This week you are getting robust garlic, sweet white onions, brilliant red beets, superb summer squash (any kind), great cucumbers (could be the pickle variety) and beautiful magenta lettuce.
Fruit: We will be getting cherries from Rancho Durazno this week! Oh yum!!! Also, some people are going to get their fruit in bags that were purchased at an auction. Ignore the number listed on the bag. This fruit came from Rancho Durazno and is certified organic!
Honey: I was talking with Lazy Bee and they told me that there may be a delay in harvesting this seasons’ honey by one month. So those of you who are getting a one time delivery may not see that until September.
Fourth of July: The fourth lands on a Wednesday this year. We will be moving Wednesday distribution to Monday the 2nd. If this does not work for you, make arrangements with your distributor to pick up on Tuesday. But please keep in mind; the produce may be wilted. This comes from dehydration. To hydrate simply cold water bath your produce for a few hours. Again, I would not do this in your sink unless you have washed off all traces of dirt and sand first. Believe me; I have plugged up my pipes from thoughtlessly washing my produce in the sink! Place a large bowl in your sink first and dump it out into your garden. Now you are ready to cold water bath your produce. Anything that will not hydrate needs to be eaten ASAP. Wilted greens are popular in china. Bring water to a boil, take off heat, place greens into water 1 minute, remove and serve with balsamic. No one will ever know they were already wilted and you still get to use your lettuce!
Produce Payments: Half of all your remaining fees are due the 15th of July (except for animals). Late fees of $25 will be applied on July 24th. Please allow 2 weeks for us to process your checks (will still get credit for arriving on time). We will do our best to get them processed just as soon as possible!
FYI: We did not get the bad hailstorms you heard about…they were, however, all around us! We did get a few small stones that left marks on the summer squash and tore up some of the lettuce. But it is still delicious!
Have a great and healthy week! Jacquie, Jerry, Kyle and Sam
Curried Summer Squash
- 1½ Tbsp Healthy Harvest oil
- ½ tsp cumin
- 2 squash ~ any kind, chopped
- 1 tsp coriander
- 3-4 fresh or 1 can diced tomatoes
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- 1 green chili, diced or 3 Tbsp canned
- 1 sprig cilantro, chopped
- ½ tsp chili powder
- salt to taste
Mix everything together in a large skillet. Cover and cook on medium to medium high for 10 minutes. Test zucchini for doneness, continue cooking if you like it tenderer and then serve.