Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August 29 CSA

This week's box:  2 bell peppers, 1/2 lb. okra, 1 pint edamame, 1 1/2 lbs. summer squash, 2lbs. golden delicious apples.  Regular shares also have: 2 pints cherry tomatoes, 1 1/2 lbs. cucumbers.

Also, please get your onions, garlic, shallots, and hot pepppers at the market stand.

To prepare the edamame, wash it and then steam for 5 minutes; toss with salt if you like and pop the beans out of the pod with your teeth.

We like to eat okra lots of different ways.  If you want it to be less slimy, cut it into 1/2 inch wide pieces and soak in salt water for 10 minutes before cooking.  It is an excellent thickener for soups and gumbo.  It is delicious sauteed with onions and sweet peppers and served with rice or quinoa. 

In the coming weeks of the CSA (there are 6 left after today),  you'll get winter squash, sweet potatoes, leeks, celeriac, more edamame, lettuce.
We are working on getting the winter squash harvested.  We'll have butternut, long island cheese pumpkins, and buttercup.
The sweet potato harvest will probably begin next week with the O'Henry variety which is white.  We will also have purple, orange, and japanese (purple skin with white flesh).

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