Week 14, 2012

Yellow Watermelon from Living Land Farm! We’ve never seen anything like it, and it’s SOOOO delicious!

Harvest Newsletter, September 2012
Week 14 of 18

Greetings, Members!

Farm News: Squash is the latest addition to the deliveries!  We did have a few zucchini plants infected by the vine borer however nothing compared to last seasons’ loss of about 80% of all summer and winter squash.

We will also be offering a watermelon for each membership/family which comes out to the farm this week between 5-7PM either Tuesday or Wednesday. Watermelon we typically only wholesale though this year we have lots, so hopefully you can make it out the farm and share in this year’s abundance.

If you pick up at  the farm today, please only pick a watermelon from the picnic table, look for sign/note.

This week’s harvest includes: Red Kuri winter squash, Carrots (Nelson or yaya), Summer squash (Success and Goldy) and Zucchini (Dunja and Partenon), Patty Pan Summer Squash (saucer-shaped), Cucumbers (Marketmore 76), Tomatoes (various varieties from the field), Eggplant (Falcon [purple] or Listada , [white and purple]), red peppers, green peppers (lipstick and Ace), and hot peppers (Jalapeño and Hot Wax), maybe lettuce and kale.

*Variations from the above list may happen

Reminders and Important Notices: Call us with CSA questions/issues you may have (507)  720-5364.

Recipes and Tips

1 pound of trimmed squash equals 2 cups cooked squash.

Winter squash bakes great at 350-375 degrees.  Slice most squashes lengthwise, scoop out seeds and place flesh down.  Water may be added around squash to avoid drying it out.  It can also be basted with oil or butter.  Squash takes 40 minutes to 1 hour to cook, depending on the size.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake (Scotch Hill Farm)

  • ¾ cup oil
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • ½ cup sour or butter milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa or carob powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon each cinnamon and cloves
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • small bag of chocolate or carob chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 9 by 13 inch pan.  Mix all ingredients and bake 30-35 minutes.

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

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