Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Spicy Mix, Arugula, Tomatoes, Summer Squash and Winter Savory
Taking a break with the greens was the right call last week. They look big and plentiful this week. Monday was a record arugula harvest. Setting harvest records is always fun. It puts it in perspective when you think there is a lot of something as you are picking it, but when Jed looks at the records and can confirm it was "the most ever!", all that work feels a little extra special. I am grateful the harvest crew got to see how satisfying cutting greens can be.
The summer squash is on. The plants will keep cranking out fruits almost as quickly as we can find and harvest them. We plan on having these beauties every week until it freezes, or the plants slow down. Sometimes they get stressed from smoke or cold and slow down a bit...but by then we are almost ready for a tiny break! And then they come back! Please note that all summer squash can be used interchangeably. Yes, you can use the round yellow patty pan for zucchini bread or the oblong green Magda for a recipe calling for patty pan. The flavors are so subtly different it is fine to trade them out in any recipe. Sometimes I just pick mine based on what color I feel like adding to a dish. Add two types of summer squash to a dish and perform a taste test!
Winter Savory! Okay...it is new to me also. I don't have a recipe page for it yet. But my quick search and tastings of it let me know it is great for all bean dishes, it tastes a little bit like thyme and is quite peppery. It would be wonderful with chicken or in chicken soup. Like all herbs in this climate it will dry perfectly for winter use if you are not going through it quickly. (herb drying tips on the oregano page)
Lunch this Week: Chili Mint stir fry with Tempeh or Round Steak. Over a bed of arugula and tomatoes.
Recipe Ideas: Summer Veggie Tian (sub savory for thyme, under the summer squash page), Summer Squash Boats (also sub savory for oregano), Italian Arugula Salad, Farmer Breakfast: Egg fried in lard/butter on a bed of arugula with diced fermented jalapenos and rice vinegar.
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The coolers at your site are stocked with Lifeline cheese and a selection of the beef and pork listed below. If you know you want something, please email me and I will make sure it is in the cooler, reserved for you. I don't send every cut every week, they simply won't all fit!
Beef Available: Tenderloin, Ribeye, New York, Sirloin Steak, Eye of the Round, Brisket, Ground Beef, Patties, Tri-Tip Roast, Sirloin Tip Roast, Tongue, Marrow Bones, Heart, Stew, and Kabobs
Pork Available: Fat
WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!
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If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
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The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1
Jackson Hole Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8-1
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