Monday, July 11, 2011

This Week's Share--More Potatoes, Eggplant, and the first of the Tomatoes

This is one of those week's where Monday's share will not match Wednesday's share. The green beans are not quite ready today, but should be harvestable on Wednesday.

This week's share includes:
Potatoes--both fingerlings and regular new potatoes
The First of the Tomatoes
Eggplant (or Summer Squash if are not an eggplant fan)
Baby Beets (on Monday) and Green Beans (on Wednesday)

Next week (if we get a little rain) the share should include larger quantities of all of the summer crops like squash, beans, eggplant and tomatoes--in the meantime I hope you enjoy a little taste (and color) of summer.

Speaking of summer vegetables the latest issue of fine cooking arrived with a great profile on the various types of eggplant.Click hear for the Eggplant explanation from Fine Coking Magazine

I realize that those who are new to the CSA might not be so familiar with those tiny little knobby potatoes known as fingerlings. They are one of my favorites, in fact Nikki's potato salad recipe from last week was made with the fingerlings. The tender fingerlings cook relatively fast; they are great pan roasted or cooked on the grill. Here is a great meal idea from the My Life Runs on Food Blog that pairs salmon with green beans and fingerling potatoes. The herb yogurt sauce is a perfect use for the Highland Farm sheep yogurt. One more note, all the potatoes at this time should be considered "new potatoes" and there is no need to peal them. A little scrubbing will remove the papery outer skin.

Enjoy the share. Enjoy the summer. If you are craving more of the summer vegetables be sure to stop by the farm stand on Friday 2-7PM. Next week I will have pick your own cherry tomatoes, this week you can purchase them from the farmstand.

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