Cure Organic Farm CSA Newsletter

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Greetings CSA Members,

Today, Wednesday August 6th is a CSA share pick. Please plan on picking up your share between 4pm-7pm at your designated location.

If you've been dying for some local corn, we've got it for you this week from our neighbors, the Munsons.

Looking forward to seeing you,

Farmer Anne

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Exciting This Week!

First FruitsCorn This week's corn comes to you from our neighbors the Munsons. Their sweet corn is non-GMO and grown naturally.

Sweet corn is one of the few crops we don't grow on the farm. It's a crop that needs lots of space to thrive. On our small, diverse farm we don't have the room to spare to grow sweet corn. We hope you enjoy this treat from around the corner.

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Boulder CountyMarijuana Greenhouse Update Thank you to all of you for your amazing support regarding this issue. The Boulder County Commissioners said they've never received as many letters on any single issue, as this one.

Despite the commissioners overwhelming support of our farm, and personal wishes that this marijuana greenhouse not move forward behind our farm, in the end the proposal was deemed appropriate based on current land use policy and was approved to move forward.

There are still many additional approvals needed for this marijuana operation to open its doors. We'll keep you posted as things develop.

In Your Share This Week:
  • cucumbers
  • fennel
  • garlic
  • green beans
  • potatoes
  • summer squash/zucchini
  • sweet corn
  • Fruit Share: peaches
  • Coffee Share: this week
  • Bread Share: week 4/9
  • Flower Share: week 9/12
  • Coming Next Week: basil, green beans, sweet corn, summer squash, peaches

Notes from the Field

They don't even think twice now.  They, being the interns.  The thought being moving a 300 pound momma pig away from her growing piglets into a trailer then driving it across the mud flats and guiding it onto a bridge and leading her down into a cool gully for the remainder of the summer.   (Continued below)

 

Coming Up at the Farm:

Farmers Market WeekA Very Special Volunteer Day It's officially Farmer's Market Week. The Boulder County Farmer's Market has lots of fun events planned, including a special volunteer day at our farm 9-12 tomorrow, 8/7. To see all of their events, click here.

Also, don't forget to stop by the Boulder County Fair this week for more local ag fun!

Words to Live By:

“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. ”
                                                         ― Goldie Hawn

 

Around the Farm

Grapes

The grapes are coming...

   

RECIPES

Caramelized Fennel and Onion adapted from Martha Stewart

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 fennel bulb (thinly sliced)
  • 1 onion (large, halved and thinly sliced)
  • salt
  • ground pepper

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high. Add fennel and onion, and season with salt and ground pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook 5 to 7 minutes. Uncover, add 1 tablespoon water, and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown and soft, 2 minutes.

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Cucumber Limeade adapted from Martha Stewart

  • 1 lb. cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Peel cucumber; remove any seeds. Coarsely chop and combine in a blender with water, sugar, lime juice, salt, and ice cubes; blend until smooth. Serve over ice, garnished with cucumber spears, if desired.

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Srirach Street Corn adapted from Camille Styles

    • 4 ears of corn corn (shucked and split in half to form 8 pieces)
    • extra-virgin olive oil
    • garlic salt
    • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
    • 1 bunch cilantro (roughly chopped)
    • 1 tbsp chili powder
    • 3 limes (each cut into 6 slices)
    • salt
  1. On a small plate, pour some olive oil and roll the corn in it to evenly coat. Sprinkle all over with garlic salt.
  2. Heat a grill or grill pan to high heat, and grill the corn until slightly charred, about 5 minutes. Turn occasionally to cook on all sides.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sriracha and a squeeze of lime juice. Whisk to combine.
  4. When the corn comes off the grill, slather it with the mayonnaise mixture, than sprinkle with cilantro, chili powder and a sprinkle of salt. Roll all the corn cobs around in the mixture to get it all evenly coated, and serve with slices of lime so guests can squeeze more juice as they like it.

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Almond Crisped Peaches adadpted from Smitten Kitchen

  • 4 peaches (ripe)
  • 1/3 cup almonds (whole)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsps butter (cold, cubed)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Halve peaches and remove pits. Place fruit cut side up in baking dish. In a food processor, grind almonds and sugar together until coarsely ground. Add oats and other flavorings, if using, then butter, pulsing the machine until the ingredients are just blended. Spoon the almond mixture into the center of each peach, then press it flat. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour (baking time varies with peach size), until the top is brown and crisp and you can easily slice through the fruit with a fork or spoon.

Serve warm or at room temperature, with creme fraiche, lightly sweetened whipped cream or even plain yogurt, cold, for breakfast.

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Notes from the Field (con't)

When they first arrive and you shout for them to help you catch 6 hogs in a snowstorm they think you're kidding.  It takes practice but they come to understand the intricacies and after a while when they pull up with a grin and park the truck all you can do is be so proud of them thinking all the while, "I remember when you tried to tackle her!"


It is the changing of the season with July now in the past and tomatoes brightly coloring August.  The cooler monsoon slowed the pace a bit, but don't you worry.  All of those recipes will soon be in action and the joys of tomato football will soon be played out in the fields.


Enjoy!

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