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Newsletter August 10, 2020

Good afternoon CSA Members,

It’s rain dance time again – we are dry here at the farm and we could use some rain!  It is forecast for today, but so far nothing.  The day is young, so we are hopeful.

We hope you had a restful weekend and that everyone at your home is well.

For those of you that have a credit owed to you for CSA suspension (s), in the next couple of weeks we will be sending you an email with the amount of credit that you have, along with instructions on how to use it online. In addition to the bulk veggies and fruit that’s in the online country store, we will have a few other items that you can also use your credit toward.

We are in the midst of summer and peaches are now history until next year. We hope you enjoyed the peaches this season, I know we did.

The fall Apple crop is about to make its debut. Apples are just beginning to be harvested.  Your Combo Share this week is Fruit, and the fruit will be Gala apples.  They are both crunchy and delicious!

Here’s a recipe link to a tasty sandwich that’s easy, quick and delicious.  It takes only minutes, it’s so simple and is a variation on another favorite of mine this time of year-the Tomato sandwich. Note: instead of Scallion I have used paper thin slices of red onion. Here’s the link to the recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/grilled-cheese-sandwich-with-tomatoes

Here is another quick summer side for you that we enjoy at our house that uses the summer squash in your CSA share: Stewed Summer Squash:

2 LBS. YELLOW SUMMER SQUASH, SLICED
1 C CHOPPED ONION
1 C WATER
1 TEASPOON SALT
1/4 TEASPOON SUGAR
½ STICK BUTTER
PEPPER TO TASTE

If you have less than 2 LBS. squash, vary the rest of the ingredients accordingly – to your taste. Combine squash, onion, water and salt in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until squash is tender. Drain and mash. Season with butter, sugar and pepper.

What’s in the box this week?   Tomatoes, green beans, summer squash, zucchini, peppers, cucumbers, onion, eggplant  and redskin potatoes.

Fun facts about the month of August:    

August 10, traditionally known as Lammas Day, was a festival to mark the annual wheat and corn harvest. Lammas also marked the mid-point between the summer solstice and autumn equinox.

And, August is a wonderful month for star gazing! It’s the month of the Perseid meteor shower, which peaks between August 11 and 13. This year, they peak right around the last quarter Moon, which means that the Moon shouldn’t wash out too many of the “falling stars.”

Have a wonderful week, keep on wearing your masks so we can look forward to better days ahead!

Thank you for being such a wonderful CSA community, you ARE the best!

Judy