2015 Spring CSA Week 8

This is an Even Week, therefore we will deliver half shares to the following cities: Albany & Atlanta.

Our CSA touches lives in five unique communities: Albany, Atlanta, Columbus, Dothan and Tallahassee. We hope that you are enjoying your season so far, our team has cherished being your growers. I wanted to let all of you know that we still have openings for our full and half share program and are still accepting applications for the 2015 season. If you know anyone thinking about joining, please encourage them to contact us, we would love to welcome them into the family.

As for the residents who live in Albany, Atlanta & Columbus come show your support at our markets! We would love for you to bring your families, friends and co-workers over to visit us. Spread the good word, every good word ripples out into the world with a greater impact than you could ever predict. Good energy begets good energy. So come out, spend some time with your farmers, and invite your friends to come visit us!

As such, WE ARE HAVING A MARKET MEAT SALE!!!!

All of our lamb, pork, goat & turkey will be on steep discount this week at market so come out and stock up! We are bringing a wonderful selection of chops, loins, breast, and ground products for you to choose from! This is a wonderful time to invite a friend, they will have a chance at trying some new products that we normally don’t bring with us to market!

Fresh Honey is on its way to a market near you, it is the first harvest of the season. Our harvest yielded 7 gallons from our 8 hives, and our beekeepers Lori & Luis are so proud of their bounty. We hope that you will give it a try, or pick up a new bottle when last season’s is finished!

New This Share: Baby Pak Choi, Mesclun Mix, Arugula, and……THE FIRST TOMATOES OF THE SEASON!!!

Baby Pak Choi, is a tender creature of the garden. Our members have asked and asked for this to be a part of one of our CSA Shares, so here it is! It can be enjoyed fresh, wilted, sauteed, or even braised. The Kitchn gives ten interesting recipes to try if you have hit a Pak Choi rut. You cannot go wrong with this green and some mushrooms, or even a light spring soup.

Mesclun Mix: This vibrant beauty is a new arrival to our garden. It is a blend of two favorites: salad greens, and bitter greens. It is a hybrid between braising mix & spring mix. This is our first time trying out this particular mix in our fields. We hope that you love it.

Arugula: We had some of this spicy & nutty green earlier in the season, but it is back to fill our share with its fresh scent, and bold taste.

TOMATOES!!!!! They have arrived, they are here, and it is only May!

Organic Share Items

Baby Pak Choi(Red & Green): dumplings, egg rolls, pesto, pot stickers, raw, risotto, salads, sautéed, spring rolls, stews, stir-fry, & wraps.

Storage: Place in a Ziploc in the back of your fridge, outer leaves will wilt. If the outer leaves are wilted, discard outer leaves the inner leaves are perfect!

Arugula: braised, fresh, burritos/tacos, pasta, pizza, salad, soup/stew.

Storage: Remove from plastic bag, place in open container, wrap with a dry kitchen towel to absorb moisture.

Mesclun Mix: braised, fresh, burritos/tacos, pasta, pizza, salad, & soup/stew.

Storage: Remove from plastic bag, place in open container, wrap with a dry kitchen towel to absorb moisture.

Tomatoes GREEN OR RIPE: GREEN(chutney, fried, pickled, sandwiches, salsa) RIPE(blackened, burgers, canned, cocktails, jams, salad, salsa, sandwich, sautéed, sliced, stuffed, soup/stew).

Storage: GREEN(fridge), RIPE(counter, windowsill, paperbag)

Braising Mix: braised, fresh, burritos/tacos, pasta, pizza, salad, & soup/stew.

Storage: Remove from plastic bag, place in open container, wrap with a dry kitchen towel to absorb moisture.

Fennel:

Breakfast Radishes: braised, fresh, garnishes (soup, salad, sandwich), omelets, pickled, relished, roasted, slaw.

Storage: Remove rubber bands. Immediately remove leafy greens, approx. ¼ away from root. Leaving greens attached causes the roots to wilt & become soft. Keep roots in a gallon sized Ziploc with the bag half closed. *See above green storage for the removed tops.

Sweet Onions: braised, jams, pickled, roasted, stuffed,

Storage: Store in a cool, dark space with good ventilation. Do Not stack, Do Not store with potatoes.

Mint: butter mints, chickpea salad, chutney, coolers, cocktails, Feta-watermelon salads, grain salad, infused waters, pesto, smoothie, simple syrup, sorbet, tea, & yogurt dip.

Storage: Keep in fridge in a plastic bag, or out on the counter in a shallow glass of water (stems only).

Head Lettuce: burgers, fresh salads, sandwiches, braised, raw, wraps

Storage: Remove from bag, store in an airtight container.

Cabbage: Place in a Ziploc in the back of your fridge, outer leaves will wilt. If the outer leaves are wilted, discard outer leaves the inner leaves are perfect!

Storage: braised, dumplings, fermented, pickled, raw, rolls, sauerkraut, slaw, steamed, stews, stir-fry, soups & wraps.

Collards OR Swiss Chard: dumplings, egg rolls, pesto, pot stickers, raw, risotto, salads, sautéed, spring rolls, stews, stir-fry, & wraps.

Storage: Place in a Ziploc in the back of your fridge, outer leaves will wilt. If the outer leaves are wilted, discard outer leaves the inner leaves are perfect!

Categories: CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “2015 Spring CSA Week 8

  1. Vickie Davis

    This is Vickie Davis in Albany, Ga. Would it be possible to get some beef bones for marrow soup? My doctor has requested that I get some. I will pay for them when I pick up my weekly share.

    Thanks,

    Vickie

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