Greetings Farm Fans -
Welcome to the second half of the season! This marks the 11th week of our 2021 summer farm share--and as might be expected, we are solidly at the beginning of the summer produce season. This week we have three different types of melons listed included small watermelons and sarah's choice cantaloupes from Lattin Farms and Scott Goodpasture's Pioneer cantaloupe.
I have heard from a few subscribers who have been impacted by fires in the region--if you are evacuating, please let me know and we will put your share on hold as needed regardless of whether the customization window is open or not. The last thing I want is for you to worry about produce when you have other, more important, things to concentrate on.
Also - I wanted to share with you all that I have a weekly column in our local Fallon paper. What's Cookin in Kelli's Kitchen is a one-page regular column, in which I share anecdotes and recipes related to seasonal produce. Last week, my article was about watermelon. You can check it out here.
Coffee Of the Week
Our special coffee offering for the next two weeks is: Brazil Eagle Espresso. Don't let the name fool you, I had Telegraph roast this to a toasty medium roast. The Brazil Eagle has a flavor profile with notes of caramel, sweet peanut butter, and milk chocolate. This is a dry processed coffee that is especially delicious as a cold brew. When prepared cold, expect flavor notes including Malt, maple, caramel, and light raisin jam.
Fruit Bread of the Week
Our fruit breads this week are all about Banana. Our favorite bakers are mashing bananas to their hearts content (I think they prefer banana-mashing to lemon-zesting). We have loaves of banana bread, banana walnut, and banana chocolate chip.
The Fallon Melon Man (Scott Goodpasture) set up his highway stand for the first time this last weekend. I was working at a charity golf tournament when he called me to make a facebook post to let people know that he was out there. I gleefully told a handful of golfers that cantaloupes were here and they responded with jubilant whoops. Scott has listed his delicious pioneer melons for the first time this week. He cautions that they are larger melons (not a bad thing) and let me know that smaller melons will be available soon. Not to be outdone, Rick at Lattin Farms listed both Sarah's Choice Cantaloupes and small seedless watermelons.
This week we are nearing the end of the first round of fennel and the "spring" onions are now being sold as "mixed onions." Basically, the green tops have fallen and will no longer be included with the bulbs. Alliums are still going strong (leeks, red torpedo onions, mixed onions, cippolinis) as is summer squash. Peppers are coming on and Rick has more tomatoes than he knows what to do with.
A number of you have reached out to help Salisha after her tragic encounter with an imprecise crop-duster. We have decided to set up a channel for folks who would like to contribute to the Salisha assistance fund to do so. If you would like to make a donation, please click on the link to our website HERE and click the donate button. Any contribution that comes through the website from now until the end of the farm share season (the first week of October) will be passed along to Salisha. As the Fallon Food Hub is a 501c3 nonprofit, your contributions are fully tax deductible.
Thank you for your support of the Fallon Food Hub and for your commitment to Nevada farmers!