Saturday June 7th
Greenpoint Reformed Church
136 Milton Street, Greenpoint NY
White Plains Presbyterian Church
39 N. Broadway
Tuesdays 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, and 8/26
Hitchcock Presbyterian Church,
6 Greenacres Avenue,
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Jewish Community Center
4:30 to 5:30pm
Sam Sutty’s and Son
713 Warren St
Hudson, NY 12534
This week’s share (subject to change) -
Yukina Savoy (like a summery, savoyed tat soi), Beets, Carrots, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Patty Pan Squash, Cucumbers galore, various Herbs, and more!
Dear Friends, Neighbors, and CSA Members,
The tomatoes are so tall now, I can barely reach up to twine the vine around the trellis. The plants are heavy with fruit, and several in the lowest bunches starting their first blush. Sam played for a bit with a green tomato he was able to grab, but no interest in eating it. Perhaps if it was breaded and fried…
Remember those eggplants I mentioned recently, expected to swell in the first week of August? Well, we’re a bit ahead of schedule, and I see many that are going to be harvestable this coming week. I do love all these deliciously grillable summer fruits. I haven’t tried grilling cucumbers, though maybe I should, since I’ve heard claims of pineapples being grill-worthy. Zucchini and eggplants are my mainstay through the hot August days. Not that it’s been so hot up here. Oddly cool nights for July, in the 50s, have me doubly surprised to see the eggplants ready so soon. We did cover them early on with that light weight spun fabric row cover, so I suspect the extra bit of heat in their youth gave them a boost. Hopefully there’s no damage from the nightly 50s.
We’re trying out a new pepper this year, along with our standard bells and Italian fryers – Shishito peppers will come to grace your pick up tables soon, a skinny thin walled green pepper that scalds easily, making it great for grilling, sauteeing hole, or broiling, for a tasty treat. I’ve heard it refered to as better than french fries, and a great finger food to impress your friends at your next hors d’oeuvres party.
I’m going to try to figure out how to invite all of you to the new(ish) Facebook Group – or if you have another idea for how all members can converse online, to swap recipes and ask questions, please fill me in! I’m wondering, what’s your favorite cookbook these days? Mine is Nourished Kitchens. Lovely salad and vegetable and ferment recipes, and I just made the most delicious Cider Brined Roast Chicken of my life last night. What have you made recently?
With a second tooth,
Jen, Jon, and Baby Sam