“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
- Sweet Corn – All Shares
- Summer Squash – All Shares
- Cucumbers – All Shares
- Mini Tomatoes – All Shares
- Cilantro – All Shares
- Peppers (Green Bells and/or Hot Wax) – All Shares
- Farmer’s Choice: Radishes or Okra – Half Shares
- Eggplant – Full Shares
- Green Beans – Full Shares
- Watermelon – Full Shares
Well, we are in the heart of the summer CSA now as we come to the halfway point in our season. Crops like tomatoes of many varieties, Italian and Japanese eggplant, sweet corn, bell and different hot peppers, melons of several flavors and herbs like cilantro and basil will remain in the boxes for the next 4 to 6 weeks. We will be offering several add-on options as we move forward: pickling cucumbers for canning, large quantities of tomatoes for canning, a salsa box. We will let you know in advance what we may have to offer and a price – payment can be made online using the miscellaneous option. Next week, August 19th, we will offer a bag of 25 pickling cucumbers and a bunch of dill for $25 – let us know if you want one of these. I know that many of you are on vacation here before school gets underway. Please make sure that you have a neighbor, friend or family member pick up your box for you if you are gone. Enjoy the box of summer’s bounty!!
Besides being delicious, corn is also good for you. It’s loaded with lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals that promote healthy vision. The silk is a great diuretic, commonly used for kidney, bladder, and urinary tract infections. Just dry it in the shade and keep it to make tea when you need it.