I like to say we’re as busy as bees in the Spring. But this year, I think the honeybees on the farm have us beat. Lori and her team have just performed their first splits of the year and we’re hoping that a strong spring leads to our first honey harvest come this Fall. Beyond honey, of course, there are lots of activities going on all over the farm. Fencing for new pasture, expanding hogs, goats and sheep, collecting all those spring eggs, as well as fencing off for young trees that will allow for silvopasture and fruit and nut hedges in the future. Additionally, our Biodiesel adventure continues with our first spring brew scheduled for later this week. (look for a full post and pictures coming up soon)
In even more fun and exciting news, Cindy and Allison have created a Pinterest page for the White Oak CSA. We really hope that this will offer a neat interactive forum for members to share recipes. The comments section here doesn’t seem to work as well for that purpose. So, we’ll be posting things at the new page and linking back and forth between them. It’s just another effort to try to serve you better and bring out the “Community” in Community Supported Agriculture. We’ll start the conversation today and we hope you’ll take it from there. Here’s the link: http://www.pinterest.com/wop1866/
Now, here’s some pics from the farm and then we’ll talk about your groceries!
Pasture Raised Eggs:
Spring means eggs and boy do we got em. 12 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 and we’ll bring them to you : 229-641-2081)
Certified Organic Vegetables:
Salad mix OR Arugula – A great salad mix with our famous winter spinach OR our first
Head Lettuce – Buttercrunch, Red and Green Romaine and Red Sails
Hakurei turnips - Amazing raw! These spring beauties can’t be beat as a side
Collards – A Southern Tradition. And no need to break out the ham-hocks and boil them down, just saute with olie oil and sea salt and enjoy! OR if you like Kale Chips, try Collard Chips CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE
Herb – Mint!
Red & White Russian Kale – The most popular health food item right now. It’s reaching cupcake status as far as food fads go. We’ll have plenty of it to share this year.
Radishes – A little spice and a lot of color for your salads, omelettes, and more.
Bok Choi – An Asian specialty item. Lots of water content in the stems.