CSA#1 Monday June 9, 2008
It’s finally here! Our first CSA of the 2008 season. In your boxes this week are lots of green leafy things. It has been, until the last three days, a very dry season, so some products will be coming in later than planned, peas for instance. But the rains of this weekend should really get things going now…especially the weeds.
In your boxes this week. (I write this on Sunday PM. Things may change during the work day tomorrow Things listed may not appear in your box and things in your box may not be listed.)
Growers Choice Lettuce Mix. A mix of green and red leaf lettuce, baby Swiss chard and baby beet greens. We wash it and spin it but as always we suggest you wash your produce before eating.
Braising Mix. A blend of baby collards, baby kale and baby beet greens. This has been very popular at the farmers market this spring. A cooking suggestion: Saute onions and garlic in olive oil. Add braising mix and cook quickly until tender. The greens and baby so they will cook fast. If you have never had greens like this we really suggest you try them. They are very tasty.
Green and or red leaf lettuce. Full heads, great for sandwiches…
Dried Hot Peppers. these are from the 2007 season that we dried with our nice stainless steel dehydrated. Use them on pizzas,in pasta dishes, stir; fries anytime you want to add a little zip to a dish.
Honey. From our trusty hard working bees. We have five hive this year that our friends Doug and Mark maintain for us and we split the harvest with them.
Carrots. This is iffy…..Well have to see how mature the carrots are on the West end of this greenhouse when we go to harvest tomorrow.
That should be it. Remember (especially new members) that things start out slow. The product line is pretty limited this time of the year. It’s been a quirky spring with a hot,hot April….cool,unusually dry May and,oh did I mention the frost on May 27. Now that was fun. Please bring your boxes back each week so we can reuse them for distribution. I will have recipes in the coming weeks. Also my good friend Doug (not the honey Doug) who has been instrumental (pun intended) in teaching me how to do this web-site has offered his continued guidance in teaching me how to post pictures, so hopefully I have enough space left on my brains hard drive to relearn that and everyone can see pictures of the farm each week.
So as always…thanks for your support and enjoy Pooh, Richard, Cody and Taylor.