Please Eat all the Nightshades: CSA Harvest 8/18

I need your help.  Will you please eat all the peppers, tomatoes, and eggplants?

Because part of my lyme protocol is an anti-inflammatory diet, which rules out all nightshades.  And right now, with hot peppers popping off the plants and tomatoes rolling in, I smell salsa everywhere.

Oh, and add potatoes to the list, too!

In all seriousness, though, it hasn’t been too hard.  I still sneak in a cherry tomato or two as I harvest, but trading nightshades for less inflammation has so far been worth it.

Eliminating them from my diet doesn’t stop me from loving the cultivation and cooking of nightshades, and to that end I am really happy to be entering tomato roasting season, when the house constantly fills with the scent of sauce.  Comfort incarnate.

This week we harvested the first round of eggplants, and while there isn’t enough to put in the share, there will be eggplants for sale this week at pick-up.  We’ll also have lots of jalapenos and banana peppers for sale, too.  As always, CSA members get 10% off any extra produce you buy.

Join us tonight (Friday) for wood-fired pizza on the farm.  

We’ll have music by Duffy Gardner (who is the mason that led our oven-building workshop!) along with slices and salad by donation.

Pizza will start around 4:00 and music around 5:00.

Fall Harvest is just around the corner!  Sign ups for our October-December CSA share are open now on our website.  

Applications for subsidized shares through NOFA-VT Farm Share Program are available now on their website.

Here’s this week’s harvest:

  • Lettuce Head
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers (last week!)
  • Zucchini (last week!)
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Carrots

See recipes below

We’ll see you all soon!

In Good Heart,
Kate & Edge


RECIPES

Roasted Tomatoes : this is my favorite way to preserve tomatoes, or simply to make the house smell delicious.  Freeze in quart bags for roasted tomatoes all winter long.

Hummus with Tomatoes and Cucumbers

Fried Rice w/ Zucchini, Tomatoes & Parmesan

One thought on “Please Eat all the Nightshades: CSA Harvest 8/18

  1. Rob says:

    I’ve had lyme disease twice and suffered from joint pain long afterwards. I ended up switching to a strictly plant-based diet, basically vegan, no processed foods, no refined sugar and very limited white flour. Changing my eating habits has completely eliminated all joint pain and I don’t have any recurring symptoms eating nightshades, although I do use fresh raw garlic in just about every meal which might have something to do with it :).

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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