In your box this week:  

  1. CUCUMBERS!
  2. KOHLRABI! Eat it like an apple, shred it for slaw, eat it cooked or eat it raw!  More vitamin C than an orange!
  3. Zucchini / Summer Squash
  4. Arugula & Mizuna mix
  5. Broccoli
  6. String Beans (Green and Yellow)
  7. Cauliflower
  8. Cabbage
  9. Onions:  eat the green leaves and the bulbs
  10. Cilantro/Coriander: enjoy the leaves, flowers, and the green seed balls (which are the fresh coriander)
  11. Edible Flowers:  in a bag.  A mix of gem marigolds, radish flowers, oregano flowers, and a few nasturiums too.
  12. Chamomile: Pop off the flower heads (yellow middle, perhaps with white petals still attached) and make some tea.
  13. Hakurei Turnips:  Next week is probably the last week for these, so enjoy the roots and leaves while you can!

When warned about the caterpillar damage on the cauliflower, CSA member Tonya said, "Worms don't weird me out, CHEMICALS weird me out. I am happy to share some of my cauliflower with those little guys." Thank you, Tonya, for your graciousness when faced with less-than-perfect cauliflower!

  

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A summer evening with CSA members past and present. Many thanks for the lovely company last week to Amy (blue), Tri (standing), Reid w/Lillian, Duane, Tonya, and Kat.

  

Kat and Max, former CSA members (but still current friends!). Max had been playing hard with his tricycle, and arrived at the table ready for the serious business of eating corn.

  

Lillian and Reid, current CSA members, laugh and smile at all my funny jokes. This was Lillian's second day crawling, and her dad teared up a little when he told me that it was her first day playing under the table during dinner!

  

Both Max and Lillian have in the past enjoyed the title of youngest CSA member.  The current winner is Heidi and Brian’s new baby girl born a couple weeks ago — congratulations again you two!  However, you better get a trophy made for that kiddo while you can, because fellow CSA members (and beekeepers) Jim and Thea have a baby on the way any day now.  

I remember back years ago when Adina announced her pregnancy with Kian, and how touched I was by the thought of OUR food growing and nourishing this little developing person.  This feeling continues with each new baby that joins our CSA  — I feel so lucky, and I take my job of providing healthy, safe, and nutritious food very seriously!  I feel honored that our vegetables are helping these little people get a good start on life.  (To be honest, I feel honored to feed all of you, no matter how old you are…)

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