Greetings! I could of used last week's news letter this week too. Rain, rain go away! We got over 4 inches of rainfall on the farms. But there is always hope...sun is shining great today and we are working on growing your crops. The cucumbers here at Harvest Moon are on their second full week of picking and they taste as good as they look. Now for the fields to dry out so we may plant some okra! McClellan Organics stay busy! They are hard at work still harvesting those awesome greens and starting on their cucumbers as well. You may look for green cabbage and the summer squashes to start in the next week or so!
Katie and Bryan work constantly at improving their farm production and have completed the construction of a brand new produce cooler and shipping building located on the farm that will make it easier on them and convenient for the transportation of all the vegetables from their farm to grocery stores throughout the USA and Canada. Did you know they sell to Krogers, Fresh Market, New Leaf, Albertson's, Winn Dixie to name just a few? Yes, so you have probably bought veggies from them at these stores but do you realize that when you join our CSA you are receiving the very same veggies but days and miles sooner!! cheaper and fresher!!
I also wanted you to know that our CSA is the only one around that offers ALL the produce in our boxes CERTIFIED ORGANIC (not just grown organically) we have to prove by yearly inspections that what we grow is organic, from the non-gmo seeds, to all certified organic products used on the plants as they grow, that the fields are certified that they grow in,and we also carry Food Safety Certificates that certify we follow all regulations for handling your food and crops safely. Do you think the others can say that?? Do you think that is important to you? We do and that's why we strive to uphold these important standards.
This week your box will contain these goodies: green beans and celery hearts from Florida, romaine lettuce and lemons from Ca., North Carolina sweet potatoes, naval oranges from California, Chiquita bananas from Equador, Washington apples, Harvest moon cucumbers and greens from McClellan Organics. ALL GOOD<ALL ORGANIC
RECIPE FOR THE WEEK
Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic
Recipe courtesy of Patrick and Gina Neely
Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic
2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon lemon zest
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Blanch green beans in a large stock pot of well salted boiling water until bright green in color and tender crisp, roughly 2 minutes. Drain and shock in a bowl of ice water to stop from cooking.
Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and the butter. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beans and continue to saute until coated in the butter and heated through, about 5 minutes. Add lemon zest and season with salt and pepper.
Recipe courtesy of The Neelys
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