CSA – Week 16

In This Week’s Share

  • arugula/salad mix
  • baby lettuce
  • kale
  • collards
  • chard
  • red giant mustard
  • eggplant
  • bell peppers
  • cabbage or fennel or padron peppers
  • turnips and radish – bunched together
  • parsley

packed together in a bag:

  • carrots
  • beets
  • french fingerling potatoes
  • mixed baby onions

packed together in a clamshell:

  • green tomatoes – fry them. or make jam.
  • jalapeño peppers – pickle them.
  • tomatillos – chop and add them to the jalapeño pickles or the jam.
  • cherry tomatoes
  • gherkins
  • ground cherries

Every other week half share members: this week is a“B” week.

It’s crazy hot out there today – if you can get to your pick-up locations on the early side your greens will stand a better chance against the heat.


Farm News

Farming for a CSA is hard work, but so is being a member of a CSA. We deeply appreciate the commitments you make to be part of our CSA. You invest in our small farm in the beginning of the season. You take time out of your day to go to our pick-up locations. You schlep big bags of vegetables back to your homes. You set aside time to chop, prepare and eat fresh food. You accept the restrictions that seasons, weather and organic practices impose on your shares. Thank you so much for your support – we hope you’re enjoying the season and its bounty as much as we are.


Chop up all the roots in your bags this week, add some garlic and roast in the oven for simplistic deliciousness. Throw some chopped parsley on top for color and flavor.

Mustard greens, kale, chard and collards can all be used in this healthy take on fried rice.

Fennel and pistachios make a stellar combination, but you could easily use cabbage in this recipe as well.

Bell peppers are a great stand-in for tomatoes in a roasted pepper panzanella.

Some other options: Pressed Eggplant and Pepper SandwichEggplant-Pepper Tomato SauceRoasted Eggplant and Walnut DipTokyo Turnips and Kale Crostini.