CSA Share: August 6

Squash blossoms are made for stuffing with cheese. Photo by Muy Yum.

The farm went from 20 lbs. of squash last week to 200 lbs. this week. Result: get ready for squash blossoms in your share. They’re tasty stuffed with cheese and sauteed, which is how the Added Value crew had them at a recent staff meal at Ici, one of the farm’s restaurant partners.

But the star of the meal, Kristen reports, was an uncommon green the farm grew:  amaranth greens, which are actually a weed (also called pigweed). It’s a bit like spinach, but heartier, and Ici  sauteed it in olive oil (butter also works) and garlic and served it alongside cavatelli pasta.

“I’ve been offering amaranth to restaurants for a few years now but never myself cooked it,” Kristen says. “I feel like this dish inspired me to offer it to more than just our restaurant partners.”

So stay tuned and maybe we’ll be getting some tasty weeks in our shares …

{This week’s share details after the jump}

Come get your share at the farm on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This week we’ll have:

  • Kale, Chards, Collards, or Callaloo
  • Cucumbers
  • Okra or Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes (Cherry or Heirloom)
  • Summer Squash
  • Squash Blossoms
  • Herbs
  • Flowers
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