Potato Seconds

When we harvest the potato crop, an unfortunate thing happens. Several bushels worth will get damaged, and that means they won’t cure properly for long-term storage. Don’t get me wrong, they still taste great, they just need to be used soon after harvest or they may rot. If you have ever smelled a rotting potato, you know that there aren’t many things in the world that smell quite so rank!
This week (and maybe next) will be seconds week for potatoes. Therefore, you can expect ample potatoes in your share. I recommend you dig out all your favorite recipes that use potatoes, and don’t forget to look back at newsletters from previous weeks, several of them have potato recipes too. I also put a couple of more on this week’s newsletter.

New Website!
I am excited to announce that our new website is up and running, and it looks great. The web address is still www.barefootfarmer.com, but it has some new features such as a recipe database by specific ingredient. There are still more features that will be showing up soon to help you get the most out of your CSA experience. I’d like to thank CSA members and web designers Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth for making this happen. Their website for web design is http://www.purrdesign.com/, and they also have a food blog site that has many great photos and recipes and features Long Hungry veggies: http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/. Great job! Thanks!

Beef anyone?
I received a call last week from a man who heard I might be able to help him sell his locally raised, pastured beef. The truth is, I can only help him out if you all express enough interest to purchase his beef. In an interesting twist, his cows will soon be taking up residence at the Glen Levin Estate, a 65 acre farm which has a productive 1 acre garden started by Jeff last year in conjunction with Tyler Brown, a former CSA member and executive chef at the Capitol Grille (in the Hermitage Hotel downtown), along with the Land Trust of TN. The garden allowed Tyler to leave our CSA, and the restaurant now gets many of its veggies from that garden! Before I lose my train of thought, talk beef to me if you are interested.

This Week’s Harvest: Corn, Summer Squash, Peppers, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Beets, Green Beans, Garlic, Dill, Basil, Parsley

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  1. Our friend, Sharon, from Sharon’s Natural Gardens in MD, tipped me off to your site! I look forward to learning from you. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Will come in handy as I start my own farm, next year, God willing. Blessings.

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