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The 4th and the 4th.

Happy Independence Day weekend! As we speed past the 4th of July, it's already time to harvest our 4th basket. Hoping that everyone is enjoying the goods so far, and hoping that you'll let us know what you like and don't like about the CSA. We value ideas and feedback on everything from logistics to seed selection, so please don't be bashful.

Also, your doctor called. They said "keep the greens coming!" Not being the adversarial type, we oblige.

Week 4 basket will contain (at least):

- 1 Whole Chicken

- Lettuce

- Kale

- Swiss Chard

- 1 Fresh Garlic

- 1 Zucchini or Summer Squash

- Shiitake Mushrooms

- BASIL! (A nice bunch of Italian large-leaf, purple, and a bit of Thai basil too)

- Mint

- Dill

- Sage

It might be the time for a beer can chicken, finally. When the chicken's almost done, add a foil packet of sliced squash, shiitakes, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper to the grill for the last 5 minutes. Or, try something different like this stir-fried popcorn chicken with basil and sage. Later in the week, maybe try making brown chicken stock, and use it for this Ginger Chicken Soup with Kale and Thai Basil.

Looking forward to seeing you (or your bullpen) Sunday morning, 9am-11am, front porch, 135 Crystal Lake Road, AP.

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