Good morning everyone.  This is Alex from Project Worth Outreach in Menifee County, Kentucky. 

It is hard to believe it is almost September.  We held our latest participant’s meeting this past week.  We had a pretty decent turnout for this meeting.  During this meeting we discussed our journals, our August harvest numbers, fall gardening, the closing of our gardens {when and how}and had a class on care of late gardens and weather related problems.

According to most of our participants it seems that most our our journals are up to date with information about their gardens.

It appears that our July-August harvest numbers are going to be pretty good if early numbers are any indication as to what the final numbers are going to be.  We’re really anxious to know the final results.

Several of our gardeners have planted fall beans and a few herbs.  Some participants have cleared parts of their gardens and stared making plans to cover certain areas of their gardens.

With fall coming on and school starting back up I would like to thank all of our summer youth workers.  I do not know how we could have done as much with our Community and raised gardens without them.  These young people were a tremendous asset to our program.  They worked very hard and did everything that we asked of them to the best of their ability with lots of enthusiasm.  I believed they learned a lot about gardening and the work, fun and satisfaction of gardening.  I hope that some of these young people, along with new ones, will join us next year if we are fortunate enough to be a part of Grow Appalachia next year.

Well, that’s about all I have today except for this week’s recipe which is listed below.  I hope everyone has a great week.

Swiss Steak

2 lbs. steak  {round or sirloin}
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups tomatoes {put through sieve}
1 garlic clove
1 /4 cup bacon drippings

Wipe steak with damp cloth, trim edges off; rub with garlic.  Mix flour, salt and pepper.  With a mallet or edge of plate, pound flour mixture into meat.  Saute` onions in bacon drippings, sear steak in the fat.  Bring strained tomatoes to a boil, cover and place in a slow oven {275 degrees} for 2 hours or more.  Serve hot and enjoy.

Gail Mills

Note:     These recipes are posted  as submitted to me.  Please feel free to modify these recipes.