Winter CSA 2017 Week 2

Clockwise, from upper left corner: Joi choi, purple kale, red leaf lettuce, collard greens, daikon radish, sweet potatoes, broccoli, dragon radish (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep about a week in the fridge): red leaf lettuce
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): joi choi, broccoli, collard greens, kale
Store very well (a month or more): sweet potatoes, radishes

Winter rainbow box! Pinks, purples, reds, greens, orange, golden — the gang is all here!

Our broccoli crop this year is so precious — we planted about 2 weeks too late, so please enjoy this crown jewel of your box! Raw or lightly cooked is the way to go. You’ll notice we’ve included quite a few leaves with that crown, please include them in your cooking, they are delicious and, naturally, nutritious.

Have a great week and enjoy your veggies!

Winter CSA 2017 Week 1

Clockwise, from upper left corner: Curly kale, buttercrunch lettuce, red leaf lettuce, purple top turnips, joi choi, cilantro, brussels sprouts, rutabaga, black radish (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep about a week in the fridge): red leaf lettuce

Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): buttercrunch lettuce, cilantro, joi choi, curly kale.

Store very well (a month or more): brussels sprouts, black radish, rutabaga, turnips.

Welcome to the winter season of our CSA! Prepare to be delighted for the next 10 weeks by tender, luscious greens, and remarkable root veggies!

So what the heck is the difference between a rutabaga (left) and a turnip (right), anyway? They are both members of the Brassica family; excellent roasted, in soups, stews, mashed, you name it! Rutabagas are slightly sweeter than turnips, and are more golden than white. We never wax our root veggies (common practice for grocery produce), so you will find there is no need to peel your turnip before cooking it. We generally do peel our rutabagas, as they have a slightly thicker skin, though you can bet we will be running a test in our home kitchen tonight to investigate further…stay tuned! However you prepare your root veggies this week, we hope you have fun doing it!

Here are some box-based recipes to inspire your cooking this week:
Rutabaga Fondue
Cilantro Salad Dressing
Rodale’s Roasted Black Radishes
Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

Party on (and eat more vegetables!),
Vic, Mary, Bethany, & the Team at Priapi Gardens

Fall CSA 2017 Week 10

From top left, clockwise: Tatsoi, joi choi, red romaine, green romaine, Napa cabbage, daikon radish, watermelon radish, garlic (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep about a week in the fridge): tatsoi

Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): joi choi, lettuces

Store very well (a month or more): Napa cabbage, radishes, garlic

The final week of our Fall CSA is here! But don’t worry one bit! We are a four season farm and have you covered fifty-two weeks of the year with USDA Certified Organic Goodness. The Winter CSA starts next week! Sign up before 12/6 and enjoy 10% off your share!

As the seasons change, so does our schedule…

Winter Hours (now in effect):
Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM
Saturday 8AM-3PM
Closed Sundays through February

Have a great week, everybody!