It's our last week of our Spring CSA! Let's celebrate this fleeting moment with long dinners at sunset featuring the best nature has to offer. Try your hand at an easy (but impressive) 'Garden Focaccia' using your pizza dough or sauté some golden squash served with goat cheese and herbs!
We cannot wait to see what you create- please tag us on Instagram with your culinary endeavors! If you haven't already signed up for Summer CSA that begins next week, please do so here.
WHAT's IN THE BASKET?
From Our Farm
- Green Onions
- Goat Cheese
- Pickled Garlic Scapes
- Herbs - Basil and Parsley
- Pizza Dough | Hinkle’s Bakery
- Patty Pan Squash | Love Light Farm
- Zephyr Yellow Squash | Love Light Farm
FROM OUR REGION
- Tomatoes | Florida
- Speckled Butter Beans | Chilton County
FROM OUR FARM
Spring Green onions, also known as scallions, have long green stalks and small white bulbs. They have a mild onion flavor and we have so many ways to use them. Chop them and use as a flavor contribution garnish or toss into any salad, add to stir-fries, or roast with a mix of other veggies as a side to any meal. Of course you can always just serve the complete onion, washed, trimmed and raw, as a side to any meal…no chopping necessary!
Our Goat cheese is super creamy and deliciously tangy. It has a distinct flavor and can is very spreadable. It is versatile and can be used in salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes.
Fennel is a vegetable with a bulbous base, stalks, and feathery green fronds. It has a mild licorice-like flavor and a crunchy texture. Fennel can be eaten raw in salads, roasted, sautéed, or used as a flavoring in various dishes.
Our sweet, crunchy, packed with nutrients Carrots can be eaten raw, steamed, roasted, or used in soups, stews, and stir-fries.
Garlic scapes are the curly green shoots that grow from the tops of garlic plants. They have a mild garlic flavor and are often pickled to preserve them. Pickled garlic scapes can be used as a condiment or added to salads, sandwiches, and other dishes. Use them on your focaccia recipe below.
SQUASH FROM LOVE LIGHT FARM
Zephyr yellow squash is a summer squash variety known for its vibrant yellow color and tender flesh. It has a mild and slightly sweet flavor. Zephyr squash can be grilled, sautéed, roasted, or used in various recipes, including stir-fries, salads, and pasta dishes.
Patti pan squash, also known as scallop squash, is a small summer squash with a distinct scalloped. Use as you would any squash.
SPECKLED BUTTER BEANS
Speckled butter beans, also known as lima beans, are pale green beans with small reddish-brown speckles. They have a creamy texture and a slightly nutty flavor. Speckled butter beans can be cooked and used in soups, stews, or served as a side dish. We love to add a piece of your favorite bacon while cooking to add flavor.
Pizza dough, versatile and freshly made by our favorite local bread maker, it just can’t get any better than this!Used as the base for making pizzas, and in our case beautiful focaccia.
RECIPES FROM FRIENDS
Pizza Dough Instructions:
Making pizza at home with Corey’s fresh dough is so easy. Start by preheating your oven to 400*F and placing a pizza stone (if you have one) in the center of the oven. Lightly flour your work surface and gently stretch out the dough into a basic circle. Place the dough into the preheated oven to partially cook (a process called ‘blind-baking’) for about 8 – 10 minutes, depending upon thickness. While the dough blind-bakes, collect your favorite toppings (sauce, cheese, fresh vegetables, etc.). Remove the dough from the oven, layer desired toppings and return to the oven, baking for about 8 – 10 minutes more. Cook time will vary based upon your toppings and thickness of the dough.