Thursday, July 9, 2009

CSA Update

Is it really the beginning of July? The weather has been so pleasant; we hope you are all getting out and enjoying it. But, it is DRY. We are definitely in need of some rain!!

The crops are doing well, however. We are continuing to harvest abundant stir fry greens and zucchini and cucumbers are all coming on. Unfortunately, the peas and favas are on their way out... such a short harvest for such tasty morsels!

Just a reminder that we are still accepting registrations for Jerry Brunetti’s presentation here on Saturday. Call or sign up in the barn. We are so looking forward to having him here!!

Some of you have been taking advantage of the wonderful Friday massages with Kevin Koser. Kevin is offering massages on Fridays between 3 and 6 pm on the farm, and will also work with your schedule. To schedule a massage with Kevin, contact him directly at 484-818-0383.

I am including some ideas for kale and cukes this week.
A delicious way to prepare the kale is to, of course, sauté it with olive oil and garlic.
Kale salads are also delicious:

Boil the kale for approximately 10-15 minutes so it gets soft.
Drain well and pat dry.
Place in a bowl and add chopped olives, sundried tomatoes, capers, basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Try adding anchovies or anchovy paste and toasted pine nuts.
You can vary this and use whatever you have available…. Cheese is delicious in the salad- goat cheese, feta cheese or fresh mozzarella.
Serve the salad warm or at room temperature.

The following recipe for cucumber soup is taken from
Cold Cucumber Soup

5 cucumbers
½ cup chopped parsley
6 scallions
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 quart buttermilk
1 pint yogurt
Salt and pepper
Peel cucumbers. Slice them in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 30 minutes. Drain off excess water
Chop the cucumbers coarsely and place them in blender with parsley, scallions, lemon juice, buttermilk and yogurt. Blend at high speed. Season with salt and pepper and serve well chilled. Serves 6

See you around the farm!

Think Globally, Eat Locally
Maysie's Farm Conservation Center
15 St. Andrew's Lane Glenmoore, PA 19343

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