Brightside Acres
West Virginia Wildgrown®

Recipes: Cold Cucumber Soup, Oriental Salad

Aug 3, 2016

Marvelous 'Maters!
Finally: Tomatoes! This week all the CSA shares will include slicers from Bootstraps Farm and Windy Acre Farm. We'll also have extra slicers & cherry toms at the store.
What can you expect in tomorrow's share? In addition to tomatoes, you can expect beans, beets, squash, cucumbers, onions and cabbage.
Recipes from Members & Growers...
Cold Cucumber Soup with Yogurt & Dill, shared by Carla Beaudet
Ingredients: 2 large cucumbers, halved and seeded (half finely diced, the rest coarsely chopped); 1 and a half cups plain Greek yogurt; 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice; 1 small shallot, chopped; 1 garlic clove; 1/3 cup loosely-packed dill; 1/4 cup loosely packed flat-leaf parsley; 2 tbsp fresh tarragon; 1/4 cup olive oil.  In a blender, combine the chopped cucumber with the yogurt, lemon juice, shallot, garlic, dill, parsley, tarragon, and olive oil, season with salt and white pepper, cover and refrigerate 8 hours. Pour into bowls, garnish with the diced cucumber, diced red onion or scallions, and a drizzle of olive oil.
Oriental Cabbage Salad, shared by Judy Cutlip
Ingredients: One head cabbage, chopped; 4 green onions (scallions), chopped, 1/2 cup slivered almonds, 1 box frozen green peas, uncooked; sesame seeds; 1 pkg Top Ramen chicken flavored noodles, broken into pieces. Mix ingredients, saving noodle seasoning for dressing. To seasoning, add 2 tbsp sugar; 1/2 cup oil; 3 tbsp vinegar; 1/2 tsp pepper; 2 tsp salt. Mix well, pour over cabbage, stir to coat, and let set for several hours before serving. Enjoy!
What's in the Fridge at 503 Third Avenue?
This week, we'll have a little bit of just about everything a veggie-lover could want: beans, beets, boxed lettuce, broccolini, cabbage (green & red), carrots, chard, collards, cucumbers, garlic, onions, peppers, potatoes, shallots, sugar snap peas, summer squash, and, yes, tomatoes!
Order ahead to reserve extras. Call or text Kelsey 304-642-6736. We also offer free-range eggs, pork sausage, frozen unsweetened grape juice 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, three weeks old tomorrow, explores the Grandmother apple tree at Brightside.
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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