CSA Week 11: July 11 and 13, 2016

In the box:

2 pints blueberries
2 pints blackberries
2 peppers
1 eggplant
1 dozen eggs
1 bag squash

OPTIONAL BONUS: (please note that pick-your-own berries are for CSA members ONLY.)
On Wednesday, July13:
2 quarts pick-your-own raspberries, to be picked between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Snead’s Farm
2 bouquets pick-your-own sunflowers (15 flowers per bouquet), to be picked between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Snead’s Farm

On Sunday, July 17:
4 quarts pick-your-own raspberries, to be picked between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Snead’s Farm
2 bouquets pick-your-own sunflowers (15 flowers per bouquet) to be picked between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Snead’s Farm

Total retail value of this week’s box: $170
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $837

Meal Plan:

Congratulations! All CSA members have now broken even on their investment! That means you can think of the rest of the summer’s bounty (and your quadruple fall box) as “free!”

Night 1: Sticky blackberry honey hot wings
Night 2: Summer Salmon Cakes with Zucchini-Fennel Slaw (I made these last week and added one egg and a few more cracker crumbs to the cake mixture to make the cakes a little heartier) Wonderful use for zucchini if you are starting to get sick of zucchini.
Nights 3 and 4: Portobello and Summer Squash Lasagna (This recipe is a go-to every summer for me. I often sub out the mushrooms for hot Italian sausage. The key to any good lasagna is to splurge on good fresh-made ricotta and high-quality marinara sauce.)
Night 5: Make Baba Ganouj, then assemble a Mediterranean Mezze Platter for a non-traditional dinner. My kids love “snacky” meals like this. Buy some pitas and cut them into triangles, open a jar of kalamata olives, and try some of these ideas from Martha Stewart to fill out your platter.
Night 6: Eggs in a pepper. Have a side of fresh berries and serve up some biscuits (homemade r from the fridge) and bacon to complete the meal.
Night 7: Raspberry Grilled Cheese (The recipe I have linked to uses Brie. Brie is delicious but seems a little rich to me for summer. I think tart raspberries would be nice with a good sharp cheddar. If you can’t find brioche, try a good, crusty sourdough.)

 

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