Reminder: In honor of the Shavuoth holiday, Puah and Oded from Meshek 42 are offering Chalumi Cheeses. At this point, it’s a one-time offer for the holiday. The cheese is made out of the excellent goat milk from the flock at Meshek 42, of course, with no additives and oh so fresh. The cheese is lightly salted, but you can always add more if preferred. The price is 12.5 NIS per 100 gr.
Please email your orders via Chubeza’s online order system by Thursday, May 22. You will receive the cheeses in the delivery closest to Shavuoth (Wednesday boxes- May 28, Monday boxes, June 2)
In honor of the upcoming Festival of the First Fruits, our own first fruits are becoming abundant: after the fakkus, we just picked new eggplants and green and yellow beans. From all indications, the wide flat bean, already in full beautiful bloom, will soon join the party. And when there are new fruits, we are duty-bound to taste them first! Yesterday we gobbled delicious eggplants with lemon juice for lunch. Man, were they good!
These eggplants were planted very early at the beginning of January, two and a half weeks before our regular planting schedule. As we were still in the throes of winter, the eggplants needed to be covered with plastic sheets to protect them, and we really pampered these babies. Sure enough, they yielded earlier than expected, a few weeks before our regular harvest period in a regular year, but it looked like this was exceedingly difficult for them, and thus they ripened very slowly. The fruits have been on the bushes for many weeks now, ripening very, very slowly, and the produce is scarce at this time. This week some of the big boxes will be enjoying the eggplants at last. We feel like this was a little too early, and next year we will try to plant them a bit later.
Over the next few months you will be receiving the following summer guests: eight types of mini-squashes, melons, watermelons, tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, peppers, okra, zucchini in various colors, black-eyed peas and long beans, mint, sage, thyme, and of course, the summer monarch His Royal Highness King Corn. Plus, naturally, the lettuce, leek and scallions that join us throughout the seasons. What a field day for the field, full of summer sweetness and juicy delight!
Wishing us all a speedy recovery from the Lag B’Omer festivities and the Maccabi Tel Aviv victory parties…
Shavua Tov Alon, Bat Ami, Dror, Maya and the Chubeza team
WHAT’S IN THIS WEEK’S BOXES?
Monday: New Zealand spinach, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, scallions, cabbage, cucumbers/fakus, parsley/cilantro, carrots/beets, zucchini, onions.
Large box, in addition: Eggplant/bell peppers, green or yellow beans/garlic, leeks
Wednesday: New Zealand spinach, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, scallions/garlic chive, cucumbers/fakus, parsley, eggplant/bell peppers, zucchini, onions, small boxes only – beets
Large box, in addition: cabbage, green or yellow beans/garlic, leeks, Swiss chard