Sun Gold-en Afternoon | Summer CSA Week 7

Baskets of sungold tomatoes

Welcome everyone!


Today, we'll be highlighting a delectable assortment from our farm, as well as some wonderful additions from our friends at Hinkle's Bakery, Habersham, Love Light Farms, and Clanton. Let's delve into the delightful flavors of carrots, okra, melon, basil with dried stem of lemon verbena, and fresh hen eggs from our farm, along with French Batard, fingerling potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, Sun Gold tomatoes, and Roma tomatoes from our friends.


 Not forgetting the fabulous lady peas, Vidalia onions, and lunch box peppers from Clanton, we'll explore how to transform these ingredients into culinary delights that will excite your taste buds.

Three goats peeking over the fence line


From Our Farm
  • Carrots
  • Okra
  • Melon
  • Basil + Dried Stem of Lemon Verbena
  • Fresh Hen Eggs

  • French Batard | Hinkle’s Bakery
  • Fingerling Potatoes | Habersham
  • Heirloom Tomatoes | Habersham
  • Sun Gold Tomatoes | Love Light Farms
  • Roma Tomatoes | Love Light Farms
  • Lady Peas
  • Vidalia Onions
  • Lunch Box Peppers
A bowl of lady peas


These sweet and vibrant orange wonders are incredibly versatile. Roast them with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of thyme for a caramelized side dish. Shred carrots and toss them into salads for a refreshing crunch. Carrots also shine in soups and stews, adding a delightful depth of flavor.

A large pink dahlia


Okra offers a unique texture and a touch of Southern charm. Fry okra until crispy and golden for a delightful appetizer or side dish. Add it to gumbo or curry for a comforting meal. Roasting okra with a touch of spice yields a healthy and flavorful snack.


Sweet and juicy, melons are a true summer delight. Enjoy them as a refreshing snack or slice them up for a delightful fruit salad. Combine melon cubes with fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic reduction for an elegant appetizer.


This aromatic combination adds a burst of flavor to your dishes. Make a vibrant basil pesto by blending basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Toss the pesto with pasta or use it as a sauce for grilled vegetables. Infuse lemon verbena in hot water for a refreshing herbal tea.

Sprigs of chamomile


These farm-fresh eggs are a culinary treasure. Create fluffy omelets loaded with your favorite vegetables and herbs. Bake a quiche with a flaky crust and a creamy egg filling. Poach eggs and serve them atop avocado toast or a bed of sautéed greens.

Fresh hen eggs on a marble slab


Savor the artisanal delight of a French batard. Pair it with fresh butter and your favorite cheeses for a simple yet satisfying snack. Use slices to make delectable bruschettas topped with tomatoes and basil.


Roast fingerling potatoes with olive oil, garlic, and rosemary for a delectable side dish. Make a comforting potato salad with a tangy dressing and chopped herbs. You can even use them to create crispy potato pancakes for breakfast or brunch.


Explore the rich flavors of these tomatoes in various ways. Enjoy the beauty of heirloom tomatoes in a simple Caprese salad with fresh mozzarella and basil. Roast Sun Gold tomatoes with olive oil and garlic for a burst of sweetness to top your favorite dishes. Use Roma tomatoes to make a classic tomato sauce for pasta or pizza.


Combine these three ingredients to make a delightful Southern succotash. Sauté them with a touch of butter, season with herbs, and savor the flavors of the season. Vidalia onions add a delightful sweetness to any dish, and lunch box peppers are perfect for snacking or adding color to salads.


1. Chili Sungold Toast | Justine Snacks

2. Marinated Mozzarella Melon Skewers | Half Baked Harvest

3. Pesto Potato Salad | Half Baked Harvest

4. Stir-Fried Okra with Shallots, Chile, and Ginger | Bon Appetit

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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.