CSA Box 8 – August 17

We have found some new recipes to help you with your summer bounty of zucchinis, tomatoes and chard. Try the Grilled Swiss Chard and Tomato Wraps or this lovely Thai Zucchini Soup. Any of the zucchini recipes in 101 Cookbook’s archive are fantastic, there’s tarts, pickles and more soups all featuring the versatile zucchini.

week-8-winter-squash

Some winter squash need to be cured and then stored before use. Ask any of us at market or at your CSA pickups for more info on how to store winter squash. It’s easy to do, and you can store most varieties over the winter for use in stew, soups and deserts.

What’s in your box this week?

  • Leeks 1/2 lb $1.75
  • Cucumber 1 each $1
  • Kale 1 bunch $3
  • Lettuce 1 head $3
  • Carrots 1 bunch $5
  • Herb Bunch $2
  • Tomatoes 1 box $4
  • Winter Squash 3 lbs $6
  • Summer Squash 1 lb $3

Total value: $28.75

First Summer CSA of 2015: Box 1

Cabbages and Carrots

Welcome to our first CSA week for 2015!

What’s in the box this week?

  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • 1 lb of garlic scapes
  • Two bulbs of green garlic
  • Herb bunches
  • Swiss chard
  • Radishes

As farmers we love food and everything surrounding the act of growing and preparing of delicious vegetables and greens. When we get together for a meal, we spend half the time eating and half the time talking about cooking future meals, swapping recipes as we fill our plates. We’ve selected our favourite recipes to be published weekly to give you fresh ideas for cooking with your CSA boxes. This week’s recipes are for Swiss chard and garlic scapes, the curly stalk and unopened garlic flower from every garlic plant that we harvest in early summer.

Serious Eats has a list of seven recipes for garlic scapes. Sautee, grill, or make pesto out of this versatile seasonal beauty. Want to know why we love Swiss chard? The Vegetable Butcher on the Kitchn sums it up, with lots of tips for prep and food pairings.

Happy reading and happy eating from all of us at Merville Organics!