Easy Like Summer

The contents from our CSA basket including melon, heirloom tomatoes, okra and carrots

The end of school, Memorial Day, Fathers Day — all in the rear view mirror. The Fourth of July is just around the corner which means some of the best summer produce is headed our way. 

This week, we have a fantastic medley of peppers from Hamm Farms — this recipe makes use whichever variety you have on hand. The end result is an herbaceous melange that is equally at home drizzled over butter lettuces or spooned atop goat-cheese-studded baguette-rounds.  We love recipes that are this versatile. This one from What Can I Bring? author, Elizabeth Heiskell, is an ideal jumping-off point for most of what we have from our own farm this week. The cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, chard, kale and carrots are all in peak season. From our friends at Grandview Farm, we have some beautiful oyster mushrooms. These are so tasty fried up with a little butter, salt, pepper and fresh herbs then served over a grilled steak. Their meaty flavor is also at home in a soup, like this one with an Asian flavor profile. 

Fresh bread from Cory Hinkel round out this week’s basket — we look forward to seeing you all at pick-up; if you find yourself in need of any add-ons (eggs, yogurt, cheese, etc.) please give us a call at (205) 777-5558 a day in advance and we’ll make sure the box is complete when you arrive!

Roasted carrots with pesto

What is in the box?

From Friends

  • Oyster Mushrooms | Grandview Farm

  • Pepper Medley — Bell, Serrano, & Banana | Hamm Farm

  • Jalapeño Bread Loaf | Corey Hinkel

  • Peaches | Wayne Headley

    From Stone Hollow Farmstead 

  • Kale

  • Chard 

  • Onions

  • Carrots

  • Cherry Tomatoes

  • Cucumbers

Milk Share

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

Cheese / Yogurt Share

  • Marinated Goat Feta

  • Farmer Cheese

Flower 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.

Oyster Mushrooms

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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.