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Hi Farmsters,

 

This Wednesday is our first Jamaican Night of the season from 5 to 8 pm. Vernon should be here playing the steel drums starting at 6 pm Caribbean time. The buffet will be “served” like last year, but, if enough of you prefer the old style of self-service, let us know and we can go back to that approach. There are pros and cons for both systems. Usually, our first buffet is lightly attended (no more than 130 tickets in past years), so it is always a good one to attend if you don’t like crowds. Remember, it is BYOB! Here is the menu:

 

Jerk Chicken and Pork w/ Mango Salsa

Jamaican Seafood Curry

Rice & Beans

Cabbage Sauté

Fried Plantains

Festival Dumplings

Spanish Town Style Potato Salad

Jamaican Slaw

Jalapeno Corn Bread

Carrot Rum Cake

Lemonade, Ginger Beer

 

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICING (includes 7% Tax & 10% Tip)

ADULT: $34   ENHANCED MEMBER: $26

ENHANCED MEMBER CHILDREN (5 to 9): $12

CHILDREN (5 TO 9): $16

ALL CHILDREN UNDER 4-FREE* 

 

 

We have planted a decent amount of sugar snap peas. Now is the time to pick and store for the winter. There are a few steps to follow when freezing sugar snap peas, but it is worth it. 

 

1.    Wash the pea pods. Snap off and compost or discard the stem ends of the pods.

2.    Get a large bowl of ice water ready.

3.    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop the sugar snap peas into the pot of rapidly boiling water. Let them cook for just 1 1/2 minutes. Drain the sugar snap peas quickly in a colander.

4.    Immediately transfer the sugar snap peas to the bowl of ice water. This stops the residual heat in the peas from continuing to cook them. Leave the peas in the ice water for 2 minutes. Once again, drain them well in a colander.

5.    Spread the blanched sugar snap pea pods in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze for 1 to 2 hours (until completely frozen through).

6.    Transfer the frozen sugar snap peas to freezer bags or containers and label with the date. Frozen sugar snap peas will keep for 8 months. They are still safe to eat after that, but their quality will decline.

 

That is enough for helpful hints in today’s email. Next week we will discuss the benefits of mugwort.

 

Don't forget to order your oysters.

 

Farmer Ron