Veggies With a View

Veggies With a View

If you have ever been to Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA you may recall the stunning grandeur of the space, the majesty of the views. (The grill at the snack shop also makes a stellar hot dog, which is its own majesty in my eyes. Extra relish, please.)

As you navigate the serpentine curves of Argilla Road toward the beach you are greeted by the expansive marsh on either side. You take it all in and slowly, steadily the rest of the world slips away, taking your to-do list and your piles of unfolded laundry with it.

Perched above this beautiful sits Marshview Farm. In their words:

"Marshview Farm was acquired in 2016 in order to preserve and protect the unique and vital landscape within the Great Marsh. Our 500 acres is comprised of woodlands, fertile fields, tidal marshes, and fresh water ponds. The land was farmed from the early 1700s until becoming part of the Crane Estate in the early 1900s. We are endeavoring to bring back that heritage with sustainable farming and husbandry to the benefit of our North Shore community. 

Through our work and stewardship, we care for our small part of the North Shore. In turn, the land cares for us with its bounty. It’s beautiful, and we invite you to be a part of it!"

Jamie and his team provided us with the vibrant, delicious eggplant that is making its way into your shares this week. I toyed with the idea of volunteering at the farm this week, to help harvest the product.  I realized, however, that with all the endless beauty to behold I would be utterly useless. They would find me lying down in the fields fancying myself a philosopher and whipping up some new Sartre-esque Existentialist theory based on the beauty of eggplant parm.  So I didn't.

We hope you enjoy the eggplant, and the place from whence it came. On our side we will be doing a roasted eggplant parm while considering the meaning of life. Bon Appetit!


WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

Delivery dates: Saturday, 8/28 and Tuesday, 8/31

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

 

Add-on Grain of the Week - Pancake Mix from Carolyn's Farm Kitchen
Add-on Bread of the Week - Maple Oat Bread from Forge
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Blueberry Lemon Scone from A&J King
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Black Pepper Pasta from Dave's Fresh Pasta 
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Brie from Silvery Moon Creamery
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Muhammara from Magic Bites
Add-on Fruit Share - Peaches from Autumn Hills Orchard and Blackberries from Norse Farm
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - English Muffins from Something Sweet Without Wheat

AVOCADO Reminder: At certain points of the year, avocados will randomly decide to be grey on the inside, while not discernible from the outside. For this reason (and for only a few weeks), we will be switching to an Organic Avocado from California in our tropical fruits section. 

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Haydari from Magic Bites
Pescatarian Protein - Halibut from Red's Best; Haydari from Magic Bites
Vegetarian Proteins - Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites; Haydari from Magic Bites
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Grant Family Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Melons from Kimball Fruit Farm and Ward's Berry Farm; Eggplant from Marshview Farm and Langwater Farm; Tomatoes from Clark Farm; Swiss Chard from Harlow Farm
Grain - Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Chai Tea Cookie from A&J King

 

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Halibut  from Red's; Haydari from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Grant Family Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Halibut, Flounder from Red's Best; Haydari from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Grant Family Farm
Vegetarian Proteins - Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites; Black Bean and Corn Salad from Forge; Haydari from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Grant Family Farm
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Halibut  from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Grant Family Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Melons from Kimball Fruit Farm and Ward's Berry Farm; Eggplant from Marshview Farm and Langwater Farm; Tomatoes from Clark Farm; Swiss Chard from Harlow Farm; Leeks from Brookford Farm; Corn from Kimball Fruit Farm
Grain - Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Bread from A&J King
Special Treat - Chai Tea Cookie and Palmier from A&J King

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Halibut  from Red's; Ground Pork from Feather Brook Farms; Haydari from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Grant Family Farm; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Pescatarian Protein - Halibut, Flounder, Salmon Burgers from Red's Best; Haydari from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Grant Family Farm; Butter from High Lawn Farm 
Vegetarian Proteins - Lentil Fingers from Magic Bites; Black Bean and Corn Salad from Forge; Mushroom Pot Pie from Dunk's Mushrooms; Haydari from Magic Bites; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Grant Family Farm; Butter from High Lawn Farm
Paleo Proteins - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Halibut  from Red's; Ground Pork from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms and Grant Family Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Melons from Kimball Fruit Farm and Ward's Berry Farm; Eggplant from Marshview Farm and Langwater Farm; Tomatoes from Clark Farm; Swiss Chard from Harlow Farm; Leeks from Brookford Farm; Corn from Kimball Fruit Farm; Carrots from Iron Ox; Lettuce from Deep Roots
Grain - Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Bread from A&J King; Pizza Shell from Iggy's 
Special Treat - Chai Tea Cookie and Palmier from A&J King

 


 

RECIPES

(from Shannon)

Blackberry and Peach Cobble - We don't often include baking recipes here, but I'm craving something sweet and drooling (figuratively, not literally) looking at the fruit share fruits this week! 

Tandoori Style Chicken with Cantaloupe and Cucumber Relish - I got excited about the sound of a Cantaloupe and Cucumber Relish! Sounds delish! 

Uchepos - This one is a little bit more work but FRESH TAMALES?!?! Um, yes. Thank you. Please send pics after you make them. 

Eggplant Chicken - Here's your one-pan dish of the week. :) 

Carrot Fries - Okay, it's not winter yet but yes, I am still trying to convince you all to make fries or chips out of any and all roots! 

Panko Crusted Halibut with Swiss Chard - This one just looks pretty. 

Leek and Corn Au Gratin - So looks like next week *dips* down to 75, but maybe it's time to start thinking about yummy soups like this one! 

Crispy Flounder with Roasted Tomatoes - Described as quick and easy, so I'll agree and say you should try it out this week! 

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found HERE.