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Week of September 8th

My Dear Community,

Some carrots don’t quite fit (literally) in the bunch. They are a little too curvy, short or tall so don’t make the uniform cut. We like to include these “carrots with character” in our mix from time to time. The plus is you get more carrots but the downside is no tops, or greens. They’ll be back soon though. Green zucchini is back and raspberries are going strong this week. The berries seemed to ripen all at once this year so this week is definitely one to take advantage of if you want to add a clamshell or two to your box. I hope you all are enjoying this Labor Day weekend. Holidays tend to skip my radar as the farm never seems to quit churning.
An important note about cherry tomatoes: remember to sort through these lil guys as soon as possible. Their thin skins make them vulnerable to cracking soon after they’re picked. With them going into the boxes within 12 hours of picking, it’s hard to sort all of them so it’s inevitable some will land cracked in your bag. Sorting them out immediately will keep the rest of them from going bad by association.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
GREEN ZUCCHINI
SWEET MINI BELL PEPPERS
GREEN BEANS
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
RED TOMATOES
LOOSE CARROTS
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
CANTALOUPE
RED ONIONS
RASPBERRIES
BIG BOX ADD: HASS AVOCADOS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, ITALIAN PARSLEY, CELERY, ENGLISH CUCUMBERS

JUST the BASICS:
GREEN ZUCCHINI
GREEN BEANS
CARROTS
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
CANTALOUPE
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES

JUICE FEAST:
LOOSE CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CANTALOUPE
RASPBERRIES
HASS AVOCADOS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
CELERY
CUCUMBERS
LACINATO KALE
GALA APPLES

Mini Pepper Nachos

Ingredients:
2 small packages mini peppers
1 pound ground turkey – vegan alternatives included
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tbs. chili powder
1/2- 1 cup organic salsa
pinch salt
2 tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
non-stick spray
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at Bites of Wellness)

Garden Herb White & Green Bean Salad

Ingredients:
1 can cannellini or white kidney beans 540 ml can, drained and rinsed
1 lb green beans trimmed and cut in half
1/2 cup red onion thinly sliced
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp garlic minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp fresh parsley finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp fresh basil finely chopped
1 tsp fresh rosemary finely chopped
3/4 tsp salt
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at The Delicious Spoon)

3-Ingredient Cantaloupe Smoothie

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups cantaloupe , cubed
1/2-3/4 cup canned coconut milk
2 tsp honey
handful of ice
(Find the full recipe and directions here at The Wheatless Kitchen)

Mediterranean Zucchini, Tomato and Feta Salad

Ingredients:
2 medium sized zucchini, thinly sliced into half moons
2 medium sized yellow squash, thinly sliced into half moons
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped
2 ounces feta cheese, cubed or crumbled
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
(Find the full recipe and directions here at The Recipe Runner)

Crispy Baked Carrot Fries

Ingredients:
1 pound medium carrots
1 tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Chopped cilantro or parsley
Sauce or dip of choice to serve
(Find the full recipe and inspiration here at Host the Toast)