Running a CSA is fulfilling on so many levels — girding our ability to connect farmers and customers, supporting the agrarian efforts of our farmer friends, providing a platform for sharing our own farm’s potential. It is also an effort in being nimble, adjusting orders at a moment’s notice. We love what we do and thank you for sharing in our program.
This weeks box includes SHF goat cheese, purple onions, bunching onions, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and cabbage, which will be ideal in your 4th holiday slaw recipe. Here are a few to try if you want to mix it up a bit — Asian version, as well as this one that is perfect in fish tacos.
From Clayton Farms we have fresh lima beans and Farmer Hamm delivered his famous baby squash and huge bell peppers. Lastly, a box is never complete without Grandview mushrooms and rosemary bread from Hinkle’s bakery.
Tools we can’t live without:
If you don’t already own a mandoline, it is about time you added one to your kitchen. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive — we’re partial to anything that can go in the dishwasher — but it should be wicked-sharp AND have a finger-guard, like this one from our friends at FOOD52 . Honestly, once you start with the mandoline and discover its indispensability, you will start looking for ANYTHING you can slice lickety-split fast.
What is in the box?
Shiitake Mushrooms | Grandview Farm
Yellow Squash | Hamm Farm
Bell Peppers | Hamm Farm
Rosemary Bread Loaf | Corey Hinkel
From Stone Hollow Farmstead
Cow’s Milk | Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama
Cheese / Yogurt Share
Foraged bouquets of Peppermint, Kalalilies, Gladiolus, Sunflowers, Dahlias, Dill Blossom, Wild Bee Balm, & Scabiosa
*Although many of the flowers and filler are edible, please refrain from eating these as they have been resting in water filled with a solution to help preserve the life of your cut flowers for maximum enjoyment.