Brightside Acres
West Virginia Wildgrown®

Recipe: Sweet Summer Squash Rounds

Jul 27, 2016

Luscious Lettuces
Brightside Acres lettuce boxes will be back in the CSA shares this week. Yummy!
What can you expect in tomorrow's share? In addition to lettuces, you can expect cabbage, squash, cucumbers, pea shoots, onions and a surprise or two!
Summer Squash: How sweet it is!
For both earthy flavor and delicate texture, there really is no comparison between fresh-picked and store-bought summer squash. Come winter, I know I will crave these tender, sweet rounds. For a quick side dish, excellent with steak, chicken, or fish, try this:
Melt 4 tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add one thinly-sliced onion or 3 scallions, 2 tbsp chopped garlic, and 2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon or 2 tsp dried and saute until onion is just-tender. Add 2 lbs squash, sliced into 1/3-inch rounds and saute until crisp-tender. Season with salt & pepper. Serves 4.
What's in the Fridge at 503 Third Avenue?
This week, we'll have Chioggia beets (pictured above), Piracicaba broccolini, collard greens, cucumbers, carrots, a variety of summer squash, cabbage, yellow onions, red potatoes, garlic, and (drumroll) cherry tomatoes!
Order ahead to reserve extras. Call or text Kelsey 304-642-6736. We also offer free-range eggs, pork sausage, and an ever-expanding variety of handcrafted gourmet goods certain to delight your favorite foodie. Pocahontas county maple syrup, plain & bourbon vanilla extract, fruit jams & sauces, herbal teas, dried culinary herbs and cherry wood lump charcoal. Now accepting all major credit cards.
Avil, pictured here with his Grandmama Clyde, is trouble on four legs! Bounding, climbing, bucking and prancing. Such a winning personality. ;-)
Oh, Adam was a gardener, and God who made him sees
That half a proper gardener’s work is done upon his knees,
So when your work is finished, you can wash your hands and pray
For the Glory of the Garden, that it may not pass away!
And the Glory of the Garden it shall never pass away!

--from The Glory of the Garden by Rudyard Kipling
Thank you, all who have signed-up for 2016!
If you haven't yet taken the plunge, it's not too late! We still have MONTHLY memberships available. This season, in response to customer requests, we're offering a Single Share and a Family Share portion.  Please check out our CSA Membership Agreement for more information.
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