This summer weather is starting to feel ridiculous although I've got to say, it does make harvest wayyyyyy less stressful! The farm feels full swing with lots going on in all directions. I actually found myself looking forward to winter the other day not because I don't like the sun but because it allows everyone at the coop to spend a bit more time with each other as the peak season is over. We farm year-round so there is never a time with nothing to do but the winter at least affords a little bit more quality time and planning. One of the main feelings at this point in the season is really missing each other..there are too many things to do!
That being said, you'll have a guest blogger next week because I'm going on a little mini-vacay!
In your share this week:
ORANGE CARROTS: Little cuties! Lots of carrots with personality in this share. The variety is YAYA!
GREEN BEANS: Green beans! Yea!! Oh man, one of my favorites of summer. These are SO good. We've been eating them raw and dreaming about all the different things you can do with them. I like them with sesame oil and garlic, Elise can't get over them raw, Nate loves them with butter. You can make all kinds of different summery vinaigrettes, fry them, sauté them...so many things. Green beans are one of the things that to me really mean it is summer in the PNW, you must be patient and enjoy them in the moment!
CUCUMBERS: All different kinds...we threw in a bunch of different varieties that we are growing. Some are blondies, some are prickly, some are smooth and seedless. I'd list you all the varieties here but I don't want to bore anyone...if you are curious we can let you know!
STRAWBERRIES (Mini Only): You know what to do with these!
KALE (Large Only): Lacinato or Siber Frills varieties, this is the last of the kale until it gets cool again. It doesn't look perfect but that is because with the heat come the pests (are they ever not there?) We work hard and harvest takes longer to get the best possible for ya'll so we hope you enjoy. Lil pests or not, its absolutely delicious! Simple kale salads are the jam! I also
BEEFSTEAK TOMATOES (Large Only): We'll have heirlooms for ya soon, but for now you have to come to the store to get some! A nice big share of them so you can make some pico de gallo or a lil bit o'sauce. Our new chef Kerri made these great roasted tomatoes stuffed with rice, yum! If you want to come down to the farm on Sunday she'll be teaching a class on all the things you can do with an abundant tomato harvest and we'll be selling lots of em!
also in the Farm share SQUASH and NABECHON ONIONS (the last of these for a while, on to bigger onions!)
Also, don't forget to sign-up for fall shares, they are selling super fast and we want to make sure our already existing customers get in before it is too late!