Spring CSA 2018 Week 8

Clockwise, from upper left corner: Red leaf lettuce, butter lettuce, joi choi, tatsoi, baby mustard, red russian kale, french breakfast radishes, arugula (large share pictured). 
Use first (will keep about a week in the fridge): red leaf lettuce
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): butter lettuce, joi choi, tatsoi, mustard, kale, arugula
Store very well (a month or more): radishes (though they are best fresh and– at risk of sounding like a broken record, dipped in a bit of tempered butter!)
While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to wash your vegetables well before enjoying. 
It is hard to believe Week 8 of the 2018 Spring CSA is already here! If you haven’t signed up for our Summer CSA, we still have shares available! The Summer season is the longest at 22 weeks, and runs from 4/25-9/19. Small shares are $375, large shares cost $595.
Looks like we are all going to be eating a lot of salads this week!

Lots of Leafy Love,

Vic, Mary, Bethany, & the Team at Priapi Gardens

Spring CSA 2018 Week 7

Clockwise, from upper left corner: Butter lettuce, belle isle cress, romaine, spinach, sweet potatoes, spicy greens mix, arugula, tatsoi (large share pictured). 

Use first (will keep about a week in the fridge): arugula, spicy salad mix Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): cress, lettuces, spinach, tatsoi Store very well (a month or more): sweet potatoes While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to wash your vegetables well before enjoying. It is hard to believe Week 7 of the 2018 Spring CSA is already here! If you haven’t signed up for our Summer CSA, we still have shares available! The Summer season is the longest at 22 weeks, and runs from 4/25-9/19. Small shares are $375, large shares cost $595. Your box is full of leafy greens again! While we generally refer to the mixed greens in your box as “Spicy Salad Mix”, it is also excellent steamed or sauteed. The mix features arugula, baby mustard, and mizuna. Your tatsoi is an Asian green in the mustard family, but with it’s mild flavor and texture, it is as versatile as spinach. Try it mixed in a salad, in your juice or smoothies, or wilt it into your next pot of soup! The possibilities are endless! If you find any of the spicier greens too spicy for your taste, try cooking them! This will mellow out sharp flavors. A bit of grated cheese never hurts, either (unless you are lactose intolerant, in which case we would suggest coconut milk or tahini!)

 

 

 

 

 

Spring CSA 2018 Week 6

Clockwise, from upper left corner: Spinach, spicy salad mix, belle isle cress, mixed mushrooms (crimini, shiitake, white button*), scallions, arugula, garlic, baby carrots, joi choi (large share pictured). *USDA Organic from Mother Earth in Landenberg, PA

Use first (will keep about a week in the fridge): arugula, spicy salad mix, scallions
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): cress, joi choi, spinach, mushrooms
Store very well (a month or more): garlic, carrots

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

Happy Spring! And Happy Week 6 of the Spring CSA!
How many of you one-upped your green beer drinking friends on St. Patrick’s day?
“Pssht, you think that’s very green! You should see my CSA box!”

This week we continue the trend with lots of leafy greens!
Who’s who? Belle Isle Cress (left), makes an excellent substitute for its sister plant, water cress. Legend has it that a group of Portuguese sailors shipwrecked on Belle Isle of Canada, and survived the winter by eating its native cress. We’re guessing they left much healthier (and with less scurvy) than when they arrived! Arugula (right), is lovely in soups, salads, atop pizza, or in pesto! Both are loaded with vitamins A, C, E and K, and will help you stay healthy through the remainder of cold season, not to mention, keep you safe from developing scurvy! Yar, matey!