DIGGING DEEPER

In Your Share (Week of Oct 1st, 2018)

Love these little Pimento Peppers!! We tried some new varieties this year and both the red Liebesapfel and the orange Doe Hill are sweet and full of flavor. I also appreciate that these ripen well in our maritime climate without the use of plastic row covers. This type of agricultural plastic mulch is ultimately unsustainable, so we’re always working to use LESS plastic on the farm. It is great to have our local seed companies breeding and selecting varieties that help us do this too.

You’ll find recipes for the sweet peppers and everything else in your share, at Cook With What You Have. If you’re a CSA member, you will find your password in your most recent email. Enjoy 24/7 access to recipe inspiration!

This week your share may include…

  • Carrots: Yay for summer carrots!!
  • Cauliflower: The lovely white heads have begun. Coming soon we will also have heads of orange, purple and everyone’s favorite – the weird but beautiful fractal romanesco : )
  • Fennel Bulbs: These big fennel bulbs are tasty shaved into salads or sautéed. If you head over to the Cook With What You Have website, you’ll find recipes for braised fennel with sweet peppers and this delicious soffrito.
  • Hot Peppers: Choose (in order of hotness) from Jalapeño, Czech Black and Bulgarian Carrot. The latter is a beautiful orange and similar to the heat of a serrano pepper. If you’re a hot pepper fan, then you probably already know about the Scoville Scale that rates the relative heat of all hot peppers.
  • Garlic: The name of this variety is Music and it is originally from Italy. The large cloves with beautiful pink skins are pungent but not overpowering.
  • Collard Greens: This cool fall weather is great for greens!
  • Sweet Peppers: Your choice of several types of sweet pepper this week. We have red and orange sheepnose pimento peppers and Italian roasting peppers. All types have thick walls and sweet flavor. Try them raw, sauteed or stuffed. Yum!
  • Fingerling Potatoes: This Austrian Crescent variety is MY FAVE of all the fingerlings we’ve ever grown. The potatoes are waxy and flavorful and roast up really well.
  • Tomatoes: Heirloom & slicing tomatoes are winding down for the season. Hope you have enjoyed all the interesting and flavorful varieties this summer : )

 

Coming Soon… Purple Cauliflower, Winter Squash, Leeks and The Winter CSA!!