- FROM THE FARMERS
Waiting for tomatoes to ripen is like waiting for the pot to boil. We’ve been staring at these tomatoes for a while now, and in our distraction this week with some baby chicks arriving, we didn’t look at them for a couple days. Now we’ve got ripe tomatoes and happy adolescent chicks. Unlike tomatoes and watched pots, you can almost see chicks grow in the span of a minute…and they need to be looked at several times a day. For the first two weeks, they need a steady temperature of about 80 degrees. Too hot or too cold and they start to have problems. We also have to keep them in a steady supply of water and feed. They’ll be ready to move out into the field pens soon, but until then, someone is always on duty.
- THE PATH TO NO TILL
COMMUNITY FARM ALLIANCE
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WEEK #12 CSA SHARE CONTENTS
- CHERRY TOMATOES
- NEW POTATOES
- GREEN BEANS
- SWISS CHARD
- GRUNER RED PURSLANE
FARM NOTES & EVENTS
- TUESDAY – BEREA FARMERS MARKET, 3:30-6:30 PM
- THURSDAY – MADISON COUNTY FARMERS MARKET, 10:00-1:00 PM @ EKU
- SATURDAY – BEREA FARMERS MARKET, 9:00-12:00 PM
- SATURDAY – LEXINGTON FARMERS MARKET, 7:00-12:00 PM
FROM THE KITCHEN
Tomato and Cottage Cheese SaladINGREDIENTS: 2 med tomatoes, sliced
1 med cucumbers, diced
1/2 avocado, diced
1/2 bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped
1 cup garbanzo beans
LAZY EIGHT SMOKED TURKEY BREAST, chopped
1/2 cup basil, torn
1 cup cottage cheese
dress with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and cracked black pepper
This salad can be layered or tossed. Add chopped sweet corn, tarragon or anything else that strikes your fancy. But the foundation, perfect all on its own, is sliced avocado, tomato, sweet onion, cottage cheese, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.