Harvest Newsletter, August 2012
Week 12 of 18
Farm News: Web site helper Leonel here. I was on vacation and didn’t post week 12’s newsletter. My apologies for any inconvenience and confusion this may have caused. What follows is the newsletter as sent by Lupita and Adam via email for the week of August 27, 2012. Enjoy!
Come out to the farm for the watermelon feed this weekend- Saturday, September 1st from 10am to 1pm. Bring a chair if you’d like. The farm address is 42199 Ottawa Road. We will have a few watermelon contests/games with prizes. We hope to share the day with you!
This week’s harvest includes:
Carrots (Nelson or yaya), Green Beans (Tarvera or Jade), Summer squash (Success and Goldy) and Zucchini (Dunja and Partenon), Patty Pan Summer Squash (saucer-shaped) Cucumbers ( Marketmore 76), Tomatoes (Various), Eggplant (Falcon [purple] or Listada , [white and purple]), green peppers (lipstick and Ace), hot peppers (Jalapeño and Hot Wax), sage, and parsley (giant from Italy or triple curled). Maybe red/ purple peppers, cantaloupe, and basil.
Variations from the above list may happen.
Reminders and Important Notices: Please be sure to return your empty share boxes. We purchased an extra 50 sometime in July and we are down to about 10. Thanks in advance.
Recipes and Tips
Running out of ways to cook eggplant? Yesterday at the Minnesota Cooks stage, the chef from Foxy Falafel prepared Falafels with cubed eggplant, which was fried. We wishwe had the recipe to share.
Quick Raw Salsa
Makes about 3/4. Chop up 2-3 small to medium tomatoes, sliced jalapeño or hot wax pepper (remove seeds for mild), juice from 1 to 2 limes, one garlic clove, and salt to taste. Blend and puree. Serve over rice, and beans, or scrambled eggs or simply dip with organic blue corn chips. Garnish with your favorite shredded Minnesota cheese.
For visuals if something is unfamiliar in your share box/harvest newsletter check out:
• www.highmowingseeds.com (the column on the left side of the website provides a list of vegetables, etc)
• www.johnnyseeds.com (Product Index)
• www.seedsavers.org (scroll to the bottom, and click on Helpful Links)
Remember to return your box clean and exchange it for the full share box. Thanks in advance!
Happy eating! ~ Lupita, Adam, and Adán