In Your Share (Sept 28th edition)

IMG_2146The hot peppers are back!! We started growing the orange Bulgarian Carrot pepper & Black Czech peppers a few years ago. These european peppers are in the midrange of the Scoville scale – somewhere between an Anaheim and Cayenne. Not all hot peppers ripen well in our climate so it’s nice to have these tasty treats to add to salsas & chutney. They make great pickled peppers too.

Hard to believe it’s that time again but the WINTER SHARE is just around the corner. It starts in November so sign up soon!!

You’ll find recipes for everything we grow on the farm at Cook With What You Have. CSA members will find the password to the site in your email – enjoy your 24/7 access to recipe inspiration!

This week your share may include…

  • Carrots: Sweet summer carrots.
  • Collard Greens: Collards are one of my favorite early fall greens. As the weather cools they put on a flush of beautiful new growth – enjoy!
  • Cucumbers: It’s been nice to have a steady supply of slicers the summer.
  • Lettuce: These summer crisp lettuce varieties are crisp & tasty this time of year.
  • Parsley: Beautiful flat leaf Italian parsley
  • Jimmy Nardello Peppers: These thin skinned Italian frying peppers are also really great to eat fresh.
  • Italian Sweet Peppers: Thank you Frank Morton  at Wild Garden Seeds for these lovely, sweet, thick walled, productive peppers. The open pollinated Stocky Red Roaster and Gatherer’s Gold were “born” in Philomath when Frank began to de-hybridize various lines of italian sweet peppers. We are luck to live in a place that not only has lots of great farmers, but amazing seed breeders as well.
  • Hot Peppers: In order of hottest to more mild – Bulgarian carrot, Black Czech & Jalapeño.
  • Summer Squash: Nice mix of green & yellow zucchini, crookneck and patty pan.
  • Tomatoes: Both slicing & heirloom tomatoes.

Coming soon… Winter Squash!