CSA July 17, 19, 2017

In the box

2 containers berries
1 bushel sugar ‘n’ spice corn
6 cucumbers
2 bags tomatoes
2 bags new potatoes
4 eggplant
6 bell peppers
2 bags sweet potatoes
1 bunch beets
2 heirloom “superstar” cantaloupe

The following pick-your-own opportunities are available for CSA members only:

On Wednesday, July 19 at Snead’s Farm:

  • 2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • 1 quart of blackberries, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.
  • 3 quarts of raspberries, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

On Sunday, July 23 at Snead’s Farm:

  • 2 dozen sunflowers, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • 3 quarts raspberries, to be picked from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Total retail value of this week’s box: $177
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,101

Cooking ideas

Breakfast: I’ve been making these sweet potato muffins quite a bit with this year’s sweet potatoes. They aren’t too sugar-heavy and come together quickly. Roast your potatoes ahead of time when you are thinking about it and store them in the fridge to be able to whip these up in a flash.

Night 1: Roasted corn and potato salad
Night 2: We really enjoyed this Asian Marinated Cucumber Salad last week. Serve it alongside Stir-fried sesame eggplant and a bed of rice.
Night 3: Roast your bell peppers during a time when you are in meal-prep mode. Peel and seed them and store them in the fridge. They make a great topping for pizza, or add them to a grilled cheese with some bacon and a smear of pesto for a delicious sandwich.
Night 4: Herb-roasted eggplant with tomatoes and feta
Night 5: Appetizers for dinner! Serve Grilled Beet Babaganoush and melon, mozzarella and prosciutto skewers
Night 6: Tomato, cucumber and corn salad
Night 7: Curried Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

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