The Weekly Weeder 
Box #11: August 23, 2018

EOW "Bean Group"
Box Contents, Storage & Cooking Tips 
Beans, Dragon Tongue 
.75 pounds Small Shares;1-1.5 pounds Standards; 2.5-3 pounds Doubles

Substitute these beans for green beans in any recipe or cooking method.   

Cilantro ~
1 small bunch Small Shares; 1 large bunch Standard Shares; 2 large bunches Double Shares

Cucumbers ~ 
2 each Small Shares; 3 each Standard Shares; 6 each Double Shares.

Melon, Cantaloupe ~ Wow! 
2-3 count for Small Shares; 3-4 count for Standard Shares; 5-6 count for Double Shares.

Sugar Cube melons are a very nice small, hard rind, very sweet melon. They don't turn mushy or mealy like softer melons, nor bruise easily.  We love them for easy harvest as they slip from their vine and turn a nice golden green hue.  Give them a try!  Our boys love eating a half melon with a spoon - a great quick healthy snack!  Store in the refrigerator and gobble them up!  

Onion, Sweet
1 small onion Small Shares; 1 large Standard Shares; 2 large Doubles

1 count Small Shares; 2 count Standard Shares; 3 count Doubles
    Red Bell 4 count Small Shares; 7 count Standard Shares; 10 count Doubles
    Green or Yellow Bell 1 count Standard Shares only  
Peppers freeze great.  Wash, cut in half, discard seed cavity, stuff into freezer bag. Easy!  Perfect to use in all your winter cooking. We love them in a vegetable soup, chile and of course tacos. 

Sweet Corn!   
3 ears Small Shares; 4 ears Standard Shares; 8 ears Double Shares.

The second picking of corn are ears that are much smaller and not always fully developed.  We recommend cooking and cutting off the cobb, then using the kernels in recipes - salsa, casseroles, taco fixings this week!  

Tomatoes, A farmhouse mix!  Grape, Sungold & Red Cherry.
1 pound Small Shares; 2 pounds Standards; Two 2 pound bags Doubles

Wow, they're pouring in from the field now! The heat has been ripening them quickly.  Is it too many?  Quickly use up your bag by oven roasting them at a low temperature. Coat halves of tomatoes and pieces of garlic with oil and arrange on cookie sheet.  Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.  Low and Slow is what you want - will take several hours to roast with the delicious flavors slowly combining. 
Tomatoes ~ A mixture of Black Prince, Big Beef Red, Polbig Red, MoonGlow yellow, and Paste 
2.5 pounds Small Shares; 5 pounds Standards; Two 5 pound bags Doubles

You'll want to wash and leave sit on your counter a few days to fully ripen.  So allow fruits to sit at room temperature and they'll ripen nicely.
Coming Soon....Arugula, Daikon and more!
the location changes to the Farm Campus.
Derek digging new potatoes a few weeks back.  It was a hard, difficult task on a hot humid day.  The strain evident.  Our crew, your crew, do amazing work in temperatures and conditions that would intimidate most people.  We pay them well as far as farm work goes, but they don't get paid nearly enough in our eyes.  If you say a grace before your meal please be sure to include them in your blessings.  
Craig and some of our Amish neighbors in the background.
Felipe picking beans in the weeds.
Justin and Nikki
Melons so sweet that you will need to use the harvest truck as your own personal jungle gym.

Pickling Cucumbers - 5 pounds $18

Paste Tomatoes Not all perfect but great for canning or processing
10 pounds $15  or 20 pounds $30

Jalapenos - 5 pounds $15

Kale - green curly: $18 for 12 bunches 

Maple Syrup:   $10 / pint or $20 / quart

To place an order: Email us by Monday with your order.  Then mail a check made out to "Ridgeland Harvest" at E5538 Nelson Road, Viroqua WI 54665.  
Rescheduling a delivery or change your pick-up site:

Members can reschedule, one time only, to an alternate week to accommodate travel and vacation.  Or you can choose to postpone and double your next delivery. 

To reschedule, please fill out the Delivery Change Form located here or on the website:
Requests must be submitted by 8:30 am on the Monday of your normally scheduled delivery week.  There will be no exceptions to this deadline. 
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Ridgeland Harvest LLC
E5538 Nelson Road * Viroqua, WI * 54665

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