Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Big Red Farm Share, July 9


Full Share:
  • 3 heads of lettuce
  • 1 bunch of Swiss chard
  • 1 lb new potatoes
  • 2 lbs summer squash
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1/4 lb of baby kale
  • 1 bunch of basil
Half Share:
  • 2 heads of lettuce
  • 1 bunch of Swiss chard
  • 1/2 lb new potatoes
  • 1 lb summer squash
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • Big summer squash!  Some always get missed, and then they get big.  Great stuffed, or turned into zucchini bread (or pancakes -- see below!).  Please take as much as you'd like.


After linking to all those zucchini/summer squash recipes last week, I found another one I hadn't tried yet, and it looked so good that I made it right away!  Let me tell you, it won't be the last time.  These Zucchini Bread Pancakes are the best of all worlds: fluffy and decadent like your favorite weekend brunch staple, yet barely sweetened and containing over two cups of grated squash (which brings its own subtle sweetness)!  They don't taste like "health food," but I think you can feel pretty good about them all the same.

I feel ready for a new chard recipe, don't you?  This Swiss Chard and Mushroom Galette may well be the most elegant presentation of wilted greens that I've seen to date.  I've also included some ideas for variations if you don't feel like galette-ing; this combination of greens, mushrooms and ricotta makes for a delicious, well-rounded vegetarian entree, and would be delightful in any form!

Finally, it's time for our first (hopefully not our last) pesto week of the season!  Larger bunches of basil are a part of your shares this week, so I'm re-posting Gundel's Pesto, my family's standard basil pesto recipe.  Enjoy the taste of summer!


Share pick-up takes place at the farm, on Thursdays between 3:00 and 6:00pm. Pull into the Lawrence Township community gardens and follow the gravel road uphill to the left. Please remember to return last week's bags and/or containers, and sign in when you take your share. Any payment can be placed in the envelope next to the sign-in sheet. See you at the farm!

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