Austin Summer CSA Week 5

Work this week continues on the deer fence and fall garden preparation.  We’re also harvesting pears.  These are excellent, peeled, for fresh eating or making into pear sauce, cakes or other tasty treats!  We also returned to our previous method for growing sunflower sprouts and they are looking better this week.  The heat may be affecting them some but it looks like they’ll be ready for shares this week.

Here’s our expected harvest for week 5 of the Summer season CSA:

Full Share: Tomatoes (double portion), Melon, Sunflower sprouts, Potatoes, Okra,  Sweet potato leaves, Eggplant, Squash, Pears, Basil, Garlic, Black eyed peas or extra sweet potato leaves

Half Share: Tomatoes (double portion), Sunflower sprouts, Sweet potato leaves,  Cucumbers, Pears, Basil, Garlic, Black eyed peas

Blessing Falls Summer CSA Week 5, Full Share

Blessing Falls Summer CSA Week 5, Full Share


Here’s a good meal with the tomatoes and okra in this week’s shares


1/2 lb. smoked sausage, sliced
1/2 lb. smoked ham, diced
1/2 lb. cooked shrimp
1 T. olive oil
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. matchstick carrots
1/2 c. sliced mushrooms or sm. can mushroom steak sauce
2 cans vegetable broth
2 cans chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
2 c. fresh or frozen sliced okra
1/2 t. worcestershire
1/2 t. garlic powder

Heat olive oil in a stock pot. Saute onions and carrots until they begin to soften. Brown sausage and ham. Add mushrooms and saute until soft. Add broth, tomatoes, okra, worcestershire, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 5 minutes. Add shrimp and heat through. Serve over rice.

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