Newsletter for August 20 – August 26 (Summer Succotash Salad)

Corn and beans are back this week, and we have shell beans as an option for everyone as well! This is the week to try some southern classics like succotash and fried green tomatoes. You could also take an option of jalapeno peppers and make some fried jalapeno poppers. If we are able to give out pickling cucumbers – and I’m really hoping we will be able to at last – you could also make some dill or sweet jalapeno and cucumber refrigerator pickles.

I think there is a chance that if you missed your share on Tuesday last week you were not left a voucher. I will have them for you when you get your share this week. I apologize if you came to the stand and your voucher wasn’t there!

Small Share:

1 lb. red tomatoes or 1.3 lbs. green tomatoes ($3)

1 lb. carrots ($3)

1 head romaine lettuce ($2)

4 ears corn ($2.40)

1 cucumber ($0.70)

1 bunch fresh dill or 1 bunch radishes ($1.5 – $2)

Coupon for VT Paula Red apples

Choose 3 of the following options ($9):

1 bag beans (probably mix of yellow and green)

1 bag shell beans

1.5 lbs. summer squash or zucchini

1 PYO voucher

1 bunch kale

¾ lb. jalapeno peppers

1 lb. pickling cucumbers (or 4 regular cukes if we don’t have enough pickling cucumbers)

Total retail value: $21.50 – $22

Single Share

1 lb. red tomatoes or 1.3 lbs. green tomatoes ($3)

2/3 lbs. carrots ($2)

1 head romaine lettuce ($2)

3 ears corn ($1.8)

1 cucumber ($0.70)

1 bunch fresh dill or 1 bunch radishes ($1.5 – $2)

Coupon for VT Paula Red apples

Choose 2 of the following options ($6):

1 bag beans (probably mix of yellow and green)

1 bag shell beans

1.5 lbs. summer squash or zucchini

1 PYO voucher

1 bunch kale

1 lb. pickling cucumbers (or 4 regular cukes if we don’t have enough pickling cucumbers)

Total retail value: $17

Large Share:

1.5 lbs. red tomatoes or 2 lbs. green tomatoes ($4.5)

1 lb. carrots ($3)

1 head romaine lettuce ($2)

6 ears corn ($3.50)

2 cucumbers ($1.4)

1 bunch fresh dill and 1 bunch radishes, or two or either ($3)

1 lb. peppers or 1 extra head lettuce ($2)

Coupon for VT Paula Red apples

Choose 4 of the following options ($12):

1 bag beans (probably mix of yellow and green)

1 bag shell beans

1.5 lbs. summer squash or zucchini

1 PYO voucher

1 bunch kale

1 lb. pickling cucumbers (or 4 regular cukes if we don’t have enough pickling cucumbers)

Total retail value: $31.50

Bread and eggs

The bread this week is La Panciata’s Siciliano. It’s an Italian-style loaf with sesame seeds. Very good with sliced tomatoes and maybe some fresh mozzarella! It’s also an egg week.

Shell Beans

The red and white speckled beans we’re giving out as an option this week are called shell beans (or horticulture beans). You need to take them out of their pods and boil them before eating them. Shell beans are great cooked in salted water or stock for about 20 minutes or until nice and tender. You can use them in soups, on salads, or mixed with corn and other veggies in succotash.

Summer Succotash Salad

(Adapted from the Kitchn Blog)

1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ large sweet onion, chopped (about 2/3 cup) 
1 cup fresh shell beans, cooked al dente
Kernels from 4 ears of corn (about 3 cups)
1 large tomato, chopped OR 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup basil, sliced (optional)
Flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the chopped onion and a small pinch of salt and cook, stirring, over medium heat until translucent and tender, about 5 minutes. Lower the heat, add the beans and corn and stir over medium-low heat for about 1 minute, until tender but still crisp. 

Transfer cooked ingredients to a large bowl and toss with the tomatoes and lemon juice. Serve immediately with the feta, basil and black pepper sprinkled on top, or let the mixture cool, then top with the feta, basil and black pepper. 

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