Winter CSA 2017 Week 10

Clockwise, from upper left corner: romaine lettuce, mustard greens, hakurei turnips, cherry belle radishes, carrots, onions* purple top turnips. (Large share pictured, *naturally grown by The Mad Radish CSA)
Use first (will keep about a week in the fridge): turnip tops!
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): romaine, mustard greens,radishes
Store very well (a month or more):carrots, onions, turnips (both kinds)

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

The tenth, and final week of our Winter CSA has arrived! We hope you have enjoyed your share. If you did not sign up for the sold out Spring CSA, we hope you will join up for the Summer! Eating locally grown food is one of life’s greatest pleasures (in our potentially biased opinion)! Make our passion yours.

Winter CSA 2017 Week 9

Clockwise, from upper left corner: rainbow chard, collard greens, romaine, red leaf lettuce, joi choi, carrots, garlic, butter lettuce, watermelon radishes, (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep about a week in the fridge): red leaf lettuce, butter lettuce
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): joi choi, swiss chard, collard greens, romaine
Store very well (a month or more):carrots, watermelon radish, garlic

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

Happy Wednesday, CSA family! “Lettuce” present this fabulous share for your enjoyment! Week 9 of 10 brings lots of beautiful greenhouse lettuce — we’ve included some of each variety that we grow. We have just one little bed of swiss chard, so we hope you enjoy this blue moon rainbow treat. Your collard greens are more tender than you will ever find at the store — which opens up a host of options with them in the kitchen (here’s looking at you, Collard Green Enchiladas). We are down to our last crate of watermelon radishes, but the good news is, these fuschia beauties will store for a few more months sealed in your refrigerator, so you can stretch out the joy. You can find everything you’ve ever wanted to know about this sassy little radish here. Rainbow carrots will also keep for quite some time sealed in the fridge, however there are more of those to come, so eat up! And don’t forget to sneak a peek at tonight’s super blue moon!

Happy and healthy,
Vic, Mary, Bethany & The Team at Priapi Gardens

Winter CSA 2017 Week 8

Clockwise, from upper left corner: red russian kale, red leaf lettuce, dinosaur (lacinato) kale, brussels sprouts, napa cabbage, carrots, joi choi, red dragon radishes. sweet potatoes.
Large share pictured.
Use first (will keep about a week in the fridge): red leaf lettuce, brussels sprouts
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): joi choi, kale (both kinds)
Store very well (a month or more):sweet potatoes, carrots, cabbage, radishes

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

You may noticed brussels sprouts have migrated from the “store very well” category into the “use first” category. These beauts were harvested from the garden *after* our extended cold weather period of a few weeks ago, which compromised their structural integrity. This is the very last of our brussels sprout crop for the year, so we figured you would like to have some — short shelf life or not!

Counter-intuitively, as far as our farm is concerned, mid-winter kale is a rare treat. The red russian and dinosaur kale were both grown in the greenhouse, which is a bit warm for their liking. We will have kale for another week or so, then have to wait until our next crop comes on in the garden (usually early spring). Enjoy your leafy greens and rainbow roots!

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