CSA Box with Goji

2017 CSA Summer Sept 16th Goji

2017 CSA Summer Sept 16th Goji

  • Fresh Goji Berry
  • Papaya
  • Hot Pepper Mix/ Jalapeno, Scotch Bonnet
  • Pineapple Sage
  • Bagged Pea Shoots
  • Chive Chef Box
  • Chervil Chef Box
  • Squash/Zucchini
  • Multi-Color Bell Peppers
  • Multi-Color Anaheim Hatch Peppers
  • Baby Tatsoi
  • Micro Color Mix

Big thanks to our team at the farm for an incredible week! And Mr. Robert Bailey, appreciate your photo, seen at right. So many exotic delicacies in the farm share this week; we hope you find new joy in the kitchen this week. The pineapple sage is known for assisting in treatment for anxiety, high blood pressure, indigestion, heartburn/acidity, mental fatigue, depression, and stress. The flowers and leaves can be eaten raw, but my favorite ways to use it are as an infusion for tea and foods. One artist, Stephanie Jones (our farm manager), explained she liked to use our pineapple sage around and inside of fish while baking it, garnishing it with raw flowers and lemon slices upon serving. The “Pineapple Sage Ginger-Aid” is a very popular tea amongst my market customers when I am fortunate enough to have the time to brew big pots for the market. If you would like to try this combo, I suggest you brew ginger first, bringing it to a boil, and then turn the heat off and allow it to sit for a minute or two and then add a hearty helping of the leaves and steep as it continues to cool. The flowers (coming soon!) will become translucent and give a pink hue to the drink. If you like to use raw honey as a sweetener, add it after the brew has cooled down a bit to preserve the enzymatic/therapeutic properties in your honey. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday, with the generally large amounts of eating during these times and stress of travel, a cup of pineapple sage ginger-aid might just do the trick! To your health and pleasure, always! Have a great week everybody

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2017 CSA Summer Sept 9th Pineapple Sage

2017 CSA Summer Sept 9th Pineapple Sage

 

  • *Pineapple Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Field Greens: Tatsoi
  • Squash/Zucchini
  • Bell Peppers
  • Anaheim Hatch Peppers
  • Green Tomatoes
  • Micro Color Mix
  • Watercress
  • Choice from market

*we don’t want to forget any items that are on the market set when you arrive and welcome reminders…plz check your box, esp if you have an egg share

Pineapple Sage: They do not like to be as cold in storage as your other items and i did not want the leaves to turn brown into your case. We want to welcome a new member to our team, Conor! Glad that he liked the food and we welcome suggestions for using the employee cooking stash in a delicious way; greatly appreciated and gratitude for your support. The pineapple sage is known for assisting in treatment for anxiety, high blood pressure, indigestion, heartburn/acidity, mental fatigue, depression and stress. The flowers and leaves can be eaten raw, but my favorite ways to use it are as an infusion for tea and foods. One artist, Stephanie Jones (our farm manager), explained she liked to use our pineapple sage around and inside of fish while baking it, garnishing it with raw flowers and lemon slices upon serving. (Insert Stephanie’s p sage local catch here, photo credit Bob Jones) The “Pineapple Sage Ginger-Aid” is a very popular tea amongst my market customers when i am fortunate enough to have the time to brew big pots for the market. If you would like to try this combo, i suggest you brew ginger first, bringing it to a boil, and then turn the heat off and allow it to sit for a minute or two and then add a hearty helping of the leaves and steep as it continues to cool. The flowers (coming soon!) will become translucent and give a pink hue to the drink. If you like to use raw honey as a sweetener, add after the brew has cooled down a bit to preserve the enzymatic/theraputic properties in your honey. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday, with the generally large amounts of eating during these times and stress of travel, a cup of pineapple sage ginger-aid might just do the trick! To your health and pleasure, always! Have a great week everybody

 

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2017 CSA Summer September 2nd Papaya

2017 CSA Summer September 2nd Papaya

  • Ripe Papaya
  • Mint
  • Collard Bunch
  • Oregano Chef Box
  • Chives
  • Baby Tatsoi
  • Yellow Squash
  • Gold Zucchini
  • Tomatoes *from set
  • Lemon Verbena *
  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Anaheim Peppers

Please note: Tomatoes and Lemon Verbena kept out of your box to protect the flavor and longevity of your ingredients this week * *PICK FROM SET*

Of course we will help you with these items, we just don’t want to get distracted and forget your goodies. Think candy, syrup, tea, stuffing, wrap, or other infusion for your lemon verbena. One of my all time favorite uplifting and fortifying ally teas. An essential ingredient in the “Rosey Outlook” line of recipes i use. Whether you go sweet, like a sweet and sour sauce, or savory, like a fish stuffed with leaves, you just cant go wrong with lemon verbena.

 

Very soon we will start having baby ginger harvest! Woot! Geaux team! Turmeric takes longer to mature, but we will be having continuous harvest throughout this season.

 

Papaya chutney would be a great way to keep your ripe papaya for weeks to come. If your are not fond of tomato or pickling, per se, maybe make a preserve in your own style. I like to add pumpkin pie spice this time of year, and I don’t mean some imitation flavoring. If you would like to add some FRESH ginger and FRESH turmeric to either a preserve or chuntney or …anything you like, just say the word if it’s not listed/already in the box when you get to the market.

 

(PS: second harvest of fig on the way..all green)

To your health and your pleasure, always, leslie

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