Circle S Delivery Monday, August 3 and Thursday, August 6 and MSFM pick-up Wednesday, August 5

“The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune….”

-William Wordsworth

It seems counter intuitive to plant seeds into hot, dry soil.  But otherwise – no fall garden will arise.  It is always harder.    To plant in a season of exhaustion.  Like singing out of tune.

Farm News:  2 more weeks of summer session CSA.  If you are a half share – this is your last week.  We are in the midst of weaning calves and trying to get out farm ready for fall.  Cleaning fence rows and planning for a second cutting of hay.  Also trying to replant the garden for fall – an exhausting,  busy time.

What’s in the bucket:  Something old, something new….  potatoes are back.  We stored a few for this moment – when you started to miss them.  And of course – an onion to go with the potato.  And lots of tomato!  SOOOOO, potato, tomato, onion, spaghetti squash, garlic, basil, field peas (yes – you still must shell them:), okra and peppers.

Spaghetti without the pasta:

Curtis and I had this the other night – kind of a no recipe recipe.

Roast that spaghetti squash.  Cut it in half, scoop out the seeds, brush both halves with olive oil – sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Roast it skin side up at 350 degrees about 30 minutes.  Flip the squash over, and roast until fork tender and a little brown on top.

Loosen the “spaghetti” in the squash with a fork and grate with cheese (we used Sequatchie Cove gruetli – a hard cheese like parmesan will work too).  Top with chopped tomatoes, onion, basil, red pepper and garlic (I mixed mine together before roasting the squash and let it sit – but this is not necessary)

Other options for toppings:  make it Mexican flavored by stuffing with black beans or cooked field peas, cheese, tomato, onion and jalapeno.

Happy eating, and thanks for buying local food from Circle S Farm.



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