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Farm Happening August 20

Posted on August 17th, 2020 by Ilene Freedman

Onions, Potatoes and Garlic, oh my!


ONIONS: Before I grew my own onions, I had no idea how good an onion could be. Farm fresh onions are so good. They are sweet and savory and the base of everything. I hope you enjoy them. (Some of the onions have a soft layer, so cut it in half and divide the layers to remove the soft part. It’s a translucent color when an onion has that. Still worth it!)


POTATOES: Our potatoes are Kennebec, a Maryland heirloom variety that grows well here and is buttery delicate. The skin is thin and does not need peeling. Use them in all the ways you potato!


GARLIC: Garlic--our garlic crop was exceptional this year. There were barely any split bulbs, so the quality is really great. Over the years, we have earned a reputation for our wonderful garlic. I hope you enjoy it. These bulbs will sell for $10 a pound at the co-op, I believe. 


Put them all together, and you can have some amazing grilled onions and mashed garlic potatoes, just sayin. 


Sweet potato greens--CSA member Marsha V was the first person to inform me that sweet potato leaves are edible. They are a popular dish in parts of Africa. Pull the leaves off the vine and sautee the leaves like spinach. They are milder than spinach, even. Be adventurous and try some sweet potato greens. We will have limited items available this week, but more coming in the weeks ahead. 


Consider making fresh salsa. We have all the ingredients for you--tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, oregano from the herb garden. 


We are still selling flats of tomatoes, as available. Who knows how long tomatoes keep ripening, but we’ve still got them at this point. 


Something unusable? A pepper rotten inside? All the rain we’ve had can make the insides soft, but it’s hard to tell from the outside sometimes. Just take a replacement next week (and give me a heads up if you don’t mind) or if a whole item is unusable for any reason, I can credit you for an extra item for another time. We can work these things out easily, because we are a community. Don’t hesitate to reach out.


Say hi to the goats!