CSA Newsletter August 7 2011


  1. Next week’s delivery will be the morning of Saturday, August 13. That’s SATURDAY! Thank you for your flexibility. (You can generally assume that you will receive your share Sunday unless we say otherwise.)
  2. Folks interested in volunteering at the farm, we would love to have you Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday August 22-24 anytime between 7AM and 12PM. We will be making some new garden beds and possibly building a greenhouse. Just give me a heads up if you are coming so I can prepare enough lunch. CSA members who volunteer 5 hours receive an extra fall share in October. Yum!
  3. Please remember to leave your brown bags out for us to pickup by 9 AM on delivery day. Thanks!

This Week’s Share

  • Eggs or Sprouts
  • Summer Squash (Zucchini, Yellow Squash and/or Patty Pan)
  • Cucumbers
  • Garlic – store in a warm, dry place
  • Onions (you can eat the greens too)
  • Cabbage or Broccoli
  • Carrots or Beets
  • Lettuce
  • Perpetual Spinach, aka Leaf Beet (a cooking green)

Recipe of the Week
 – Roasted Summer Squash


    2 cups zucchini cut into large chunks
    2 cups yellow squash cut into large chunks
    2 tbsp olive oil plus extra for greasing pan
    2 cloves minced garlic
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Grease roasting pan with olive oil

Chop zucchini and yellow squash and put into large bowl.

Drizzle olive oil over squash. Mix with a large spoon until squash is evenly coated. 

Sprinkle garlic, salt, and pepper over squash. Mix with a large spoon until squash is evenly coated.

Pour squash onto roasting pan and spread it out until it evenly covers the pan.

Bake 15-20 minutes stirring once until cooked through.

Farm News

What a magical week at Soul Fire Farm! On Tuesday, we welcomed 18 youth from the Youth Organics program in Albany for an educational experience on the farm. Together we built 2 new “no till” garden beds, slaughtered and cooked a rooster, and prepared a delicious lunch of fresh pesto pasta and salad. The following day we hosted 10 peace walkers traveling on foot from Indian Point nuclear power plant to Vermont Yankee in protest of nuclear energy. They were an international crew and great guests. They invited us to offer Jewish prayers for peace at the commemoration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki held at the Grafton Peace Pagoda, which we were honored to do. Then, on Thursday, 9 youth from the Collard City Growers in Troy came to help with more garden beds, harvesting, and rock picking. We had burritos for lunch and fun playing on the trapeze. No one wanted to go home! Then this weekend, we held a family reunion for Jonah’s cousins. Yes!