Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Big Red Farm Stand, Wednesday July 30, 1-5pm

Zinnias and Rudbeckia
Hello friends,

Hasn't this cool weather been amazing?  It's been so pleasant to work and play outside this week.  Unfortunately, perfect working conditions are not perfect tomato-ripening conditions.  We will have a few tomatoes this week (mostly the Juliet mini-Roma variety), and hopefully with some more sun and higher temperatures the rest will come along soon.

Also this week: sweet corn from our neighbors at Village Farms!  We don't grow sweet corn at the Big Red Farm, mostly because Walt at Village Farms does it so well, and so close by.  String beans are over, but we'll have mint and fresh onions for the first time this week, and our lettuce (the Romaine in particular) is looking great.  Cut flower bouquets will also be back -- take home some colorful blooms to go with your colorful veggies!

Chard and some lovely
Rocambole garlic


In the middle of summer, when kale availability is uneven at best, it's important for greens-eaters to have some good chard recipes up their sleeves.  This is a variation on the standard sauteed-with-garlic-and-olive-oil chard treatment, and it's our favorite way to eat chard so far!  {Swiss Chard with Ginger & Garlic}

And for this week's reprise from last season, capable of making a summer-squash-believer out of the most stubborn holdout, these fritters are easy and relatively quick to assemble (don't let the number of paragraphs on the page dissuade you!).  Though we're done with scallions, this week's small fresh "green" onions, sliced thinly, are perfect for this recipe.  {Summer Squash Fritters}

Juliet tomatoes

This week we hope to have the following available from 1pm to 5pm in front of Pop Hall:
  • Basil - $2.50 bunch
  • Beets - $2.50 bunch
  • Baby Carrots - $3.00 lb
  • Flowers - $5.00 bouquet
  • Fresh Garlic - $1.25 bulb
  • Kale - $2.50 bunch
  • Lettuce - $2.50 head
  • Mint - $1.50 bunch
  • Fresh Onions - $2.50 bunch
  • Mixed New Potatoes - $3.00 lb
  • Rainbow Chard - $2.50 bunch
  • Summer Squash/Zucchini - $2.00 lb
  • 'Juliet' Tomatoes (limited quantity) - $3.00 pt


The farm stand is located right in front of Pop Hall, at the top of the stairs that lead down into the Bowl. Enter campus by the main gate on Route 206 (opposite the Lawrenceville Post Office and Craven Lane) and bear right into the circle. Bear right again at the fork in the road and continue straight until you see the farmstand signs.

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