Monday, June 29, 2009

Week 5 of CSA

This week has been full of weeding and harvesting. That's about the summary of it. We also have had to pleasure of spending several of those days with our four year old niece. Here she is helping matthew harvest new potatoes.

We had a great time at the garlic scape pesto making event and with the scavenger hunt. It was so neat to see people roaming the farm with their buckets in hand looking for items to match the list. Here are a few pictures of the day. Thanks to all who came out! A light rain didn't seem to dampen any one's spirits and everyone still got pesto to take home.

Lots more stuff coming in right now. Let me remind all that the way we are doing our distributions this year, the earlier you come the more options you will find to choose from. We should have a good selection until noon or so, but when the market is almost over, the options are more limited.

I cleaned our canning area up this past week and found i have about six boxes of extra jars. Anyone interested in learning to can, just let us know. We can give you some jars and rings to get you started. They are mainly quarts, but there are some pints, too.

Things you may see this week:
New potatoes
peas snow or shell
lettuce heads, or mix
spicy greens mix
garlic scapes
maybe cucumbers

Cilantro and Toasted almond pesto:
3 T slivered almonds
2 cups chopped cilantro leaves
3 T extra virgin olive oil
3 T lime juice
3 cloves, garlic (or garlic scapes)
3 T grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp salt
black pepper to taste

toast almonds in a dry skillet until they are fragrant, about 3 minutes.
blend ingredients until smooth. from the Times leader newspaper

have a great week!
liz and matthew

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