July 21st Market Pick-up # 10

We have another great weather week!  The rain we received was just in time!  Not too much and not little!  Matt is working hard transitioning the field to fall crops.  He is planning for our favorite market, the market before Thanksgiving!  It is hard to imagine that in the middle of November, we are already thinking of fall!

This week we have a few new things coming to market!  Our cherry tomatoes are finally turning on! The late spring an the torrential rains really put a hurting on our tomatoes and peppers, but they are on their way!  We will be bringing in a second round of leeks, okra, and cherry tomatoes!

If you are a Farm Share Member and are wondering what will be in your bag, you will find:

  • Leeks
  • Salad Mix or Arugula
  • Potatoes
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Okra
  • Egg Plant
  • Jalapeños

Here is my farm house menu:

Monday:  Stuffed Egg Plant Parmesan

This is an outstanding dish that only requires 15 minutes of prep time!  Be sure to top this with some of our basil and it will be a great satisfying and healthy dinner.

Tuesday:  Chesseburgers and Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers!

Bobby Flay taught me how to grill and this cheeseburger recipe is so simple!  I top the burger with cheese, our microgreens, and a slice of tomato and I am in heaven!  Matt’s very favorite thing to eat, and the real reason he grows jalapeños, is this stuffed pepper recipe.

I promise, they aren’t as hot as you would think once you remove the seeds.

Wednesday:  Sheet Pan Okra Tomatoes and Black Eyed Peas and Oven Fried Breaded Pork Chops

This okra recipe is delicious and a bit of a twist!  By slicing the okra long-ways you use its goo to its advantage as it caramelizes while roasting!  The addition of the black-eyed peas and tomatoes are incredible!


Served along side oven fried pork chops, you won’t miss a beat!  But both of these in the oven at the same time and you will have dinner in 30 minutes with about 15 minutes of initial prep.

Thursday: Julia Child’s French Potato and Leek Soup 

I just love Julia Child!  I remember watching her as a child and just loved her.

Here is a video of her making this soup!  With Matt’s fresh leeks, this soup is beyone amazing!

Friday:  Baked Goat Cheese Salad

Yes, this salad is that good!  With Goats R Us Cheese across from us, you can get the main ingredients in one stop!  Her cheese is so creamy, rich, and smooth and would be so great served atop this salad!


When it is Friday, I prefer something easy that I can eat on the deck and sip some wine!

If you are wondering what else will be at market we will have:

  • Garlic
  • Tatsoi (Summer Spinach)
  • Bok Choi
  • Kale
  • Summer Lettuces
  • Radishes
  • Baby Arugula
  • Field Greens
  • Spicy Micro Greens
  • Onions
  • Basil
  • Green Beans
  • Leeks
  • Okra
  • Egg Plant
  • Fingerling Potatoes
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Cherry Tomatoes

We will see you at the South of the James Farmer’s Market this Saturday from 8-12.

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