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Notes from a Less Wet Farm

I am almost afraid to say it (lest some pop up suddenly!), but we made it through today without any of the predicted thunderstorms!  It was hot and sunny most of the weekend, and the vegetables are responding to this more summer-like weather.
The broiler chickens are thriving in the brooder and will be outside on pasture by next week.  I will start making contacts later this week to take orders for chicken (August 29th approximate processing and pick-up date) but feel free to contact me first to reserve your birds.
The laying hens are around the garden and orchard eating Japanese Beetles (hooray!) and growing every day, hopefully to be laying delicious, wholesome eggs in a couple of months.
Life at English Acres is looking pretty good this weekend!
Share bags are $25 this week and will be ready for pick-up/delivery Wed.
You have several options to collect them:
1. I will be at the Common Good, 113 Crim Street, BG from 10:15-10:30 Wed.
2. You can come to the farm Wed. 4-8pm or by appointment
3. I can deliver with your meal order, catch up with you at a play date, etc. Let me know if you anticipate that our paths will cross and I can bring your veggies with me!
This week our share bags will include the following:
2 cucumbers
zucchini and yellow squash….quite a bit of it!
1 kohlrabi
1 pint tomatoes (mixed varieties, I have grape, cherry, yellow pear, roma, and 4th of July.  All are producing, but none are in great shape due to the wet, so every bag will likely be a bit different)
1 bunch Sweet onions (sweet like vadalia, but golf ball size.  Green tops can be used, too)
Mixed bunch of herbs
Have a great week and enjoy the sunshine!
Amanda
English Acres Farm
What do I do with…..
Kohlrabi and herbs
-Peel and slice for a deliicously crunchy raw vegetable.
-Kohlrabi Slaw-peel and grate or finely chop kohlrabi.  Whisk together 1 TBSP olive oil, 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice, 1 clove minced fresh garlic, 2 TBSP chopped fresh dill.  Pour over kohlrabi and stir to coat.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cucumbers, Sweet Onions and Herbs
Cucumber Salad-thinly slice cucumbers and sweet onions.  Mix with several TBSP sour cream.  Chop  3 TBSP each dill and chives, mix into cucumber mixture.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Sweet Onions and Herbs
Slice zucchini, yellow squash, and sweet onions.  Mix with enough olive oil to coat.  Either saute in skillet OR place on large piece of foil, fold into a pouch, and cook on grill until desired tenderness.  Just before serving sprinkle with fresh thyme (run fingers from tip down on stems to easily remove leaves from woody stem) salt and pepper.

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