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Week 5 CSA at Blue Yonder

Posted 6/27/2016 10:02pm by Sara Creech.

Cooler weather on its way!  We are excited to finally have the weather break for the week. It has been hot, hot, hot which has been hard on everyone here on the farm. The animals have been hiding in the shade all day long and it seems like the only plants that revel in this heat are the weeds. You may have noticed that the lettuces have disappeared for a while. Unfortunately it is very difficult to get them to grow in this kind of heat without turning bitter. We are trying a few new heat tolerant varieties so we hope to offer these again in the future. There are some new crops that are loving this heat- we are excited to start offering sweet peppers and cucumbers this week which are my favorite! Here are some things you can expect to see in your basket:

  • Cucumbers
  • Broccoli
  • Green Peppers
  • Turnips
  • Basil/ Dill
  • Radishes
  • Onions

 

Check out this new Summer Radish Salad Recipe ...It is delicious and super easy to make using your radishes, dill, and onions. This is a perfect salad for a 4th of July picnic!

  1. Toss radishes with salt; let stand for about 10 minutes. Drain any liquid and transfer radishes to a large bowl. Add red onion and cucumber slices.
  2. Whisk olive oil, vinegar, sugar, garlic, and dill in a small bowl until well mixed; pour over vegetables and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Reminder: Saturday July 23rd from 4-7pm we are going to have our first CSA member farm picnic, complete with a few fun dishes with produce from around the farm. Have a recipe you are excited about sharing? Go ahead and bring it, or a dessert from home to add to the main courses provided here. All you need is a chair and some farm shoes to check out the animals and plants! If you have any questions, call Sara at (765) 336-1154

 

 

 

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