Box #13

Box #13

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Box #13

Anyone remember the song “Peaches”?  If you DO remember that song, you now have it playing in your head...you’re welcome.

What kinds of salsas are we seeing out there in everyone’s kitchens?  Peaches can be added to your fresh mixes, as well as the lemon balm, wax pepper, and cuke’s that some of you will have this week...the Hungarian's are bringing the heat though so don’t be caught unawares!

Have y’all checked out our BLOG yet?  (Click on the word BLOG)

It’s something we have wanted to do forever so that we have a place to collect newsletters, have guest posts, highlight farms etc.  Get in there and dig around and see what you find. 

Want to write a piece for us?  Already written something?  We’ll put it up for you and give you a FREE week for the contribution.  Doesn’t have to be completely food related either so think outside the “box”.  

We sold out our “Night On The Farm” dinner for Saturday Aug. 10th, so we decided to roll on into Sunday Aug. 11th to try and get as many people out to the Ballmer Farm (The Farm On Kenyon Road) as possible.  

Menu Tease…
Stuffed Breaded Pork Loin:  Pork loin stuffed with fresh mozzarella, ricotta, grilled vegetables and fresh herbs- Served on fresh seasonal vegetables and jasmine rice
Crispy Polenta Napoleon:  Sitting on a bed of pumpkin seed pesto with grilled vegetables, finished with a red pepper tomato demi, balsamic reduction- gluten free and vegan

Tickets Here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-on-the-farm-21-more-family-more-styleagain-tickets-67810764823

Lastly, keep thinking about the winter months when there will be NO local tomatoes, NO local peppers, NO local cucumbers etc.

How can we preserve them now??  Freezing, Canning, Fermenting OH MY!!  Hearken back to the days of yesteryear when our fore-mother’s and father’s were ahead of their time by SECURING their food futures.  

I was telling someone today that we know we have done it right when we run out of the corn we put up the previous year, right when the fresh sweet corn is coming in here in OHIO!  If you don’t know how to do it, just come over and I’ll have my wife show you...HA!

Y-Beezy keepin it Breezy  


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Disclaimer: These are the items we have planned for you to get this week! However, due to the nature of... well, nature, these items are subject to change. If we are unable to put a planned item in the box we will do our best to substitute it for a cost comparable item in this box, or in a box in the future. Different size boxes allow for different items, either by type or by quantity.
Peaches - Quarry Hill Orchards Inc.
Cherry/Grape Tomatoes - Busy Bee Organics 
Curly Kale - Happy Hill Farm
Carrots - Wayward Seed Farm
English Burpless Cucumbers - Busy Bee Organics
Red Rosie Pak Choi - Bradwood Farm
Green Top Candy Onion - Creekside Greenhouse
Semi Hot Hungarian Wax Peppers - Ina's Produce
Green Bell Peppers - Happy Hill Farm
Peaches - Quarry Hill Orchards Inc.
Curly Kale - Happy Hill Farm
Red Rosie Pak Choi - Bradwood Farm
Beets - Ina's Produce
Lemon Balm OR Thyme - Creekside Greenhouse
Semi Hot Hungarian Wax Peppers - Ina's Produce
Ping Tung Eggplant - Creekside Greenhouse 
Yellow Watermelon OR Blueberries - Wholesome Valley/Yoder Berry Farm
Asian Cucumbers - Ina's Produce
Tomatoes - Hill Country Farm
Peaches - Quarry Hill Orchards Inc.
Artisinal Cherry Tomatoes - Reuben Hershberger
Curly Kale - Happy Hill Farm 
Red Rosie Pak Choi - Bradwood Farm
Beets - Ina's Produce
Butterhead Lettuce - Chef's Harvest LLC
Lemon Balm - Creekside Greenhouse
Semi Hot Hungarian Wax Peppers - Ina's Produce
Eggplant Ping Tong OR Zucchini - Creekside Greenhouse
Jalapeno Peppers - Wholesome Valley
Asian Cucumbers - Ina's Produce
Green Top Candy Onion - Creekside Greenhouse
Green Bell Peppers - Happy Hill Farm
Tomatoes - Hill Country Farm

Peaches

Storage:   Tree-ripe peaches can be refrigerated for 2-3 days without loss of quality or taste. 

Recipe: Jalapeno Peach Salsa

Semi-Hot Hungarian Wax Peppers

Storage:   Place peppers in a container and keep them in the refrigerator. 

Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Hungarian Wax Peppers

Cherry/Grape or Artisanal Cherry Tomatoes 

Storage:  Keep at room temperature on the counter away from sunlight.

Recipe: Indian Crepes

Butterhead Lettuce

Storage:  Put your lettuce into a nice big bowl, and drape a paper towel or two over the top so moisture doesn't settle on the leaves while your salad sits in the fridge. Cover the whole thing with a really tight seal of beeswax wrap, and store.

Recipe: Butterhead lettuce and Spring Vegetables

Yellow Watermelon

Storage:    Keep them just a bit cooler than room temperature, eat them as soon as possible, and refrigerate them only after they're cut, or only for a few hours before serving if you want to serve them cold.

Recipe: Mango, Watermelon, and Corn Salad
Yellow Watermelon and Mint Pops

Blueberries

Storage:    Avoid keeping them in the coldest part of the fridge, or they will get damaged from the cold. The best place to store the berries is on the middle or bottom shelf. Try not to keep them in the crisper.

Recipe: Crispy Chicken Thighs with Blueberry Sauce

Lemon Balm

Storage:   Keep the leaves and stems in big pieces to retain as much flavor as possible. Store your herbs in paper bags or glass jars (avoid plastic bags as they may lead to condensation... and planet harm). Only when you're ready to use your herbs should you crumble them up to release their essence.

Recipe: 12 Things to do with Lemon Balm

Thyme

Storage:  To keep thyme tasting fresh for even longer, roll it in a damp paper towel and place it in a resealable plastic bag. 

Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Hungarian Wax Peppers

Curly Kale

Storage:   For a bunch of whole leaves, it's all about avoiding excess moisture. Wrap the bunch of kale in a layer of paper towels, and store in a container in the refrigerator crisper drawer. The kale should be in great shape for a week.

Recipe: Creamy Red Lentil and Kale Soup

Carrots

Storage:   Wash just before using, since the added moisture in the bag could cause spoilage. The best way to enjoy freshly picked carrots is to eat them raw, or simply steam or boil them.

Recipe: Zucchini Soup
Butterhead Lettuce and Spring Vegetables

Red Rosie Pak Choi

Storage:   Store in your crisper drawer.

Recipe:  Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup

Ping Tung Eggplant

Storage:   The best place to store eggplant is at room temperature, where it's likely to last longer. Keep eggplant in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight, and use it as soon as possible after harvesting.

Recipe:  Eggplant and Tofu

Bell Peppers

Storage:   Refrigerate peppers, unwashed, in a container in the vegetable drawer. Keep them dry, as moisture will eventually cause them to rot. 

Recipe: Zucchini Soup
Fresh Cucumber Salad

Zucchini

Storage:   To store zucchini in the fridge, keep the squash whole, dry and unwashed. Store them in an open container  to encourage air circulation, and pop them in the refrigerator crisper drawer. 

Recipe: Zucchini Soup
Indian Crepes

English Burpless Cucumbers

Storage:   Wrap the cucumber in beeswax wrap. Keeping the cucumber wrapped minimizes the amount of moisture on the cucumber, which slows the process of decay. After wrapping, put the cucumber in the refrigerator. This should keep it cold enough to stay fresh for one week to 10 days.

Recipe: Fresh Cucumber Salad

Asian Cucumber

Storage:   Wrap the cucumber in beeswax wrap. Keeping the cucumber wrapped minimizes the amount of moisture on the cucumber, which slows the process of decay. After wrapping, put the cucumber in the refrigerator. This should keep it cold enough to stay fresh for one week to 10 days.

Recipe: Fresh Cucumber Salad

Beets

Storage:   Store the leaves in a separate plastic bag and use within two days. The root bulbs should also be bagged and can be stored in the refrigerator crisper drawer seven to 10 days. Cooked or canned beets may be refrigerated up to one week. Fresh cooked beets may also be frozen up to 10 months.

Recipe: Vegan Beetroot Hummus

Tomatoes

Storage:  Keep at room temperature on the counter away from sunlight.

Recipe: Creamy Red Lentil and Kale Soup
Fresh Cucumber Salad

Green Top Candy Onion

Storage:    Store in a bowl in a cool, dry, ventilated spot in your pantry, away from your potatoes.

Recipe: Zucchini Soup
Jalapeno Peach Salsa
Creamy Red Lentil and Kale Soup

Jalapeno Peppers (HOT)

Storage:    Store in your crisper drawer.

Recipes: Pickled Peppers
Jalapeno Peach Salsa
Indian Crepes

 

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