CSA Week 1

This Week’s HarvestIMG_1706

Dill

Kale

Spinach

Salad Mix

Radishes

Romaine Lettuce

Butter Lettuce

Arugula

Basil Plant

 

Welcome To The Farm!

We’ve been farming this plot of land in Montgomery County for 11 seasons and this is our 10th CSA season! In that time, we’ve slowly grown the farm from a 2 acre 30 member CSA to what is is today- a 200+ household CSA on 32 acres (12 of which are in vegetable production, the remainder in resting) Some of you have been with us from the very beginning! (A dedication I am particularly impressed with as those beginning years were full of newbie mistakes….) Thank you! And some of you are joining us for the first time. Thank you for trusting us to provide you and your loved ones with healthy delicious vegetables!

Guide to the Blog
We hope you use this resource as you go through your week’s produce. As a CSA member, you will receive lots of different vegetables, some very common and some not so common. It is our hope that you come to love everything we grow! One of this newsletter’s purposes is to help with just that, by providing vegetable notes and recipes. In the harvest list above any highlighted vegetable is linked to another page specific to that vegetable. For example, you can click on “dill” and you’ll be taken to a page that explains what they are and provides ways to prepare this herb. Additionally, each week at the end of the blog there will be links to recipes. I try to find recipes that use 2 or more items from the box. If you haven’t done so already, you can click “follow this blog” on the right and every time I make a new post you it will be sent in newsletter form to your e-mail.

A Note on Keeping Vegetables Fresh

We take great pride in our vegetables being really fresh and long lasting. Most vegetables want to be wrapped in plastic to stay crisp all week long and beyond. You can use grocery bags or ziplock bags, just don’t throw vegetables in the fridge loose or they will lose moisture and wilt quickly.  There are a lot of produce saving bags and containers that you can try. I’ve heard good things about Debbie Meyer Green Bags. There are also eco friendly alternatives. We’ve just stuck with zip lock bags and wash and reuse them.  If your vegetables are a little wilty by they time they make it to your kitchen, you can refresh them by putting them in a bowl of ice water for a few minutes. That should crisp them back up…but we don’t anticipate this step being necessary.

Recipes

Radish and Dill Dip

Chickpeas with Spinach and Dill

Buttermilk Dill Dressing

Roasted Radish Salad with Arugula

Coming up next week (our best guess)………Spinach, Salad, Garlic Scapes, Kohlrabi, Bok Choi, Radishes, Red Leaf Lettuce, and more

We are looking forward to a fantastic 10th CSA season! Thank you for the support and the value you place in locally grown food!

-Emily

 

 

 

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