CSA Summer 2019 Week 3

Clockwise, from upper left: French breakfast radishes, chives, joi choi, arugula, Swiss chard, lettuce, shiitake & crimini mushrooms*, asparagus (large share pictured).
Use first (will keep about a week): lettuce, radishes
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): everything else! Mushrooms store best in a brown paper bag in your refrigerator. Leafy greens prefer a plastic bag, or an airtight container so they don’t wilt.
*purchased item – USDA certified organic from Mother Earth Mushrooms in PA

While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.

Happy Week 3 of the Summer CSA!

We had so much fun putting this beautiful rainbow box together! Shares will become even more colorful as the season moves on! Here are some recipe ideas to get you salivating:
How To Eat Chive Blossoms
31 Arugula Recipes So You Can Eat It All The Time
Pan Roasted Asparagus & Mushrooms
Open Face Butter And Radish Sandwiches

CSA Summer 2019 Week 2

Clockwise, from upper left: dandelion greens, lettuce, Swiss chard, Hakurei turnips, joi choi, spinach, mustard greens, asparagus (large share pictured).Use first (will keep about a week): lettuce, spinach
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): everything else!

While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying. Follow this link for a tutorial on the best way to wash leafy greens!

Happy Week 2 of the Summer CSA!

You may have noticed the ‘Summer’ CSA sure does start out with a lot of spring greens! This week’s box is no exception. We like to think of this time of the year as nature’s way of helping us shed those extra pounds we may have gained during the long, cold, dark days of winter, when we *might* have been comforting ourselves with pasta and cheese! (We are definitely guilty of this, but, also had a great time eating cheese on the couch so, it all works out!)

Bring on the salads! These powerful leafy greens are excellent at alkalizing your body chemistry, and fill a body up without ever letting it down. Here are our favorite preparations for the greens you may be less familiar with. N.B. ‘Dandelion green’ is a colloquialism for the Italian chicory you will find in your box this week — a distant cousin of the dandelion greens popping up in your yard at the moment. Fun fact! Now is a great time to forage those, too, as long as the area you are harvesting from is not frequented by furry friends or chemical applications.

Speaking of furry friends, you may notice with the weather warming up an influx of pests in your weekly share. We try to mitigate this as much as possible, but these are the buggers that put the PEST in pesticide — they are one of the main reasons people started spraying their crops with harmful chemicals! Therefore, please regard any interlopers in your box as a testament to our organic growing practices and the undeniable deliciousness of our crops. Check out the video linked above for helpful tips on the best way to wash your leafy greens. Your understanding is always appreciated.

JBF Roman Chicory Salad
Mustard Green Pesto and Egg Sandwich
Hakurei Turnip Salad
Egg Sandwich With Mustard Greens and Avocado

CSA Summer 2019 Week 1

Clockwise, from upper left: ‘Southern Cross’ kale, claytonia, joi choi, butter lettuce, asparagus, red Russian kale, Swiss chard, daikon radish, mustard greens (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep about a week): claytonia AKA miner’s lettuce
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): everything else!

While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.

Happy Week 1 of the Summer CSA!

We look forward to bringing you 22 weeks of local organic goodness. Thank you for supporting our family farm through your CSA purchase.

Our asparagus is just starting to come on, as the season progresses we will be able to include larger bunches in your share. We hope you enjoy this beautiful spring treat!

Here are some recipe ideas inspired by the contents of your share:
20 Swiss Chard Recipes
Food & Wine’s Best 30 Kale Recipes
Asparagus & Radish Saute
Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia) Salad

Bon appetite!