WINTER CSA: February

Well, we’re going to call it winter anyway. I checked the calendar again this morning, it is February. And so I checked the thermometer again mid-day and I became confused, because there I learned that it was instead April. All of the warmer than normal weather has caused  rapid growth in the high tunnels and prompted us to hedge our bets by putting a few more items in the field than we normally would. Some of you may remember we lost some cabbage plants last year because we were to greedy. I think we’ve got a better shot this year though.

I really appreciate everyone’s understanding and flexibility allowing us to deliver one week early. This, of course, marks the final Winter CSA delivery. And it’s packed with deliciousness! Wait til you see what’s all in the Family Meat share – WOW! But of course, the veggies were the ones that punctuated the early delivery. With the recent storm destroying our Hoop-house structure, we needed some more protected real estate to assure a strong opening for the Full Season CSA in March. We’ve been preparing all winter for the 2013 season and we invite all of you to join us again if you have not already signed up. The picture slideshow below offers some hints of what awaits this year – All those baby chicks will start laying more and more wonderful eggs, and all of the winter cover crops are now being tilled in to help improve soil conditions which will lead to healthier and more productive plants (and there are a couple of pictures of the new refrigerated trailer we’re building which will help us add Tallahassee’s delivery each Saturday). I’m so excited about growing for you this year and I’m honored to have had the chance to raise food for you and your family through this winter season. Thank you all for your continuing support, encouragement, and commitment. We could not do any of this without you.

And now, some pictures, and your grocery list…

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Meat CSA: (call us on Mondays for any additional a la carte orders: 229-641-2081 – web orders click here)

Individual Meat Share:

1 x Whole Chicken small

1 x Party Wings (2.5 lbs)

1 x Ground Beef (1 lb)

1 x Ground beef patties (3×5.3 oz)

Family Meat Share:

2 x Whole Chicken small

1 x Party Wings (2.5 lbs)

4 x Ground Beef (1 lb)

1 x Ground beef patties (3×5.3 oz)

2 x Ground Chicken (1 lb)

2 x NY Strip Steaks (12oz)

2 x Tenderloin Filets (8oz)

1 x Stir Fry Beef (1 lb)

1 x Cube Steak (1 lb)

Pasture Raised Eggs: 

1 dozen for Individual or 4 dozen for family share: Beautiful brown eggs from our own lovely ladies that range freely on certified organic pasture. The eggs are washed, candled and graded fresh for you each week.

(Want another dozen – or are you not on the Egg CSA? Call to order this week and we’ll bring them to you : 229-641-2081)

**Also, please tell your friends and family who live near Atlanta that our eggs are now available in all 8 Atlanta Whole Foods Markets. We rely on word of mouth so much and as CSA members, you know our story best. Thanks again to all of you who help spread the word each week.

Certified Organic Vegetables: 

Salad Mix – Enough fresh lettuce greens and baby brassica leaves to provide salad for the whole family.

Braising Mix – Arugula and Friends (Tat Soi, Purple Mustard and Mizuna) help spice up a stir-fry, an omelettes or create a delicious side with any Steak!

Surprise Kale or Collards – Nothing beats winter greens. Toscano, Red Russian or Winterbor Kale or Good old Georgia Collards.

Ruby Red Swiss Chard  – Green goodness, so healthy and delicious!

Carrots – These are still some beefy carrots, Best winter crop yet. Enjoy!

Purple Cabbage – They take forever to grow in the winter. I’m so glad to have that bed space back. Please enjoy these!

French Breakfast Radishes – Mmmmm – so tender and perfect. Top-off your salad or mix up with your Hakurei turnips for a scrumptious side dish drizzled with EVOO, sea salt and rosemary.

Hakurei Turnips – The absolute best salad turnip I have ever eaten. Please try them raw. Amazing taste and texture!

Parsley – Your herb of the month is either curled or flat leaf.  Either way, the fragrance of this fresh herb is to die for. Try a spring tabouli with some diced carrots, turnips, radishes and either sauteed chard or braising mix. 

Garlic – Just a handful of loose cloves for seasoning. We saved all of our harvest last year for seed stock. We have so much Garlic in the field this year and we can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned for beautiful fresh garlic in 2013!

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