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This Week's Share: Eggplant, Watermelon (!), Potatoes and More

Clagett eggplant

Call it an eggplant or call it an aubergine. Either way, this pretty Instagram photo from CSA member organic knitter shows off the beauty of this part of the produce season.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Burgers and Brews for the Bay This Sunday! We know you love local produce and great farm-to-table food. We have a sneaking suspicion you enjoy spending time on a beautiful farm. And we're also willing to bet you like live bluegrass, hayrides and other fun family activities!  And also local beer -- who doesn't like that??

You'll find all that and a whole lot more the the 2017 Burgers and Brews for the Bay, happening this Sunday, October 1 at Clagett Farm.

Buy your ticket now! And we'll see you on Sunday!

 

THIS WEEK'S SHARE:

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 watermelon
  • 1 1/2 pounds peppers
  • 1/2 pound greens
  • 1 1/4 pound total combination eggplant + turnips + radishes + chiles
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes
  • 1 pound tomatoes 

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Tomatillos
  • Chiles
  • Basil (Genovese, Holy, Opel, Thai, Lime, Cinnamon)
  • Sage
  • Garlic Chives
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Malabar Spinach
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Sorrel
  • Cilantro
  • Lemongrass
  • Stevia
  • Flowers (any flowers you see at the farm are fair game)

 

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


This Week's Share: UPDATED with Corrected Info on Burgers & Brews!

Clagett tomato pie

How stunning is this tomato tart that CSA member flammick posted on Instagram?? (Try not to lick your screen.) Thanks for sharing, flammick! Here's an easy Tomato Tart recipe if you want to make one yourself.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS [UPDATED]:

Get Your Tickets for Burgers and Brews for the Bay!  Once again, Clagett Farm will host the Burgers and Brews for the Bay event this year, Sunday, October 1. Come sample delicious food made from local, pasture-raised meats and dairy and local vegetables, paired with regional craft beers, and prepared by top local chefs. Plus, a live bluegrass band! Hayrides! And lots of other fun activities! 

Buy your ticket now! (There are lots still available.) And tell your friends about it! Here's the link: cbf.org/events/burgers-and-brews.

Want to help as a volunteer? There are still 7 slots we need to fill. If you're interested, email David Tana at DTana@cbf.org.



THIS WEEK'S SHARE*:

  • As many hot chile peppers as you want!
  • 1/2 pound total combination garlic greens
  • 2 pounds total combination peppers eggplant
  • 1 pound total combination beans + radishes + potatoes
  • 2 1/2 pounds total combination tomatoes + squash

*This is another one of those weeks when the share might be a little different depending on the pickup day/site. Don't worry: We'll make sure everyone gets the same stuff eventually!

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Tomatillos
  • Chiles
  • Basil (Genovese, Holy, Opel, Thai, Lime, Cinnamon)
  • Sage
  • Garlic Chives
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Malabar Spinach
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Sorrel
  • Cilantro
  • Lemongrass
  • Stevia
  • Flowers (any flowers you see at the farm are fair game)

 

RECIPE RECOMMENDATION: Rigatoni with Eggplant Puree

Finally this week, if you're looking for a nice way to make use of those eggplants and tomatoes, here's a recommendation from CSA member Jason for Rigatoni with Eggplant Puree.

Jason says:

"The New Girl tomatoes from last week's share worked great in place of the cherry tomatoes in the recipe.  It ends up being a surprisingly rich, savory sauce, with not a lot of eggplant taste.  Even the household non-eggplant-fan enjoyed it!"

Thanks, Jason!  Sound delicious!

 

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


This Week's Share + Burgers and Brews for the Bay!



Happy Wednesday! Here's this week's share info. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Coming up: Burgers and Brews for the Bay at Clagett Farm!  Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 1. Clagett Farm is once against hosting Burgers and Brews for the Bay, with delicious food made from local, pasture-raised meats and dairy and local vegetables, paired with regional craft beers, and prepared by top local chefs. Live music will be provided in the main tent by a bluegrass band and hayrides and other activities will be provided all day long. More info and tickets can be found at CBF.org

We have two asks of you:


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THIS WEEK'S SHARE:

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 1/2 pounds tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound total combination beans radishes
  • 1 1/2 pound total combination peppers squash
  • 1/4 pound total combination kale + spicy mix* + tat soi

*A note on Spicy Mix: It is very spicy this week. We recommend mixing it with other greens pairing it with a sweet or creamy dressing.

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Tomatillos
  • Chiles
  • Basil (Genovese, Holy, Opel, Thai, Lime, Cinnamon)
  • Sage
  • Garlic Chives
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Malabar Spinach
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Sorrel
  • Cilantro
  • Lemongrass
  • Stevia
  • Flowers (any flowers you see at the farm are fair game)

RECIPE RECOMMENDATION: ZUCCHINI BUTTER

Struggling for new ideas for zucchini? CSA member Jacob recommends this Zucchini Butter:

"I cooked it until browning and deglazed the pan repeatedly, for extra caramelized flavor, and added some basil to make it slightly more pesto-y.  I think "tapenade" is a better name for this than "butter," and in that vein, it might work well to add some olives (although I haven't tried it myself yet)."

If you make it, let us know what you think!

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team

 


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

Clagett mantis

"While picking flowers today, the boys and I saw this praying mantis eating a little sweat bee," writes Clagett CSA member Becca. "Thought it was pretty cool. Nature!"

Pretty cool, indeed! Thanks, Becca!

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THIS WEEK'S SHARE:

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/2 pound total combintion spicy mix+ chiles
  • 4 pounds total combination tomatoes + squash
  • 3/4 pound total combination peppers + radishes
  • 3/4 pound total combination beans + eggplant + kale

 

WHAT'S ON U-PICK:

  • Tomatoes
  • Tomatillos
  • Ground cherries
  • Beans
  • Chiles
  • Parsley
  • 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!

 

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

~ The Clagett Farm Team