2015 Spring CSA – Week 9

***This is an ODD week, therefore we will deliver half shares to the following cities: Bluffton (On-Farm), Columbus, Dothan, Thomasville & Tallahassee.

Announcement: CSA Cookbook!

For all of our friends out there that are new check out the CSA cookbook! It is now located under the 2015 CSA Manual Tab at the top of the blog page.

The late spring heat is starting to settle in, as such our cool loving crops are starting to fade away, and our warm climate crops are starting to flourish. This is my favorite part of the season, there are only a few shares like it. The next few shares are unique; they contain spring favorites like broccoli with summer treats such as tomatoes. Enjoy this transition period, soon our cool crops will fade out completely, ushering in our summer crops like beans, okra, peppers and fruits!

New this week: Basil, Broccoli & Yukina Savoy

Yukina Savoy: A beautiful delicate Asian Cabbage. It is wonderful sauteed, made into dumplings and other tasty creations.

Broccoli: Before eating submerge the heads of broccoli under cold water for 15 minutes. After the 15min, shake vigorously under water to loosen and remaining particulates or critters. Then Enjoy!

Basil: This vigorous herb is splendid in sauces, drink, and pesto! We have several varieties for you to enjoy this season. In a few weeks our plants will have grown to full size and we will send home pesto bags!

Spotlight Vegetable: Broccoli

In Latin broccoli was jokingly referred to as a Bucktooth cabbage, it was thought that the jutting out of the broccoli shoots started this nickname. Most of the broccoli varieties we know today were cultivated in Italy. Broccoli grown in early American gardens came in four shades: white, green, brown & purple. California grows 90% of Americas broccoli.

Organic Share Items

Yukina Savoy: 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!

Broccoli: braised, casseroles, char-grilled, curried, fresh, fried-rice, pasta, soups/stews stir-fry.

Storage: Wrap in a damp towel, place on plate in fridge.

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)

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

Storage: (Radishes)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. (Bunching Onions)

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.

Basil: bruschetta, pesto, pizza, sauces

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

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: 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) | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “2015 Spring CSA – Week 9

  1. georgeanne mcpeters

    Are the tomatoes separate from the CSA bags?

    Last week at the Phoebe Health Works drop I did not have tomatoes in my bags, nor did I see any tomatoes. Please let me know if I should look in a particular spot for the tomatoes.

    Thank you, Georgeanne McPeters

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    • Hello Ms. Georgeanne!

      Yes the tomatoes should be located in a crate next to the CSA boxes, they will be in brown paper bags. If you did not receive them, you can pick some up this week at yoga 229 if you like.

      ~Mary B.

  2. Caroline Castle

    Hi! I will be out of town (Columbus) this weekend, and I could not find anyone to take my share. Please donate it. I am sorry for the late notice. Thanks! Caroline

    Sent from my iPhone

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