What’s In Your Box? 8/27

Hello Again! I think it’s safe to say that summer break is officially over, isn’t it? What a crazy, fun summer it has been….seems like way too fast, yet it’s only natural to us Michiganders to begin to crave all the goodness that fall brings each year. We are looking forward to a solid end to our CSA season as we anticipate at least 6 more weeks of produce…..can I get a Whoop Whoop?? Every year it is my goal to extend the season just as long as the weather allows and this year is shaping up to be the longest season yet.

What can you look forward to this week? Welp…..here it is:

Golden Beets

Kohlrabi

Tomatoes (cherry, grape, roma & larger sizes)

Green Peppers

Hot Peppers

Yellow Sweet Banana Peppers

Summer Squash

Zucchini

Curly Kale

Eggplant (4 different varieties throughout)

Beans

Swiss Chard

Chinese Cabbage Leaves

Some turnips (full shares)

 

We are looking forward to a large crop of sweet potatoes and winter squash coming more heavily soon as well! Wishing you all a blessed Week !

 

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What’s In Your Box? August 21

Hello All! What a fun little Monday it’s been with all the hype about the Solar Eclipse…pretty cool stuff. We just sat outside in the shade to feel the “darkness” since we didn’t snag any snazzy glasses…but the television had some pretty cool coverage as well! Hope you are all have already received or will soon be finding your boxes on your doorstep. It was a beautiful morning for harvest! I apologize I didn’t get the list to you sooner…but here’s what you will find:

Red Potatoes

Beans

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Basil

Green or Purple bell peppers

Poblano Peppers (Dark Green Waxy)

Serrano Peppers (Long green)

Cubanelle and/or Jalapeno Peppers (they look very similar…both HOT)

Sweet Banana Peppers

Roma Tomatoes

Mixed Cherry Tomatoes

Eggplants : multiple varieties

Summer Squash

Zucchini

Cucumbers

1 of the Following: Spaghetti Squash or Butternut or Acorn or Pie Pumpkins (2-3)

Kale (Just a friendly reminder to wash it thoroughly….I have seen a few worm friends )

Full Shares: Joi Choi Leaves

 

And with that…..here are some recipe ideas for the week:)

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

White Chicken Chili with Poblano Peppers

Tomatillo Poblano White Beans (Instapot and Stovetop Directions)

Green Poblano Rice

Kale and Leek Pesto Pasta with Tofu (Could use Chicken)

Roasted Eggplant Dip

Tomato, Eggplant Zucchini Bake with Garlic and Parmesan

I know it’s back to school for some, and soon to be for others. I hope you all enjoy this last little bit of summer and I hope to see some of you out at the Hudsonville Fair this week!  Enjoy the day:)

 

Sincerely, Janine

The Farmer’s Wife

 

 

 

What’s in Your Box? August 7th

Good’s Morning!! It’s a beautiful (maybe a little wet)  day for harvest:) I hope you’re looking forward to another big box this week. Here’s what will be going out today…..

summer squash

zucchini

fennel bulb/ fennel fronds See How to Cut A Fennel Bulb Here

basil

dill

kale

salad greens

cabbage

jalapenos

banana peppers

bell peppers

heirloom tomatoes

roma tomatoes

onions

green beans

tomatillos

some eggplants and cucumbers

 

I have loved the recipes that you guy have been sharing with me, and love hearing the different ways you’re incorporating this produce in your kitchen. Here’s a few more ideas for the week:

Garlic Herb Roasted Tomatoes

One Sheet Pan Herb Crusted Salmon and Veggies

Heirloom Tomato Pesto Pan Pizza

The Best Tomato Basil Soup

Tomatillo Turkey Chili

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Turmeric Roasted Fennel, Chickpeas and Kale Salad

Parmesan Tomato Zucchini Bake

You probably noticed I threw in some bigger “bread” zucchinis this week. I know you guys get a lot of it…sometimes its nice to just shred a bunch up and have it on hands to throw into a bread or muffins:)