Top Row: Shishito Peppers, Red Russian Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, and Napa Cabbage!  Bottom Row: Beefsteak Tomatoes, Arugula, Pickling Cucumbers, and Sweet Dumpling Winter Squash!

Top Row: Shishito Peppers, Red Russian Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, and Napa Cabbage!

Bottom Row: Beefsteak Tomatoes, Arugula, Pickling Cucumbers, and Sweet Dumpling Winter Squash!

Howdy folks and welcome to week 2 of your CSA! I hope everyone enjoyed their box last week. We have a great box this week! We are really looking forward to some cooler weather next week! I am sure that everyone can relate!

In the box this week is one of our favorite peppers, shishitos. Some of our patrons know shishitos well and to some of you it is new. I will link an easy blistering recipe below that you don’t have to remove stems or anything! Just throw them into a hot skillet for a wonderful side dish or appetizer. I will also link an easy refrigerated pickles recipe to use as a guideline. Measurements would need to be edited! I will also add a kale salad with tahini dressing we made the other night that was a big hit.

We were able to dodge some rain so far this week, and we put up a few more rows to continue planting our fall crop! Cheers to that! We hope everyone has a great week and cooks some delicious and nutritious meals with loved ones. Here are the contents of this week’s box:

  1. Shishito Peppers

  2. Red Russian Kale- A wonderful slightly curly and very tender kale.

  3. Cherry Tomatoes- Great for salads or try roasting with a favorite dish or fish.

  4. Napa Cabbage- Chinese cabbage, traditionally used in stir fries, but also great for raw salads or coleslaw.

  5. Beefsteak Tomatoes

  6. Arugula- One of my favorite greens that has a peppery flavor. Chop up for a salad all on its own, or as an addition to any salad. Also wonderful braised.

  7. Pickling Cucumbers- Can be used as pickling cucumbers or use as you would as a slicing cucumber.

  8. Sweet Dumpling Squash- Similar to acorn squash in size and appearance minus the stripes, but so much sweeter and has a great nutty flavor.

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Sweet Dumpling Squash Stuffed with Lemon Herb Rice

Easy Refrigerated Pickles “Guide”

Greek Kale Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing

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