Little Helper

28 Aug

Though it had been a rough harvst day for Juniper as she had no friends to play with, she brightened up when she joined us to pack the shares this week.

IN THE SHARES

Garden Share

broccoli

carrots

cauliflower

romaine lettuce

napa cabbage

sweet onion

red pac choi

sugar snap peas

zucchini

sweet corn

thyme

tomatoes

Fruit Share

1 box with peaches, apples and pears.

Napa Cabbage

Here is a great example of the risks and benefits you may face as a CSA member.  Some of you may notice some manicuring of your napa cabbage.  We had a good crop this week, but not quite enough of the perfect ones to go around.  These cabbage were bugged a little by the cabbage looper larvae. The larvae leave behind frass (digested leaf material) and holes in your cabbage.  Much of   the cabbage is still edible even when it has been bugged a bit.  Please accept our apologies if you get an inferior cabbage example and please enjoy the bits that are still nutritious and delicious.

Tomato Corn Salad with Zucchini

I love to find recipes that use several ingredients in the share.  This one looked yummy.

http://www.relishmag.com/recipes/view/33596/corn-tomato-salad-lemon.html

Carrot Salad

Unfortunately our mint didn’t make it through the winter.  I wish we had it in the share this week.  But this salad looks really good

http://www.relishmag.com/recipes/view/42349/mediterranean-carrot-salad.html

Thyme

Fortunately our thyme has done well this season.  Here are some recipe ideas involving this herb and some of the other share contents.

Cream of Zucchini Soup

http://www.relishmag.com/recipes/view/40061/cream-of-zucchini-soup.html

Grilled Corn Chowder

http://www.relishmag.com/recipes/view/22952/grilled-corn-grilled-corn.html

Herbed Buffalo Burgers – use your parsley if you still have it from last week.

http://www.relishmag.com/recipes/view/36045/herbed-buffalo-burgers.html

Fruit Cobblers

The fruit shares seem easier to keep up with  than the vegetable share.  It is easy to eat fresh, exciting to store for winter in the freezer, and fun to make into a sweet dessert.  I was looking for a cobbler recipe that involved all 3 fruits this week and I came up with a whole website dedicated to cobblers.

http://fp.enter.net/~rburk/cobblers/cobblers.htm

Chicken Harvest

We have a chicken harvest scheduled for this Monday, August 30th.  We have a few chickens still available.  Please contact us by email, info@weathervanefarmbv.com, if you would like a chicken from this harvest.  All of the chickens are distributed fresh and ready to use or put in your freezer.  They are $4. a pound and are generally between 3 and 5 lbs.  We will fill your request on a first come first served basis.  Any orders over what we have will be served from our October harvest if you wish.  Our last harvest will be in mid to late October.  Feel free to contact us if you would like to reserve chicken for winter from that harvest.

Farm Community Celebration

Please join us for a community potluck and farm celebration on Sunday, September 12th at 5:00pm.  Along with a potluck meal and some farm games, we will have a special musical guest, Cahalen Morrison.  Please RSVP to info@weathervanefarmbv.com  if you think you will make it to the party.

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