Parting is such sweet sorrow… As this is our Last Spring Season CSA Share, we would like to take a moment to say Thank You for investing in our Farm and appreciating the fruits (and vegetables) of our hard labor. Our farm was created from the support of our CSA members and continues to be a very treasured and valuable relationship.We are taking a quick break for the Summer, but will be back in mid to late October with a variety of delicious Fall vegetables for you, your families, friends and neighbors. Can’t Wait that long? Find us at the Downtown Gainesville Farmers Market (on Wednesdays), St. Augustine Farmers Market (Saturdays), Winter Park Farmers Market (Saturdays) or Simply Order What You Want Online with our new Online shopping system.
This Weeks Share Includes:
Cucumbers, Japanese Eggplant, Cured Sweet Onions, Cherry Tomatoes, along with….
(TBD) Red and Green Okra- If the weather permits it. All the rain we have received has really put a hurtin on our Okra crop, so sad. I was hoping to have some to give to my csa members as a parting gift but mother nature had other plans. If you don’t get any in your box this week look for it in the coming weeks at our stand at the Farmers Market.
Parsnips- Albino Carrots?.. Guess again, however, these fleshy underground taproots are closely related to the carrot family. It’s fleshy, stout roots resemble that of carrots, but are white or cream in color and sweeter in taste than carrots. Adequate winter frost is essential for a good crop to yield since it facilitates the conversion of much of its starch into sugars. I love to cook Carrots and Parsnips together (Roasted) to really bring out the different flavor of each. If you have some potatoes leftover from the past few weeks shares try this simple, yet delicious recipe from Jamie Oliver pairing perfectly with a big juicy steak, roasted chicken breast, or filet of fish.
Corno Di Toro Peppers-The name of this Italian heirloom translates as “horn of the bull”, named after the peppers’ full, tapered shape. Mature and ready to enjoy at various colorful shades from glossy green to either bright red, yellow or orange. They have a sweet, crisp, full-bodied flavor. A tasty favorite eaten raw, fried, stuffed or grilled.
Watermelon- A Crimson Sweet Heirloom Variety! Did you Know Watermelon seeds are Edible AND Nutritional? Read Huffington Post article on Why you Should be Eating Watermelon Seeds, instead of Spitting them Out,…and to think all this time you feared you would grow a Watermelon inside your belly 😉
Enjoy Your Summer!!!