Main Share CSA – July 17 2017

Hours of Distribution

Monday, 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday, 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM

This Week’s Distribution

Onions
Fennel
Escarole
Lettuce
Garlic Pickles
Cucumbers
Kale
Collards or Chard
Scallions
Tomatoes

U-Pick

Basil
Dill
Parsley
Cilantro
Chives
Sage
Thyme
Oregano

Recipe Links

Use your Escarole:

Halibut (or other fish) over Wilted Escarole

Use your Pickling Cukes:

Bread and Butter Pickles

Easiest Fridge Dill Pickles

Use your Tomatoes:

One Pan Farro with Tomatoes

Use your Fennel:

Chickpea, Fennel and Goat Cheese Salad

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Fennel and Lemon

Upcoming Events

Pesto Making Class
Flower Arranging Class
Canning & Pickling Class

From the Farmer

Looking to make pickles? Pickling cucumbers are available for $1.25/lb (10 lb minimum). Please email the farm at tangerinifarm@verizon.net to order. Please give us 24 hour notice and we’ll have them ready for you when you arrive.

Here’s a great recipe…..
Easy Refrigerator Pickles from MyRecipes.com

Ingredients:
6 cups thinly sliced pickling cucumbers (about 2 pounds)
2 cups thinly sliced onion
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

Directions:
1. Place 3 cups cucumber in a medium glass bowl; top with 1 cup onion. Repeat procedure with the remaining 3 cups cucumber and remaining 1 cup onion.

2. Combine vinegar and remaining ingredients in a small saucepan; stir well. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Pour over cucumber mixture; let cool. Cover and chill at least 4 days.

3. Store pickles in the glass bowl or transfer to jars with lids. Pickles may be stored in the refrigerator for up to one month.

This week we will host Emasscraft

The purpose of the organization is to train farmers, farm workers and apprentices in the craft of small-scale sustainable agriculture with emphasis on food production. Through the collaboration of many farms, like ours, they provide a broader learning experience than can’t be received on one farm alone. The group gets together every other Wednesday during the season to learn about another aspect of agriculture. It goes along way in developing the aspiring new farmers and apprentices, allowing for the exchange of ideas and experiences.

This week’s topic is on cultivation. Since we started the CSA, ten years ago now, we have been able to acquire some awesome cultivation equipment. This equipment, along with our awesome crew are keeping the fields looking great this season. Believe it or not all the hand work here at the farm is done by 7 farm crew members, a production manager and a tractor driver. Pretty impressive for a farm that is growing 40 acres of vegetables. If you want to learn more about this group go to www.easternmasscraft.wordpress.com.

Speaking of vegetables look at these onions.

What a difference a year makes! These are some Walla Walla onions that will be showing up in the share this week. The rain of course has helped but also the ability to fertigate ( organic fertilizer and water through drip irrigation). Our next hurdle, will be to find a place to store them all for the winter. They are going to be a great for our Winter Share!

Flower Arranging Class

If you haven’t signed up for the flower arranging class please don’t wait any longer. It’s this Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM and we only have four spots left. Email us or call the farm to sign-up.  Also right around the corner is the Pickling and Canning Class on Wednesday, July 26th at 7:00 PM and it’s FREE to all CSA members.

Pickling and Canning Class

Thanks again for all your support. The CSA seems to be running smoothly. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, send me an email at tangerinifarm@verizon.net or stop me while you are here for pickup. Enjoy this week’s bounty, especially those tomatoes.

Your farmer,
Laura

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139 Spring Street
Millis, Massachusetts 02054
Farm Stand: (508) 376-5024
tangerinifarm@gmail.com

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CLOSING NOV 22nd for the SEASON
Farm Stand: 9:00 AM - Dusk
Ice Cream Shop: 11:00 AM -  Dusk
Kitchen: 11:00 AM -  4:00 PM

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