Savoring the Last Bite

Southern okra in a bowl

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.

A large sunset colored dahlia at our farm

What is in the box?

From Friends

  • Peaches | Mountain View Farm

  • Zipper Peas | Jackson, AL

  • Red Tomatoes | Sand Mountain

  • Rosemary Bread Loaf | Corey Hinkel 

    From Stone Hollow Farmstead 

  • Eggplant

  • Okra

  • Watermelon

  • Mixed Peppers

  • Dahlia Bundle

Milk Share

  • N/A

Cheese / Yogurt Share

  • Marinated Goat Cheese

  • Port Salut

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.

The chickens at our farm in summer

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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.