Brightside Acres
West Virginia Wildgrown®

Recipe: Cucumber Limeade

Aug 4, 2015

Crisp & Crunchy Cukes
For me, nothing tastes like summer more than a freshly-picked cucumber peeled, sliced, and sprinkled with salt. What I wouldn't give for a single cuke in, say, mid-February! But, alas, while pickles certainly have their culinary role to play, a fresh cucumber is a truly time-sensitive thing. Here by the bounteous bushel during the height of summer heat. And then gone too soon, much like Allegheny Mountain summer. Brightside cucumbers are the flavor I think of when I look out at the surrounding mountains, swathed in the depthless green of thick-napped velvet. Soon the mountains will begin to shed this cloak, the cucumber vines will dry and shrivel, and the long journey back to summer will start anew. 
Summer is Flying by: Why Not Celebrate?
Try this truly refreshing beverage certain to charm your guests.
Cucumber Limeade:  Coarsely chop one pound peeled cucumbers. Combine in a blender with one and a half cups water, 1/4 cup sugar, juice of one lime, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and one cup ice cubes. Garnish with cucumber spears. Delightful!
Views of the Brightside flower garden: Marshmallow (left) and Echinacea. 
This week's forecast:
This week's basket will include apples, beets, potatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes and a surprise or two!
Want a basket one week at a time?
For the month of August, we are offering our basket service on a single-week basis.  If you or someone you know has been hesitant to commit to a whole month, now is the chance to try our delicious, nutritious 10-lb basket of fresh-picked organic produce one week at a time. Online payment in advance of single-week delivery is required. Please sign-up by noon on the Wednesday prior to delivery. Monthly and seasonal memberships remain available August through November. Questions about signing-up? Contact us! 
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Eggs: For Nutrition They're Hard to Beat
One egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. 
Magically Delicious!
Free range eggs & whole chickens

Farm fresh free range eggs from S & S Farm and Brightside Acres are available for purchase from the cooler at 503 Third Avenue in Marlinton. $3.50/dozen. We also have whole chickens (2-3lbs each) from S & S Farm. $4.25/lb.  If you've never treated yourself to a free range bird, now's the time! We're open 12-5pm every Thursday. Decide you want a dozen eggs or a chicken included in your basket? Drop us a line.
“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” 
― John KeatsBright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne
Membership has it's privileges...
When you purchase a CSA basket, whether by the week, month or season, you're guaranteed that you will receive the highest quality and greatest variety of local organic produce available.  But you don't have to be a CSA member to enjoy a taste of what Produce on the Move! offers. Walk-ins are welcome 12-5pm every Thursday at 503 Third Avenue in Marlinton.   Come see us for Good Things to Eat!
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With your dollars, you've not only purchased produce raised using the most environmentally sustainable methods, you've also supported the reality of small farming as a business. We small local producers simply can't survive without your choice to spend more of your dollars with us.