August 7, 2017

Box Contents

 

1 lb. Green Beans

2 Rosa Bianca Eggplants

1 lb. Early Girl Tomatoes

1 lbs. Mixed Gypsy Peppers

2 Painted Serpent Armenian Cucumbers

1 Charlyn Melon

Box Notes:

The Rosa Bianca eggplant is coming in from the fields with great color and is full sized. This variety of eggplant has a mild flavor and a dense texture. Slice in ½ inch thick rounds, drizzle olive oil over both sides, then sprinkle some salt over all. Place on hot grill and cook until translucent and soft, flipping with a spatula, about 20 minutes total. We sampled the melons at the farmer’s markets this weekend – they are at their peak of sugar levels at this time. We hope you enjoy your pinnacle of summer veggie box this week!

Field Notes:

We had a light sprinkling of rain on Friday. The sky was full of clouds most of Thursday and Friday with several dry lightening flashes appearing in the southern skyline Thursday evening. Each year in August we usually experience a mild summer storm. It’s like a sneak peak of the winter rainy season and provides a refreshing break from the constant summer sun. 

Pickling Cucumbers are available by the case: $40 for 22 lbs. Place your order by emailing the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com.

Early Girl and Roma Tomatoes are available for canning and making sauce: $45 for 20 lbs. Place your order by emailing the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com.

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 are having a great summer!

CSA Special Offer: For the next 6 weeks we are offering CSA members a summer sale price on racks of Spare Ribs: $8/lb. (10 lb. minimum order)

Please email the farm: csa@riverdogfarm.com to place an order for pastured pork ribs.

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 custom BBQ pork share. You can choose from a selection 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. Riverdog animals are CCOF certified organic. 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.