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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
❤🍅 Tomatoes, Squash, and Even Apples-- This is Week 9 Summer CSA Shares @ Cane Creek Farm! 🍅❤
Fresh, Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally July 18th, 2017
Cucumbers Slicing Tomatoes Basket of Juliet Tomatoes Assorted Squash Cooking Apples Onions Baby Beets / Turnips Farmer's Choice Okra or Peppers or Leeks
Please remember to wash your produce, as not all items are table-ready. All food requires additional washing and rinsing before consumption. Thank you!
These summer afternoon thundershowers are keeping the farm pretty wet! Most of the plants are thriving on the water, including the weeds. It is really hard to keep the weeds out when it rains so much because the ground is always wet or muddy. We have spent a lot of time this summer weeding mud! The chips in the aisles help a lot though.
The flowers are beginning to hit their stride, so come to the farm planning to take home flowers. Flowers are pick -your-own and CSA members are welcome to pick from all the beds except the pollinator garden, where the bees, butterflies and other insects have first choice.
We are starting to plant for fall season, so it would be most helpful if we knew who would be joining us this fall. If you plan to be part of the CSA this fall, please try to go ahead and sign up sooner, rather than later.
Our Incubator Farmer program will be starting in a couple of weeks and you will begin to see more activity in the field in front of the parking lot. We have a diverse group of beginning farmers who will be developing their farm business on our land here at Cane Creek Farm. Some of them will be providing food for the CSA.
It is going to be a hot week, so get to the farm in the morning, if you can!
A Tad Bit of A Rescue - -Update!
If you recall, last week some tadpoles were rescued from what would have been a saddening, shriveled-up demise.
They were re-housed from the dwindling pond into our normal work buckets we use around the farm. There, they lived quite happily.
However, as they grew, it was noted that they needed better space. The old apartments had to go.
The wee tadpoles now live in this swanky bucket. There are cinder blocks inside, which will serve as a stepping stone for the little frogs when their legs finally start coming in. This way when it's time to go, they can hop on.
The water needed to be changed out with fresh ditch water as well, since tadpoles feed off of the algae and other microorganisms present in the water.
With full bellies and modest accommodations, we hope to see some new frog friends down at the creek later on this season!
Make a Bouquet!
Go forth and create a beautiful arrangement with all the flowers around the farm. But remember, save the pollinator garden flowers for the pollinators!
In Clockwise Order, from Top: Celosia, Zinnias, Shasta Daisies, Ageratum, Marigolds
Recipe by Becky!
Sauté one large onion in butter.
Boil chopped squash in chicken broth if you have it (or add a couple of bouillon cubes to water). You will need to end up with 3 – 4 cups cooked squash. Let cool in water to add flavor. Drain really well.
Mix 2 eggs, beaten, with 2/3 cup milk. Add cooked squash, onion with butter, about 1/2 tube Ritz crackers, crumbled, cheddar (or whatever you like) cheese, salt, black and white pepper to taste and a dash of Tabasco.
Top with more cheese and bake at 350 until bubbly (usually about 45 minutes).