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Kale or Cabbage Tomatoes Potatoes Red Candy Onions Assorted Squash Cucumbers Blueberries Farmer's Choice Komatsuna, Turnips, Beets, Leeks, or Green Beans
Please remember to wash your produce, as not all items are table-ready. All food requires additional washing and rinsing before consumption. Thank you!
It has rained a lot this past week! Here at the farm, we have received over 5 inches of rain, some of it in torrential downpours. Rain is, of course, necessary for plant growth, but too much water causes a plethora of problems, both for the plants and the humans.
The most pressing challenge is the effect of too much water in the soil, squeezing out the space for air, resulting in poor root growth and an inviting environment for disease. Raised beds help to some extent, but excessive rain overwhelms them.
Crop production has been good this year, so far, but the last month of rain is beginning to take its toll. You may notice some produce that is not as "pretty" or abundant as we usually produce and more crops that are being bought in from other CNG farmers.
We appreciate the support of our CSA community and ask for your patience as we work to get through this wet time.
The tomatoes have finally gotten enough sunshine to turn red, so our harvest is getting started!
We will have Juliet salad tomatoes, red slicers, a few Cherokee purple heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes.
The cherry tomatoes are going to be pick your own and you will find them behind the pole in the parking lot. We are growing Sun Gold, a bright, sweet orangey-yellow tomato and Black Cherry, a dusky purplish-green tomato. There are also a few red cherry tomatoes thrown in there.
We grow these particular ones because they are the tastiest ones available!
On Saturday, July 17th from 10 AM to 12 PM, The Mercantile Co. will be holding a pickling and canning class! Cost is $20 per person, and participants will learn how to take cucumbers from the farm, transform them, and store them safely for future usage!
Information will soon be posted on their site, but if you're interested now you can call and ask for Jessica at (678) 341-9906.
The Mercantile Company Sustainable General Store is located at 1370 Buford Hwy #104 in Cumming.
Cold Summer Vegetable Salad
2 pounds small new potatoes, quartered
1 1/2 pounds small fresh green beans
1 pint cherry tomatoes or 2 chopped tomatoes
1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup chopped basil
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon minced fresh marjoram
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup olive oil
Cook potatoes in a large saucepan in boiling water to cover 10 minutes: add green beans, and cook 5 minutes or until potatoes are tender and the beans crisp-tender. Drain and run under cold water to cool and retain the green color of the green beans.
Combine potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, and cucumber in a large bowl. Drizzle with Herb Dressing, toss gently, cover and chill for at least 2 hours