2016: CSA Box Week 15

We can’t believe it, but this is the last week of the summer share! For those of you who are with us through Columbus Day or Thanksgiving, there are still many more weeks of fresh summer and fall food coming your way, including sweet potatoes and squash within the next couple weeks! Labor Day feels like a pivotal finish line for us at the farm because nearly all of our vegetable planting is done, with the exception of garlic that we plant in October for next season. Almost all of our fall crops are in the ground and many of them are nearly ready, we’re currently seeding some leafy greens like arugula, bok choy, and spinach along with radishes and turnips that we expect to be beautiful in September.

As members your support of the farm is what makes our work possible. Each season we grow hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables and harvest hundreds of thousands of pounds of food for our community – including you, local restaurants, and food pantries. We produce this food while training a new team of apprentices each season, who join us to develop skills in experience in organic agriculture.  All the while our on-farm educator, Farmer Chris, is busy hosting and teaching school groups, summer camps, and all other farm visitors with his extraordinarily creative lesson plans and activities. We’re thrilled with how the farm has grown and evolved and it’s largely thanks to your support of our work. We’re already looking forward to what’s new for next season, which will of course include a beautiful variety of organic produce, but will also include more events, activities, and eating at the farm. We’d love to know how you like to use the farm and what you would like to do when you’re here, so send us an email or flag us down at pick up! Remember that Amber Waves Farm is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit farm, and that your financial gifts to our dynamic educational programming are fully tax-deductible and make a tremendous impact on our mission to educate both eaters and growers in order to strengthen our food system. Thank you for your support of all we do at the farm!

This week’s box:

  • Zucchini
  • Leeks
  • Garlic
  • Nappa Cabbage
  • Russian Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • San Marzano Tomatoes
  • Cubanelle Peppers
  • Poblano Peppers (spicy – chiles rellenos recipe below)
  • Cayenne Peppers

In the fields to pick:

  • Flowers
  • Herb Garden
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Shishito Peppers
  • Lunchbox Peppers (so sweet and delicious)
  • Husk Cherries
  • Raspberries are making a comeback

This week's recipes:

Chiles Rellenos

Tomato Kale Quiche in Cheesy Rise Crust

This week’s fruit share:

  • Yellow Peaches and Damson Plums from Briermere Farms

This week’s rotating bread share:

  • Black Cocoa Rye from Carissa’s Breads: these one-and-one-half pound black rye loaves are made with bread flour, local rye flour, cocoa, coffee, molasses, yeast, and salt.

This week’s cheese share:

  • Fresh Mozzarella from Villa Italian Specialties in East Hampton