Weekly Weed Archive

Week Twelve

August 1, 2012

Photo by Abe Fawson

The Farm

Farm to Fork dinner. We were so grateful to our shareholders we made them all dinner our first season .We grew it all and cooked it all. Loved it but there were only 18 of you then. The next year we  had a  guest chef and featured food from every local farm here in the south. We opened it to the public and charged a lesser price to share holders. We loved that too and I would love to host more of these type of events someday. It took too much time away from the farm. Marketing,making this place look good to strangers etc. This year we will just be doing it for you with a small  fee $5 per person.RSVP we are thinking of a Sunday ,labor day weekend September 6th . If this works for most of you I will let you know if its a go.

What’s In Your Harvest Basket This Week

  • Celery
  • Peppers
  • Summer Squash
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Beets
  • Parsley
  • Leek Bulbs
  • Cucumber,Lemon,Armenian &Traditional


Fruit Share:

St George and Springdale had these in there shares last week .
  • White Peaches ,Hansen Orchards
  • Nectarines Hansen Orchrads
  • Grapes, Ali’s Organic
  • Peaches, Ali’s Organic
  • Green Grapes, Alis Organic
  • Figs, Alis Organic

Less is more! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.I would rather have 1 peach or  ugly nectarine from these tress then 10 lbs from who knows where!

The nectarines have “scar face” We think it makes them beautiful looking heirlooms not fake and uniform.
From Hansens orchard in Leeds. We felt privileged that Shelly Hansen let my husband and I pick from their oldest and favorite nectarine tree in there orchard.She would only let me pick a small amount last week and I did not think we would be able to buy more for this week. But they did.The second favorite tree is the white peach. I was able to pick a few more of those. If these were my trees I would not sell or give anyway!They do nothing to their trees except love them. Seriously the  nectarine hot off the tree was like eating brown sugar.  I love Summer fruit. I love foraging for fruit even if I could grow it all I would never meet such wonderful people and go to family farms that warm my heart from head to toe.

Cheese Share:

  • Hot Pepper Tomato Basil Chevre
You just can not do it all, all right Sara thinks you can. Jack Rabbit Ranch is talking about selling their goats  and only doing cow cheese. Animals take allot of time.As sad at that makes me I want them to stay in business and if that is what they need to do we support them .We are going to do Chevre while we can .It freezes beautifully.

A couple of new faces in your basket this week,
Leek what? Bulbs,The familiar stock on the leek that is usually used is woody and tough only the bulb is good now. This is what happens if you let them keep growing and get scapes. I do not know why leek bulbs are not sold like garlic.They are creamy and have a wonderful taste. In the onion family and can be used the same way.
Cucumbers, These will keep coming. This is just the first batch.You will have a chance to try all varieties.

Cucumber and Yogurt Salad

  • Peel and then slice  cucumbers
  • Finely chop 2 leek cloves and add to the cucumbers.
  • Dress the cucumbers with 2 TBS extra-virgin olive oil, 1 TBS lemon juice, 8 oz. plain  goat yogurt and a few TBS of any finely chopped herb. Toss and chill before serving.
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