Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education

CSA Newsletter – September 4th

Last week’s share

The Weekly Share

Here’s what to expect in this week’s share:

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Herbs – oregano and sage
  • Hot peppers
  • Onion
  • Potatoes
  • Scallions
  • Squash
  • Sweet peppers
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

*Due to the unpredictability of weather, pest problems, and other factors produce in the weekly shares are subject to last minute changes.

Summer Squash Casserole

Summer squash season is long and I’m always looking for new recipes and ways to use it.  Summer squash noodles, grilled summer squash, roasted – all are great.  A few years ago I had a delicious summer squash casserole at a friend’s wedding. It was warm cheesy comfort food and just what I needed at the end of summer and with cooler weather coming in.  Here’s my rendition of that casserole

  • 2 cups thinly sliced summer squash
  • 1 ear of corn cut off the cob
  • 1 jalapeno (my favorite CSA hot pepper)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 1 C shredded cheese
  • Crushed crackers for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Saute the vegetables in the butter until just softened
  3. Mix the sour cream and 3/4 C cheese into the veggie mix, add the egg once it has cooled a bit so it doesn’t scramble in the heat
  4. pour the mixture into a 9×9 in casserole dish
  5. Mix the remaining cheese with the crackers and top the casserole with the mixture
  6. Bake for 25 minutes

Happy Labor Day

 

Here’s wishing you all a very happy Labor Day!  Cookouts and grills are wonderful ways to use the veggies in your CSA.  Here’s some ideas:

  • Marinated grilled vegetable kabobs
  • Watermelon mint salad
  • Grilled corn on the cob
  • Potato salad
  • Panzanella salad

What are your favorite holiday cookout recipes?

Connect and Share

What is your favorite part of your CSA share? Are you having trouble figuring out what to do with something in your share? If you have a recipe or picture you want to share, a trick you learned, or a question about your CSA produce please let us know at csa@hornfarmcenter.org.  Share on social media with the hashtag #HornFarmCSA.