Hi Folks. Hope everyone had a good week and are enjoying this cooler weather!!! It has been a relief to be planting on these cooler, cloudy days, and the plants do much better being transplanted on days like these as well. We got our rows up and covered, but to our surprise the farm never got a heavy rain. Hoping to get a light rain in the next couple of days. LIGHT was the keyword there. We still have several rows that need to be planted.
The past week has been really hard for our family. Our sweet boy, Elvis, had a terrible accident and had to under go surgery. We had a specialist out of Tupelo come to town to perform surgery, but unfortunately Elvis' rear leg had to be amputated. We were really praying and thought that his leg would be able to be reconstructed. Unfortunately, the doctor found some fractures during surgery that didn't show up on the X-ray, and decided this was his only option. He is recovering exceptionally well. He has even jumped up on his favorite chair without any coaxing. I was very surprised! It's amazing his will to be a survivor!
We are excited to announce we will have new T shirts for sale by this weekend at the Farmer's Market downtown. The design is so awesome, we love it! We will also have women's fitted Tees and hats! Come see us downtown and get your summer gear.
Hope everyone has a safe week, are able to cook some tasty meals, and spend time with loved ones. Here are the contents of this week's box:
2. Garlic- Raw Garlic
3. Bibb Lettuce- A tasty hydroponic head of lettuce from our friends at Salad Days. Perfect lettuce for lettuce wraps, Recipe links below.
4. Thai basil- If anyone has eaten Thai food they are definitely familiar with this potent herb found in so many Thai dishes. It has a slight licorice flavor. Please be sure to put basil in a vase or cup of water on your counter. DO NOT REFRIGERATE!
5. Parsley- try the parsley pesto recipe below! If you don't have enough parsley, perhaps you could add some leftover basil to recipe as well!
7. Purple cabbage
9. Zucchini- does anyone have a zucchini spiralizer to make pasta noodles? I've been dying to get one! Try the recipe link below with the zucchini noodles.
Take a look at our farm from an aerial view!
6 Parsley recipes including a parsley salad and Chimichurri- http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/04/01/parsley-recipes-kathy-gunst#chimichurri
Cabbage Soup- https://snapguide.com/guides/make-cabbage-soup/
Parsley Pesto with Walnuts- http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/walnut_parsley_pesto/
Zucchini Noodles with Parsley Pesto - http://dishingupthedirt.com/zucchini/zucchini-pasta-with-parsley-pesto/
Thai Basil and Chicken Lettuce Wraps-http://communitytable.parade.com/9638/wearenotmartha/thai-chicken-basil-lettuce-wraps/
Grilled Thai Basil Zucchini and Summer Squash- http://www.fortheloveofbasil.com/grilled-thai-basil-zucchini-and-summer-squash/