- This is the last CSA pickup until the quadruple fall pickup on Wednesday, Oct. 1.
- You can join the Snead’s Farm CSA for 2015 by downloading the application here. Hard copies of the application are also available at the farm stand.
In this week’s box:
1 flat peaches
1 dozen eggs
1 dozen corn
1 quart okra
2 1.5-pound bags string beans
1 bag eggplant (4 eggplant)
2 bags tomatoes
2 2-pound bags potatoes
2 butternut squash
The following pick-your-own opportunities are for CSA members only
1 half-pint optional bonus pick-your-own raspberries, 8 a.m. until noon, Wed., Aug. 27
1 quart optional bonus pick-your-own Concord grapes, 8 a.m. until noon, Wed., Aug. 27
2 half-pints optional bonus pick-your-own raspberries, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31
Total retail value of goods in this week’s box: $80
Total retail value of goods distributed so far this year: $1,551.50
As usual, this summer sped by, and the advance of fall is evident in this box, with butternut squash and tomatoes and raspberries side-by-side. If you’re not quite ready to start cooking winter squash, don’t worry, you can hold onto butternut squash for months if you keep it in a relatively cool place. I’ll have lots of squash recipes coming before the fall pickup, but for one that feels more summer than fall, here’s a Mexican Butternut Squash and Corn Saute from Food52. You could use your CSA tomatoes instead of canned. Maybe add a dash of ground chipotle chili powder or red pepper flakes to make up for the fire-roasted element.
You could also combine your butternut squash and corn into a chowder, as this recipe from Martha Stewart does (no need for frozen corn, obviously).
We often think of okra as a Southern vegetable, but it also shows up a lot in Indian cuisine. I would sub in fresh diced tomatoes for canned in this recipe for Indian eggplant with okra and tomatoes. This would be delicious over rice, no meat needed! I can also now say that I highly recommend this recipe I linked to last week for okra and potato hash, although I would use a bit more salt. I might throw in an ear’s worth of corn kernels or maybe a diced eggplant this week.
If you’re looking for a new way to eat peaches, this recipe for blueberry peach oatmeal muffins makes a nice lower-sugar snack or breakfast option. A couple of additions I recommend are doubling the peaches and omitting the blueberries, since we don’t have those this week, adding about 3/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon cinnamon to the dry ingredients and using brown sugar instead of white.