BEFORE WE GET STARTED…
A reminder that CSA pickup will take place next Wednesday instead of Tuesday because of July 4th!
Welcome to our CSA summer blog post, where we invite you to embark on a culinary journey through the bountiful month of June. As the warm sun bathes the fields, an array of vibrant produce awaits, ready to tantalize your taste buds and nourish your body. In this edition, we shine the spotlight on the star of the season: blueberries.
These small but mighty berries steal the show with their tangy-sweet flavor and numerous health benefits. But that's not all—our CSA boxes are brimming with other delightful treasures, such as the exotic snow leopard melons, juicy peaches, and versatile squash. So, join us as we celebrate the flavors of summer and discover the joy of farm-fresh goodness in every bite.
WHAT's IN THE BASKET?
From Our Farm
- Snow Leopard Melon
- Green Onions and Garlic
- Fresh Hen Eggs
- Bread | Hinkle’s Bakery
- Heirloom Tomatoes | Habersham
- Bell Peppers | Hamm Farms
- Red Cabbage | Hamm Farms
- Squash | Hamm Farms
FROM OUR REGION
Peaches | Chilton County
Red Potato | Chilton County
BELLPEPPERS + RED CABBAGE
First up, we have Hamm Farms, a multi generational farm. Farmer Dwight’s parents and grandparents were farmers, and he and his son Chris, continue on with the families dedication to farming. Bell Peppers: These vibrant and flavorful bell peppers are perfect for adding a pop of color and taste to your dishes. Whether you sauté them, stuff them, or use them in salads, they're a versatile and nutritious addition to any meal. Red Cabbage: Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, red cabbage is a crunchy and colorful vegetable. It can be enjoyed raw in salads, used as a vibrant topping for tacos, or even lightly cooked for a stir-fry.
Next, let's talk about Habersham Farms, where the sun-kissed fields yield some of the juiciest and most flavorful heirloom tomatoes you'll ever taste. Bursting with the essence of summer, these tomatoes are a true delight for your taste buds. Get ready to savor the incredible flavors that only locally grown tomatoes can offer.
FROM STONE HOLLOW FARMSTEAD
Snow Leopard Melons: These exotic melons have a sweet and refreshing flavor, making them a delightful summer treat. They have a unique spotted appearance, hence their name. Enjoy them chilled on a hot day or use them in fruit salads for a burst of juiciness.
Green Onions and Garlic: Add a touch of aromatic flavor to your dishes with fresh green onions and garlic. These ingredients are great for enhancing the taste of stir-fries, soups, sauces, and marinades.
Blueberries: Bursting with antioxidants and natural sweetness, these plump blueberries are a delicious and healthy addition to your CSA box. Enjoy them as a snack, toss them into smoothies, or use them in baked goods for a burst of flavor.
Eggs: Farm-fresh eggs are a versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide variety of dishes. Whether you prefer them scrambled, fried, or baked, these eggs will add a rich and creamy texture to your meals
Cory Hinkle, the master baker with a passion for artisanal bread, graces us with his expertise this week. Prepare to indulge in his freshly baked bread, carefully crafted with the finest ingredients and baked to perfection. The aroma alone will transport you to a world of mouthwatering delight.
CHILTON COUNTY PEACHES
Juicy and fragrant, Chilton County peaches are renowned for their sweetness and flavor. Enjoy them fresh as a snack, use them in desserts like peach cobbler or pies, or blend them into smoothies for a refreshing treat.
With the combined efforts of these incredible farmers, your CSA box is filled with the finest and freshest produce, carefully cultivated and thoughtfully curated for your enjoyment. So savor every bite, relish in the flavors of the season, and let the culinary adventures of this Summer CSA transport you to a world of farm-fresh delight.
RECIPES FROM FRIENDS
1. Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches | Country Living
2. Almond Peach Cobbler| Food52
3. Minty Peach Cooler Cocktail | Food52
4. Lemony Cream Cheese Pancakes with Blueberries | Food52
5. Sambal Oelek Cabbage, Edamame & Rice | Justine Snacks *Use red cabbage
6. Heirloom Tomato, Basil, and Manchego Toast | Half Baked Harvest