August 21st, 2021
Another busy, busy week on the farm!
This week was full of planting, weeding, pruning, picking, washing, wiping eggs, filling online orders, filling restaurant orders, loading trucks, selling at markets, driving to MI, rushing through bookwork, and more weeding and picking!
Fortunately, our hard work was paid off with happy customers, healthy vegetables and the joy of finding ripe Cantaloupe in the fields! We're starting off our melon season with full-size Goddess Cantaloupe - it's so delicious and sweet - and will soon have our Sugar Cube mini cantaloupe, candy-sweet Crenshaw, refreshing Honey Dew and even a few Watermelon.
Tomatoes are ripening up more regularly now, although the elements have not been kind to our tomato plants this year. Nonetheless, our Artisan Cocktail Mix is beautiful, Campari Tomatoes are wonderful, and we're still finding a gorgeous Heirloom Tomato here and there. Full-Size Beefsteaks have also begun and, despite some superficial blemishes, still ripen up to make a great BLT!
On the other hand, our Cole Crop patch is doing great so far! We have truly gorgeous heads of Rainbow Cauliflower, melt-in-your-mouth Broccolini, beautiful Red Cabbage, and nice larger heads of our "Sweetheart" Caraflex Cabbage. If you haven't tried them yet, these unique, pointy heads of cabbage make a wonderful slaw, a fantastic roasted cabbage-wedge dish, or perfectly formed cabbage rolls.
New This Week, on our farm is Full-Size Japanese Eggplant, pretty Salad Turnips, a new patch of tender Snap and Italian "Roma" Beans, Cantaloupe, Fennel Bulb, and more Potato varieties. New from K & K Farms in Michigan are Raspberries, Paula Red Apples, more Early Gold Apples, and some adorable Saturn "Doughnut" Peaches.
Also, since our battered-but-not-bruised restaurant clients are back in the swing of things, my weekly timing on restocking the market is creeping closer to the weekend. Due to this, we've extended ordering time to Mondays at noon.
Thanks so much!
NEW THIS WEEK
Full-Size Japanese Eggplant
Kennebec & Peter Wilcox Potatoes
New Patch of Tri-Color Beans
Saturn "Doughnut" White Peaches
Saturn "Doughnut" Yellow Peaches
EXCELLENT THIS WEEK
Bi-Color Sweet Corn
Large Green Bell Peppers
Sweetheart Caraflex Cabbage
Shishito Roulette Peppers
Zucchini Summer Squash Mix
White Bunched Beets
Hill Side Honey
Gourmet Delight Crimini Mushrooms
MI Peaches, Nectarines, Apples, Blueberries, & Berries
Photos: Mini Eggplant Mix, Yellow Saturn "Doughnut" Peaches, "Sweetheart" Caraflex Cabbage, and Salad Turnips.
Small Bunch of Berggarten Sage
2 Pounds of Beefsteak Tomatoes
1 Pound of Baby Sweet Onions
1 Slicing Cucumber
3 Ears of Bi-Color Sweet Corn
1 Bunch of White Beets w/ Tops
1 Pound of Mini Mix Eggplant
2 Pounds of Multi-Color Potatoes
2 Pounds of Paula Red Apples
1 Pint of Blueberries
VALUE OF $30.50
Small Bunch of Berggarten Sage 3 Pounds of Beefsteak Tomatoes 1 Pound of Baby Sweet Onions 2 Slicing Cucumbers 6 Ears of Bi-Color Sweet Corn 1 Bunch of White Beets w/ Tops
1 Pound of Multi-Color Mixed Beets 2 Pounds of Mini Mix Eggplant 3 Pounds of Multi-Color Potatoes 2 Pounds of Paula Red Apples 1 Pint of Blueberries
VALUE OF $42.75
RECIPES OF THE WEEK
Roasted Onions with Sage Butter
Use your Baby Sweet Onions and fresh Berggarten Sage in this delicious roasted onion dish!
This recipe and photo was found on the Storey.com site by Brittany Wood Nickerson.
Find the veggies for this recipe in this week's Farmer Knows Best Box!
Roasted Eggplant Salad with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Tomatoes
Try this amazing Mediterranean-Style salad with our Mini Eggplant Mix, Artisan Cocktail Tomatoes, Diva Cucumbers, and Fresh Arugula.
Find some of the veggies for this fresh salad in this week's Farmer Knows Best Box or order them a la carte with the "I Got It" Box.
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We're extending our Weekly Order Cut-Off Time to Noon on Mondays.
Most deliveries & pickups are on Tuesday evening. Pickup at West Allis Farmers' Market is Tuesday during market hours.
THIS WEEK'S MARKET BUNDLE RECIPES
The Pico Bundle: Moosewood Fresh Tomato Salsa
from Alexandra's Kitchen
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