Category Archives: Kale

First Tomato

2016 CSA Fall December 24th

2016 CSA Fall December 24th Tomato

  • Papaya
  • Tomatoes
  • Chives
  • Sage
  • Pineapple Sage
  • Rose Geranium
  • Baby Red Sorrel
  • Arugula
  • Tatsoi
  • Baby Red Kale
  • 2 Delicata Squash
  • Beet Tops

“These are a few of my favorite things…”  Included is a photo of Michael with his very first tomato…the “love apple”. It sits above his Dad’s desk. We like to cook the squash and top it with pumpkin pie spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, but we also like it stuffed with tomato, arugula and cheese, giving it a nut topping. The beet tops make a very nice simple salad with goat cheese and a splash of balsamic. The rose geranium is one of my favorite cups of tea, infusing the leaves before the water comes to a boil to not lose much of its aroma. It also steeps in milk products very well, just be sure to not overcook it. It can flavor chilled yogurt in less than an hour for a unique dressing or dip that goes nicely with cheese and fruit plates. Then there is another cutting of the pineapple sage to soothe and comfort you. May peace and harmony be with you. To your health and your pleasure always! Enjoy

First Tomato

First Tomato









Lacinato Kale

2016 CSA Summer July 30 Kale

2016 CSA Summer July 30 Kale

  • Field Arugula
  • Field Mix Greens
  • Chard
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Onions
  • Specialty Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Thai Basil
  • Yellow Squash
  • Gold Zucchini
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Gourmet Cucumber

Welcome to our newest CSA members! Here is the kale chip recipe we promised, listed below.

– jelly roll pan

-leaves of kale, prepped

-1-3 tablespoons oil

-salt and pepper, spices to liking

-oven 300-325F

(a jelly roll pan is a double bottom cookie sheet with sides)

To prep your kale, just give it a check for any natural debris or water, dry where necessary and remove any of the greater sized ribs or veins of fibrous tissue that run thru the middle of the leaf.

Rip by hand or cut with scissors your pieces into large sections. Toss these pieces with your oil and seasoning, being sure that your greens are evenly coated with the oil. Spread the prepped pieces out on your pan…i like to use a sheet of parchment paper between the baking sheet and the greens. Besides salt or pepper, we like to use spices like garlic, cumin and smoked paprika. We have even had chips that were curry flavored..use your imagination and your favorites for these greens. We love to use the pesto here, adding to the oil then tossing the oil with the greens… Bake your chips up for about 10 to 15 minutes, checking for doneness along edges and turning the chips over, if you like. Bake for another 7-9 minutes or until the leaves are cooked all the way through. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a bit while prepping a presentation plate with paper. Use tongs to move the chips from pan to plate and serve with a side of nutritional gourmet salt to taste. These chips have turned even the most biased into rabid kale eaters! J

Mike on Cville

Mike on Cville

The image from the above right is when Michael appeared on the cover for Cville Weekly two years ago. The article “Beyond Organic” can be viewed at this website: This can introduce you to a more in-depth look into him and his experiences.

To your health & pleasure, always,