We're 1/4th of the way into our CSA
We just hit the 4 weeks marker with our Columbus CSA, which means we are one quarter of the way through our CSA. Some of our cooler crops that were planted earlier on in the spring will soon be phasing out. Summer is here and so is the heat! More hardy veggies are on their way to our sharing table!! We talked previously how things are a little off schedule this season due to a rainy spring, but that is makes our CSA capable of being a business. Gardening in a CSA isn't a no rain, no shine game, and we have to roll with the flow of the seasons, using what is ripe, ready, and fresh!
The summer season is a time for growing and enjoying. All of our hardy vegetables are growing in our gardens, and we are ever so eager to harvest them, as we look forward to enjoying them in many different ways this season. Making salsa is a family tradition we do every year, and we plan to continue to grow this production in more ways in the future! Our Garden Salsa and Corn & Bean Salsa are making an appearance in the CSA shares this week. These salsas are two of our most prized recipes. We unfortunately do not give out those recipes, but we do have a fun, summery recipe for your family to try!
Summer Salsa + Cinnamon Chips
Featuring Cinnamon Basil
Here is a fun dish for the upcoming holiday since The 4th of July is right around the corner! This year try a new salsa recipe people of all ages will enjoy! Also, for more fruit variety, you can add any of your favorites: raspberries, blueberries, and chopped peaches will add more flavor and fun colors to the salsa mix!
3 flour tortillas (large)
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
3 cups strawberries (chopped)
2 tbsps. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. extra light olive oil
3 tbsps. fresh cinnamon basil leaves (chopped)
1/2 tbsp. raspberries (white balsamic reduction, optional)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 pinch black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix together cinnamon and sugar and set aside. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside.
Cut tortillas into triangles (you can stack them and cut them all at once!). Lay tortillas on baking sheet and lightly spray with olive oil.
Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixes over the chips, flip, and repeat.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crispy
Combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and cinnamon basil.
Add strawberries and mix until fully incorporated. Drizzle with balsamic reduction (optional).
Serve with the cinnamon chips and enjoy!
Fruity salsa is wonderful for the summer, but so is a quick and easy sauté ! We have all experienced that "too hot to cook, too hot to be by a stove, or too hot to eat alot" feeling before during the summer! Swiss Chard & Pak Choi make a great pair to saute when the weather is hot and you don't want to spend more than 10 minutes around the stove! These recipes and more featuring this week's produce can be found on Our Recipes page!!
We would like to wish you all a safe and enjoyable Independence Day! We are all so blessed to be living in this wonderful country. Thank you to all of our friends and family who have served our country and made scarifies for all of us!
God Bless America!
CLG Team News
Weekly news posts about our CSA and Greenhouse! Stay tuned for tips, deals, and upcoming events! Sign-up for our 2018 CSA will begin in January. We will have new information and contract forms available then, To view our current CSA information please see the documents below! Thank You -CLG Team