Summer CSA - Week 6

Dear CSAers

Thanks to a brilliant combination of farmer know-how, elbow grease and beautiful weather, we are proud to share this next harvest of summer crops. After a cool wet spring we are now chasing rain clouds and trying to match transplanting needs with harvesting. The hot weather is here for sure and it is truly a busy time here! 

In this week 6 summer share:

  • Cabbage
  • New Potatoes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Summer Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Radish
  • Red Long Tropea Onions *
  • PYO Blueberries
  • *Extra Kale!* Siberian kale

* Italy boasts many varieties of onion, but perhaps due to its unique sweetness, the most famous and appreciated, is cipolla di Tropea – onion from Tropea. In addition to be eaten raw in salads, the Tropea onion can be prepared in several different ways: baked, boiled, as a filling for frittata (omelette). In Tropea, it is also used to produce a delicious onion marmalade, to be consumed on crostini, as an appetizer and as an accompaniment to roasts. Another delicacy made in Tropea is a marmalade of onion and roasted peppers, a perfect accompaniment for roasts. A real stunner for sure!

This week in the farm store you will find our own and local eggs along with snow hill farm eggs, Shaggy Coos milk and Arethusadairy products. The farm is just tipping into our peak season and we are harvesting every day. This week we are harvesting for the farm store pickling and slicing cucumbers and a variety of summer squashes, kale, chard, and salad greens (salad mix, arugula and mizuna) in the Farm Store this week. We are also just starting to harvest tomatoes so they sell out quickly!

Buon Appetito!

The Hickories 136 Lounsbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (203)-894-1851