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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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Summer CSA 2018 Week 8

Clockwise, from upper left corner: ‘Frilly Mix’ lettuce (frisee & red leaf), garlic scapes, red russian kale, joi choi, mustard greens, spigariello, mint, ‘Purplette’ mini onions (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 week’s new face: Another charming Italian green, spigariello is a leaf broccoli! It’s beautifully tender leaves taste like broccoli, and can be used any way you would use broccoli or kale. Try them raw, first, they are mild and have great texture…the deer who visit our garden have been enjoying them immensely, so we are glad you get to try them before they are devoured by four-leggers!

Some recipes inspired by the contents of your box this week:
Moroccan Mint Tea
NY Times Frisee Salad with Poached Eggs
Spigariello with Pasta

Enjoy, friends! More farm fresh organic veggies coming your way next week!

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!