FARM BLOG

CSA 2013 - Week #2

The contents of the share may fluctuate through the week.  Please check the newsletter here for an updated list.

In the Box

Spinach - 1 bunch
Red Romaine Lettuce - 1 head
Green Boston Lettuce - 1 head
Red Boston Lettuce - 1 head
Strawberries - 1 quart (Tuesday)
Swiss Chard - 1 bunch
Garlic Scapes - 1 bunch (Wednesday)

Notes from the Farmhouse Kitchen

I think it's salad time!  If you don't have a good quality salad spinner, it's probably time to invest in one.  You'll put it to good use all season long, I promise!  This one is my favorite. 

Tonight I made Grannie's French Swiss Chard (recipe below) for the little farmer and he was sold. It's a great way to get kids (of all ages) to love swiss chard.  The "recipe" for Green Salad and vinaigrette is really worth a read if this is your first year as a member.  It's a good primer on washing lettuce and the vinaigrette recipe is a great stand-by to use on all delicate greens - lettuce mix, arugula, spinach, etc.   Please be sure to read Stephen's note on the strawberries (at right).  Bon appetit! 

- Maggie

This week's Recipes

Grannie's French Swiss Chard 
Perfect Green Salad & Vinaigrette

 

 

News from the Farm

After having an up and down spring that included dry spells, cold spells and hot spells, we appear to be headed into a wet spell.  It rained several inches late last week and we're going to have more, perhaps a lot more, early this week.  Pick your own strawberries went well on Saturday, which thankfully turned out to be a beautiful late spring day despite Friday's rain, and we're hoping for an improvement in this week's weather by the weekend.  Don't forget, our farm stand is open for strawberry picking on Fridays from 10am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.  Please come if you can!

Speaking of strawberries, by the end of the day tomorrow (Tuesday), everyone should have received strawberries.  We didn't quite have enough for our Tuesday groups last week, but they will receive some in their share tomorrow.  There's nothing like opening the box and finding a quart of strawberries nestled among the greens (which are in ample supply this week!).  But with that said, the rainy weather will probably make it difficult, if not impossible, to include strawberries in many of this week's boxes.  BY THE END OF THE STRAWBERRY SEASON EVERYONE WILL RECEIVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF BERRIES.  WE ARE CAREFUL TO KEEP TRACK OF WHAT GETS SENT OUT IN THE SHARES SO EVERYONE IS TREATED EQUALLY.  Thanks for your understanding, as always, and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Stay dry and enjoy this week's box! - Stephen

U-PICK STRAWBERRIES!
The weather forecast is calling for sunny skies on Friday & Saturday, so come join us for U-Pick berries! 

FRIDAY, 10am-6pm
SATURDAY, 9am-5pm

Click here for more information. 

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