Our 12 week Spring CSA season ended last week. The Summer CSA starts now and will run for 10 weeks through the end of August. We’re still fighting deer, patching our screens and have called in the dog! Walking the neighborhood dog around the main gardens daily, hoping her scent will deter the deer. Too early to tell if this will be effective.
We’re getting ready to raise holiday turkeys for November and December. These will be heritage turkeys like we raised last year. If you’re interested, contact us this week for more details and to reserve yours.
Here’s our expected harvest for Summer Week 1:
Full Share: Tomatoes, Potatoes* (double portion), Peppers, Melon, Okra or beans, Black eyed peas, Squash, Cucumber, Onions, Garlic, Basil
Half Share: Tomatoes, Potatoes* (double portion), Peppers, Eggplant, Onions, Garlic, Basil
* Potatoes grown by our friends at Skinny Lane Farm in Elgin
Recipe: Homemade Basil Pesto
Shares this week include plenty of fresh basil – here’s a great recipe for it. Find more ideas for basil here.
2 cups tightly packed fresh basil
1-2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
In a food processor, puree all ingredients together. Serve over fresh pasta, spread on toasted bread or serve many other ways! Keep in refrigerator for several weeks or freeze in a tightly covered container.