An abundance of colorful heirloom tomatoes

It feels like we are HIGH COTTON around here!

Blessed with plentiful rain and much-needed sunshine, our farm (as well as those of our farming friends), has been exploding in production so far this season, and we could not be happier! 

Yes, it might feel like we might be eating salad for breakfast, lunch, and dinner right now but, as farmers we know these moments are fleeting.The Bibb lettuce that has been filling your boxes will soon give way to other seasonal favorites, before we see the return of other salad greens, like that fun frisée.

Other items to look forward to this week include asparagus from Habersham Farms in Mentone, where the soil just seems sublime. Greenleaf Farm in Cullman sends us some of the season’s first tomatoes, raised hydroponically. Hamm Farm’s onions, Mississippi Delta sweet potatoes, and fresh baked bread from Corey Hinkel round out the basket contents from our friends.

From our own Harpersville, Alabama farm and cannery, we have that lovely Bibb lettuce and more tart strawberries. The Elegance braising-blend greens pair perfectly with our tender Stone Hollow Farmstead green garlic. Sauté a bit of the garlic in a large skillet with your favorite olive oil before adding the greens to wilt down to a lovely savory mess o’greens. Enjoy these at dinner or stir them into a soup or stew to add a little extra umaminess. Our signature queso fresco and marinated tomatoes round out the basket. Our friends at Food52 have this to say on the best ways to use queso fresco, but in short, use it anywhere and everywhere.

Thank you for being a part of this CSA with us. We’ll be the first to tell you that no two seasons are ever alike – that is part of the thrill!

Hassleback sweet potatoes in a cast iron skillet

What is in the box?

From Friends

  • Yellow Onions | Hamm Farm

  • Asparagus | Habersham Farm

  • Cocktail Tomatoes | Green Leaf Farm

  • Bread | Corey Hinkel

  • Sweet Potatoes | Mississippi Delta

From Stone Hollow Farmstead

  • Bibb Head Lettuce

  • Braising Elegance Greens

  • Marinated Tomatoes

  • Green Garlic

  • Strawberries

  • Queso Fresco Cheese

Milk Share

  • Whole Milk | Working Cow Dairy

Egg Share

  • Hen Eggs | Stone Hollow Farmstead

Flower Share

  • Peonies, Jonquils, Daffodils, Mint, Irises

Recipes From Our Test Kitchen

Roasted Asparagus with Creamed Feta

Hassleback Sweet Potatoes

Recipes From Friends

All About Queso Fresco

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Historically enjoyed by farm workers to keep hydrated on long hot days, Drinking vinegars are tart, tangy infusions of fruits, spices and OACV.