2016 CSA – Week #13
Notes from the Farm
On Thursday of last week there were projections that Tropical Storm Hermine would make its way up the east coast and slam in to us by Sunday afternoon with high winds and
heavy rain. Happily for us the storm did not follow that potential trajectory, and we had a glorious weekend here at the farm with normal winds and not a drop of rain. Condition were perfect for our annual Dinner on the Farm, a fantastic and delicious event made extra-special this year as we celebrate the Massaro Centennial – 100 years of farming. It was 1916 when John and Mary Massaro started farming this land, and we are grateful to be entrusted as stewards of the Massaro Farm property. As CSA
subscribers, YOU are the community supporting agriculture, which makes you stewards of this farm as well, and we are so thankful you for your continual support. An extra thanks to those who made it to the dinner to celebrate with us, and we hope those who couldn’t make it will be able to join us next year.
The tomatoes in the fields are quickly coming to an end of their productivity, but our tomatoes in the high tunnels continue to thrive, so we should have a few more weeks to enjoy the mix of red, orange and pink round tomatoes we have been harvesting from there. We’ll have more potatoes to pair with them this week and below is a recipe for a tomato/potato soup you might like to cook up on one of these cooler evenings. Enjoy!
Farmer Steve and our Farmers: Alyssa, Tyler, Ed, Briana, Diana, Adam, Nikki, Kelly, Ariana and Jess
In This Week’s Distribution
Our Harvest: Potatoes, Onion, Garlic, Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Eggplant, Chard, Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Lettuce
U-Pick: Cherry Tomatoes
Fruit Option: ‘McIntosh’ Apples
Recipes and Cooking Tips
Tomato Potato Soup