What to expect in your CSA box this week:
Green Beans/Yellow Beans
HERBS in the PYO patch: Basil, oregano, rosemary, parsley, and dill.
AHHHHH. We finally got some rain last night. We are pretty low tech here at Terra Fauna Farm, no fancy irrigation system or impressive garden tractor with implements—just a lot of hard work and sweat equity. Watering is done by hand and is assisted by the grace of God with a surprise thunderstorm. Greg’s new nickname is RADAR, he watches that thing so keenly like most farmers.
Just as unpredictable as the weather is, so is what will be ripe from day to day. As it turned out last week, we were able to put squash and zucchini in your boxes!!! Hence that is why this week you see green beans/yellow beans, they are starting to come in but not in quantities that you will be able to get one quart of each yet—oh do not fret the beans in past years have been prolific and we anticipate the same yield again this year. Start looking for canning recipes!!
You can expect to see potatoes and garlic every week for the next few months- these mark the start of our “storage crops” which also includes pumpkin, spaghetti squash and butternut squash. The small fingerling potatoes you will get this week are not ideal for storage, their skins are too friable. We enjoyed some roasted vegetables last night (I refuse to turn the over/stove on until the evening when it’s cooling down) it was an easy throw-together recipe.
ROASTED FARM VEGGIES
-Cauliflower- cut into florets
-Carrots sliced medium thickness
-Fingerling potatoes cut to bite size
-Parsley or any herb of your choice
Preheat to 350-400 degrees. Save yourself some time -I did not peel carrots or potatoes. Place all veggies on roasting pan, spritz with olive oil. (I love my spritzer, I definitely use less oil that way). Sprinkle with sea salt and cracked pepper. Check for doneness 30-45 mins add herbs and toss for last 10 mins.
We started harvesting garlic last week. Once the garlic is picked it needs to cure for a week or so.
Look at all the flowers on the sungold tomato plants. And green tomatoes getting bigger and bigger.
Beautiful eggplant flowers.
Patty pans go by many names. Depending on where you’re from, you might call them sunburst squash, scallop squash, button squash, or white squash. Buttery Patty Pan Squash This simple patty pan squash recipe takes minutes to prepare and tastes like summer thanks to the abundance of fresh basil.
8 ball squash. Great for Stuffing!!! Stuffed Zucchini Recipe with Brown Rice, Ground Beef, Red Pepper, and Basil