Thank goodness for that rain! It was enough to make an impact on the crops, and even though we’ll still be feeling the effects of the overall dry summer for weeks to come, that nice solid soaking will definitely make a difference.
Sayni and Sobha Ram are safely back in Kathmandu, and the generous support of the CSA community will soon be following them over the wires. With so much to do on the farm at this time of year, thank goodness our newest volunteer, Hannah K.., arrived from Ohio on Friday night!
One of the effects of the dry last month is that the sweet corn matured at a very uneven rate. The last few years we have been able to give all members plenty of ears for a number of weeks, but this year we’ll be doling a little out here, a little out there, as it comes mature. As always with something precious, we’ll make sure that all members eventually get an equal amount, but we’re not sure yet how much we’ll have available this year. We think that we beat the corn earworms to the finish line with this first harvest, but if you come across one of our unsightly worm friends, remember this old adage: “10,000 corn earworms can’t be wrong.” Organic sweet corn is rare and good stuff, and they know it!
If you still have a CSA balance and it has been a month since your last CSA payment, please check your account and make an payment! By clicking ‘Manage Your Account’ on our website you can find out your balance and schedule a payment. If you have any questions, please get in touch!
Have a great week, and try to enjoy your veggies as much as Katie’s enjoying her eggplant in this picture!
~ Reba and the HCF Crew
Summer CSA Week 10 of 16: Basil, Big Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Zucchini and/or Zephyr Squash, Garlic, Cucumber, Eggplant, Collards, Lettuce Mix with Purslane, [Sweet Corn]
Summer Week Ten Add-ons: Flowers, Milk, Fiore, Cheese, Mushrooms
This week’s recipes: Fusilli with Collards, Bacon and Garlic, Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash Salad with Basil-Parmesan Dressing, Zaalouk (Moroccan Eggplant and Tomato Dip)