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Recipe: Easy Roasted Eggplant & Sweet Peppers

Sep 2, 2014

What's in this week's basket?
This week, we expect to have beans, beets, chard, eggplant, red and yellow bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. Those of you receiving bi-weekly or monthly chicken will receive your birds next week, September 11. Welcome new September subscribers! Please don't hesitate to direct your questions or requests to dawn@brightsideacres.com. Want to keep up with all that's going on at our farms? Follow us on Facebook.
Walk-ins Welcome
Several people have asked if non-CSA members can purchase from Pocahontas County Produce on the Move! The answer is YES.  Every week we have extra organically grown produce available for purchase at our distribution hub, 503 Third Avenue, in Marlinton.  Sometimes we have more of what's in the baskets, and often a variety of other produce as well.  Potatoes, onions and garlic are staples. We also have whole chicken, pork sausage, chops, ribs, shoulder roast and ham steak available for purchase straight from the freezer.  Wildgrown fruit preparations and teas, hardwood charcoal and gourmet vanilla are also for sale. Please encourage friends and neighbors to come see us from 2-5 pm Thursdays.
Recipe: Easy Roasted Eggplant & Sweet Peppers
This is an easy and very flexible way to use your eggplant and peppers. Alter the amounts of vegetables to suit your preference.
  • 4 cups diced eggplant (peeled or unpeeled)
  • 1 cup diced sweet red or yellow pepper
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper
Heat the oven to 400 F.  Place the vegetables in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper, and toss well to coat. Spread the vegetables on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast until lightly browned and soft, turning twice during roasting. About 45-60 minutes.  After roasting, I add a handful of halved cherry tomatoes, chopped fresh basil and crumbled feta cheese and serve over rice. Now that's comfort food!
Flowers
"The earth laughs in flowers" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beautiful bouquets assembled by Tolly Peuleche of Hidden River Farm are available for Thursday pick-up or delivery. Just $15. Please send an email to dawn@brightsideacres.com to reserve yours.  Winter will be here before we know it!
THANKS FOR RECYCLING
Each CSA member has two tagged baskets. Please try to bring your empty basket with you when you pick-up each week.  Also, we're happy to receive your empty egg cartons and plastic clamshells for recycling or reuse. :-)