Alright friends and neighbors, we have come to the final week of the winter CSA. You don’t need me to remind you how cold it has been this season, but I will anyway in an effort to recap. Back in December, we rejoiced over the amazing fresh ginger and late fall varieties of summer’s showstoppers. Then an earlier than normal frost nipped hard and we quickly lost our peppers, eggplant, fall potatoes and late tomatoes. Then Winter really showed her teeth, realized by cruel storms with harsh temps, ice and snow. Even the Kale and Collards felt the chill out there on the tundra and were beaten in the end. All of the livestock were well taken care of though and we never faltered in serving up the freshest and best quality eggs and meats during these cold months. Rye and clover have rocketed lately all around the farm much to the delight of all the ruminants and foraging fowl. All of the new transplants as well have seemingly found a higher speedier gear.
So as we mark the end of this winter’s chapter, I offer my sincerest gratitude to all of you who shared with us during these cold months. But there’s only more celebration as we look forward because there is only hope on the horizon. Spring is right around the corner and we’re so excited about it! Please know that we welcome you and yours back for a brand new CSA season! 2014 is going to be such a delicious year – Lots more exciting organic veggies, the freshest possible farm eggs, and a 10% discount on ALL Meat Orders. That’s good stuff! We still have room for more so please tell all of your friends to check us out and sign up soon!
CERTIFIED ORGANIC VEGETABLES:
Lettuce mix – A mix of red and green varieties. Just enough for a few good salads!
Head Lettuce – Still got it, so we’re flaunting it! Times two to last you until Spring week #1.
Baby turnips greens – A perfect pesto candidate. Try your favorite pesto recipe with this or…
Pea Shoots – Another pesto candidate. Also good in a stir-fry. Gives a pleasant peanut taste so help it out with a toasted sesame oil in your stir-fry or a tahini dressing in your salad with these chopped in too. Yum!
Herb – Dill, Parsley, or Cilantro
Chinese Cabbage OR Collards – The last of the winter Chinese Cabbage. Great stuff!
Carrots – Scarlet Nantes and Yellowstones. gorgeous tasty carrots.
Swiss Chard – More greenery! Just in case you had an extra square inch of space in your crisper.