Welcome to week 14! Amazingly, this week is just the halfway point for our full season members who signed up for the Memorial Day through Thanksgiving share. But for many of you who end Labor Day weekend, this week is the second to last week of summer pickups! Time flies! This week’s box is loaded with our summer favorites - lots of tomatoes and eggplant. If you haven’t already, slice the eggplant thinly (about 1/4 inch slices) and grill it alongside whatever else you’re putting on the grill. It is (one) of the farmer favorite ways to prepare it. Over the years when I’ve made recommendations to people about grilling vegetables people have told me they don’t grill because they’re vegetarians - if you’re in this camp I urge you not to miss out on the greatness of grilling even if you’re skipping the meat! Vegetables make up the majority of what we farmers grill - and nothing beats cooking outside in the summer, whether it’s in your yard or at the beach. When it comes to grilling vegetables we treat everything about the same: salt, pepper, olive oil, medium - high heat, and just a few minutes per side. Couldn’t be easier!
We hope you enjoy this beautiful box and this beautiful weather!
This week’s box:
Red Cherry Tomatoes
Salsa Pack! Tomatillos, Sauce Tomatoes, Jalapeno, Garlic, Red Onion (rough chop and combine ingredients for pico de gallo or finely chop in a cuisinart for more of a salsa consistency)
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
Open in U-Pick (all areas open for picking are marked with a blue and white stake)
Herbs (chives, mint, oregano, lavender)
This week’s cheese share: Your choice of a local selection
This week’s bread share: Carissa’s Honey Oat
This week’s fruit share: Your choice of apples, peaches, and plums from Briermere Farms
Salsa - try it raw or roasted!