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FOR ALL YOU HARD-WORKING SOULS THAT ARE NOT ON VACATION THIS WEEK
 
We got you White Sweet Corn, Broccoli, Cherries, and Portobello Mushrooms and check out the crazy great Additional Subscriptions.  
Can you say rolls, berries and flowers?

Theme: George Washington Didn't Chop Down A Cherry Tree
He never got anywhere near our cherry trees up here in the Hudson Valley, either, but Mother Nature has managed to cut them at the knees. Thanks to the combination of last year's bumper crop and this year's intensely cold winter, the cherry trees all blossomed...but never produced any fruit (a "false bloom"). Our farmer friend, the indomitable Bob Fix from Fix Brothers Farm a U-Pick Farm located on White Birch Road in Livingston, NY, has a few cherries we were lucky to snatch up. With all the rain from this past mid-week, even that was almost a bust! The worst thing for cherries is too much rain. The tough life of a cherry tree--and cherry farmer. Nonetheless, we got ya cherries. 
 
In The Store & News
There's sunflower & canola oil in our grocery (canola sale!)

HEADLINE NEWS! CANOLA OIL WRONGLY ACCUSED
Word is all canola oil is bad -- so wrong.  Our canola oil is a very healthy alternative to the stuff in the store, which is crazy processed with hexane & other scary stuff. This is expeller pressed, unrefined oil that's absolutely healthy!

There will be produce in the store this weekend, so be sure to check back in.

POPCORN ON THE COB (TA-DA!)

Lettuce Put fresh salads on your table as often as you can. For a more filling and flavorful boost add roasted nuts, diced cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, shaved parmesan, or chick peas. TBD Farm 
Broccoli Crowns A staple that can easily be played up. For a quick dish, sautee with soy sauce, oil, garlic and almonds. We like roasting broccoli with a few chiles and a bit of lemon…yum. Store unwashed broccoli in a plastic bag...you should keep it dry. Cassaday Farms (IPM)
White Corn We love fresh summer corn right off the grill or tossed in a salad. Don't over-cook...just drop in boiling water for a few minutes or steam.
For a super easy, fresh summer salad, toss with diced cucumbers and tomatoes, then drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Add red onion or garlic and an herb like basil or mint. Cassaday Farms (IPM)
Zephyr Squash is a hybrid of a yellow crookneck with a squash that is a cross between the Delicata and yellow Acorn squashes. Before eating or cooking, wash and cut off both ends of the squash. Unless the skin is bitter, you do not have to peel tender squash. You can “drain” squash with high water content by cutting it into slices and arranging it in a shallow dish. Then sprinkle the slices uniformly with coarse salt and let drain for 20 to 30 minutes. Use a strainer and rinse the slices under cold running water, pat them dry, and proceed with your recipe. Stoneledge Farm (CO)
Cherries These cherries are sweet and should be popped right into your mouth. These cherries specifically are Columbia Sweet Cherries. Fix Brothers Farm (FAM)
Portobello Mushrooms The portobello is the prime rib of the vegetable world! Tastes fabulous grilled—brush with olive oil, add garlic or soy sauce if you like, then grill for about 3-5 minutes on each side. Can also be eaten raw. Bulich Mushroom Farm (OG)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Edible Flowers (see photo below) & Chervil Letterbox Farm Collective (OG)
  • Fruit: Blueberries Donio Farm (FAM)
  • Cheese: Dill Farmers Cheese Amazing Real Live Food Co.
  • Bread: Rolls! Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Tri-Color Penne Knoll Crest 

Recipes
Broccoli
How to cook broccoli
Roast Broccoli with Lemon
Broccoli with Parmesan Sauce
Corn
Garlic Corn on the Cob
Fire Roasted Summer Corn Salad
Grilled Corn with Cheese and Lime
Grilled Corn with Basil Butter
Roasted Corn Salad
Squash
Squash Ribbons
Roasted Summer Squash
Summer Squash Sauté
Mushrooms
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms stuffed with Sauteed Leeks and Spinach
Pan-Seared Portobello Mushrooms with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze 
Sauteed Portobellos with Balsamic Vinegar and Butter Sauce 
Storage
  • Tip: Any item you would cook, you can also freeze.
  • Pasta people! Keep it in the fridge 4-5 days or freeze it.
  • The raspberries should be kept loose and dry in a shallow container and covered with plastic. Another one you don't want to wash until use.  
  • Any green needs to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag and kept in the fridge crisper.

Key for growing methods:
  • CO - Certified Organic
  • OG - Organically Grown (farm uses organic methods but does not have Certification).
  • IPM - Integrated Pest Management (methods used to reduce the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers)
  • FAM - Family farm (farm often uses organic and IPM methods but may also use chemical fertilizers and pesticides. As a general rule small farms use far fewer chemicals than large industrialized operations)
  • Non-GMO - None of our products are GMO
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