Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Veggie CSA Week #12

What's in your box:

Half Shares:

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes - 1 pint - $3.50
Tomatoes - 2 pounds - $6.00
Green or Yellow Wax Beans - 1/2# - $2.00
Muskmelon or Galia Melon - 1 - $3.00
Basil - 1/8# - $1.50

Full Shares:

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes - 1 pint - $3.50
Tomatoes - 2 pounds - $6.00
Cucumbers - 1 pound - $2.50
Summer Squash - 1 pound - $2.00
Green 'Jade' Beans - 1 pound - $4.00
Basil - 1/4 pound - $3.00
Onions - 1 pound - $2.50
Muskmelon or Galia melon - 1 - $3.00

We may be also throwing in some Jalapeno or Serrano peppers this week, $1.00 worth. Perfect for spicing up your salsa or tomato sauces!

The difference in the melons is: some have a green flesh (the tropical Galia Melons) and some have the orange flesh (muskmelons, a lot like cantaloupe). Both are quite tasty, but we have noticed our variety selections have become such that the orange fleshed melons (muskmelon) are sweeter (and a little denser fleshed) than the Galia (green fleshed). Both are really good and sweet, but we would love some feedback!

In the tomato world, we have a lot of varieties growing, so to do a quick run-down.... the red tomatoes are called "Big Beef", a really wonderful standard beefsteak tomato, and actually, of all, my favorite!, well, except for the "Cherokee Purple", which you all should get at least one of this week. Brick red in color, this heirloom tomato is by far the best I've ever tasted. It makes the absolute perfect BLT (or in our house, TCOM - tomato, cucumber, onion, mayonnaise:) the yellow/orange ones are called "Orange Blossom", a little milder than the Big Beef, and the pinks are called "Pink Girl". The pinks are really great as a crushed, canned, juice tomato. YUM! I just boil a whole bunch of them for about 30 seconds, pull them out into a big bowl of ice water, then peel the skins off, cut the core out, squish the rest into a mason jar, add a teaspoon of lemon juice, and can them. Absolutely the best tomato juice I've ever had (and I'm a HUGE fan of V-8).

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