Homestead Hoopla 2015 CSA Newsletter
July 20, 2015
This week’s harvest includes:
Mixed Cherry Tomatoes*
*designates small share contents
**Please return your CSA boxes to your pickup location each week**
Yum! Welcome to the first day of melon harvest! We had to sample them in the field first thing this morning and there is NOTHING better for a hot steamy day than a chin-dripping juicy melon. DelishJ
We had a bad batch of watermelon seed this spring that didn’t germinate properly and by the time we had settled up with the seed company, it was late in planting season, so our watermelons are JUST blossoming. In the meantime, we’ll put a cantaloupe or canary melon in shares and then the watermelons should be along shortly.
Potatoes are ready to harvest. We will begin this week or next.
Most importantly in farm news, the Kitten is ready for adoption. I will put videos and photos of him on our Facebook page. If you are not on Facebook, shoot me an email and I’ll send you photos and videos of His Cuteness. Here are the stats: Found with the Saturday trash about 5 weeks ago. We bottle fed him, trained him to use the litter box and socialized him with our barn cats, the dog (he and the dog play hard together) and introduced him to both inside and barn life. He is weaned and consistently eating canned cat food and dry kibble cat food and has been wormed for round worms. When inside he uses a litterbox. He’s about 8 wks, give or take a few days. His eyes have changed from blue to a pretty tan color. He comes with a bag of cat litter and a bag of cat food. He is free to a good home.
Total time: 28 minutes
1 1/2 tsps ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper (optional)
1 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 T olive oil, divided Cooking spray
1 cup chopped sweet onion
1 tsp minced garlic
2 cups chopped tomatillos (papery skin removed)
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
hot cooked rice
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add pork; toss well. Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil
in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. Add pork, sauté 3 minutes. Remove
pork from pan, keep warm.
Heat 1 1/2 tsps oil in pan over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté for 30
seconds. Add tomatillos; sauté 1 minute. Add pork; cover and cook 10 minutes or until
pork is done. Add tomatoes and cilantro; cover and cook for 1 minute. Serve with rice