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If anybody was interested in the lovely gluten-free, dairy-free baking mixes please bring in your order forms next week with your cheques! We'll have them delivered to our CSA meeting the following week!
A nice treat: Evelyn and Menno are going to be able to harvest tomatoes for the Full Shares today. Even Menno's hothouse is slow to produce this year with these cool nights. Amanda and Ed have also harvested an awesome collection of assorted herbs for everyone: basil, summer savoury, flat leaf parsley, dill and oregano. Amanda and Ed will have a small cut of cabbage for this weekend at the Global Market - if anybody is thinking cabbage rolls or something with this beautiful cabbage let us know or come see us at Global Market! Saturday at the Global Market should be awesome: it's International Women's Market meaning people from different ethnic cultures in our city will be presenting some of their traditional dishes for eating on the spot or for taking home!
Everybody is getting crookneck squash today: this summer squash is considered a delicacy in the Southern States. It's creamier than zucchini, with lovely flavour. The traditional southern style of cooking is coating in cornmeal and zesty spices and deep frying; the squash inside is like pudding! You can pan-fry instead of deep frying, try this recipe! It would work, of course, with any of the summer squashes. We've also got a nice little pick of Patty Pans or Scallopinis - the 'flying saucer' squash. This one is excellent for tinfoil packages on the BBQ - it's a little firmer than zucchini, with a nice light almond flavour. Here's a great little recipe for a side dish using the Patty Pans here. When they get bigger, they are awesome stuffed! I recently shared on our Facebook page directions for canning the Patty Pans with ginger! There's also the long, ribbed green Largo - like zucchini but with a wee bit more of an herbal flavour.
So, in the baskets this week:
FULL SHARES: 3 lbs. Norland red potatoes, Dragon's Tongue beans, snow peas, assorted herbs, Patty Pan and crookneck squash, mixed bag Red Sails and Grand Rapids lettuce, cucumber, Hungarian Hot pepper, onions, tomatoes, 2 pints Red Mammoth raspberries.
PART SHARES: 2 lbs. Norland red potatoes, Royal Burgundy and Yellow Wax beans, assorted herbs, Largo and crookneck squash, mixed bag Red Sails and Grand Rapids lettuce, cucumber, Hungarian Hot pepper, onions, pint Red Mammoth raspberries.
SINGLE SHARES: 2 lbs. Norland red potatoes, Dragon's Tongue beans, edible pod 'Sugar Snap peas, assorted herbs, crookneck squash, mixed bag Red Sails and Grand Rapids lettuce, Hungarian Hot pepper, onions, pint Red Mammoth raspberries.