsletter
Week 3: June 30, 2015

week 3 boxLettuce Mix: A beautiful multi-colored mix of different types of lettuce. Young tender leaves make a delicious salad

Lettuce Heads: A tender red oakleaf and a crunchy red romaine.

Green Onions: Try an egg scramble with these scallions and cream cheese: the old “S.C.C.”

French Breakfast Radishes:  This beautiful variety is mild and delicate. Thin skin, light crunch, easy to eat.

Zucchini: Young zucchini is very tender, cook lightly. We will start mixing in yellow squash in the next couple weeks.

Basil: Infuse crushed leaves into a pitcher of lemonade for basil lemonade.

Garlic Scapes: Scapes are the flower stalk of a garlic plant. We snap them off in early summer to stimulate bulb growth. These scapes are from Nami Moon’s garlic patch about 200 feet from our peas. Use the whole scape as you would garlic cloves.

Carrots: First carrots out of the high tunnel.

Sugar Snap Peas: Eat the whole pod, these are not shelling peas! If the cool nights continue we’ll have peas for two more weeks.

News from Field Notes Farm:

This week we are excited to share some of our first farm artwork! Elyse-Krista AnnaMarie Mische joined us for the season and will be providing illustrated zines for the CSA. Along with the first zine is an illustrated poster of our seasonal produce availability. We’re excited to support Elyse and her art and we are also working with Mathias & Rebecca Reed who will be doing some video and photography work later this season. You can read more about our Farm Seeks Artist program on our website!

Lots of rain and a good dose of heat has pushed everything to grow really fast, but it has also meant a lot of weeding. We’ve managed to mulch in most of our onions and shallots and expect a good crop later this summer. Acorn squash has just started flowering and producing tiny squash. Our tomatillos and ground cherries are gigantic and are putting on a ton of fruit. The first and second plantings of green beans are growing strong and we have some beautiful stands of carrots. Kohlrabi should be ready next week and we are optimistic about our first cabbage.

A note on Kale:

You can expect a half to ¾ pound of kale in about half of your boxes. However, there is kale available all season. If you are a kale lover please let us know and we will provide you kale every week.

RECIPES

Croatian Radish Salad (Salata od rotkvica)
The acidity and crunch of this simple salad pairs well with grilled fish.
Adapted from Saveur Magazine

2 T plain yogurt
2 T olive oil
1 T fresh lemon juice
1 T minced parsley
1 T minced thyme
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1 bunch of radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced

Whisk plain yogurt, oil, lemon juice, parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper in a bowl; stir in radishes. Chill salad 15 minutes before serving.

Sugar Snap Peas with Cumin

2 cups snap peas, trimmed
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp chopped parsley or mint

optional: 1/4 cup crumbled feta

Saute peas in 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat until crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Season with cumin and salt. Stir in chopped parsley or mint, and feta (if using).

Our stand at the Appleton Farmers Market has moved to Oneida street. Stop by and see Hava on the 4th if you need some extra vegetables.

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