Summer is ON!!! July 16th Market

I am just the farmer’s wife.  My husband works endless hours producing the highest quality food I have ever eaten.  I work as a principal at the cutest little school you have ever seen with the very best teachers I have ever taught with and the sweetest students I have ever taught.  I am blessed.  The summer time for me is a time to catch my breath from the fast pace of the school year, slow my pace, and think about  what I need to put in place this upcoming year to make the next school year even better.  I do this as I help Matt harvest, as I search and create wonderful recipes to prepare our food, and as I write this blog.  Working the harvest and at market has made me a better wife, mother, teacher, and principal all because of the sense of calmness I feel as I am simply picking shishito peppers.  It is truly good for the soul.

It is hot outside and summer is ON!!!!  The squash and zucchini are on full blast.  It is my challenge to use up as many as I can in my kitchen. Last week I made Zucchini Lasagna.  I substituted zucchini ribbons for lasagna noodles.  It was awesome!  This week I made Sausage Zucchini Boats.  I topped them with our basil micro-greens.  They were to die for!  The sausage came from Black Boar Farm, their sausage is so fresh and delicious.  Our friend at Norwood Cottage Bakery was nice enough to give us a loaf of his cottage bread.  All of this, I was able to get from the South of the James Farmer’s Market.

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My goal is to make even more meals our of Zucchini.  My friend posted a link to zucchini noodle recipes and I am going to make the shrimp scampi from these recipes next week.

All of the perfect vegetables of sumer are here!  We have egg plant, Hanover tomatoes, zucchini, and our onions have just finished curing!  What’s a farmer’s wife to do?

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Make ratatouille with baked havarti cheese!  It is truly my favorite summer dish and so healthy.  It is definitely on the Black Creek Farm menu next week!

If you would like to keep up with our farm, like us on Facebook.  I post all week!

Summer is on and so is the harvest!  So, what’s coming to market this week?

  • Salad and Arugula
  • Swiss Chard
  • Kale Galore
  • Squash and Zucchini
  • Onions
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Cabbage
  • Radishes
  • Purple and Orange Carrots (the purples sell out fast)
  • Beets
  • Green Beans
  • Shishito Peppers
  • Cherry Tomatoes and Hanover Tomatoes
  • Honey
  • Micro Greens (spicy, kale, arugula, and basil)
  • Basil
  • Squash
  • Eggs

See you at market this Saturday!  We will be there from 8:00-12:00.  Come early to get the best treats!

We are looking for farm help.  If you know someone who would like to come and help us harvest, let us know.  We are also looking for someone to work market with us.  We pay and/or do a farm share.  It is up to you.  If you know someone who would like to help us, have them message on our Facebook page.

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