July 10, 2017 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

1 bu Purple Carrots

1 lb. Mixed Summer Squash

1 Tuscan Melon

1 Yellow Baby Watermelon

¾ lb. Russian Banana Fingerlings

3 ears Bicolor Sweet Corn

1 lb. Early Girl Tomatoes

1 pt. Sweet 100 cherry Tomatoes

Box Notes: This week’s box includes an abundance of melons! The best way to enjoy tall of the summers finest fruits is to slice them and combine in a fruit salad, squeeze some lemon or lime juice over all, toss and eat! We’re excited to include sweet corn for the first time this week. Here is the Sustainable Seed Company’s description of the Tuscan melon variety:  “Bursting with flavor and aroma. Thick flesh, small seed cavity. Salmon colored fruits are 2-3 pounds, sutured and finely netted. Striped outer skin.”

Friendly reminder: For vacation skips, please contact the farm by Monday of the week you need to skip. We need advance notice for skips so that we can program the deliveries and adjust the harvest accordingly. Thank you and we hope you have a great summer!

Field Notes: Friday and Saturday were very warm again. We finished the workday early on Friday to beat the heat.

Pork Shares are available. The pork shares are a combination of smoked and cured pastured pork sausage and bacon along with cuts such as ribs, chops, and roasts. During the summer months, we also offer a BBQ pork share that includes lots of ribs (country, spare, or baby back), pork cuts and sausage for grilling. The pork shares are $8 per pound and range in total weights of 10 to 19 lbs. Please email the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com to place an order.

Pastured sausage, bacon, ham steaks, pork cuts, and whole chickens are available. Riverdog Farm pastured chickens and hogs are certified organic animals. Riverdog Farm meat is not certified organic due to being processed in an off-farm facility that is not certified organic. Place your order for Riverdog Farm’s pastured meats by emailing: csa@riverdogfarm.com.

 Save the Date: Saturday October 7 and 8, 2017 Hoes Down Harvest Festival at Full Belly Farm in Guinda. Visit: hoesdown.org for ticket information and volunteer opportunities.