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2017 CSA Fall December 2nd Turmeric

2017 CSA Fall December 2nd Turmeric

  • Watercress 8×8
  • Baby Kale 8×8
  • Baby Tatsoi 8×8
  • Chervil
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Chives
  • 2 Butternut Squash
  • 2 Acorn Squash
  • Papaya
  • Blue/Purple Sweet Potatoes
  • Turmeric*
  • Ginger*

While building from this week’s CSA ingredients, I find all I need to add to this grocery list is a dozen eggs. The greens and herbs can be used to make a quiche, frittata, or homemade pasta as well as enjoyed raw alongside a meal, in a sandwich or even a wrap. Two to three eggs and the butternut, roasted and pureed, becomes the base for a “pumpkin” pie (the flavor and consistency is more of how we dream of for pumpkin pie, try it! Great substitute). Any greens and herbs can also be frozen, in a paste, or chopped to add to later dishes such as lentils, stews, curries and pot pies.

 

And of course, these are all packed with flavorful aromatic medicinal healing qualities…just check out the antimicrobial activities of herbs and essential oils…blows my mind sometime how we miss that the kitchen cupboard is also the medicine chest.

To your health and your pleasure, always, leslie   

 

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2017 CSA Summer July 8th Squash & Peppers

2017 CSA Summer July 8th Squash & Peppers

  • Baby Carrots
  • Ginger & Turmeric
  • Calamondin Oranges
  • Thai Basil Cuttings
  • Potatoes
  • Yellow Summer Squash
  • Bell Pepper
  • Baby Salad Mix
  • Watercress
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber

Just a peak at a few of the creatures that visit the farm… the second photo at right was being shared around: accessible food brings new friends 😉 The deer and the groundhogs have been the worst for us, taking out broccoli, kale and a few others. We have replanted but hard to wait.. our sweet potatoes have been getting hit and we have been vigilant, transplanting from greenhouse kept cuttings. But squash is finally going fast, hence the plethora in your share. The thai basil cuttings include a few flowers and quite possibly some seed, if you would like to sprinkle it in a pot nearby your kitchen. Thanks for helping me out with the carrots: a section of plantings of carrots, spinach, etc, got overrun by weeds and grasses. Since this section needs to be dealt with, i wanted you to at least enjoy the delicacy of baby carrots and fresh tops before it all gets turned over. The greens are edible, can be run thru the juicer, be made into pesto, soup or dressing.

The photo of the juvenile constrictor, the black snake as we know them, against the blue background is to introduce you to a local friend that is sometimes mistaken for a venomous snake because of its markings. These snakes are a sigh of relief…less fear of stumbling across a copperhead. Only once have i seen a copperhead here, and nowhere near the busy cultivated areas of the farm. Now the black snake on the other hand…see ‘em all the time.

 

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2017 CSA Spring April 22nd Earth Day

2017 CSA Spring April 22nd Earth Day

  • Baby Tatsoi
  • Tomatoes
  • Field Mix
  • Field Arugula
  • Dill
  • Chard Bunch
  • Pea Shoots
  • Micro Beets
  • Turmeric *
  • Ginger *

Earth Day: Most of you are familiar with our growing practices, compost making, certifications, awards, water and oil recycling, wetland reclaimation, etc. Most of you know that we will take back the packaging and cartons we use, that we switched to biodegradable straws at our markets. But did you know that we also recycle medium that has been used to grow mushrooms, thus innoculating our compost with helpful microbiological activity for creating nutrition at the root system? Did you know that our farm birds help in this cycle, eating up surplus greens and cuttings, also providing building blocks for nutrient rich soil that has been properly composted? This cycle is documented and inspected for our Good Agricultural Practices certification. Such attention to detail shines thru in the flavor and aroma. Recycling also won Michael an award in local farming for innovation in technology: before the water goes out to the water heater, it is piped in parallel to a heat exchange coil that is part of the refrigeration of our walk-in cooler, thus it gains heat, reducing the energy load on the water heater and by removing that heat from the refrigeration coil, reduces the demand for cooling. Heat from the refrigeration unit is recycled into hot water demands. A few ideas for easily helping the earth that don’t require a lot of effort: travel with your own containers for leftovers; carpool/walk/bike, etc.; your own metal or paper straws; and check out reusable utinsel sets to avoid plasticware. Carry your own water bottle. Stash a few of the compact, foldable shopping bags that can be machine washed to avoid plastic bags. Air dry laundry on a clothes line or drying rack. Just practical ideas! What are your suggestions? We’d love to know! Thanks for conserving petroleum and buying your food locally

 

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