“Being a farmer means shaking hands with nature.”
- Sweet Corn – All Shares
- Potatoes – All Shares
- Peppers (Bells, Italian Frying, Hot Wax, Beaver Dam) – All Shares
- Eggplant – All Shares
- Onions – All Shares
- Mini Tomatoes – All Shares
- Cucumbers – All Shares
- Cantaloupe – Half Shares Only
- Watermelon – Full Shares Only
- Korean Melon – Full Shares Only
- Green Beans – Full Shares Only
- Squash/Zucchini – Full Shares Only
- Cabbage – Full Shares Only
- Next week we are offering a 1/2 bushel salsa box that will come packed with cilantro, sweet corn, hot and sweet peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and basil for $35. This will be delivered on Tuesday the 13th. Let us know if you want one, preferably by Monday morning.
- Cabbages may have some small bite holes from cabbage worms, but are still plenty good!
- Cantaloupe is mighty ripe – eat them sooner than later
- Lots of green beans to come next week, for all!
- Boxes are even heavier this week – please be careful handling them
- Please continue to return our boxes, ice packs, and egg cartons
Crop of the week – Potatoes
We are blessed once again to give y’all a wonderfully full box with plenty of variety. With so many veggies to choose from this week, we settled on the Norland Red Potatoes as the crop of the week. This familiar staple is the epitome of a hardy crop, has a decent shelf life, and is extremely versatile when cooking. This species of potato was cultivated at North Dakota Agricultural College in 1957 and has since parented other darker red potato varieties. Be sure to eat the skins, because that’s where most of the nutrients live. Iron, B vitamins, and potassium are all present in greater numbers in the skin than the rest of the potato.
Mainly used in potato salads and mashed potatoes, these are commonly sold as “baby reds”. I love making breakfast potatoes, and these ones are perfect for that! Chop them to an even size, season generously, and cook in plenty of oil or butter. And adding fresh or dried herbs to those potatoes will elevate that dish to the next level. A simple but delicious potato roast is always tasty. Cut, season, and add garlic then pop ‘em in the oven for a wonderful side dish. With a mild and familiar flavor, you can let these potatoes be a team player and help elevate the rest of your dish, or they can take center stage and be the star of the show. The choice is yours! Cheers, and enjoy this beautiful week.
Some Recipes To Try: