Our new fresh produce CSA (community supported agriculture) for 2013 will launch soon! Sign up button will get you on the email list (but not sign you up for the CSA) – so tell us what you want this year and how we can make your experience the best.
We will probably offer 2 levels, a couple share and a family share. Our distribution will be Saturday 7am till 1pm at the Charlottesville City Market and Tuesday 4pm till 7pm at the Forest Lakes Market. Shares will be held in the refrigerated truck and extras will be available for normal purchase.
We have partnered with Rowena Morrel of “In The Kitchen Magazine” to create recipes and hints for how to prepare your share each week. Her specialty is how to cook once for meals all week.
Give us hints and requests for what you would like to see this year.
To Sign Up and for more info see http://specials.planetearthdiversified.com/csa/
Chickweed pesto healthy and fresh taste like spring!
What is Chickweed?
Other names: Stellaria media, starweed, mouse ear, satinflower, tongue grass
Chickweed is a plant native to Europe. It grows across North America as a common weed. The parts used medicinally are the leaves, stems and flowers.
Chickweed has been used in folk medicine for skin conditions, indigestion and a variety of other conditions, such as cough, rhematoid arthritis, psoriasis, stomach ulcers and as a blood tonic/cleanser. We have some customers that use it for reducing benign swelling or lumps.
Chickweed should not be used internally by pregnant or nursing women or children without the advice of a physician.
Chickweed, like many fresh succulent winter greens, contains nitrate. Do not consume excessive quantities repeatedly over time. If you are sensitive to nitrate poisoning check with your health care practitioner. Symptoms may include weakness, headache, fainting, bluish fingers and lips and dizziness.