- Simply in Season Cookbook: Has recipes in order for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter crops.
- Farmer John Cookbook: From the quirky Farmer John of the "Real dirt on Farmer John" movie fame. His Angelic Organics CSA is one of the best known in the country.
- Simply in Season Children's cookbook: Fun, easy, and quick to prepare recipes to do with children.
Pick Your Own Field Highlights:
- Concord Grapes: they don't ripen uniformly on the bunches, so just pick individual grapes that are ripe and eat or take with you.
- Black-eyed Susan flowers: these are beautiful in the kitchen or elsewhere.
- Ground Cherries: check out these tasty little paper-husked treat that have a hint of pineapple. Pick when paper turns golden brown or fruit is on the ground.
- Sungold cherry tomatoes: yes, they have the late blight too--but there are some tomatoes there
- HOT Peppers: range from mild to wild the farther back the row you go. Some varieties are maturing to red, but green is ok to pick too as you wish.
- Heirloom tomatoes: various types located in the first row.
- Pole beans: including Red Noodle and Roma types, down at the low end of the PYO field
- Cut flowers: zinnias, snapdragons, celosia
- Basil: is ready, just pinch off the tips just above where they branch--not sure? ask Bradley
- Tromboncino Squash Tower: Check out this rapidly growing vine and the bamboo tower that Bradley made for it.
- Summer Savory: this herb located beyond the grapes in the PYO field. Very strong by itself, it is excellent with tomatoes
- Edible flowers: Nasturtiums, and Calendula and Borage are edible and are located also toward the end of the PYO field.
About some of the characters:
- Asian and Italian type eggplants: the slender Japanese type eggplants are said to be sweeter and milder than the classic Italian types--but, when we did a taste test, they all were pretty much the same in flavor. Their color is fabulous. Coating slices with oil and soy sauce and grilling them is quick and delicious.
- Bell Peppers: these are the most nutritious when raw, and the Apple variety has incredible flavor according to farm staff.
- Beans: this is the final week that we will be picking beans--they are somewhat mature now--feel free.
- Carrots: roasted, raw, boiled, or steamed, you can't go wrong
- Ailsa Craig Onions: these mild sweet onions can be used now or kept for storage
Summer Pepper Salad
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
8 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
In a large bowl, mix the green bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, cucumber,
parsley, feta cheese, and olive oil. Chill at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator before serving.