A True Summer Vacation, Part 1: Summer CSA Week #9

 In CSA Newsletter

Summer CSA: Week #9

Wednesday, August 2nd: All REGs & Group A – EOs
Please Note: Next week’s newsletter will arrive later than usual.
I’ll be sending it late Tuesday evening. 
We are loving these dry, pleasant days!
Perfect for pulling and curing this year’s onion crop.

Saturday, August 12th @ 5pm

Corn Boil & Potluck. Shuck corn, pick flowers, and enjoy a delicious community meal at the farm. Members are asked to bring a hearty dish to share (and camp chairs if you have them).

Melons Update: Our muskmelon and watermelon crops are in seriously rough shape after all the rainy weather. The muskmelons look to be a total crop failure. We were able to get watermelons to the REGs last week, and we will be trying our best to get melons to the every others. 🙁

In the Box: 

Bell Pepper, Purple



Dill Flower

Green Beans


Head Lettuce – hearts or smalls

Onion, Sweet White

Sweet Corn



EOs only: 

  • Eggplant, either Japanese or Globe
  • Kale, small bunch

REGs only:

  • Bunching Leeks
  • Carrots

SUNGOLDS in some boxes

Weekly Recipes

Green Beans with Spiced Butter

Simple Fridge Dill Pickles

Creamy Corned Zucchini and Peppers

Jenn’s Zucchini Oatmeal Bread

Corn and Broccoli Calzones

Eggplant, Green Bean, Sausage Stir-Fry

Cajun Kale and Corn Salad with Peppers

Disappearing Zucchini Orzo

Rich & Jess’s Cucumber Raita

Farmer’s Kitchen: 
what the farmers are cooking this week
A True Summer Vacation, Part 1

Before we had school age children, we could always look forward to a family vacation together in the wintertime. Taking that time now means pulling our kids out of school – which we still do, but we know that won’t be feasible forever.

In the meantime, during the peak of Wisconsin awesomeness, Mike and I have a 24 hour weekend. While we love being farmers, now that the kids are getting older, it can be a bummer that our busy time is the kids’ free time and vice versa.

So this year, we are attempting to lay the ground work for a summer family vacation.  By this, I mean that this year I will be taking the girls on a 5 day trip to Rock Island, two ferries north of Door County’s tip. Some other friends, along with their kids, will be hanging out for the week at the island’s group campsite. It should be a week of beach fun, playing with others, easy hiking, starry nights, campfires, relaxing, and just being together.

The only thing is, we’ll be going without Mike.

While we have been able to take a long weekend together (Portland!), the management and logistics of the CSA delivery demand one of us to still be here.  Our long-term goal is that next year I’ll be able to go with them for a whole week, and Mike will be able to join us for a long weekend. But baby steps. Baby steps.

We’ll miss Mike!! But even so, I feel super excited for this adventure! This will be the longest I’ve been away from the farm during the summer season for over 12 years.  And this will definitely be a first for the girls – a true Sconnie summer vacation. I just can’t say how excited I am! And just how grateful I am to Mike for being willing to hold down the responsibilities of the farm while I get to do this very special trip with the girls.

I’ll be sure to give a brief report next week via a short CSA newsletter that I’ll be sending out late on Tuesday evening. Please expect a late evening newsletter next week.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your veggies!
Farmer Cassie