Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Week 6 Produce CSA Box

Summer veggies are coming in! The kids are putting in at least 2-3 hours every day in the garden, harvesting, chopping weeds, etc. Thank you so much for your comments about how you're enjoying the kid's veggies.

Your box this week includes: New Potatoes, Yellow and Zucchini Squash, Spring Onions, assortment of Lettuces, Cucumbers, Garden Peas, Blueberries, Cherry Tomatoes and pointed head Cabbage.

This week is the about the last of the lettuces. There are a few Romaine left in the garden but not much. We also only have one more week at most of the garden peas left. Stringbeans should start coming off next week. Also, a few bell peppers. Patty Pan Squash will be coming off before long also.

We have a lot of Zucchini and yellow squash right now. If you want to purchase some extra to either make squash pickles, zucchini bread or for freezing/canning, let us know. After all CSA boxes are filled for the week, we are taking leftovers to the local soup kitchen.

The cherry tomatoes are so versatile. You can add them to your favorite meat/veggie kabob. Will go well with onion, and zucchini on a kabob. They also would be great in a salad with romaine lettuce, blue cheese and croutons. With it turning hot, they would go well with some of the other veggies (including garden peas) in a pasta salad.

Our family are definately meat eaters. However, in the summer we really crave fresh veggies and lots of the time we just come up with new salad variations to go as the side dish with our meat. We love salads with fruit in them also. Here is a recipe almost like I fix at home with blueberries. Really gets the baby to eating his salad greens.

Here is a great recipe that I wanted to share.

It is for Lamb Chops with a smashed new potatoes and peas.

Got to go and get ready for the Greenville Uptown Market from 5-8pm today. Hope to see some of you there.


The Rainbow Meadow Farms family

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