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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

πŸŒ»πŸ‚ Welcome to Week One's Autumn CSA Share @ Cane Creek Farm! πŸ‚πŸŒ»

Fresh, Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally
August 8th, 2017
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Slicing Tomatoes
Basket of Juliet Tomatoes
Bell Peppers
Sweet Banana Peppers and Jalapeno Peppers
Green Onions
Please remember to wash your produce, as not all items are table-ready. All food requires additional washing and rinsing before consumption. 
Thank you!
Don't Forget!
There are U-Pick Cherry Tomatoes in the front of the driveway! Ask Becky for more information about picking!

Farmer's Foreword

The weather seems to have turned again and fall is in the air.  This week marks the half-way point in our growing season with the start of our fall CSA season.  Welcome to all of you new shareholders and thank you to all who have signed up.  I look forward to an abundant harvest!

The Incubator Farm at Cane Creek Farm is off to a good start with 4 farmers committed to working plots in the front field for the fall and winter season.  Our introductory meeting last weekend was fun as we got to know each other and realized the great diversity in the group and all the gifts they bring to this project.  The goal of the Incubator is to help beginning farmers develop their farm business. 

With support from a USDA grant, we will be providing land, infrastructure, training and mentoring to these farmers for up to three years.  As their business develops, they will be locating land and making plans to move off CCF and on to a more permanent location, freeing up space for another round of Farmers in Training (FITs).

Some of these farmers will be contributing to the CSA this fall and next year.  Their contributions will be recognized and you will be able to associate produce with the farm. As you visit the farm, take time to look at the work under progress in the front field.

Field Peas 101

This week you have purple hull field peas in your share!
Some of you may have never prepared this type of pea before so we wanted to give a little instruction.
The peas have to be shelled. If you will leave them out loose on a counter for a day or so, they are easier to shell.
Break off the end and open the pea pod down the seam, scooping the peas out as you open. The more you do, it the faster you will shell.
Wash the peas, and cook them in salted, boiling water until they are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
You can add a strip or two of bacon to season the water.
They are yummy with fried okra, sliced tomatoes and a little pickle or pear relish.
I would call this a meal if there was cornbread (or super eggplant).
Lunch 'n Learn -- Planting an Organic Fall Garden!
Date: - Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00PM

Join us as we prepare and plant an autumn garden together with kale, collards, carrots, turnips, pac choi, mustard, beets, and onions. Location, soil preparation, varieties, maintenance and harvest will also be discussed.

After our garden is planted, we will relax and enjoy a delicious lunch of Cane Creek Farm vegetables.

Class is $35, and registration can be found on the Cane Creek Farm website.  
Join the Canning 101 Class @ The Mercantile Co.! 
Date: - Saturday, August 12, 2017 
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00PM
Instructor: Jessica McGuire

Come and learn the basics about Small Batch Canning. Methods include water bath, steam and pressure ; using 3 different tomato recipes. This is a hands-on food preservation workshops. The price of the class includes multiple recipe variations and instructions with the opportunity to make 3 of the recipes. All ingredients, packing supplies and handouts are included in the price of the class. 
Produce will be provided by Cane Creek Farm LLC & refreshments will be provided. 
Space is limited and preregistration is a must.

You can check the Mercantile Co.'s website for further information.
Lunch 'n Learn --
Build a Bat House!
Date: - Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00PM

Join us as we construct a simple bat house you can hang in your own yard, and learn
about how important these mammals are to our entire eco-system!

Class is $35, and registration can be found on the Cane Creek Farm website.  

Super Fast, Super Easy, Super Good Eggplant

  • 1 lb of eggplant, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 or 2 tomatoes
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Steam or microwave the eggplant till barely tender.  Add the onion and tomatoes, salt and pepper.  Put the cheese on top. Bake or microwave till cheese is browning and bubbly.
  2. These flavors work really well together and you can add other things if you like, such as chopped peppers or okra.
    Serves 4 unless you really like it, in which it may only serve 2!
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