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Wildlife Sightings + Recipes for This Week: More Zucchini and Greens Ideas

(Photo from CSA Member Deborah Starobin Armstrong)

Here are some new ideas for how to use the vegetables in this week's share. Plus, a great photo and story below from a CSA Member who had a wildlife encounter while at the farm.  

Have an idea to share? A recipe for a certain vegetable you're wanting? Leave it here in the comments or shoot me an email


Swiss Chard and Collard Greens

CSA member Bonnie suggests this Creamy Swiss Chard Pasta that she made and enjoyed. 

Fred made this Baked Cheese Polenta with Swiss Chard, which he says he really liked. (Chard is on u-pick this week.) 

If you still have collards, Bonnie also recommends this recipe for Kickin' Collard Greens. I'm planning to try this one myself tonight, as we have a big bag of them that need to be used up. 


Squash and Zucchini

Nichole shared this link from Saveur magazine, which has compiled a bunch of ideas for zucchini

I've personally been eyeing this Shaved Summer Squash Salad from Bon Appetit, which looks light and fresh. 

And of course there are more ideas in our archives for zucchini, squash, chard and greens

And Bonnie had an interesting encounter while visiting the farm:

Yesterday, after picking up my share, my dog and I took a walk in one of the north fields and spotted a doe and her fawn across the clearing. I'm from rural Ohio, so this was no surprise, and I assumed that they would run once they saw us. Either they didn't see us or they didn't care, and by the time we got to the place where they had been standing, the mother had gone only a few yards into the woods, leaving the fawn to follow its instincts and lie absolutely still, just at the treeline. I would not have seen it had the dog not followed the trail (he was good, though, and left it alone as he's been taught to do with racoons, cats, sheep, horses, etc.). I could have touched it, but didn't. I took this picture and moved quickly to the other side of the clearing to make sure mother and baby were okay after their stressful encounter. They soon crossed the clearing and made their way into the woods on the other side. I know that deer can be pests, but at the same time, who can resist them when they're right in front of you?

Here's a photo Bonnie snapped on her phone!


Have an encounter of your own?  A recipe to share?  Let us know! 


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