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Farmstand Specials, Recipes and a Save the Date!

Posted 7/26/2017 6:45pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

It's pretty hard to believe as we all spent the last two days in sweatshirts that we were in the middle of a heat wave last week. Well, it's true and it was a brutal week for this crew at White Barn Farm. We were sweaty and hot and definitely really, really thankful for the reprieve that Monday and Tuesday offered! 

So here is what's going on at the farm this week...

Great specials at the farmstand, a bunch of recipes to try with our suggested CSA share for the week, and a save-the-date notice for a super cool event that we're cooking up! 

Farmstand News

The rest of this week is supposed to be gorgeous weather-wise - perfect flower picking weather, so while you're at the farmstand, take a second to visit our pick-your-own flower field and cut some beautiful blooms to take home! 

Also at the farmstand this week - bunches of carrots are 2/$5. We have literally been eating these non-stop at our house. I've been peeling them as soon as I get them home and cutting them into slices and then snacking on them all day. Over the weekend we tried this homemade ranch dip, too! 

The cucumber field LOVED this rain and we are stocked up at the farmstand. If you are into preserving or just really like cucumbers - like a whole lot - you can grab a 1/2 bushel for $20 at the farmstand. Stay tuned for some great pickling and canning recipes in an email later this week! 

Peppers AND the first of our tomatoes have made their appearance at the stand - we've got purple and green bell peppers and cherry tomatoes with more to come! 

Suggested CSA Share

  • fennel
  • red torpedo onions
  • carrots
  • celery
  • kale
  • radicchio
  • zucchini
  • 2 lbs. new potatoes

Here's a recipe for a Fennel, Red Onion and Grapefruit Salad to try this week. We'd love to know what you think! 

As for the carrots and celery, slice them up and eat them as afternoon (or morning or midnight) snacks with the homemade ranch dip mentioned above. The carrots are big and sweet right now! 

Farmer Chris had a great idea for the radicchio at the farmstand this week. Grab some country pork ribs from the stand. Slow cook them in the oven in a BBQ sauce and serve with roasted new potatoes and a side of this super simple Radicchio Cabbage Slaw with Honey

The zucchini and summer squash harvest is strong this week. One of our lovely email readers sent in this recipe for a zucchini side dish:

4 zucchini sliced in 1" pieces 
1 large onion sliced 
Vege-sal or salt and pepper
Place first layer of zucchini in steamer basket.  Layer onions 
over zucchini.  Add salt and pepper to taste... repeat layering.
Steam until onion is translucent, zucchini tender, about 20 minutes. 
Mix together and drain in colander,
add butter and enjoy...it's yummy!
Thanks, Alison! 
How about starting your mornings off this week with kale smoothies?! Add some kale, fresh fruit (raspberries, pineapple, frozen banana!), yogurt, coconut water or milk, and dash of honey to the blender and there's your nutrient packed breakfast! 
Make sure to send over your favorite recipes. We love to try new ones! 
And last but not least....
Save the Date
Put Saturday, August 26th on your calendar - we're planning a farm-to-table style event at the farm! More details to come next week in the email. We can't wait to share it with you all!