Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 25 CSA

     These are the people who start at 6 am every morning and work all day to grow food for your boxes.  They work in the heat and rain to grow the veggies, harvest them, wash them, and put them in your boxes.  They work hard and complement each other very well.  We feel so lucky to have them to work beside.  They come to us from Northern Virginia, Chicago, Baltimore, and Vermont.  They bring with them many different experiences to share, and insights into what's going on around us.  We don't believe everything that they have to say, but some of it isn't half bad.  You might have seen them at market, but here is your formal introduction:


Garrett and Daniela


Peak shares begin today for those who bought the shortened CSA version.
Please return any boxes you have.  We are running low ...

Boxes this week have:  1 Italian eggplant, 1 bunch of basil, 1 garlic, 1 red onion, 1 bunch of leeks, 2 lbs. of purple potatoes, 2 Paul Robeson tomatoes, 1 Brandywine tomato, 1 Cherokee purple tomato, 1 1/2 lbs. of new girl tomatoes.  Regular shares also get:  1 cantaloupe, 1 Charentais melon, 1 bunch of beets.

   The tomatoes are hanging in there so the boxes have alot this week. We hope you enjoy them! The melons may be less sweet than last week because we have had so much rain the last few days. 


Potato and Leek Soup

1 bunch of leeks, roots and tops removed, chopped in thin slices and washed
2 lbs of potatoes, washed and chopped
2 stalks of celery chopped or 1 tsp celery seed
2 quarts of chicken or vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups of cream, milk, or water
2 tblsp of butter

1.  melt butter in a large pot and add leeks and celery.  saute until leeks are translucent.
2. add potatoes and stock and simmer until potatoes are soft enough to put a fork thru.
3.  puree the contents of the pot, adding cream, milk, or water to make consistency of soup desirable to you.  return to the pot and add salt and pepper.
4.  let all ingredients cook on low for 15 minutes to bring out flavors.

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