The Harvest Report by AaronBurks



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-Berries! This week
you will receive
our raspberries
                        Word from Farmer Jim
and wild blackber-
                        This summer seems like it is         The peaches are good fresh          Sweet corn-shucking involves
                        flying by and the fall festival      with ice cream or made into         removing the husk and silk
-Enjoy our color
                        will be here.                        peach salsa– see the recipe. If     from the ear of corn. How
cauliflower and                                              you make peach salsa serve it       fast can you do it? Come to
lemon cucumbers         The fall raspberries are ready       with low fat cream cheese           the first annual Corn Festival
this week!              and will be in your boxes and        and whole wheat crackers or         and compete. Contest details
                        at the market this week. The         with some grilled fresh tuna        will be posted on the website.
                        heat was hard on them, but           on the barbeque.
                        we kept watering them and                                                Your always going to be
                        the fruit is sizing well. They       I worked for O.S.U. Exten-          happy if you have something
                        are sweet and good for mak-          sion at the Albany Farmers          interesting to do, someone to
                        ing jam.                             Market this last week. We           love, and something to look
                                                             made sautéed green beans            forward too. Put the Corn
                        The Sun Crest peaches will           with garlic and tomatoes and        Festival on your schedule and
                        be ready this week. It has           gave out samples. It was well       come enjoy yourself.
                        good flavor. It is a freestone       liked by everyone. See the
                        peach and excellent for freez-       recipe on the next page.            - Jim
                        ing or canning. Watch for
                        them at the farm stand and
                        the farmers market. You can
                        remove the skin by blanching
                        in boiling water for 30-40
                        seconds, then dip in cold wa-
                        ter. You can use a paring
                        knife to remove the skin.

                        In your box this week...
                        3/4 Box                                                                  Full Box (items in 3/4 box) In
Please let me                                                                                    Addition to:
                            Salad Mix                            Carrots
know about the
                                                                                                    EXTRA: Salad Mix
quality of your             Lettuce Head                         Bell Pepper
produce! Feedback                                                                                   EXTRA: Tomatoes
                            Tomatoes                             Beets
goes a long way…!
                                                                                                    EXTRA: Bell Pepper
                            Yellow Wax Beans                     Garlic
                            Lemon Cucumbers                      Raspberry
                            Cheddar and Purple Cauli-            Blackberry
                                                                  Red Potatoes: 2lbs
                            Summer Squash
             PAGE        2                                         Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Tomato
Recipes?                        1 lb green beans or yellow wax beans
If you have some recipes        2 tablespoons extra-virgin oil
that you would like to          2 cloves garlic, minced
share with everyone,            1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano
please send them my way!        2 plum tomatoes or 1 slicing tomato, diced
                                2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or balsamic vinegar
                                Salt and Pepper

Lemon Cucumbers:
                                1 Bring a med pot of salted water to a boil. Add the beans and blanch until barley tender, about 3 mins. Drain well.
                                2. Heat oil over med heat in a large skillet. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, do not burn. Add the beans, oregano,
Contradictory to its name,      and tomatoes. Cook until the beans are heated through, about 3 min. longer.
Lemon Cucumbers do not          3. Season with lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Serve Hot.
taste like lemons! Besides
the yellow, round look of a     From: The Garden-Fresh Vegetable Cookbook, by Andrea Chesman.
lemon-they taste just like a
cucumber. I find that these                                                   Simple Cauliflower Recipe
are particularly great for a   To make this recipe vegan, just omit the Parmesan cheese finish - still delicious. Serves 2-3 as a side.
cucumber sandwich. With
a little cream cheese,
shredded carrots, lettuce,       2 - 3 heads of small cauliflower (or 1/2 head                     1 small bunch of chives, chopped
and tomato-this is by far
                                    large)                                                          zest of one lemon
my favorite sandwich!            2 tablespoons of olive oil                                        freshly grated Parmesan
                                 a couple pinches of sea salt                                      a bit of flaky sea salt
                                 1 clove garlic, minced

Color Cauliflower:
Cheddar Cauliflower            1. To prep the cauliflower, remove any leaves at the base and trim the stem. Now cut it into tiny trees - and by tiny, I mean
(Orange) and Graffiti Cau-     most florets aren't much larger than a table grape. Make sure the pieces are relatively equal in size, so they cook in the same
liflower (Purple) are a fun    amount of time. Rinse under running water, and set aside.
way to get children to eat
their veggies! Both are 25
                               2.Heat the olive oil and fine grain salt in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the cauliflower and stir until
                               the florets are coated. Wait until it gets a bit brown on the bottom, then toss the cauliflower with a spatula. Brown a bit
times higher in your Vita-
                               more and continue to sauté until the pieces are deeply golden - all told about six minutes. In the last 30 seconds stir in the
min A and Anti-Oxidants        garlic.
than the white cauliflower.
                               3.Remove from heat and stir in the chives, lemon zest, and dust with a bit of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a pinch of
Cheddar seems to be            flaky sea salt (if you have it on hand). Serve immediately.
everyone's favorite with a
buttery taste, while the
purple has more of a pep-
pery taste! Both can be                                                                Peach Salsa
cooked and eaten the           Ingredients
same way as the white
                               1 1/2 cups chopped pealed peaches or nectarines
                               3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
cauliflower. The color
                               3/4 cup seeded chopped cucumber
cauliflower is fun for a       1/4 cup sliced green onion or sweet onion (Walla Walla)
colorful party tray with       2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
dip!                           2 tablespoons honey
                               2 tablespoons lime juice
                               1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

                               Grill the peaches and slices of sweet onion before chopping and combining. Lightly coat the grill with cooking spray. Grill
                               the peaches for 2 minutes and onions for 3 minutes on each side. Cool and chop and add to the rest of the ingredients.
                               Good with grilled pork or gilled tuna, halibut or salmon. Refrigerate the leftovers within 2 hours. Salsa is good with low-
                               fat cream cheese and with whole-grain crackers. This can be made without grilling, but grilling does add flavor.

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                         THE       HARVEST            REPORT
                                                                     Heavenly Harvest Farm
                                                                       5757 Hwy 20 NE
                                                                      Corvallis, OR, 97330
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                                   Notes to Remember
                                   Change of Pick-Up Locations:                 If you know you can not pick-up      Feedback is Appreciated!
                                      From this point on, all stand and         your box or build it on the day          Please let us know if there is
                                                                                 that you are assigned, you must
                                       market workers are instructed                                                       anything wrong with your
                                                                                 let me know and we can work
                                       to not allow any members to                                                         boxes. Your thoughts, input,
                                                                                 out another day. At that point, I
                                       build or receive their weekly                                                       and recommendations help
                                                                                 will make a note to the staff of
                                       box unless they were told of the                                                    build our program into the
                                                                                 the change, and you will be able
                                       change. This will prevent any                                                       best that it can me. Anything
                                                                                 to receive your produce.
                                       members -who have not given                                                         that you would like to share
                                       me prior notice—to receive               The simplest way to inform me is          with us is very much appreci-
                                       their box.                                to call me! 541-981-8808. You             ated!

                                      This rule is set into place be-           can also e-mail me                       Good, Bad, and the Ugly are
                                       cause members have been build-                                                      wanted from all of you to help
                                       ing and picking up their box at                                                     our program be better or to
                                       their convenience without noti-          Thank you to all the members              let us know how good we are
                                       fying me, This confuses our staff         who have been keeping in touch            doing. Don't hesitate!
                                       and allows too much lee-way for           with me about their changes and          Sara.heavenlyharvest@hotmail.
                                       boxes being built twice in one            missed boxes.
                                       week.                                                                               com

Schedule of Events

} Good Samaritan Hospital Market                    AUGUST 2009
  Thursday July 30th, 11am-3:00pm

} Canning Class                                         Sun            Mon              Tue          Wed             Thu           Fri              Sat
   Aug 15: Strawberry and rasp-
    berry jam 1:00pm                                2              3               4             5               6            7                8
                                                    Stand Closed                                 Corvallis M     Eastbank M                    Corvallis M
   Aug 22: Corn                                                                                                                               Beaverton M
   Aug 29: Salsa & Tomatoes
   Sept 12: TBA                                    9              10              11            12              13           14               15
                                                    Stand Closed                                 Corvallis M     Eastbank M                    Corvallis M
   Sept 26: TBA                                                                                                                               Beaverton M
                                                                                                                                               Newport M
                                                                                                                                               Canning Demo
 Stand is Closed Sundays
  Open Mon– Sat, 9-7:00p.m.                         16             17              18            19              20           21               22
                                                    Stand Closed                                 Corvallis M     Eastbank M                    Corvallis M
                                                                                                                                               Beaverton M
                                                                                                                                               Newport M
 Corvallis Wed Market                                                                                                                         Canning Demo
  Wednesdays, 3-7:00p.m.
                                                    23             24              25            26              27           28               29
New Location, Downtown 2nd & B                      Stand Closed                                 Corvallis M     Eastbank M                    Corvallis M
                                                                                                                 Hospital M                    Beaverton M
                                                                                                                                               Newport M
 Eastbank Thurs Market                                                                                                                        Canning Demo
  Thursdays 3:30p.m.– 7:30p.m.
                                                    30             31              1             2               3            4                5
                                                    Stand Closed                                 Corvallis M     Eastbank M                    Corvallis M
 Corvallis Sat Market                                                                                                                         Beaverton M
                                                                                                                                               Newport M
  Saturdays, 9a.m.-1:30p.m.

 Newport Sat Market
  Saturdays, 9a.m.-1:00p.m.

 Beaverton Sat Market                                                     Have a great week and enjoy your produce
  Saturdays, 9a.m.-1:30p.m.
                                           THE          HARVEST            REPORT
                                                                                Heavenly Harvest Farm
                                                                                  5757 Hwy 20 NE
                                                                                 Corvallis, OR, 97330

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