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Gad-zukes!

July 15, 2011

Market Update

  • Zucchini (Featured in our recipe of the week.)
  • Cucumbers
  • DIY Pickle Packs- Garlic, Dill and Cukes
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic (dried)
  • Kale
  • Green beans
  • Herbs: Parsley, Dill, Basil, Peppermint, Apple Mint, Bee Balm (for tea)
  • Garden Bouquets

Field Notes

As we sweat outside in the garden, I think about the eggplants and the tomatoes. They love this heat. In fact, they are thriving in it. It’s interesting having crops, because we think about the weather in a completely different way. We are grateful for the rain. It’s as if the rain is doing our irrigation chore for us. And the hot sunny days translate to a lot of photosynthesis. We’re sweating, but the tomatoes are dancing! Speaking of, there are tons of green tomatoes hanging on the vine. Soon, very soon, we will be devouring fresh-picked heirloom tomatoes.

Last Saturday we enjoyed lots of compliments on the flower bouquets. When we first started offering our garden bouquets, we weren’t even sure people would be interested. It was an experiment. We’re glad we did! It feels good knowing that our flowers are brightening up so many people’s homes. A bouquet of beautiful flowers also makes a great gift.

On a more serious note, we’ve been thinking about the overwhelming famine in East Africa. Hunger is an issue that affects people in every part of the world. What are we doing to provide food for those in need? Three weeks ago Serious Farms started donating our surplus produce to Haven Ministries in Sunbury. Haven Ministries offers food and housing for homeless people and teaches gardening and canning. If you are also interested in donating produce from your garden or other groceries or household items, simply call to make arrangements. (Contact information can be found here.)

Our recipe of the week is Savory Zucchini Bake. Zucchini and summer squash are generous plants. We’ve been eating zukes every possible way just to keep up with them: fried, grilled, baked, and even stuffed zucchini boats. Can’t forget the chocolate zucchini cake. Our recipe of the week is one of the more unusual ways to cook zukes, and it’s a crowd-pleaser. We brought this one to a family reunion last weekend.

Here are some photos from this week. See you Saturday at the Selinsgrove Farmer’s Market from 9-1.

As usual, email us at seriousfarms@gmail.com.

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