Zucchini 20 ways

[2016 CSA Week 9]

It was fantastic to get some rain, everything needed it. 

We have an abundance of squash/zucchini right now due to multiple plantings all rolling in at once. I did a few family favorite recipes at the bottom of the newsletter for you to enjoy with your zucchini standbys. 

The tomatoes are starting to come in now. YES! So happy. Not everyone may get one this week, but we will keep track. 

Our fresh flowers are coming in as well. We will have pick your own available or some premade bouquets. Maple syrup is for sale too. The syrup is made a few houses away by our CSA members, Nathan and Sons. Have you ever used maple syrup in your ice coffee? Really good. 

This week's share...

  • Lettuce
  • summer Squash/Zucchini
  • Snow Peas/Beans
  • Kale/Chard
  • Basil/Herbs

Possibly: 
Tomatoes/Eggplant/Peppers/Scallions/Salad Greens

Maple Syrup and Flowers will be for sale.


Sue's Zucchini Drop Cookies

( yummy, cake like textured cookie)

  • 1 C peeled and grated zucchini
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 C chopped walnuts
  • chocolate chips optional

Mix dry ingredients, set aside. Beat sugar and butter, add egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to wet. Mix in zucchini, nuts, and chocolate chips. 

Drop onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. 


Jeff's Zucchini Burgers

  • 1 1/4 LB zucchini/summer squash (peeled if large)
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 C grated parmesan or feta cheese
  • 3 scallions (we didn't use and it was great)
  • 4 TBL fresh dill chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • breadcrumbs
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • (we also used some shredded carrot which was a good addition)

Peel and grate squash, allowing some of moisture to drain. Sauté chopped onion and garlic in olive oil. Mix with squash. When cool, add eggs, cheese, scallion if using, salt and pepper. Add enough bread crumbs for consistency. Form into patties and fry in oil. Can also be lightly fried in oil then place on cookie sheets in oven to finish cooking.