Thursday, July 21, 2016

Notes from Your Farm: Potatoes, Fall Crops, & Field Good Yoga

Hello from the Farm,   

Fingerling Potatoes!  This unique potato is our new crop for the week.  It has a flavor that makes it stand out from other potatoes.  Has been called "golden sticks of butter" because of its scrumptious taste.  For a simple recipe all you have to do is cook the potatoes in boiling water until they are tender enough to eat then they are ready!  Here is the link to the recipe for more details:

Other vegetables that you will be picking up this week include our Cucumbers, Zucchini, Swiss chard, Scallions, and don't forget to explore the PYO Field.  It is filled with herbs, hot peppers, cherry tomatoes, and FLOWERS!

What happened on the Farm this week?
Fall crops are our main focus right now.  We have started seeding in the greenhouse, once again, for our cold crops.  This includes most of the crops that were harvested during our June pick up dates.  We are ordering seeds and filling the greenhouse with trays that will soon be holding vegetables!

Look at that concentration!  We do all of our seeding outside on the picnic tables because it is way too hot in the greenhouse!


Field Good Yoga - Gentle Yoga with Farmer Elizabeth
A Homefields Event - Offered free to the farming community - On sight at Goodwill at Homefields Farm - Every weekend for 6 weeks - Classes will be on Friday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm & Saturday mornings from 8:30am to 9:30am

Dates for Classes:
          July 29&30
          Aug. 5&6, Aug. 12&13, Aug. 19&20, Aug. 26&27
          Sept. 2&3

Attend every weekend or just try out one class!  Classes will be held rain or shine, and class may be modified in the event of rain.  Bring a yoga mat, block, strap, and water bottle.  If you do not have yoga gear improvise with a beach towel or blanket, and a belt, necktie or bathrobe tie.

To reserve your spot or for any questions, please contact  

Want to share your Recipes?
Ever excited about how your vegetables turned out with a recipe you tried? From vegetable shakes, to salads, or creative combinations.  We want to see how you are preparing our vegetables!  Post a picture of your creation on our Facebook page and a short description on how it was prepared.  This will be a great way to share recipes with other shareholders.  If you have not liked our Facebook Page please click on the link below.

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Abendesson Bread
Apple Strudel Sourdough - yumm! - $5 a loaf    

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Harvest List
Potatoes - let the potatoes cook in boiling water until they are tender enough to eat.  

Zucchini - bake with pastries, saute, or grill

Cucumbers - eat raw, put in salad, make cucumber and mint water

Eggplant - can be pan fried, grilled, or microwaved till tender

Scallions - add for an onion flavoring

Swiss Chard - used as a side dish by being sauteed, made into a soup, or a pasta

Kohlrabi - Once you peel off the tough outer shell of the bulb (with a vegetable peeler) you can add it to a soup, steam it, roast it, or eat it raw

Turnips - can be used the same way you use a potato.  Eat raw, cooked, put in sandwich, or a salad

Radishes - eat raw, put in salad, cook them, sauteed, chop the greens up nicely for a salad 

Green Garlic - have an onion flavor, good fresh or cooked, doesn't have to be peeled

Beans - eat raw, cooked, casserole, and throw them in many different recipes!

Cut Lettuce - salads, sandwiches, steamed dishes, or soups

Stay Cool as a Cucumber this Weekend,

Your Farmers

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