What's in the Box - May 31, June 1 & 2
The contents of the box may change this week. Please check back daily for an updated list. You can click on a crop below for recipes and storage information.
Green Boston Lettuce - 1 head
Lettuce Mix - 1/2 lb bag of some of our favorite baby lettuce varieties
Arugula - 1/2 lb bag
French Breakfast Radishes - 1 bunch - Tues & Wed ONLY
Spinach Bunched -OR- Baby Spinach - 1 bunch -OR- 1 bag - Thursday ONLY
Baby Bok Choi -OR- White Salad Turnips -OR- French Breakfast Radishes - 1 bunch
Red Kale -OR- Baby Red Kale - 1 bunch -OR- 1 bag
Rhubarb - 1 bunch
News from the Farm
Welcome to the 2011 CSA! We are so excited to kick off the season after a long winter and busy spring! Despite the endless rain and cool temperatures earlier this month, we've managed to harvest a relatively well-rounded first box of the season. It's heavy on the greens, as you would expect it to be, but the variety should keep you inspired in the kitchen this week. If you don't already have your own recipe for a light, salad vinaigrette, check out our recipe below. You'll need it for the tender leaves of the boston lettuce and arugula. Anything heavier would overpower the texture and flavor of the leaves.
Our strawberry crop has been delayed about a week, but Galen and I were out there nibbling on the first red berries over the weekend and we'll be open for U-Pick starting on Friday. We hope you'll join us!
(That rhubarb in your box LOVES to be paired with strawberries, so you may want to cut it up in 1" pieces and pop it in your freezer in a ziplock bag until the strawberries arrive in your box next week or soon after!)
Our farm is featured in this month's issue of Whole Living Magazine. They shot the pictures a year ago, and it features some great recipes inspired by the ones we make here at home. You can read it online: http://www.wholeliving.com/article/csas-come-together and see some more pictures here: http://www.wholeliving.com/photogallery/csa-recipes
News From the Fields
Mid-May through the end of June is the busiest planting time in the fields. This is when the majority of our crops are seeded or transplanted (as small seedlings) from the greenhouses into the fields. So far, everything is looking great!
Explore our Website
We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our farm and the wonderful things you can do with your weekly share. Check out our CROP GUIDE to find tips on maximizing the life of your veggies, and our RECIPE section to search for ways to cook up your box!
Farmers Matt and James are always busy in the fields growing your food, so check out the FARMER BLOG to learn how they do it!
If you have any questions or concerns about the contents of your share, please direct all inquiries to our general CSA mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's to a wonderful farming and eating season!
- Matt, James, Maggie, Galen and the rest of the farm crew
THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS
Join us for U-Pick Organic Strawberries at the farm! We'll be open this weekend!