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What's In Season - Weekly Newsletter #7



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July 24th, 2021


We have so many new items to share with you this week! Topmost among them is our Tri-Color Snap Bean Mix, Medium-Sized Rainbow Carrots, Shishito Peppers, Pickling Cucumbers and our adorable new "Tom Thumb" Baby Bibb.

Despite some challenges with our early beans this year, our second patch is up, ready, and the prettiest field I've seen in years! We were actually fighting over who got to pick beans yesterday (now, that's a first!) We have two sizes of beans, our regular "Snap" Beans and our "French Filet" Baby Beans--they're both delicious this week and ultra-tender.

Our Heirloom Carrots have finally decided to size up for us, Shishito Peppers have started and Pickling Cucumbers have begun. I've put up quantity limits on the site for pickles this week, so you can get a chance to try some of them before you go on to your pickle project. Plus, we always start the season off with a wait list, so we need a chance to catch up! If you are looking for lots of pickles for your project, please let me know and we'll get you on the list. For bulk, this season, we are $3 per pound or $50 per basket.

Our next patch of lettuces and salad greens have begun as well. Try our brand new "Tom Thumb" Baby Bibb lettuce. They're extremely mild-flavored, crisp, sweet, and, well, adorable. Each perfectly-formed little head is about the size of baseball or smaller. Also recommended on the salad front this week is Friseé, Arugula, Central-Red Mizuna and Scarlet Frills.

Fortunately our heat-loving veggies had a chance to flourish for a few days this week, so our very sweet (never GMO) Sweet Corn is wonderful now. Peaches, too, although they did need a day out of the fridge to ripen up. Raspberries are on a break for a couple of weeks, but Fred's Apricots have begun. (You've never tried an apricot if you haven't had one fresh off of the tree!)

Besides all of that, our new Centgraf Farms Community Page and Members Area is coming along! Members are starting to share photos, recipes and ideas on the group, and I finally have a way to better keep in touch with you. Thanks to this, you no longer have to wait to shop until I get out of the fields long enough to write the weekly newsletter;)

You're also invited to download our new "Centgraf Farm Market" App to get instant market updates on your phone. I promise I won't spam you with constant beeps -- I'll keep it down to alerts when the Market is restocked or the occasional last-minute product add. We're also still offering a $3 Market Coupon to anyone who downloads the app. I know how it is, I'm the last one to want another app on my phone, but this one will be unintrusive and helpful!

Well, I hope you've had another nice week and we hope to hear from you soon,

The Centgraf's



NEW THIS WEEK


Italian Roma Beans Tri-Color Mix Beans Medium Rainbow Carrots Green Tomatoes Shishito Peppers Beauregarde Snow Pea Mix English Shelling Peas Hon Tsai Tai Purple Choi Sum Pickling Cucumbers Traditional Slicing Cucumbers "Tom Thumb" Baby Lettuce Chervil Central Red Mizuna New Patch of Arugulas & Frills Baking Zucchini Fresh Apricots


EXCELLENT THIS WEEK

Bi-Color Sweet Corn

Red Tabby & Bloomsdale Spinach

Sugar Snap Peas

Tender Broccolini

Zucchini & Squash Mix

Cipollini Onions

Multi-Color Mixed Beets

Patty Pan Squash

Cherry Belle Radishes

MI Peaches & Blueberries

and so much more...



Photos: Shishito Peppers, Fresh Apricots, Tri-Color Snap Beans, and Tom Thumb Baby Bibb.

 

BOX CONTENTS


THE FARMER KNOWS BEST

SMALL


8 oz. Curly Spinach Mix

2 Pounds of Broccoli

1 Bunch Purple Hon Tsai Tai

1 Bunch Cipollini Onions

1 Bunch Medium Rainbow Carrots

8 oz. Sugar Snap Peas

1 Pint Balaton Cherries

1 Pound of MI Peaches


THIS BOX IS AVAILABLE AT $26

VALUE OF $31.00




THE FARMER KNOWS BEST

LARGE


1 Pound Curly Spinach Mix

1 Slicing Cucumber

3 Pounds of Broccoli

1 Bunch Purple Hon Tsai Tai

1 Bunch Cipollini Onions

1 Bunch Cherry Belle Radishes

1 Bunch Medium Rainbow Carrots

1 Pound Sugar Snap Peas

1 Pint Balaton Cherries

1 Pound of MI Peaches


THIS BOX IS AVAILABLE AT $38.

VALUE OF $42.50


 

RECIPES OF THE WEEK



Friseé Salad with Blue Cheese, Bacon and Hazelnuts



I often use a classic bacon & vinegar dressing on our Fresh Spinach Salads, but it sounds delicious on a bed of Friseé!

For a sweeter salad try tossing in some Baby Bibb Lettuce and (maybe) a tad of sugar in the hot bacon dressing. Otherwise, Friseé is fantastic on its own. Try it this week in our Salad Bundle.

*Please remember to add an "I Got It" Box, if you're planning to order a la carte this week.

Zucchini Involtini

For our "Roll with It" Bundle this week, we're suggesting these delicious Zucchini rolls!

As the author writes, just "roast, stuff, roll, roast." I love the idea of tossing in some healthy chard and Fresh Corn Polenta. It sounds like a delicious mix of flavors!

P.S. I've been known to cheat and just layer the ingredients like a lasagna. It saves time;)


 

Remember, Weekly Order Cut-Off Time is 11:59pm on Sunday.

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 Slaw Bundle: Broccoli Crunch Salad- Click for Recipe

from Alexandra's Kitchen

The "Roll with It" Bundle: Zucchini Involtini with Fresh Corn Polenta & Fresh Corn Polenta Recipe

from Alexandra's Kitchen

The Stir Fry/Ramen Bundle: Thai Stir-Fried Greens (Peas & Carrots) with Oyster Sauce

from Kitchn

The Salad Mix Bundle: Friseé Salad with Blue Cheese, Bacon and Hazelnuts

from The Food Network

The Quick Pickle Bundle: Sweet and Sour Pattypan Squash and Green Beans

from My Recipes


 


Join Our Community!


Join our new Centgraf Farms Online Community to get updates and news. It's also a great place to share photos, get recipe ideas, and interact with other members!

We even have a downloadable app now for your smartphone. Get instant notifications when the Market has been restocked or an item added and shop sooner in the week!



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