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CSA Box Week 9: What to Do

Posted 8/16/2016 4:12am by Jenna Untiedt.

Welcome to week 9! We are in the heart of summer harvest and signs of fall are already creeping into our weekly plans. Like many of you, I am not quite ready for fall. Let's enjoy these last few weeks of summer!

Alright, let's get into what is in your shares this week:

 

Sweet Corn: The best of the best is here. Enjoy it while you can, because as Jerry said in his newsletter, it is going to be a short sweet corn season due to the extreme heat we have have this summer. If you can't get to eating it all this week, cook it up and freeze it to enjoy this winter! Freezing corn is pretty easy and goes quite quickly. 

Green Beans: Sautee the beans with shallots and a little bit of butter. Simply amazing! Cook until extremely tender and enjoy!

Peppers: Personally, I enjoy dicing up the peppers and onions together at the beginning of the week and throwing them into meals throughout the week. If I cut them up on Tuesday or Wednesday night, I am much more likely to use them. Looking for something a little more adventurous? Try making stuffed peppers. 

Kale: There are truly so many uses for kale. My goal for the week is to make braised kale to add to my dinners. Kale chips, salad, smoothies....the possibilities are really endless. 

Tomatoes: You have such a wide variety of tomatoes this week, enjoy! Fresh salsa, BLT's, fresh tomato sauce...so many options. The roma tomatoes make the absolute perfect addition to any salad because there is so little liquid in the cavity of the tomato. 

Canary Melon: Yum, yum, yum....let it sit on your counter for 2-3 days and then slice and enjoy! It is a great snack with some cottage cheese or yogurt. Again, if you get a bad melon, please let us know. I really wish we could invent a machine with x-ray vision for melons, but unfortunately we haven't figured that out yet. In any case, enjoy this unique melon!

Hopefully you are all enjoying your fresh veggies each week! The season goes so quickly, can you believe we are over half way through? Some of the best is yet to come. We continue to work hard each day to bring you the freshest and highest quality produce. For those of you with full shares, we are working to fix the issues we have been having with collapsing boxes due to the water from the sweet corn. We have a couple ideas we are working with that will hopefully fix the issues. We apologize for the inconvenience while we work through the issue. 

Enjoy the shares this week!