Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wed/Thurs - Week # 12




Hi,

I hope you are doing well this week. Everybody is certainly keeping very busy on the farms and at the cooperative. It's hard to tell for sure, but I think we have our heftiest shares yet this week--so be prepared for a workout carrying it home. Our small shares have saladette tomatoes, blue potatoes, red seedless watermelons, butternut squash, and orange yummi peppers. Our full shares this week have all of that and in addition extra saladette tomatoes, butternut squash, basil, and eggplant.

New in the small shares are our saladette tomatoes, orange yummi peppers, and blue potatoes. The saladette tomatoes are somewhere between pear and slicing tomatoes in size and texture. They are great as is, sliced and served on bruschetta, pizza, pasta, or in a salad. They are also great roasted or grilled. The orange yummi peppers are something pretty new for us that a lot of people have really been enjoying, They are extremely sweet, with a strong pepper flavor. I think they are best as they are, but they are also great cooked.  The blue potatoes; which are also blue on the inside (though not quite solid--they have a pattern), can be prepared anyway you would a red or gold potato--they just have a fun color, and some claim a slightly different flavor.

All of the same items are new in the full shares this week as well.

Things have been going very well on the farms and at the cooperative. We just had a quarterly cooperative meeting, and though it is still very early, it looks like we are on track to have a record-breaking year in terms of sales; thanks mostly to you, and the great weather we have had. We have finalized most of the plans for our Peak of the Season Farm Tours, and you should have received the invite for that earlier in the week. I really hope you can make it. We are also working on finalizing plans for the Winter CSA, and possibly some kind of CSA member dinner(s) at or toward the end of the season.

I know we haven't been the best at updating produce for the Online Store, but this week we added canning tomatoes; which are tomatoes that for some reason can't be sold to stores, but should be fine for canning. They are $14 for 20lbs; which is really good for local organic tomatoes--so check that out if you're interested.

Please remember to return your bags.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

Enjoy!

-Mark

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