Summer Share 2011 – Week 12

BLT Week, Peaches, Yogurt, Cherry Tomatoes


This week is the week many of you have been asking about for months.  Bacon.  This week we’ll feature a nitrate free bacon seasoned, cured, and smoked at Newswanger Meats in Shiloh, OH.  The pork is from pasture raised Berkshire hogs raised at New Creation Farm in Chardon, OH.

To go along with this tasty belly, we have organic leaf lettuces from Lacroix Farm in Nashville, OH and organic red slicing tomatoes from E&M Produce in Middlefield.

Peaches have returned this week.  This week we have a true free-stone peach, the Flaming Fury variety.  This variety will separate completely from the pit when ripe.  And your peaches, watermelon and blackberries should pair nicely with the farmstead yogurt from Velvet View Farm in Big Prairre, OH.

Finally, we have the first of the season’s new potatoes.  These fresh potatoes will have very soft, delicate skins that rub off easily.  I had some this past weekend served at Umami in Chagrin Falls.  I could have ate an entire plate of the potatoes.

Below are the full contents of this week’s bag:


Small CSA:

1 pint blackberries (Thursday and Mentor stops) or 1 watermelon

1 quart yogurt

1 lb nitrate free bacon from Berkshire hogs

Approx 1.5 lbs slicing tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

3 lbs new potatoes, red norland or yukon gold variety

1 bunch swiss chard or 1 bunch chiogga beets (candy cane striped beets)

1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes

Approx 1.5 lbs peaches


Large CSA: the small package plus the items below

1 medium cantaloupe

1 8-oz piece farmstead cheese, either gouda, havarti, or pepper havarti (your choice)

1 quart hot hungarian peppers

1 lb dragon-tongue beans

1/2 lb braising green mix (mixture of beet greens and swiss chard)

1 head broccoli


Vegetarian Substitutes:  in place of bacon

8 oz ball of fresh mozzarella cheese from Blue Jacket Dairy (being made on Wednesday this week)


Vegan Substitutes: in place of the yogurt

1 medium cantaloupe


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