CSA pickup for 8/26/09

Dear CSA and Friends of Shalom Orchard,

We are very thankful that at least some of our tomatoes have survived late blight. They are just starting to ripen now. We have a few peppers for you this week – maybe one per member! But it is great that these heat-loving veggies are ripening! We made our blueberry syrup over the weekend, so that is a new item on the list. This syrup is made with 20# berries, 1 1/4 cup organic honey, and 1/4 cup organic lemon juice. It is a thick and sauce-like – very fresh and barely sweet. It is so good on pancakes, ice cream and whatever! Soon there will be pesto!

So here goes:

blueberry syrup 8/bottle blueberries 3.50/pt, 6/qt summer squash 3/# broccoli 3.50/# (limited amount as the the side shoots are just starting) basil 2/bu parsley 1.50/bu dill 2/bu lettuce mix 2.00/quarter# bunching onions 2.50/bunch Savoy cabbage 2/# beans 3/75/# leeks 3.50/bu new potatoes 2.50/half #

chicken 3.75/# You can order whole chickens, or quarters. smoked chicken 5.00/# (we will smoke these for you by order- so amazingly delicious!!) eggs 3.50/doz freshly baked breads 5.00/loaf (I will send out another email tonight with Sarah’s bread choices. Swope will be available as always.

Harmony Mill Farm Products:

whole milk 2.50/half gal skim milk 2.50/half gal bottle deposit 2.75 (bring it back each week and there is no additional bottle deposit charge) cream 1.75/half pint ricotta 3.50/#, 2.00/half # cheddar 6/# (please indicate sharp or mild) ricotta-salada 2.25/half#

We have other processed products and yarn for sale. Our CSA members, the Muise family, have put some of their own maple syrup in our store for sale.

Any of our farm products can count toward your share. Harmony Mill Farm products and Muise’s Maple are purchased separately.

Of course, our wines are always available, but can’t count toward your share, as wines cannot be prepaid. Jim has some new selections available this season!!

Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions.

We are looking so forward to seeing you Wed. from 3-5:30PM. Thank you for your patience at pickup if things get a bit hectic!

Thank you, Charlotte