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squash Blossom

2015 CSA Spring June 13th

2015 CSA                Spring           June 13th                     Planet Earth Diversified


  • Fresh Dug Potatoes
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Tomato
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Spring Onions
  • Flat Parsley
  • Poultry Herb Blend
  • Thai Basil
  • Tarragon
  • Oregano
  • Chives
  • Squash Blossoms


CSA: Tomato, freshly dug new potatoes, more edible flowers and a new take on eating collard greens: Crazy Cajun wraps…Baba Yaga rolls…whatever you call them, they are an easy and quick way to enjoy your collards this week. We took grated ginger, ham, onion, sweet peppers & cardamom, sprinkled this chopped blend with balsamic then wrapped this in a collard leaf and fastend it with a toothpick. Finished by pouring olive oil around and over top a bit…cooked for 15 mins @ 350..then sat for 5 in cooling oven.


With the herbs and new potatoes a simple oven roast would sufice to enjoy the flavors; coat bite sized cuts of potato in olive oil and chopped poultry herbs on a roll sheet or pan with sides; roast at 325 for 30 minutes or until golden on outside and soft when pierced with a fork. Chopped onion can be included for a sweet accent to the roasting. A potato salad from boiled potatoes and onion or chive would make a nice side dish on some of these more warmer evenings.

Tomato, onion, oregano and squash blossoms this week would make for a yummy combo, whether they end up as toppings for pizza or pasta, as ingredients for omelet or quiche, or used as enhancement for stuffing the blossoms. This combo is also a great start for “sopa de flor de calabaza”, roughly traslated as soup of the squash flowers; a delicacy considering how prickly the plant is. J Enjoy!


What’s Hot: peppers, tomatoes, cucs, oh my!

wheatgrass trays for décor and juicing; yes, careful: cats like chewing on it, too….

raspberries (half pints, hand picked daily) we make frozen drinks and crème pops from this fruit, too

limited citrus: currently, Calmondin oranges, kaffir limes and bitter orange (great for zest, calmondins are fantastic scissor cut into drinks [i cut them into “flowering wedges” and leave whole under ice], used as a salad dressing, marmalade, glaze etc.  The skins are much thinner and more edible than the other 2.

flats of tomatoes (the hand pollinated classics that got me addicted to farming and heirlooms from the field that are coming soon)

cases of peppers (we get all seed verified, specializing in Hatch, NM and Pepper Institute varieties…please note that we have taken the “Safe Seed Pledge”)

arugula  (8×8 box of baby green)

watercress (8×8 box of clean top growth)

tatsoi (8×8 box of baby green; all are ready to use from the box)

lemon verbena (garnish, syrups, muddled drinks, stewed with fruits, chicken, fish, tea)

rose geranium (ditto above, all applies…contains more of the chemistry of the scent for rose than a rose! )

tis the season to dress in mint!

english, thin skinned  cucumbers

squash, & squash blossoms

potatoes, check for availability… lots of Adirondack reds i can remember off the top of my head…

mixed heirloom eggplant varieties, including the Louisiana green, Japanese Bride, etc.

superb jalapeño jelly; we do have by the case… red fire jelly is the hottest variety (caution!)

pesto varieties… basil, sorrel, watercress, arugula, etc.  also made to order for vegan requests, etc.

flat leaf parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram, spearmint, peppermint, dill, basil, thai basil, (see also microgreens for many herbs are available as such also), red shiso, lemon verbena, rose geranium, pineapple sage, nasturtium in leaf and flower, mixed edible flower chef boxes, black leaf amaranth (wine colored), baby beet leaf, mixed color Chard, fig leaves, wild grape leaves,  wildcrafted garlic mustard, now is the season for wildcrafting goldenrod, anise hyssop, Echinacea, ginger root (not harvest time yet)

its summer: did i mention basil, mint, & dill? cilantro: hard to grow in this heat, but we’ve got some!

greens, lettuces, etc: like kale, kohlrabi, colored chard, etc.

im sure there is more but i have to run out on delivery…. catch Mike at the Forest Lakes farmers market

Kale – Shallots/Spring Onions- Squash Blossoms-Bamboo

It is the last weekend in may and the fields are blooming!

Broccoli heads

Fresh Broccoli

Multicolor Chard

Multi Color Chard

Shallots, Spring Onions, Red Spring Onions

Shallots, Spring Onions, Red Spring Onions

Squash Blossoms and baby Zucchini

Squash Blossoms and baby Zuchinni

Russian Kale

Russian Kale

Premier Kale

Premier Kale

Collard Greens

Collard Greens



Bamboo Shoots

Bamboo Shoots



Coming Soon- Potatoes as far as you can see!

Potato Fields

Potato Fields

Baby Potatoes

Baby Potatoes