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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
🍅🍅 Welcome to Week 9 of Summer CSA Shares @ Cane Creek Farm! 🍅🍅
From Tomatoes to Tadpoles, We've Got the Scoop on the Shares and the Farm!
Fresh, Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally July 11th, 2017
Green Onions Candy Onions Basket of Juliet Tomatoes Slicing Tomatoes Lemon Squash from Grow With the Flow Cucumbers Potatoes Garlic
Please remember to wash your produce, as not all items are table-ready. All food requires additional washing and rinsing before consumption. Thank you!
Looking ahead to fall, the crops are doing well. Peppers have struggled with wet feet and rabbits, but most have recovered. The rabbits like the hoop houses where we have planted the lunchbox peppers. They can get in there and munch without fear of a predator getting them.
For some reason, they like to nip the buds off of the pepper plants. Our response was to put up netting so they could not get in, but they chewed nice square doors in the netting every 8 feet to gain access.
Our latest strategy was to spray with a deterrent mixture of cayenne pepper and garlic and water. Most of the peppers are growing tall enough that the rabbits cannot reach the buds, so maybe time will solve this problem.
Eggplant planted in the hoop house and outside are growing well, for the most part. Okra is planted on the slope behind the house and is being visited occasionally by deer, but still doing well.
Speaking of deer, we have not seen many this summer till the last two days when my brother spotted two big bucks on the top of the hill and yesterday Mom saw a deer walking across her back yard, toward the okra. The subdivision being built behind the farm has removed habitat for the deer.
A Tad Bit of A Rescue
Even though it rained again recently, it's been drying up fairly quickly.
However, there's a notorious spot on the farm that holds onto water dearly before seeping down into the earth.
Apparently, a mother frog decided it was a good spot to lay some eggs. Though with it drying up, the small frog spawn started to suffer, flailing in a frenzy as their watering spot dwindled.
Luckily, Lynn and farm staff were on hand to scoop up the little tadpoles and place them in a few buckets. Now they have a little spot they can wiggle about and grow until they're ready to hop on out!
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!
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.
Makes 8 Servings
1 loaf Italian bread
3 cups fresh basil leaves, cut into 1/2-inch strips.
4 tomatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 sweet onions, halved and sliced
2 tbsp. prepared pesto sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Remove crusts from bread, and cut into cubes.
Place cubes in a large bowl with basil, tomatoes, and onions. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Blend pesto, olive oil, and vinegar. Drizzle over salad ingredients.Toss.
Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. Allow dish to come to room temperature before serving.