August 2019, Week 3

August 2019, Week 3

We're not the only ones who love the corn harvest! Extra husks make our goats happy and mean that even what we don't eat has a purpose.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Part of making the farm more sustainable is finding better ways to replenish the soil, and ensuring that what we grow here goes to feed our community. Another part is thinking carefully about waste and minimizing it wherever we can. What can we repurpose and reuse? What can we minimize? How can we think creatively about our work to ensure that the people who follow in our footsteps still have good land, and the community to surround it?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These questions guide our work, in big and small ways throughout the year. What are you doing to make your life a more sustainable one?

This week in your Simple Share...

Corn - 6 ears
Homemade Corn guacamole

Green Beans - ½ lbs

Pickled Green Beans

Bell Peppers - 2

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Zucchini - 3

Zucchini Noodles

Basil - one bunch
Fresh Basil Lemonade
cup firmly packed basil leaves
1 cup sugar
6 cups water divided
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (6 to 8 lemons)

In a medium saucepan, muddle the sugar and basil together with a wooden spoon. Add 2 cups of water and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until all of the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow the basil to steep in the syrup until cool. Once cool strain the simple syrup into a pitcher. Add 4 cups of water and the lemon juice. Stir well. Serve over ice with a garnish of basil and lemon.

Tomatoes - 2

Marinara Tomato Sauce

Onion - one 
Caramelized Onion

Peaches - 3 lbs
Peach Mini Cakes

Farm Fresh Flowers - 1 bouquet
Local Roots Flower Farm

See you next week!

-The Simple Share Team