2014 Winter CSA: Share 4

The Polar Vortex has come and gone and we are still scrambling to pick up the frozen pieces. I was ready and willing to hear from many of you who might have been surprised by the freezer burn in your shares last week. But I was pleasantly surprised to hear nothing but positive energy and encouragement from those that did reach out to me. Seriously, not one complaint in a group this size on a week that was as challenging and difficult as it was. Thank you all so much for understanding what it means to be members of a Community Supported Agriculture program. You are all my family and the focus of each day’s work for us. And thankfully, the freeze didn’t make off with all of our produce and some things actually start to taste better after the the gauge drops that far. Another upside of all of this cold weather may be a decreased pest presence come Spring. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed.

Of course, the BIG NEWS this week is that our CSA applications for the 2014 Main Season are ready.  This week, the applications are available on-line and in the CSA Application link above too. If you have any questions, please email me at trippeldridge@whiteoakpastures.com and I’ll get right back to you. Or just call me, my cell # is on the application. Please share the application with your friends and family or anyone you believe might appreciate and benefit from the program. We’re super excited about this new season and can’t wait to share it with you. But we’re still in the middle of winter and there’s plenty to celebrate this week! So let’s take a look inside this week’s share…


Braising Mix – Mostly spinach with Hon Tsai Tai and Komatsuna. Good good good! A salad or a saute, can’t go wrong.

French Breakfast & Cherry Belle Radishes – Crisp and fresh this week.

Kale OR Collards – Lovely greens for this time of year. The bitter cold actually makes them sweeter.

Bright Lights Swiss Chard – Gorgeous Greens that we raise in our hi-tunnel under frost protection. A little frost stunted but still tasty

Herb – Rosemary!

Cabbage – One large, medium or two small heads of cabbage. Some frost damage may be present.

Chinese Cabbage – My favorite cabbage, tastes similar to a spicy head lettuce. Probably our last harvest due to freezer burn.

Carrots  – Scarlet Nantes and Yellowstones. gorgeous tasty carrots. We have running water this week, so they’ll be

Hakurei Turnips – Tender mild and lovely


Categories: CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “2014 Winter CSA: Share 4

  1. Rachel Cox

    I wanted to thank you for your awesome and tasty veggies. I couldn’t see where to post a pic on your FB site but I wanted to share how your food is being used:

    A plate with some of your delicious beef and the carrots from the last batch of veggies. Toasted honey balsamic carrots. This meal was delicious, but extra satisfying knowing where it all came from. Thanks so much!



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