CSA Week 14: Aug. 1 and 3, 2016

In the box:

2 pints blueberries
2 pints blackberries
1 dozen corn
1 large bag tomatoes
3 cantaloupes
3 peppers

OPTIONAL BONUSĀ 
To be picked on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Snead’s Farm:
2 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. until 10 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)
**Also on Wednesday, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. in the herb garden (to the left of the sand pile), Ellen Snead will be out in the garden sharing the bounty of this year’s herbs (especially basil). Visit her in the garden to take home some aromatic additions to your menu for the week.**

To be picked on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Snead’s Farm:
2 quarts raspberries (7 a.m. until 10 a.m. only)
2 bouquets sunflowers (15 flowers each)

Total retail value of this week’s box: $154
Total value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,326

Meal Plan

Night 1: Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s Savory Cantaloupe Salad served on crusty bread. This is summer eating.
Nights 2 and 3: Corn soup with grilled cheese-and-tomato sandwiches
Night 4: Grilled sausage links and peppers served on hot dog buns (To grill the peppers: Cut lengthwise into chunks that won’t slip through the grill grates, brush lightly with oil. Grill until tender, then toss hot peppers with raw chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Cut grilled pepper chunks into strips to serve with sausages.)
Night 5: Marinated tomatoes. There are some summer nights I would eat this all by itself. Serve with a hard-boiled egg, a slice of crusty bread spread with cheese, a plate of chips and hummus…it’s a low-maintenance dinner.
Night 6: Prosciutto, melon and mozzarella (This would be great to bring to a pot-luck)
Night 7: Blueberry-corn salad

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