Week of August 7th…

Another beautiful week ahead for all of us.

In need of some fresh ideas for the kitchen once you bring the harvest home?

  1. Think Pizza!  Saute any variety of your fennel (!), onions, peppers, eggplant, chard, leeks and top your pizza.  One member raves about pizza on the grill topped with fresh veggies. http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/grilled-pizza-recipe.html
  2. Cold Noodle Salads (like sesame or peanut noodles) tossed with cucumbers, shredded carrots, shredded kohlrabi, onions, leeks, chard
  3. Egg dishes like quiches – great with onions, leeks, chard.
  4. Stir fries.  Great for this week’s share.  If you’ve been making a lot of stir fry dishes, try some new sauces.  Mix and match some of the veggies as needed with the recipes found here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/letting-vegetables-inspire-a-stir-fry/
  5. KOHLRABI! You’ll see kohlrabi again as a mix and match with the fennel.  Check out this article on kohlrabi from the New York Times:  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/discovering-kohlrabi-its-a-vegetable/
  6. Speaking of fennel. Try it shaved on your salad.  Or sliced thin & grilled.
  7. Ask us!  If you are struggling with something in particular once you get home, please let us know; we are more than happy to share more specific ideas.

Pork for your freezer.

We are taking orders starting this week for custom pork . This is a great way to put quality local meat in your freezer.  These are our own pigs raised here at the farm and processed however you like at a USDA inspected butcher. This is a great deal for high quality pork for your freezer this winter. Bacon, ham, sausage and ribs all processed and packed as you like. Neighbors and families can split halves or quarters. Whole pigs are $3.50/lb. hanging weight and halves are $3.75. Talk to us at pick-up for more details.

 Blueberries Are Good.

Organic Maine blueberries arrive this week. If you pre ordered for Tuesday or Friday we will have your quarts waiting when you come for your produce baring bad weather for the raking crews.  If you would like to order for next Tuesday (14th) or Friday (17th) please sign up this week at pickup or email us by Saturday at noon for pickup Tuesday or Wednesday noon for pickup Friday. These are certified organic, raked in Oxford County and quarts are 1.7 pounds each (3 qts.=5lbs.) for $9.

Weeding is Wonderful

The need for weeding is not wonderful, but it can be quite mindful, relaxing, and gratifying.  The farm continues to have an abundance of weeds.  We appreciate any amount of help.  Wednesday mornings is a great time to join the crew but if you’d like to come another time please send us an email and we’ll see what we can coordinate.  Many thanks!

What’s Coming Around the Bend…

We’re looking at a few exciting crops that should be arriving in the next couple weeks. We have seen our first few ripe tomatoes; broccoli is just aroung the bend as are red peppers, melons, and our first potaoes varieties.

What’s in Upic:

Flowers

Herbs

What’s in the share with week:

Basil

Fennel

Kohlrabi

Eggplant

Sweet Onions

Cukes

Green Peppers

Leeks

Carrots

Chard

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