Box Contents Week 9 – Summer 2011

Hi everyone!

Just thought I would comment on a few items in your boxes for this week. One is, the large green and red peppers loose in your boxes are actually a sweet pepper, tasting very much like bell peppers (one of my favorite veggies- yum!).

The whole share boxes contain some hot peppers, which are tied with an “organically grown” tie. Please test before using them as they are quite hot. Also, you are again receiving roma tomatoes. While they can be used as regular tomatoes, they are the ideal tomato for cooking in pastas or sauces. Also, this week the radish has returned. If you do not enjoy the bite that radishes have, try steaming them- they mellow to quite a mild flavour with a nice crisp texture.

You may notice that your green leaf lettuce is much smaller than at other times of the year. The high heat slows their growth and makes it necessary to harvest them earlier so they do not go to seed and spoil.

Finally, the whole shares will receive watermelon this week which I am ecstatic about! They are huge and full of flavour. We will have some type of melon for everyone soon (we also are growing cantaloupes and honeydews).

In the boxes this week:

Half Share

-green onions
-green leaf lettuce
-zucchini
-cucumbers
-roma tomatoes
-grape tomatoes
-yellow or green beans
-italian flat beans/snap beans
-radishes
-sweet peppers

Whole Share

-green onions
-green leaf lettuce
-zucchini
-cucumbers
-roma tomatoes
-grape tomatoes
-yellow or green beans
-italian flat beans/snap beans
-radishes
-sweet peppers
-carrots
-chinese cabbage
-watermelon
-sage
-garlic
-hot chili peppers
-red kale

Have a good one,

Jennifer

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