Week 8 Summer Share

Ground Beef, Red Cabbage, Red Skin Potatoes, Fennel, and Apricots

July 23, 2013   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Thanks to all of those who came out and saw us last weekend at the Taste of Tremont.  It was a busy day.  We sold out of everything except a little corn at the end of the day.  That means I hand carved 300# of pork, grilled 200# of chicken wings, and we chargrilled 1600 ears of corn - all in about 8 hours!  


This week for the weekly share, we have a special treat coming in from Rich at Eshleman's in Clyde, Ohio.  They just started picking apricots and we get all of them!  They aren't done picking so we don't know yet how many we will get, but the plan is right now that the Wednesday and Thursday groups will get apricots and Friday and Saturday will get peaches.  We will switch that next week so that all stops get apricots.  


Rich also has one last blast of sweet cherries.  These will be the final sweet cherries for the year and we hope you enjoy them. 


Speaking of fruit, we had several customers bring it to our attention that the peaches from two weeks ago (large and vegan customers) never ripened.  We spoke with Rich and he is sending peaches to replace those.  The Wed and Thurs customers with Large or Vegan bags will get replacement peaches.   This brings me to a point.  If you ever have a problem with anything, please don't hesitate to let us know so we can make it right!  


So here is this week's entire list: 


Summer Week 8: 

Small Share

1 lb grassfed ground beef

1 bulb fennel

3# red skin potatoes

1 candy onion

1 head red cabbage

1 lb beans, some will be green, some yellow, some purple*

1 cucumber

1 dozen eggs

1 pint sweet cherries

1 quart apricots or a quarter peck peaches


*the beans are packed in 1# bags.  Please take them home and rinse them and remove them from the bags.  None of our family farms have any way to chill their produce.  On large industrial farms, they have expensive machines called hydro-coolers that pass the product through an ice water bath.  They then pack the produce and it stores longer.  


We pickup the beans daily and the farmers pack them in 1# bags.  The problem is the beans retain a lot of the field heat so we ask that you help maintain quality by taking them home and rinsing them immediately under cold water to help lock in the the flavor and crispness.  


Large Share

Small package plus:

1 bunch tuscan kale

1 bunch leeks

1 pint grape tomatoes

2 ct heirloom zucchini/squash 

1 bunch carrots  


 Vegetarian Substitutions (in place of beef)

1 bunch tuscan kale

1 bunch candy beets

Approx 1.5 lb hoophouse tomatoes



Vegan Substitutions (not in place of anything but I ordered these before I knew the other contents of the bag...one of the tradeoffs of having to use snail mail)

Small except beef,

Vegetarian additions, add

1 cantaloupe


Trevor Clatterbuck
owner, Fresh Fork Market