Summertime Pizza in the Garden | Summer CSA Week 5

A wooden cutting board full of pizza, basil, and heirloom tomatoes

As the summer sun shines upon our beautiful farm, we can't help but feel a surge of gratitude for the bountiful harvest that graces our fields. This week, we are thrilled to present you with a delightful assortment of seasonal produce that celebrates the flavors of summer. 


With pizza dough, squash, Snow Leopard melon, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, fresh eggs, carrots, cabbage, and pickling cucumbers in your CSA basket, it's the perfect opportunity to savor the great outdoors and enjoy a delightful dining experience al fresco. 


So, let's dive into the wonders of nature and make the most of this radiant weather!

Three goats peeking over the fence line


From Our Farm
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Parsley
  • Fresh Hen Eggs
  • Snow Leopard Melons

  • Pizza Dough | Hinkle’s Bakery 
  • Mushrooms | Grandview Farms
  • Cherry Tomatoes | Love Light Farms
  • Summer Squash | Chilton County
  • Pickling Cucumbers | Chilton County
  • Zucchini | Chilton County
Snow leopard melon on marble

Cool Down with Snow Leopard Melon

The arrival of summer wouldn't be complete without the luscious sweetness of melons. Our Snow Leopard melon, with its pale green speckled skin and crisp delicate flesh, is a refreshing treat to enjoy on a sunny day. Cut it into slices, scoop out the seeds, and serve it chilled. The melon's juicy sweetness will be the perfect antidote to the summer heat, making your outdoor dining experience truly unforgettable.

A bowl of golden Summer squash

Fire Up the Grill with Zucchini and Squash

There's something magical about the smoky aroma of grilled vegetables that enhances their flavors to perfection. Slice the zucchini and squash into long strips, drizzle them with olive oil, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt, and place them on the grill until they develop those beautiful charred marks. Serve them as a tasty side dish or toss them into a colorful salad. This simple yet satisfying preparation will make your outdoor dining experience even more delightful.

An overhead shot of a pizza being dished out to guests

Create a Flavorful Pizza Feast

What better way to celebrate the warm weather than with a homemade pizza party? With our freshly made pizza dough, you have the perfect canvas to craft your culinary masterpiece. Roll out the dough, spread a vibrant tomato sauce made from our juicy cherry tomatoes, and layer it with sautéed mushrooms for an earthy touch. Top it off with thin slices of zucchini, shredded carrots, and a sprinkle of your favorite cheese. Bake it to perfection, and voila! You have a sensational, farm-to-table pizza ready to be savored under the open sky.

Fresh and Flavorful Cherry Tomato Salad

Incorporate the vibrant burst of flavor from our cherry tomatoes into a delicious summer salad. Combine halved cherry tomatoes with fresh basil leaves, shredded cabbage, and grated carrots.

Drizzle with olive oil, a splash of balsamic vinegar, and a sprinkle of sea salt. Toss it gently and let the flavors mingle for a few minutes before serving. This salad is the epitome of simplicity and showcases the natural beauty and taste of the season.

Two pickling cucumbers on a wooden cutting board

Pickling Cucumbers

Tangy, crispy, and full of flavor, these cucumbers are an ideal snack, make great salads, or indulge in their satisfying crunch and enjoy the vibrant tanginess.

A bundle of parsley

As the sun graces us with its warmth and radiance, let's embrace this perfect opportunity to dine outdoors and savor the flavors of summer.


1. Quick-Pickled Cucumber-Melon Salad | Food52

2. Grilled Chicken with Summer Squash and Parsley | Martha Stewart

3. Hattie B's Classic Coleslaw | Bon Appetit *Use carrots and cabbage

4. 10+ Pizza Recipe Ideas | William Sonoma

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