Hello Everyone!!! So sorry I skipped last week and am late on this week's letter! Please accept my apologizes! The week before was a hard week on the farm with all of the rain. McClellan Organics could not get the crops picked due to the rain until towards the end of the week! We had to skip Albany and Tallahassee but was able to deliver the rest of the boxes. No, they did not lose out of their box for the week,we rolled them over another week. Another plus to our 4 week subscription plan verses a one time farm share for entire season. But good news! McClellan Organics is starting to pick yellow squash! So you may look for that in your boxes this week along with red potatoes, onions, carrots, bananas, romaine lettuce, kale and more! We are steadily growing in good numbers of the amount of people that are paying attention to their health and wellbeing of their families by choosing to receive fresh local organic produce. We have so many people participating in our box program for various reasons; some do the Paleo diet, some are trying to lose weight, some are told by their Oncologist that they prefer them to eat organic, some want to eat a cleaner diet with "real food" and trying to cut back on processed food and we have a couple of people that live in other states that order for their parents whom they want to assure are eating healthy. Whatever the reasons, one thing for sure we all are doing our best to eating healthier!!! Me included!! I hear from so many of you the benefits and success stories of choosing to eat real food and it makes us so happy and wanting to do our best for you! A few things I would like to tell you, please excuse this if you have heard it before but it bears repeating for our new customers.We are in need of a pick-up location in Cairo and looking to add more to the Tallahassee area. If you know of anyone or would like to become a location here is the information needed. It may be a place of business, a church, office or even a home. The person would have to have a designated area that we could set the boxes. We deliver, then you allow a time period of anywhere from 1 hour to up to a 4 hour period when they may pick up their boxes. You DO NOT handle any money or address any problems. They are to call us if need be and as you know we handle the applications and money. There are benefits for the location person. If you have 5 people coming to your location for pick up, you may receive a 1/2 bushel box for 1/2 price. If you get 10 people at your location site your 1/2 bushel is FREE!!!!! And as always..... anytime you tell a person about our program and they sign up, have them mention your name or write it on their application and you will get 5% off of your next monthly subscription!!!!! Our best advertising is "word of mouth"!! Harvest Moon thanks you very much for keeping it real and local!!! Also, if you would like to share a favorite recipe that you have made with your organic fruit or veggies, please email it to me and I will include it in our letter, fb and on our web site www.harvestmoonmarketllc.com
Pan-Cooked Summer Squash with Tomatoes & Kale Serves 4 people
Cooking time: about 20 minutes
Ingredients4 cups summer squash, thinly sliced2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 cup kale, thinly sliced2 cups cherry tomatoes, halvedsalt and freshly ground pepper2 tablespoons fresh basil, julienned (optional) Directions
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