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Week of August 2nd

It is hot and dry out there and the wet cool days of early summer seem long gone!  The vegetable fields seem to have gone straight from flooded to dry and dusty.  So much for balance!
The broiler chickens are growing every day and our processing dates are quickly approaching.  If you haven’t reserved your birds yet, now is the time!  $4/lb for delicious, nutritious pasture-raised chicken.  Let me know if you have any questions.
We also have exciting news from the hen house.  We have eggs!  They aren’t coming in fast enough to sell yet, but it won’t be long now.  They are absolutely delicious with dark gold-yellow yolks and firm whites.  What a treat we had for breakfast today!  Stay tuned for availability.

 

We also have a delicious share bag this week of beyond organic vegetables:

Yellow squash/zucchini
green peppers
green beans
sweet onions
tomatoes
herbs

 

Listed below (and in easy printable format!) I’ve included some simple and delicious green beans, zucchini and yellow squash recipes.

 

Thank you so much for your continued support on this adventure!
Amanda
English Acres
Marinated Green Beans
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Marinated Green Beans
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Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Wash and de-stem 1 lbs. green beans.
  2. Steam for 2 minutes and immediately run under cold water. Place in large bowl.
  3. Add one finely sliced sweet onion.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 TBSP olive oil, 1 TBSP white wine vinegar, 1 tsp dijon mustard, and 2 cloves crushed garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over green beans.
  5. Snip 2 TBSP fresh dill and toss over green beans.
Recipe Notes

Eat cold or room temperature--enjoy!

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Broiled Zucchini (or Yellow Squash)
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Broiled Zucchini (or Yellow Squash)
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Instructions
  1. Cut stem and blossom ends from squash, and then cut into slices lengthwise (not coins)
  2. Place on cookie sheet and brush with olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme.
  4. Broil until soft and starting to brown (can also do this on the grill!)
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Produce Share Bags Week of July 26

 

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Week of July 26th
Produce Share Bags @ $25 each:

green peppers
zucchini and/or yellow squash
green beans
tomatoes
sweet onions
mixed herbs

Starting this week we have an additional pick up location in Perrysburg:
1. Monday at Innate Chiropractic, 26580 N. Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg 5:00-5:15pm
2. Tuesday at the Common Good, Crim St., BG 2:45-3:00 pm
3. At the farm, Tuesday 5-8pm or Wednesday 5-8 pm, or by appointment

Thank you for your continued support on this adventure!

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Notes From a Very Wet Farm

Yesterday I was out checking the vegetables and thought, “We might just be ok with a couple more of these warm sunny days.”  And then I woke up early this morning, before the sun was even up, and heard the all too familiar pitter-patter of raindrops outside my window.  Two inches of rain later, and things are looking pretty soggy.  The plants are yellowing and just crying out for some July heat!
Farmers in Northwest Ohio are having a tough (and wet!!) year.   There is a lot of crop loss with fields full of standing water, plants rotting, etc.  It is hard on the animals (and the farmers who take care of them).   So we thank you for sticking with us and supporting your local food source through the good times and bad!

This week I have share bags at $20 each.  Remember, all of our crops are produced using our “beyond organic” methods of natural fertilizers, no pesticides and earth friendly practices.  Please email me if you would like a bag–first come, first served.

Large bag Leaf lettuce
1 large kohlrabi*
2 cucumbers
2 summer squash/zucchini
Herbs*

All share bags must be picked up Wednesday, July 14th!  You have several options:
1.   You may come to the farm between 2pm and 5pm, or by appointment
2.   I will be in the parking lot of Sundae Station in BG from 6:15-6:30.
3.   I will deliver with your freezer meal order if you have one scheduled
4.  I see many of you in the week at playgroups, story time, appointments, etc. so if you know our paths will cross let me know and I can likely bring it with me!
Thank you so much for your support!  We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Amanda
English Acres Farm
*What do I do with……
Kohlrabi-peel it and eat it raw—crunchy and mild!  Peel, cube and boil it-add a little butter and salt.  Shred it and toss with olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic and salt for a delicious slaw—my favorite!
Herbs: Dill and chives go great with cucumbers.   Slice your cucumbers, toss them with a few tablespoons of sour cream, and snip in the chives and dill-delish!  Thyme and chives are fantastic with sautéed zucchini, just snip them in at the very end of cooking.  Mint is delicious crushed  in lemonade or iced tea (just smash it up a bit to release the flavors, but leave the leaves intact on the stem).  You’ll look very fancy, too!

Week of 7/5/15

Lettuce

Hello everyone!  We are drying out and the vegetable fields are producing!  It hasn’t been an easy year to be increasing our production so drastically, but we are learning a lot (including to be patient with mother nature!)
This week I have share bags at $20 each.  Remember, all of our crops are produced using our “beyond organic” methods of natural fertilizers, no pesticides and earth friendly practices.  Please email me if you would like a bag–first come, first served.
Each bag contains the following:
Large bag of green leaf lettuce
2 Cucumbers-the pickling variety, great for slicing into salads or eating on their own, they are crisp and flavorful.
1 bunch beets (greens intact so you can eat these too!)
2-3 zucchini or yellow squash
Assorted fresh herbs such as chives, oregano, mint, and dill
All share bags must be picked up Wednesday, July 8th!  You have several options:
1.   You may come to the farm between 2pm and 5pm, or by appointment
2.   I will be in the parking lot of Dayspring church from 12pm-12:25pm.
3.   I will deliver with your freezer meal order if you have one scheduled
4.  I see many of you in the week at playgroups, storytime, appointments, etc. so if you know our paths will cross let me know and I can likely bring it with me!
Thank you so much for your support!  We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Amanda and Phil Cobb
English Acres Farm