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USDA Organics

Plants

We have a full range of plant material for all of your gardening needs. Check out our beautiful plants!

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USDA Organics

USDA Organics

Year round on-site farm market. Seasonal certified organic produce.

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Local Foods

Local Foods

Our on-site market has local foods that are either natural or organic.

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CSA Summer 18 Week 7

Clockwise, from upper left corner: Curly kale, dandelion greens, red russian kale, komatsuna, asparagus, lettuce (red romaine & italianischer), mustard greens, garlic scapes (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep one week or less): 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.

This box is (unintentionally) a beautiful study in green and purple! While your share may feel light this week, do not be deceived — it is chock full of leafy goodness. Some new veggies are showing their faces…if only for a few weeks before the weather really heats up. They are:

Komatsuna: AKA Japanese mustard spinach! While the translation is a bit vague, we would encourage you to treat your komatsuna like you would joi or bok choi. It is great grilled (a running theme with the contents of this box), steamed, stir-fried, sauteed, or even chopped up in a salad. The sky is the limit! We wanted to make sure we got some of these in your shares before they grow any more and preclude themselves from the boxes by excessive height!

Garlic scapes: the preflower of the garlic plant. Growers like to harvest scapes because
a) they are a rare, super seasonal treat with a delicious, mellow garlic flavor
b) by harvesting the scapes, the plant will put more energy into making nice big garlic bulbs, which is why we are growing it in the first place
c) all of the above!
Try your scapes GRILLED, they are awesome! Brush them with a bit of oil and blister them on the grill, definitely fun to eat with your fingers! If you are not grilling, garlic scape pesto is a customer favorite. You can also chop your scape (the whole thing is edible) and use it in your cooking any way you would garlic.

Dandelion greens: No, we did not pull these from the lawn. They are Italian dandelion greens, whose seeds we purchased, sowed, and nurtured intentionally! We grow them most of the year, but rarely have enough to include in the CSA as they have a cult following at our farmers markets. Dandelion greens are bitter, so they work well when balanced with another assertive flavor; red pepper flakes when sauteed, or lime juice in a salad dressing over thinly chiffonaded greens. Many customers juice them, as well. Dandelion greens are worth learning to love, they are potently alkalizing and do wonders for your liver! Many detox diets encourage participants to include dandelion greens in their repertoire. Not to mention, Italians love them! For some recipe inspiration google “Italian Dandelion Greens” and see what comes up! Buon appetito!

CSA Summer 2018 Week 6

Clockwise, from upper left corner: Chives, strawberries, sage, french breakfast radishes, joi choi, lettuce, hakurei turnips, asparagus, curly kale (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep one week or less): Strawberries, 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.

Like last week, strawberries are not IN your box, look for them nearby.
Small shares get a half pint, large shares get a pint.

Lettuce is a bit lean this week, we didn’t have enough of a single variety for all shares, so the head you find in your box may be different from that pictured above. We have a beautiful crop of lettuce coming on in the garden, where we will be harvesting it from next.

French breakfast radishes are starting to get a bit spicy with all this heat! Try them roasted or sauteed if you’d like to mellow them out a bit. Or feed them to your favorite daredevil.
Enjoy your share, CSA family!

CSA Summer 18 Week 5

Clockwise, from upper left corner: French breakfast radishes, curly kale (from Homestead Farms in Millington), cherry belle radishes, romaine lettuce, strawberries(!), hakurei turnips (from Flying Plow Farms in Rising Sun), butter lettuce, joi choi (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep one week or less): Strawberries, butter lettuce
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): romaine lettuce, joi choi
Store very well (a month or more): curly kale, turnips, radishes

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

IMPORTANT!! Due to the wet weather, your strawberries are NOT in your box this week. They will be fresh picked in the cooler nearby, so please look for them and ask an employee for help if you need it. Large shares will get a pint, small shares a half pint. Honor system, people — please don’t steal berries from your neighbors pint because you feel you need more! Berries will be for sale in the farmstand, if you need more than your share provides.