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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Gone with the Tomatoes

Fresh Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally
September 6, 2016
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     We have had several recent inquiries into the availability of our fall shares, but because of the high re-enrollment rate of our amazing shareholders, have turned interested new customers away. What a wonderful problem to have! Thank you so much for your repeat business! With greens growing in the field, however, we will now be able to expand capacity. We are opening up a limited number of shares for a 12-week session to begin on September 20 (for John's Creek) or 21 (for farm pickup) and end on December 6 or 7. Large and Medium sizes are available. If you are interested, please contact Lynn (lynnpugh@mindspring.com) or Jennifer (jmar27t@gmail.com) to enroll, our look on our website for more details. 
     On another note, tomato season has finally come to an end. This year's tomato harvest lasted twelve straight weeks, an incredible run for our operation. We are very pleased to have been able to put them into your shares through August, and we hope that you have enjoyed them as well. Peppers, eggplant and okra are still doing quite well in the fields, and the greens seem to have grown four inches over the long weekend! We will be digging sweet potatoes this week so that they can cure before we put them in your shares, and there are some monster pumpkins in the field, almost ready to pick. Fall is truly almost here!
 

September 14 Lunch N' Learn: Medicinal Plants
Next week's Lunch and Learn class will provide a brief historical perspective on uses of medicinal plant extracts for home health, as well as cover plant identification and benefits of some of the more commonly used plant extracts.  A light lunch from the farm is included.  Some of the plants to be discussed include goldenseal, Valerian, black cohosh, echinacea, jewel weed, and peppermint.  The class will begin at 11am and conclude at 1 pm. Please visit our website to sign up.

Getting creative with eggplant

-Pizza with roasted eggplant, peppers and onions (by Misha, a CSA member, pictured above)
-Freezer-friendly eggplant stacks
-Eggplant/Tomato bake with cheese
-Asian eggplant with garlic sauce
-Herb-roasted eggplant with tomatoes and Feta
-Stuffed eggplant (sausage or veggie)

 

Yet another variety of eggplant-- a Thai version nicknamed Kermit. This round variety is best harvested small, the size of a ping-pong ball. To cook it, quarter and roast or stir-fry. 

Photo: Kermit eggplant

This Week's Share

Please Wash your produce before eating

Medium
Arugula
Assorted sweet peppers
Elephant garlic
Eggplant
Okra
Malabar Spinach
Lunchbox peppers
Jalapeno peppers

Large
All of the above, plus

Tomatoes
Flat beans
Mini eggs

Fresh herbs
Parsley
Basil
Oregano
Marjoram
Rosemary
Chocolate Mint
A place for helpers of all ages
Chuck, Judy, Reggie, Louise, Carolyn, and Morgan help pack shares
This is what math class can look like

Susan and Judy in eggplant

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