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This Week's Share and U-pick Beans, Tomatillos and Hot Chiles

Clagett canning

Have you been canning tomatoes this year? CSA member and Instagrammer ianblackwellrogers has, and shared with us this great photo of the work in progress. Thanks! 

Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

THIS WEEK'S SHARE:

  • 1 head garlic
  • 6 pounds total combination squash + tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound total combintion beans + spicy mix
  • 1 pound total combination eggplant + peppers
  • 1/2 pound total combination radishes + hot chiles (some are very mild)

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Tomatillos
  • Hot chiles
  • Ground cherries
  • Swiss chard
  • Flowers
  • Herbs -- sage, garlic chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, basils (Genovese, Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lemongrass, parsely. 

RECIPE RECOMMENDATIONS:




Having Zucchini Fatigue? Here are some member recommended recipes to liven up your cooking: 



That's it for this week! Enjoy the share! 

~ Farmer Carrie and the Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Squash, Tomatoes, Beans and More

Clagett tomatoes

Famer Carrie snapped this pic of gorgeous plump tomatoes on the vine. Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE:

  • 1 head garlic
  • 5 pounds total combintion squash + tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound total combintion beans + cucumbers
  • 1 pound total combination pound peppers + hot chiles
  • 1/4 pound spicy mix OR 1 small eggplant

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Swiss chard
  • flowers
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, lavender, basils (Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lavender, lemongrass. Plus, lots of parsely if you want to whip up some tabbouleh!
  • Chiles will go on u-pick next week!

 

That's it for this week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share: Squash, Tomatoes, Corn and More

Clagett bug

"I caught this little guy running away from me while I was picking basil yesterday," writes Clagett member Chelsea. "Wanted to share since it turned out as a great photo!" We agree, Chelsea!  Thanks for sharing it!

Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE*:

  • 1 head garlic
  • 5 1/2 pounds squash
  • 4 1/2 pounds tomatoes 
  • 1 1/4 pounds total combintion corn + eggplant
  • 1/2 pound total combination pound beans + potatoes
  • 1/ 1/4 pounds total combination peppers + cucumbers + chiles + tomatillos

*Note: Saturday shares have been a little larger than Wednesday shares lately because of the way the vegetables have been ripening. So if this Saturday's share is a little different or smaller than the one posted here, don't fret! That's by design, to more evenly distribute the veggies between the two days.

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Tomatoes
  • Swiss chard
  • flowers -- lots of beautiful blooms right now
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, lavender, basils (Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lavender, lemongrass 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT IN COMING WEEKS:

An update from Farmer Carrie: Both watermelon and corn crops have been planted. Our first round of corn has had a meager showing, but the late succession is looking good. So corn will probably be in 3 weeks if not a few ears sooner. As for melons, the first planting failed but the second one is looking very good. Also in about 3 weeks, I think. But you never know...

That's it for this week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


This Week's Share and U-Pick Tomatoes!

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THIS WEEK'S SHARE:

  • 1 head GARLIC
  • 6 pounds TOMATOES
  • 2 pounds SQUASH (not sure yet the weight, since we're still picking it)
  • 1.5 pounds total combination PEPPERS + CUCUMBERS

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • TOMATOES
  • ground cherries 
  • basil
  • flowers -- lots of beautiful blooms right now
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, lavender, basils (Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lavender, lemongrass 

RECIPE RECOMMENDATION:



CSA Member Eileen wrote in with a gazpacho recipe she loves that uses lots of ingredients available in the current share:  

"Here’s my favorite gazpacho recipe that I made from last week’s share.  My friend garnishes it with a dollop of sour cream. I don’t think it needs it."
 
Chop the following items and put into a large bowl:
 
3 large tomatoes
1 green (or red or yellow) bell pepper
1 large cucumber ( I used about 5-6 of the small ones from last week’s share and didn’t peel them)
1 C chopped celery
½ C chopped green onions
2 avocados peeled, seeded and chopped
 
Blend the following together with either an immersion blender or a regular blender:
4 TBSP olive oil
5 TBSP red wine vinegar
2 jalapeno peppers ( I experiment and add later to determine the heat)
½ tsp black pepper
 
Add to the chopped vegetables then
 
Stir in 4 cups of tomato juice and mix with a large spoon.
 
Refrigerate overnight.
 
You can serve it with a dollop of sour cream and some tortilla chips on the side.


That's it for this week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team


Here's What's In This Week's Share

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Farmer Carrie posted this beautiful, buzzy sunflower photo on Instagram. Want to see one of your photos featured in a future email? Send it to us or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #ClagettFarm!  

THIS WEEK'S SHARE:

  • 1 head GARLIC
  • 3 pounds total combination TOMATOES + TOMATILLOS
  • 1/2 pound total combination PEPPERS + CHILES + GROUND CHERRIES*
  • 1.25 pounds total combination POTATOES + CHARD + CUCUMBERS
  • 5.5 pounds SUMMER SQUASH 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • basil -- Italian basil is in great abundance for pesto
  • chard 
  • flowers -- lots of beautiful blooms right now, especially sunflowers, zinnias, and Tithonia 
  • herbs -- sage, garlic and onion chives, thyme, oregano, mint, sorrel, cilantro, lavender, basils (Thai, cinnamon, sacred, opal, lime), stevia, lavender, lemongrass 

* Ground cherries are little yellow, tomato-like fruits with papery husks.  They are also known as husk cherries, cape gooseberries and physalis.  This is just the beginning of the ground cherries, so if you don't get them this week, we'll have them many more weeks, and they'll be on the u-pick list soon.  

That's it for this week! Enjoy the share! 

~ The Clagett Farm Team