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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
☔🌀 Check Out Week 6's Autumn CSA Share @ Cane Creek Farm! 🌀☔
We hope everyone's safe after the passing of Irma. Here's the produce in your shares this week!
Fresh, Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally September 12th, 2017
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 Muscadines on the side of the driveway! Ask Becky for more information about picking!
The winds and rain of Irma visited the farm last night as it moved west of us. We were very thankful that it did not come right over! The rain was spread out over a couple of days and did not lead to any flooding. We spent the weekend trying to prepare the farm for flooding, as that has been the usual problem when hurricanes pass through. We lost power before 5:00 pm and had a pleasant supper by candlelight and then the power came on about 8:00. So far, no problem.
The wind picked up and about 10:30 we heard plastic whipping around. The wind had gotten into one of the hoop houses and was ripping the plastic off. Not much we could do about it, except wait for the morning. Luckily, it is not cold and the eggplant and green onions in the hoop house did not mind the rain.
This morning we saw how fortunate we were when we found a pine tree snapped off about 5 feet up and fallen toward the store. It took a big limb from a cherry tree down with it, but they fell between the store and the chicken house, not touching either. It did take the fence down. Other trees were down on the driveway and took another fence down, but overall, we came out with minimal damage!
Aromatherapy After The Storm
Our eucalyptus tree by the driveway lost a branch in the storm. You have a stem in your share today.
You can let it dry on its own or preserve it in glycerin which keeps it looking better. Enjoy the smell!
To begin preservation, remove any dead leaves or stems. Trim the end of the branches, cutting at an angle.
Bring water to a boil, you will need 2 parts boiling water, to 1 part vegetable glycerin. Combine the boiling water with the glycerin and stir until the glycerin has dissolved into the water.
Allow the branches to absorb the solution for a few weeks, then remove them and hang them to dry. After that, your eucalyptus branches will be ready for use or display.
Eucalyptus looks great on its own in a jar or vase or tied in a bundle and hanging on the wall.
Vegetable Stir-Fry Pac Choi is the ultimate stir-fry vegetable. It really shines in this mixture. Vary the veggies as you like.
1 tsp. cornstarch
2 Tbs. soy sauce
2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
2 tsp. Thai chile sauce, such as sriracha
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. sesame oil
2 tbs canola oil
Veggies, chopped such as
Onions, green or bulb
Prepare the sauce by mixing the first 6 ingredients.
Heat the canola oil in a saucepan then add the onion and cook a few minutes before adding the garlic. Stir the vegetables as they cook.
Add the harder vegetables, like squash, eggplant and mushrooms, cook a couple of minutes then add the pac choi and cook and stir till wilted.
Add the sauce and stir constantly till well coated and bubbly. If it is too thick add some water.
Serve over rice. It takes less than 10 minutes to cook the stir fry, so have the sauce and rice ready before you start.