Cheers to the official start of summer! We have been busier than ever at the farm these days and loving these cooler temperatures. We know the scorching heat of an Alabama summer isn’t too far off, so we’ll savor this time.
This week’s basket is certainly showing out — there are onions and leeks which make great supporting cast members, as well as cucumbers and strawberries, carrots, tomatoes and green beans. We like this Diana Henry recipe for the carrots which saturates them in earthy spiciness. Her recipe for green beans and tomatoes is equally complex in flavor, for when you want to taste another culture. This recipe using Swiss chard would be lovely served over a comfort-inducing bowl of creamy polenta and topped with a poached egg for a simple weeknight supper.
Stay tuned to our private Facebook page for the latest info on your weekly CSA box — farm life demands flexibility and sometimes we make game-time swaps in the box.
We love having you along on this journey; we’ll see you at pick-up!
What is in the box?
Tomatoes | Greenleaf Farm
Lady Peas | Florida
French Batard | Cory Hinkel
Oyster Mushrooms | Grandview Farm
From Stone Hollow Farmstead
Red / Yellow Onion
Cow’s Milk | Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama
Cheese / Yogurt Share
Chevre Log | Stone Hollow Farmstead
Green Hill | Sweet Grass Dairy
Foraged bouquets of Cerinthe, Peppermint, Jonquil, Borage, Irises, Fox Glove, Poppies, Sunflowers
*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.