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WSCSA Summer Pickup #6: Tuesday July 23

Posted 7/22/2019 9:42pm by Core Committee.

WHAT'S COMING

Here are the veggies that are coming on the truck this week:  

  • Lettuce
  • Bell Peppers
  • Maxibel Beans
  • Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Beets
  • Parsley
  • Mixed Greens

Fruit Share: 

  • Peaches
  • Blueberries

WEEKLY RECIPE INSPIRATION

Jammy Pepper Pasta Salad

jammy pepper pasta

If you're heading to a picnic this weekend, skip the mayo-based pasta salad recipes and make this instead. It withstands sitting out in the sun and tastes great at room temp! 


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WSCSA NEWS AND UPDATES

Hi Members,

I hope everyone was able to stay cool this weekend! We're looking for volunteers in the 6:00 - 8:30pm time slot this week. We currently have no volunteers for this slot! Please email us or just stop by and help out if you are available. Remember, all members must volunteer for 2 shifts throughout the season, so if you haven't had a chance to sign up for your first volunteer shift, be sure to do so here

Have a great week!

The WSCSA Core Committee  


NEWS FROM THE FARM

Khaled

This week we will highlight what our Production Manager Khaled does. Khaled has been with our farm since 2006 and has been managing the production side of our farm especially after 2009, having been here 3 years and having learned our methods. Khaled had a career managing an organic farm for an Organic professor before joining us and he also owns and operates with partners an organic farm of his own. Khaled oversees our 4 locations that average 7 miles from our main farm. We have a crew of 25 from Egypt and he is constantly surveying what needs to be done and directing and helping the 25 guys to till, plant, nurture, and harvest the crops. In addition, he supervises the packing of CSAs, orders, and markets. Recently, his family moved with him to the US and are trying to acclimate to living in rural America. Khaled, his family, and all our Egyptian crew hail from Fayoum, Egypt.

The heat that plagued the city also effected the farm. It accelerates or ruins the winter crops such a lettuce, greens, cauliflower, fennel, peas, and many more crops. So we lost crops and had to try to get rid of excess crops that became available due to the successions coming due at once.

Vegetable of the Week
Bell Peppers: Bell peppers (Capsicum annuum) are fruits that belong to the nightshade family. They are related to chili peppers, tomatoes, and breadfruit, all of which are native to Central and South America. Also called sweet peppers or capsicums, bell peppers can be eaten either raw or cooked. Like their close relatives, chili peppers, bell peppers are sometimes dried and powdered. In that case, they are referred to as paprika.
They are low in calories and exceptionally rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, making them an excellent addition to a healthy diet.
Bell peppers come in various colors, such as red, yellow, orange, and green — which are unripe. Green, unripe peppers have a slightly bitter flavor and are not as sweet as fully ripe ones.

Source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/bell-peppers#benefits

 

If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please don't hesitate to let us know by emailing us at info@washingtonsquarecsa.com!

 

 

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