Hi everyone, Jess here, scraping by as the transition from no-school to school commences.
I can’t pretend I’m not in the same boat as some of you, wishing there were more hours in the day to make all these veggies into delicious meals. As our schedules fill up and as many of our routines shift from summer into early fall mode, it can be hard to keep up. Fortunately, many of these veggies freeze well and easily, and most are delicious raw! Slice up a pepper and leave it on your counter with some of Nature’s skittles or a sliced peach, enjoy a guilt-free snack as you walk by. Toss a little veggie into a quick morning omelette/wrap (worth waking up 10-15 minutes early). Try Ratatouille (a recipe made for August crops), and if time doesn’t permit, try slow cooker Ratatouille! As always, email me with your specific veggie-issues. If you’re finishing all your veggies and can’t relate to the struggle, email me that too, so that your tips can be shared with the rest of the group! We will get through this, and our bodies will thank us!
- Butter & Sugar Corn
- Classic Eggplant
- Sweet Heart Bell Peppers
- Merlot Bell Peppers
- Hot Peppers (the longer green ones- I may be trying to candy them this week, thanks to Fellow Springdellian Susan M. for the idea!)
- Fresh Dug Red Potatoes (from Farmer Chad, Groton)
- Fresh Dug Onions
- Nature’s Skittles
- Beefsteak Tomatoes
- Pearl Peaches
Single Shares enjoyed the above with the Sweet Heart Bell pepper variety only. Small Shares enjoyed the above with different pepper varieties (Sweet Heart Bells and Cayenne). Mega Shares have the same as above but also have Tomatillos, Sweet Heart Bells, Cayenne and Poblano Peppers, and a few additional secret tomato varieties!
For Monday shareholders unsure about Labor Day, here’s the plan from Farmer Jamie:
MONDAY SHAREHOLDERS –
Labor Day Monday falls on your week #12 pick up. If you area away, busy tending to a cook out, etc.. We have options for you to move your pick up:
MONDAY PICK UP WILL RUN AS USUAL! The stand will however close at 5PM rather than 7PM.
If you would like to move your pick up from Monday to one of the options listed below. Please respond back no later than September 1st (Saturday). Please list your option (A, B or C) and INCLUDE YOUR SHARE number.
If we do not hear from you, we will assume you are coming on Labor Day for your routine pick up.
A) Sunday, September 2nd (pick up runs from 10-5)B) Tuesday, September 4th (pick up runs from 10-7)C) Wednesday, September 5th (pick up runs from 12-7)
Looking forward to a wonderful week! Hope you enjoy yours, and happy first week back to school for those, well, back to schooling!