Enjoying our Produce at Local Restaurants and Harvesting Yellow Zucchini
July 27th, 2023
Did you know that you can enjoy our organic produce on the menu of many Houston-area restaurants? Our most consistent restaurant customers are the folks at Tiny Champions and Nancy’s Hustle. Both of these restaurants are unique in the fact that they offer seasonal menus based on what’s growing in the Houston area. We’re always amazed at the creativity of the chefs and the artful way they transform our produce into incredibly delicious dishes. During this point in the season, we’ve been regularly providing them with peppers, zucchini, eggplant, long beans, and melons. We highly recommend making a reservation soon!
We have a new zucchini variety for you to try at the Farm Stand: Yellowfin. As you can see in the photos above and below, Yellowfin has a very vibrant golden yellow color. Though at first glance it looks like a yellow summer squash, this variety is indeed a zucchini. It has tender, buttery flesh with a nutty flavor just like our green zucchinis. Farmer Bethany recommends cutting it into strips, coating it with bread crumbs and Parmesan, and baking it into zucchini fries. Make sure to pop by the Farm Stand this Saturday so you can pick some up!
Since the summer sun can be intense, some of our crops benefit from sunscreen in the form of kaolin clay. The leaf structure of our cucurbits (cucumbers and squashes) is more delicate so these plants benefit from a dusting of kaolin clay before being transplanted. The clay provides sun protection to the tender young leaves in addition to deterring common pests. As you can see in the photo below, these newly planted zucchinis are benefitting from some clay sunscreen!
Upcoming Farm Events:
Farmers Markets this month: Saturday July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 9am-12pm
Meet the Farm tour on Saturday, July 29th from 10-10:30am (sign up here)
Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Zucchini, Eggplant, Okra, Tromboncino Squash, Armenian Cucumbers, Long Beans, Assorted Peppers, Bitter Melon, Korean Melons, Sweet Potato Greens, Malabar Spinach, Butternuts, and Herbs.