Wednesday, June 6, 2012

SCVWD CSA June 6, 2012

Tomatoes, Potatoes and Onions,  Rice in the foreground

What's in the box

Early Garlic from Poland,  Lieven's Belgium Leeks, Amaranth Greens,  Nutribud Broccoli & Calabrese Broccoli,  Violetto Cauliflower, Snow and Snap Peas,  Paris Carrots, Beets, Turnips,  Rhubarb (finally!) Corn Flour, Mint and flowers.
Wheat almost ready to harvest

And this week's special gift:  Strawberry Jam, please refrigerate after opening.  I got an e-mail from an undisclosed source who states, "I got home and ate the whole jar with a spoon.   I normally eat mine with toast or pancakes, but with a spoon is perfectly legal.  Speaking of pancakes....

Greens & Hot peppers
Corn Flour is freshly ground and contains all of the bran, germ and endosperm. Add it to your favorite pancake, waffle, biscuit or bread recipe for added flavor and nutrition. Try making your favorite cornbread recipe with part or all corn flour instead of cornmeal. Your cornbread will be richer and less crumbly when made this way.  Please refrigerate it and use it with a couple of weeks, or place it in the freezer for longer storage.  There's only a few more weeks of corn meal and corn flour left, and then we will have to wait a long time for the next least November!   The pancake/waffle eaters at our house will sure be grumpy.  The next time you make chili at home, try taking a cup of corn MEAL (not flour) and making a paste out of it by adding water and stirring it together.  Add it to your chili with the tomatoes and it will instantly thicken and give it a yummy yummy flavor.

This is the last week for peas.  Hopefully the beans will be coming along.  Every day I plant more beans.  Of course I planted the green beans first, but now the lentils have been planted, some of the fagiolini from Tresimeno (vignas), and all of the Italian Heirloom bean trial as well as 4 kinds of corn have been planted.  Still to go we have bush beans both green and dry and of course more pole beans and runner beans.  We will stay on the spring schedule of every other week until the tomatoes or the green beans arrive. 

This is the last week of broccoli and cauliflower.  I guess spring is over.   Summer coming soon.

If you have joined our CSA this month, welcome.  If this all seems confusing, try reading older posts from the same season last year.

Coming soon, potatoes!   We got them out of the field and now they need to be bagged up, so next time...fresh taties.

Now that the taties are out, it's time to plant the melons!

Have a great week.

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