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Box Contents – Week 9, 2018

Week 9: June 26, 2018 – June 28, 2018

Tuesday Classic Harvest Boxes

Full Share
Half Share Personal Share
Strawberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Arugula – Certified Organic
Basil – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Certified Organic
Strawberries – Sustainable
Arugula – Certified Organic
Basil – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Certified Organic
Strawberries – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
 Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce. 

Tuesday Necessities Harvest Boxes

Full Share
Half Share Personal Share
Strawberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Basil – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Certified Organic
Spinach – Sustainable
Strawberries – Sustainable
Basil – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Certified Organic
Strawberries – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
 Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce. 

Wednesday Classic Harvest Boxes

Full Share Half Share Personal Share
Strawberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Arugula – Certified Organic
Basil – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Certified Organic
Strawberries – Sustainable
Arugula – Certified Organic
Basil – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Certified Organic
Strawberries – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
 Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce. 

Wednesday Necessities Harvest Boxes

Full Share
Half Share Personal Share
Strawberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Basil – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Certified Organic
Spinach – Sustainable
Strawberries – Sustainable
Basil – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Certified Organic
Strawberries – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
 Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce. 

Thursday Classic Harvest Boxes

Full Share Half Share Personal Share
Strawberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Arugula – Certified Organic
Basil – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Collards – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Certified Organic
Strawberries – Sustainable
Arugula – Certified Organic
Basil – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Certified Organic
Strawberries – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Kohlrabi – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce. 

Thursday Necessities Harvest Boxes

Full Share
Half Share Personal Share
Strawberries – Sustainable
Raspberries – Sustainable
Basil – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Certified Organic
Spinach – Sustainable
Strawberries – Sustainable
Basil – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Kale – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
Radishes – Certified Organic
Strawberries – Sustainable
Beets – Sustainable
Broccoli – Sustainable
Cauliflower – Sustainable
Cabbage – Sustainable
Lettuce – Certified Organic
Peas – Sustainable
 Please note that from time to time you may receive different items in your box than what is on the list. This is due to the natural growing process and at times we may experience shortages of specific produce, and may have substituted the items for other produce. 

Helpful information on share contents can be found in the Produce Information Booklet

Produce Tips and Information:

Try the aluminum foil trick for lettuce
Wrap the head of lettuce in aluminum foil. Be sure it is completely covered. Wash lettuce as needed. Lettuce can last up to a month.

Storing Beets
Remove the root from the green tops. Store separately. These are tender greens, use within a day or so.

Freezing Berries
Do not wash. Place on a sheet pan in a single layer. When frozen remove to bag or container. Label and date.

Storing Broccoli
Be sure to enjoy your fresh broccoli as soon as you can. To store, mist the unwashed heads, wrap loosely in damp paper towels, and refrigerate. Use within 2 to 3 days. Do not store broccoli in a sealed container or plastic bag. Raw broccoli requires air circulation. Do not wash it before storing as excess moisture can cause mold.

Collards and Kale
These leafy green cole crops can be interchangeable. Kale can replace collards and collards can replace kale in most recipes.

Peas
Sugar can change to starch if the peas are stored for too long. Use within 2-3 days. There is a string on both sides. Pull from the stem downward.

Roasting Beets
Roast beets @375-400 wrapped in foil for about an hour (depending on size). Beets should be fork tender. Refrigerate after they cool and they are ready
to add to your favorite recipes.

Tips for Handling Caterpillers
First, remove the caterpillers when you seen them.
Try a Homemade Chili Spray:
1. Grind 3 1/2 ounces of dried chilies in a food processor.
2. Add the powder to 1/2 gallon boiling water.
3. Boil the mixture for 5 minutes.
4. Add 1/2 gallon cold water and 2 or 3 drops of liquid soap.
5. Allow the mixture to cool.
6. Test the solution on a leaf and wait 24 hours.
7. If the plant shows no reaction, spray the chili mixture on the caterpillars every evening.

Culinary Expert Jenn“Food For Thought” by Jennifer Borealo

We are watching the seasons change quickly. Our first crops, both fruit and vegetables are disappearing from our shares. As spring crops dwindle we are starting to see many summer favorites arrive with gusto. Asparagus has quickly been replaced by broccoli and peas and this will be the last week with strawberries before we move on to blueberries.

The consistent heat that we have gotten over the past two weeks has caused many crops to grow in abundance. We have recently had a large amount of broccoli and cauliflower, we are sharing as much as possible with you. We also have many varieties of organic lettuce maturing every day. We are giving everyone at least two heads of lettuce this week. If you need some culinary inspiration, please check out our recipe index on the farm website to see all of our flavorful and fresh salad recipes.

Some of you have had English Peas in your shares. They are a sentimental favorite of mine. They are however the most labor intensive of varieties. This week we should see some English or shelling peas, sugar snap peas, and snow peas. Sugar snap and snow do not need to be shelled. They are completely edible, pod and all. They are great raw as a snack and they can be added to salads and stir fry recipes. Remove the string the same way you did for shelling peas.

There are sunflowers growing for us in the green house. We will receive the plants next week after they have a little more time to mature. It is something to look forward to as our farm team prepares to open our sunflower maze. When you bring your sunflower plants home next week they will need a sunny spot and should be transplanted into a larger pot or the ground to grow to their full potential.

The annual CSA breakfast is just a few weeks away. Based on the interactions we have seen on Facebook, we are thinking about changing the format this year to include a “pot luck” or “covered dish” component. If you were to bring your own dish to a CSA gathering, what would you bring? It would be so much fun to taste and experience some of your favorites.

I invite you to think about what delicious recipes you could bring to the table, that is your homework assignment this week. Until next week, enjoy the freshness!

Recipes

  • Ginger Broccoli Steaks
    3 heads broccoli (about 1 lb. total) 1/3 cup EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger root Cut off broccoli stems 1 inch below the florets. Starting at the stem end, slice each...
  • Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
    1 lb. lean ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 1 Tbsp. minced garlic 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp sweet paprika salt and black pepper to taste 1 large head green cabbage, cored and cut into small wedges 1 can(s)...
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