Halfshare 8/18/16

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FULL                                     HALF               MINI
Shell Peas  (Purple Hull or Zipper Hull)   X2/3         X1/2
Zuchini or Cukes  4                          2                    1
Yellow Squash     4                           2                     1
Cherry Tomatoes    1                        1                      1
Red Potatoes         1                         2/3                    1/2
Sweet Corn               12                          5                   3
Sweet Onion           1                            1
Okra
Tomatoes
Bell Peppers  4

CSA News August 12th, 2016

Our Weekly CSA update containing ordering information, new products, and news.
Weekly CSA Update
Place your CSA order for next wee by 11:59 pm Sunday, August 7 using the new webstore, or 8:00amMonday, August 8 using the old system.
CSA News
Using and Storing Fresh Produce
Here are some tips on when to use and how to store some of the veggies in this week’s full share.
This week’s box contained ground cherries, and some of you got yours in a brown bag and some of you got them in a plastic bag. To maintain freshness, remove your ground cherries from the plastic bag and store in a perforated plastic bag or a paper bag. Also, according to Organic Life, it is best to hull the ground cherries and store them in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. If you don’t use them within that time period, freeze them for later use. Here is a great recipe for Ground Cherry Upside Down Cake to try.
Sweet corn is best eaten right after it is picked, so it is a good idea to eat your sweet corn right away. Otherwise it gets starchy as  it sits in the refrigerator. If you can’t use the corn right away, you can slice off the kernels and freeze them for later use.
According to this article, to store freshcarrots without them getting limp, cut the greens off of the carrots. You can save the greens for later use in making pesto. Then, store the carrots in a covered container filled with water.
Cucumbers can be stored at room temperature. Keep them away from bananas, tomatoes, and melons. If you do store them in the refrigerator, store them in the bottom drawer and only for about three days or so.
Eggplant is best eaten within two or three days of being picked, and it, like cucumbers, likes being kept at room temperature away from bananas, tomatoes, and melons. However, it can be kept in the refrigerator for three days or so in the bottom drawer.
Tomatoes should be kept on the countertop so they don’t lose their flavor. Tomatoes continue to develop their flavor up to two to three days after picking.
Peppers and green beans can be stored in a plastic bag or reusable container in the refrigerator for about a week.  
Yellow squash and zucchini  should be stored in a perforated plastic bag or brown bag in the veggie crisper in the refrigerator.. Yellow squash and zucchini can be stored for about a week before use.
Berries should be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days, and then, freeze them for later use.
Okra can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days in a plastic bag. After that, it should be blanched and frozen.

If you have any questions, feedback, or concerns, please emailadam@fairridgefarms.com or respond to this message.

This week’s full share. There are ground cherries in one brown bag and hot peppers in the other. Also not shown are a pint of blackberries.
You can see what is in the box on our website. We share what is in the mini, half, and full share each week.
Feel free to send us your photos or to post photos of your CSA shares online. Tag us on Instagram with #fairridgefarms or #fairridgefarmsCSA!
For Sale in the Fair Ridge Farms Webstore
With our custom shares, you can order individual items on their own (minimum order of $15) or in addition to a traditional CSA share.
New this week in the store: purple potatoes and lima beans

Items for sale include:

  • whole cut chickens–8 pieces
  • Swiss chard
  • okra
  • watermelons
  • sweet corn
  • beets
  • cantaloupe
  • basil
  • full size potatoes
  • heirloom tomatoes
  • jalapeño peppers
  • red, white, and yellow candy onions
  • dill
  • new potatoes
  • heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • green and golden zucchini
  • yellow squash
  • cucumbers
  • pickler cucumbers
  • green bell peppers
  • rhubarb
  • oregano
  • chard
  • white sage

You can also order:

  • Organic soups, salsas, and pasta sauces from the Organic Farm at Bear Creek
  • pastured eggs (half-dozen or dozen)
  • local raw honey
  • local maple syrup and sorghum molasses
  • preserves, and other great items.
Click here to order.
 If you have any questions about the automatic payment system, custom ordering system, or anything else, please email Adam atadam@fairridgefarms.com.
STAY CONNECTED

Fullshare 8/11/16

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Fullshare                            Halfshare           Minishare
Dozen ears Sweet Corn            5                                 4
Purple “green” Beans               2/3                             1/3
Yellow Squash                             2                                 1
Okra                                                2/3                           1/3
Bell Peppers                                   1                                1
Sweet Onion                                   1
Ground Cherries                           2/3
Hot Banana Peppers                       1
Eggplant                                           1
Blackberries
Green Onions
Carrots

CSA News August 5th

Our Weekly CSA update containing ordering information, new products, and news.
Weekly CSA Update
Place your CSA order for next wee by 11:59 pm Sunday, August 7 using the new webstore, or 8:00amMonday, August 8 using the old system.
CSA News
Farm to Table
This week we are readying Fair Ridge Farm for a wedding party this weekend. We are serving a farm to table meal using this summer’s bounty of produce. Here’s our menu:
Try these recipes out, and maybe even host your own farm to table meal with your CSA produce. Let us know how it goes!

If you have any questions, feedback, or concerns, please emailadam@fairridgefarms.com or respond to this message.

