I’ve never been so glad to sit in a soaking wet driver’s seat as I was last Tuesday morning. Leaving those car windows open to summon the rain was worth every minute of having a wet seat! Also worth the discomfort was the downpour that hit us early on during the CSA pickup on Tuesday. For those crops that survived the drought of the previous month, that downpour was a lifesaver. Now if we can keep up a nice mix of rain and sun we’ll be quite lucky!
This week we’re beginning the second half of the 22-week CSA season. Like everything during this bizarre year of Covid, where a morning can last three weeks and a week can last a year (at least in my brain), it’s hard to believe that we’re only halfway through this season. But here we are, enjoying end-of-summer salsas (especially salsa verde made with the tomatillos), the last of the corn, and looking forward to fall crops that are finally looking a little bit perkier with the recent rain.
Thank you to those of you who made donations to Sisterhome in Nepal! I will be accepting donations for the next couple weeks before I wire the funds. Sayni and the children at Sisterhome are very grateful to you all!
Have a great week and be in touch with any questions!
Reba and the HCF crew
CSA Vegetables Week 11: Chard, Parsley or Cilantro, Green/Red Peppers, Eggplant or Tomatillos, Zucchini/Zephyr/Patty Pan Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, Big Tomatoes, Garlic
Week 11 Add-ons: Cheese, Mushrooms, Fiore, Milk, Bread, Eggs, Tofu, Yogurt, Ferments, Flowers
This week’s recipes: One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes, Burst Tomato Galette with Corn and Zucchini, Zucchini Parmesan Crisps