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Share Menu - July 26, 2011

Hello Members,

Below is the list of shares we'll be receiving tomorrow at distribution. Please remember to bring your own bags and any extras you may wish to donate to other members. Please, also, remember that distribution is 5:30 to 7:30 on Tuesdays. If you cannot pick-up during this specified regular time, please arrange for a friend or family member to pick-up for you during regular distribution time or your share will be donated at the end.

Lettuce and Mint Soup

If you're like me, finding new ways to use up all the CSA lettuce is one of the big challenges of the season. This recipe just came into my inbox and I must say, it looks pretty good, not to mention taking only about 30 minutes to prepare from start to finish. So, I'm sharing it with you.

Lettuce and Mint Soup
from "Vegetables from an Italian Garden" by Phaidon Press

Share Menu - July 19, 2011

Hello Members and welcome to another wonderful week of farm fresh food!

Vegetable Share:
- Choice of Sugar snap peas OR Snow peas
- Green and Yellow beans (these will be weighed out by members so you can mix, if you like)
- summer squash
- spring onions
- lettuce

Bill also said that he hopes to bring enough cucumbers from the field today, so we may have that added surprise to our Veggie Shares!

Herb Share:
- Sorrel
- cilantro

Fruit Share:
TBD

Share Menu - July 12, 2011

Hello Members,

We hope you had a wonderful holiday last week but like us, I bet you missed those veggies and fruit!
This week is also distribution for meat and dairy, if you have ordered, and FRUIT shares are now being delivered every week until late November. Please remember to bring your bags and extras to donate, if possible.

Vegetable Share:

- Sugar Snap Peas
- Lettuce
- Fennel
- Fava Beans
- Summer Squash
- choice of Swiss Chard or Broccoli rabe

Fruit Share:

TBD

Happy Eating!

Notes from Green Thumb Farm

Summer is here and the return of the heat. The last week has been very hot and our warm weather crops are doing well - tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squashes and beans...while our cooler weather crops are winding down - peas, lettuces, herbs and other greens.
Fava beans are here for a brief harvest period. Beets, carrots and Swiss chard are starting. Fennel is ready to harvest for the next several weeks. We still have radishes for several more weeks. Onions are ready for harvest and we will be bringing them in also.

Share Menu - June 28, 2011

Hello Members!

This week we will have Meat and Dairy orders delivered as well as Veggie and Herb shares. There will be no fruit delivery this week.

Additionally, due to the way the calendar works this year, there will be no distribution at all on July 5th. Our first distro of July will be July 12th.

As always, remember to bring your own bags and a few extra for members in a pinch. Happy Eating!

Vegetable Share

- Mustard Greens
- Curly Cress (a salad green)
- lettuce
- Sugar snap peas
- Beets

Herb Share

Notes from Green Thumb Farm

Summer has begun and strawberry season is here! After 2 weeks of picking the rains have begun and strawberries have begun to suffer. Spotted ones and many more unpickable berries are appearing. Without the use of fungicides - which conventional farmers are now using to fight the wet weather - our organic berries do not last as long. Strawberries are one of the foods listed containing the most pesticides - so enjoy those organic berries while they last!

Share Menu - June 21, 2011

Happy Monday, Members!

This week we will be getting an early fruit share distribution. For all who signed up for a fruit share, Hepworth farms will be delivering this week. We will let you know about next week, as they may have to skip due to harvest. If they don't, then the fruit share will end one week earlier than last year. Just watch your mailers for information, week to week, as the harvest is sometimes variable. Hepworth will be bringing STRAWBERRIES this week!!!

Save Summer's Harvest--Learn to Can!

It’s peak fruit season—save the summer’s bounty by learning to can! CSAer AJ Simone will show you all the basics you need to know for preserving the harvest. This particular class will make strawberry lemon preserves, which will be raffled to a lucky participant at the end. Hot Water Bath Canning 101 Wednesday, June 29 7:00-10:00 pm. $5 suggested donation Space is limited! Seats must be reserved—send an email to hellgateevents@gmail.com. Instructions and recipes will be handed out; be ready to take notes.

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