This week marks our tenth and final week of the Summer CSA. It almost goes without saying that we are beyond grateful for your patience as we navigated a return to the semi-annual rigor of Market in Atlanta and the crush of COVID upon coming home.
Your happiness and well-being are paramount to us so we have taken all necessary precautions when interacting with customers and farmers.
This week’s box is practically singing summer in all its glory — there are eggplant, okra, watermelon and mixed peppers from our own Harpersville farm. From Mountain View Farm, we have delicious sun-ripened peaches while the folks from Sand Mountain send us vine-ripened tomatoes. There are zipper peas (which is just plain fun to say: “zipper peas”) from Jackson, Alabama and rosemary bread from baker Corey Hinkel.
Unpack that box. Let the ingredients speak to you, informing your menu for the week. Need a little inspiration? Check out our private CSA Facebook page for what your fellow members are creating in their own kitchens. We think firing up the grill is the ideal first step to crafting easy summer meals — imagine quick-blanched okra on skewers, pepper and squash threaded together on bamboo spears, inch-thick wedges of watermelon with grill marks and a shower of fresh feta. Let the InstaPot do the work on those zipper peas with this recipe from Family Savvy’s Jamie Tarance. Do something different with your eggplant, sassing it up with fresh mint, which would be incredibly tasty served with grilled swordfish.
We hope you celebrate the end of summer with some exceptional meals, surrounded by family friends. We’re right there with you.
What is in the box?
Peaches | Mountain View Farm
Zipper Peas | Jackson, AL
Red Tomatoes | Sand Mountain
Rosemary Bread Loaf | Corey Hinkel
From Stone Hollow Farmstead
Cheese / Yogurt Share
Marinated Goat Cheese
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.