With our custom ordering system you can decide what you want in your box each week. Or, you can order a full, half, or mini share of in-season produce–farmers’ choice. You can also any products you like in addition to your mini, half, or full share.
You can see what is in the box on our website. We share what is in the mini, half, and full share each week. These past three weeks have been very busy! We don’t have pictures of the box but do list the content of the boxes on the website. Next week we should be back on track with photos of the CSA share contents.
Feel free to send us your photos or to post photos of your CSA shares online. Tag us on Instagram with #fairridgefarms or #fairridgefarmsCSA!
For Sale in the Fair Ridge Farms Webstore
With our custom shares, you can order individual items on their own (minimum order of $15) or in addition to a traditional CSA share.

Our watermelons and cantaloupes are excellent this time of year!
Items for sale include:

  • whole cut chickens–8 pieces
  • Swiss chard
  • okra
  • watermelons
  • sweet corn
  • beets
  • cantaloupe
  • basil
  • full size potatoes
  • heirloom tomatoes
  • jalapeño peppers
  • red, white, and yellow candy onions
  • dill
  • new potatoes
  • heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • green and golden zucchini
  • yellow squash
  • cucumbers
  • pickler cucumbers
  • green bell peppers
  • rhubarb
  • oregano
  • chard
  • white sage

You can also order:

  • Organic soups, salsas, and pasta sauces from the Organic Farm at Bear Creek
  • pastured eggs (half-dozen or dozen)
  • local raw honey
  • local maple syrup and sorghum molasses
  • preserves, and other great items.
Click here to order.
 If you have any questions about the automatic payment system, custom ordering system, or anything else, please email Adam atadam@fairridgefarms.com.
STAY CONNECTED

CSA Shares 8/2/16

FULL                                                  HALF                                      MINI

Tomatoes   5                                             3                                                  1
Okra        1                                                  1                                                  1
Beets        1                                                 1                                                   1
Corn       12                                                 6                                                  3
Cantaloupe  2                                          watermelon                                  1
Onion          1                                             1                                                     1
Carrots   1                                                   1
Parsley    1                                                  1
Scarlet Kale
Gr Onion

CSA Shares 7/25/16

FULL                                                    HALF                                         MINI

Tomato    4                                                     2                                                  1
Eggplant   1                                                     1                                                  1
Watermelon  1                                                 1                                                 1
Carrots        1                                                    1                                                  1
Potatoes      1                                                   1                                                   1
Zucchini     3                                                    2                                                  1
Gr Onion    1                                                      1
Beans   2                                                            1
Grape Tomatoes  1
Cauliflower 2
Carrots 1

CSA Shares 7/18/16

FULL                                      HALF                                      MINI

Tomato  4                                       2                                                  1
Broccoli  2                                        2                                                1
Picklers   1                                        1                                                 1
Gr Onion  1                                       1                                                 1
Corn            12                                  6                                                 3
Gr Bell       2                                      1                                                 1
Cilantro   1                                          1
Kale  2                                                  1
Squash     1                                           1
Dill           1                                          1
Celery

Roasted Red Potatoes with Corn and Tomatoes

IMG_3272This side dish can be eaten warm or at room temperature. It is very easy to make. Serves 4.

Roasted Red Potatoes with Corn and Tomatoes

Ingredients:

2 or so lbs of red potatoes, cut in equal size pieces

2 ears of corn, husk on

1 bell pepper, coarsely chopped–not too small

1 green pepper, coarsely chopped–not too small

1/3 of a jalepeno, chopped

1/2 tsp cumin

dash chili powder or other seasonings

salt

pepper

olive oil

cherry tomatoes, sliced

dill, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a large cookie or rimmed baking sheet, toss together potatoes, peppers, jalepeno, cumin chili powder, salt, pepper, and am ample helping of olive oil.

Place in oven alongside the two unhusked ears of corn. Bake 30 minutes.

Remove corn, stir potatoes. Bake for 30 more minutes or until potatoes are soft.

Husk corn and remove kernels from cob. Toss corn, potato mixture, tomatoes, and dill together. Serve and enjoy!

 

Summer Squash Gratin

IMG_3219This is an easy and delicious side dish based on this recipe from Cooking Light Magazine.

Ingredients:

1-2 yellow squash or zucchini, cut into thin slices–a mandolin slicer would be useful for slicing the squash.

1/2 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

1/4 cup of white wine

1/2 cup breadcrumbs (to make your own, place 1-2 slices of bread in a food processor)

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

fresh herbs to taste–chopped

salt and pepper

Directions:

Heat oven to 450 degrees (don’t worry-the gratin doesn’t’ need to bake too long so hopefully this won’t make your kitchen get too hot).

Heat a little olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute the onions until soft and translucent, add garlic, saute for another minute or so. Add salt and pepper as you go. Add white wine and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes.

Place onion mixture in an oven-proof shallow 2-quart baking dish. Layer the squash or zucchini on top of the onions.

Mix the breadcrumbs with parmesan cheese, herbs, 1 tbs olive oil, and a little salt and pepper. Spread on top of the squash. Bake for 15 minutes. Then, without removing the dish from the oven, turn on the broiler and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are lightly browned.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Halfshare 7/12/16

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Full                                Half               Mini
Asparagus X2                 X1                       X1
Cantaloupe  lrg               med                   sml
Sweet Corn dozen          5 ears                 3 ears
Yellow&Green Beans X2    X1                  X1
Yellow Squash  X4              X2                  X1
Yellow&Red Tomatoes X4  X2                X1
Celery                                      X1
Oregano                                   X1
Sweet Onions                         X1
Kale

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