Waratah Downs Organic Farm CSA Week #5

Good Day CSA members,

It is a lovely day for picking out here at Waratah Downs, and we are so excited to offer cucumbers and potatoes to everyone this week! The week or so of sunshine and warmer weather has done us well out here, as we see things beginning to really take off, and what a wonderful thing it is to see. It should be a matter of weeks before our tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants really start to come in and we are able to share the harvest with you.
The cooler weather this morning and downright miserable day of excess rain yesterday have inspired us to try out some soup recipes this week. I found a great looking one for a scape and potato soup that should satisfy the yearning for a warm and vital soup to nourish anyone, the recipe can be found here: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/recipes/scape-and-potato-soup/article646104/
Shelling peas can be a little work to get them out of their little package, but the sweet little peas are a satisfying reward. This risotto recipe is a little luxurious, but in our opinion it would be a rewarding way to relish in this seasonal favourite, and a great way to honour the humble pea and the often under appreciated zucchini. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart herself, and sounds delightful: http://www.marthastewart.com/343436/spring-risotto-with-peas-and-zucchini
One of our personal favourite ways to prepare zucchini is in a zucchini pancake, the perfect pairing with eggs for a hearty breakfast or for an impromptu breakfast for dinner. The recipe here is similar to what I use at home, and will use green onions, zucchini and carrots if you are looking for inspiration for these ingredients: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-healthier-vegetable-fritters-lunch-recipes-from-the-kitchn-165687
Thank you all for supporting us through this season, and we really hope each one of you is finding ways to enjoy your favourite recipes and try some new things along the way. It sure is an adventure to prepare a season’s worth of fresh local vegetables and we just hope you all share in the joy we get from growing and savouring it all. As always, do not hesitate to send along any questions, comments, and other recipe ideas to share. We look forward to hearing from you and will be in touch soon!
-Waratah Downs Organic Farm Team
The list of vegetables in your CSA this week are as follows:
All Shares
-Magenta Lettuce
-Bunching Onions
-Shelling Peas/pod peas
-Summer Squash
-Scapes(this is the last of our scapes-the tips are beginning to yellow, but they are still delicious as ever and we are giving abundant bunches this week)
Medium Shares are also receiving:
-Onion bulb bunch
-Curley Parsley
-extra cucumbers