FALL CSA 2021 – WEEK 2

Pick up will be at the Cook Field parking lot pavilion on Thursday, September 9, between 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Produce this week:

Cherry tomatoes
Peppers – both hot & sweet

Green beans

*Note that the produce list is tentative and may change slightly due to weather and crop ripeness.

With an abundance of tomatoes and peppers from the Farm this week, we suggest making salsa!  Here is a homemade salsa recipe that uses fresh tomatoes that you can try from Love and Lemons: https://www.loveandlemons.com/homemade-salsa-recipe/. You also can check out the Institute for Food Farm’s What We Grow website for information about how to use and prepare different produce and for some great recipes!

Farm Updates

The Farm is in a transition time with fall crops being planted. In a few weeks, the number of regular and self-select items will start to increase as more crops ripen.

Opportunity to volunteer to harvest food for those in need: 

Beginning Friday, July 30 and continuing each Friday through September at the Institute for Food Farm, there will be opportunities to harvest crops with the Society of St. Andrew through the Ohio Gleaning Network (read more about their work here: https://endhunger.org/ohio/). Gleaning involves traveling to the field site of a grower to do work involving gleaning crops, or other crop maintenance work in exchange for gleanings from the grower that are donated to organizations addressing hunger.

Next Date: September 10 at 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Shift notes from Society of St. Andrew: We will be gleaning just outside of Oxford at the IF Farm, every Friday morning. The crops we glean will vary from week to week, and require different kinds of physical stamina to harvest. As per our standard practice, we will email out the farm address the evening before the gleaning shift. The farm is located just north of Oxford, for planning purposes.

Click this link to sign up as a volunteer– https://endhunger.org/ohio/ (you have to register first) — you will receive directions when you sign up.

Are you interested in other opportunities to volunteer at the Farm?

If so, sign up to volunteer using the following link to volunteer: https://volunteersignup.org/9D4M7. There are multiple spots for each date listed. Note that the time indicates 9am-5pm, but you can volunteer for any amount of time during that period. Any volunteer (signed up online or not) also will need to sign a paper copy when they arrive at the Farm.

Thank you for supporting this year’s Fall CSA!