2016: CSA Box Week 11

It’s hard to believe it’s August already! This week we’re introducing the first of the sweet peppers and although shishito peppers are available to pick in the fields, we want to make sure everyone tries them so we’ve included those too. Blistered shishitos are one of our farmer favorites because they’re so easy to make and are great vehicles for a sauce of your choice, from chipotle mayonnaise to soy ginger dipping sauce (this recipe calls for sugar but there’s no need for it – the sauce is great without it!). “They” say that one in ten shishito peppers is spicy, so it’s sometimes called a roulette pepper, but we find that ratio to be much closer to one in 100 (let us know if you happen to get a hot one!)  Finally, this week’s box also includes corn from our friends at Balsam Farms. We were really hoping tomatoes would be ready, but they seem to be taking their time, so we decided to include this fun treat for you all instead!

This week’s box:

  • Swiss Chard
  • Lettuce
  • Fennel
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Shishito Peppers (also available for u-pick in the fields)
  • Yellow Onion
  • Corn! (from our friends at Balsam Farms)

To pick in the fields:

  • Flowers
  • Shishito Peppers
  • Beans - green, purple + Dragon Tongue (white/purple stripe)
  • Husk Cherries
  • Herb Garden
  • Raspberries (they've slowed down but the last few of this round are out there, then they will be back in September!)

This week’s rotating bread share:

  • Brioche Loaf: Carissa’s golden buttery brioche loaf is baked using bread flour, locally grown freshly milled whole wheat flour, butter, milk, eggs, yeast, sugar & salt. Each loaf is washed with egg, cream & honey just before baking. Makes an amazing french toast!!

This week’s fruit share:

  • Peaches and Blackberries from Briermere Farms

This week’s rotating cheese share:

  • Sigit (Gruyere-style hard cheese) from Mecox Bay Dairy