Cue the Confetti

Summer flowers

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!

oyster mushrooms

What is in the box?

From Friends

  • Tomatoes | Greenleaf Farm

  • Lady Peas | Florida

  • French Batard | Cory Hinkel

  • Oyster Mushrooms | Grandview Farm

    From Stone Hollow Farmstead 

  • Red / Yellow Onion

  • Leeks

  • Strawberries

  • Green Beans

  • Swiss Chard

  • Cucumbers

  • Carrots

Milk Share

  • Cow’s Milk  | Stone Hollow Farmstead - Harpersville, Alabama

Cheese / Yogurt Share

  • Chevre Log | Stone Hollow Farmstead

  • Green Hill | Sweet Grass Dairy

Flower Share

  •  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.

A bowl of lady peas

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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.