Brightside Acres
West Virginia Wildgrown®

Tomato Time

Jul 7, 2015

Tomato Time is Here at Last!
Juliet tomatoes from S & S Farm.
This week's forecast:
In addition to tomatoes, this week's basket will include mixed summer squash, cucumbers, cabbage, leeks, snow peas or sugar snaps, mixed kale and chard, lettuce, blueberries and a surprise or two!
Learning to Love Cabbage
If boiled cabbage is not your thing--it certainly never was mine! If you think cole slaw goes with hot dogs and pork BBQ but not much else. If you're simply not going to make kimchi or sauerkraut because, regardless how great it's supposed to be for your health, you don't like the taste of fermented vegetables. Take heart! Sauteed cabbage is the side dish for you.  I like to start by thinly slicing 2 leeks and sauteeing them in a couple tablespoons of olive oil or butter. Once the leeks are softened and starting to turn golden, add a half-head of finely shredded cabbage (about a pound makes 4 servings), salt and pepper to taste, and saute, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and just begins to brown (about 15 minutes). How sweet it is!
CSA Memberships for 2015
A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up for 2015. Memberships remain available beginning July 9.  You can sign up for any individual month (July-November), for the Summer Season (July-September), for the Fall Season (October-November) or for the Full Season (July-November).  Our growers' high tunnels, fields and orchards are loaded with ripening vegetables and fruits. Chemical-free quality, taste, and nutrition freshly picked and delivered every week! Questions about signing-up? Contact us!
Sign-up for 2015!
Thank Heaven for Local Eggs!
As a result of the avian flu epidemic, national egg prices are on the rise, while ours remain the same. 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're open 12-5pm every Thursday.
Coming Next Week: Free Range Chickens from S & S Farm
If you've ordered a chicken, you will receive it with your basket on July 16. Additional chickens are available. Decide you want to try one? Just let us know!
Apples growing at Brightside Acres.
Come see us at 503 Third Ave in Marlinton
You don't have to be a CSA member to enjoy chemical-free produce. Walk-ins are welcome 12-5pm every Thursday.   As the season progresses, we will have an ever-increasing variety of fruits and vegetables available for purchase. Questions? Contact us!
Thanks again to all our customers. 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.