Weekly Weed Archive

Week Nine

July 27, 2011

What’s In Your Harvest Basket This Week:

  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes (grown in Leeds and St George)
  • Scapes
  • Garlic
  • Beets
  • Tarragon
  • Basil
  • Rainbow Swiss Chard
  • Scotch Kale

Fruit Share:

  • Grapes
  • Plums
  • Apricots (done for the season)
  • Lemons(conventionally grown)
  • Mint

The grapes are organic,beautiful, and sweet. Excellent with cheese.We have been making honey mint lemonade with the last of the lemons and wanted you to have some too!

Ideas for Eating,Cutting,Cooking and Keeping:

The greens are almost gone feel those baskets getting heavier? With all the greens for so many months we have a habit of using bags even when we do not need to.So please reuse or do not use a bag for everything unless needed.

Celery,a handful of celery stalks ,hopefully a good amount to season up a soup, stir-fry, or to add to a platter of crudités.

But beware the Ranch dressing! I once heard of a guy who wanted to lose some weight. He went on a celery diet, because apparently it’s such a fibrous vegetable that your body burns more calories chewing and digesting it than it gains from the celery itself. This man – a friend’s grandpa – ate celery day after day, but ended up gaining weight. The moral of the story: if you want to lose weight, don’t dip your celery in the jar of Ranch dressing!

it’s not as succulent as something store-bought from California, but I also think it has a much more intense flavor – in a good, sweet way. A little will probably go a long way.

Onions, You can count on these on and off for the rest of the season. Store in an open plastic bag in the fridge in the crisper to keep longer put in a mesh bag and hang in a cool dry place with good air circulation.We use an onion a day! I know that not everyone uses onions. So put yours in the basket for another share holder to take.

Garlic, keeps well in a paper bag in a dark dry place away from heat.

We are half way through the season! I have never had time pass by so quickly. So much to learn and all of it needs to be done yesterday!
I really thought I wrote the newsletter last week….
We did have a very successful first downtown farmers market last week.
The kids are weaned and we have plenty of goats milk. Email us for share day or pick up 24/6 in the back fridge. We have cow keifer and goat yogurt too.

I hope you are loving the summer rain and rainbows as much as we are…

 

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