What’s In Your Box? June 26/27

Good Morning ! Hope you all have had a fabulous week:) Hard to believe June is already coming to a close. I had a member of the farm remind me of the Fourth of July yesterday and I was actually shocked to realize how close that is! With that being said….I was thinking that I would still harvest July 3 as usual, but realized many of you may be out of town enjoying the holiday, therefore, produce delivery for the week of July 2-8 will be on WEDNESDAY, JULY 5.  If you will be out of town or need to make different arrangements to pick up your share…please let me know and we can figure it out accordingly.  Thanks so much !

I hope you are all making use of your greens. I realize your boxes have been full of them, but I am so grateful for such great crops this time of year before the “regulars” start ripening. I encourage you to try something new this week or even freeze some of your extras and toss them into smoothies later!

Here’s a twist on the basic tuna wrap I shared the recipe for a few weeks back. Rachel DeYoung is a foodie friend of mine and fellow shareholder at the farm and literally makes you WANT to eat your healthy greens. She made a  tuna bok choy wrap and topped it with chickpeas, roasted in olive oil, garlic, onion powder and sea salt, then topped it with hot sauce…YUM! Thanks for the awesome idea Rach!

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Here’s what you can look forward to next week with your share!

Kale

Collards (just 2 more weeks of these)

Bok choy and/or Tat soi (last week!)

Swiss Chard

Lettuce Mix (last week of this blend)

Jalapenos

Peas

Cauliflower

Parsley

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RECIPES TO TRY

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Oven Baked Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Parsley

Healthy Black Bean Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

Jalapeno Lime Chicken Marinade

No Fail Sea Salt and Garlic Kale Chips

 

Thankful for all of you! Have a great weekend:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s In Your Box? June 19/20

Good Morning ! I don’t know about you guys but we’ve been having a rain dance marathon over here …and hopefully the Good Lord blesses us with some serious moisture soon.  So, the jitters of week 1 drop off/pick up have passed, and it was so good to reconnect with many of you again! Thank you so much for being patient while I work out the delivery end of the farm this year.

So, what can you plan on in your box next week?

Radishes

Broccoli Raab

Kohlrabi

Kale (Fizz Kale and Blue Curled Kale)

Swiss Chard

Collards

Herbs (Fennel)

Tat Soi and/or Bok Choy

Peas (snow/sugar snap)

Also, I have eggs for sale for $3 / dozen on a first come-first serve basis. Our chickens are fed organic and are considered free range . Just shoot me an email if you’d like them added to your order this week.

I hope you are enjoying the recipes from last week! So far I have made, the strawberry basil chicken, chicken sausage, sweet potato and kale hash, and  strawberry smashed avocado toast (over Ezekial toast with hemp seeds sprinkled on top). We are planning on Tuna Wraps for lunch a day this week with either the Collards or Bok Choy leaves and I bought the extra ingredients for kale brownies…I cannot wait to try!

Here are some recipe ideas for this week

Kale and Kohlrabi Salad

Roasted Radishes and Broccoli Raab

French Breakfast Radishes on Toast

Roasted Radishes (my favorite way to eat them)

Kale Smoothie

Sauteed Tatsoi

So, which recipes are you going to try next week? Hope you are all having a great one so far ! And if you could….keep on dancin’ for that rain, sound good?

Talk Soon,

Janine, the Farmer’s Wife

 

 

What’s in Your box? June 12/13

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Good morning ! Hope this blog post finds you all well on this Wednesday morning:) Looks like we have some warm weather on the horizon…just in time for summer break to officially begin…woohoo! We are so excited to begin our deliveries on Monday, I am working on a route as we speak. If you haven’t sent your address to farmerswifecsa@gmail.com please do so, so that I can make sure I have you covered. Just a reminder, to those partaking in delivery, a cooler in a shady spot is highly recommended if you will not be home. The weather looks to be hitting 90 degrees Monday and I want you to come home to fresh vegetables rather than sad ones. I plan to deliver in the afternoon.

If you plan to pick up Monday or Tuesday, please let me know what time you are thinking so I can make arrangements for your produce as well:)

Here we go!! Here is your list for next week….

swiss chard

2 varieties of kale

collards

strawberries

basil

snap peas (snow & sugar)

Chinese cabbage Bok Choi

Chinese cabbage Tat Soi

 

Here are a few recipe ideas to try

Sweet Potato and Kale Hash (we eat this regularly)

Lemon Pepper Chicken Sausage & Kale Stirfry  (calls for lacinato kale, any kale works)

Kale Brownies

Strawberry Swiss Chard Smoothie

Strawberry Basil Chicken

Strawberry Basil Smashed Avocado Toast

20 minute Tat Soi stir fry

Bok Choy Tuna Wraps

Paula Deen’s Quick Collard Greens

…..and as always… please share any other recipes you make on our Facebook page ! It’s always fun seeing taste tested recipes and what works great for other people in the CSA. Have a great week! See you soon!

~Janine, the Farmer’s Wife

 

 

 

Season Opener

Good Morning! The date is set…..first produce Drop Off date will be Monday, June 12th, and pickup will be Tuesday, June 13! After a chilly start to spring, our crops are getting established in the ground and we are welcoming the new growth starting to gain speed!

          

DROP OFF CUSTOMERS: Delivery will happen Monday afternoons. If you will not be home, please make sure you let me know where you would like the produce dropped. I highly recommend a shady spot and a large cooler I can set the box and/or produce inside until you are able to bring it inside. I will do my best to package produce for freshness. Please make sure I have your address, brief description of location (color of house, landmarks, etc) and phone number in case I need to call. You may email me that info at farmerswifecsa@gmail.com.

PICK UP CUSTOMERS: Pick up will be available at our home on Tuesdays, according to the times that work for you. Please let me know best available time so I make sure to have produce ready for you when you come. I will send out my home address in an email:)

**Since we are smaller this year and I will be swapping out boxes at drop off locations, we will be doing a take a box, leave a box rotation each week (after the first pick up). This simple means, you do not need to transfer all of your produce from your box this year, you can simply take your box, as long as you leave one for me to refill for next week. Delivery folks, please leave your box out for me to grab as well. I will provide the boxes for the first and second weeks to get the rotation going.

      

 

 

So….what can you expect your first week? (tentatively)

Kale

Swiss Chard

Collards

Snap Peas

Strawberries

Spicy Mix Lettuce Blend

Spinach

Basil

Parsley

Chinese Cabbages: Tat soi and/or Bok choy

This list will be updated next week and I will supply a few recipe ideas to help you incorporate this produce into your weekly meal planning.

FARM FRESH EGGS are also available each week for $3.00 per dozen.

 

Excited and anxious to begin harvesting around here. Can’t wait to start seeing you all again! Have a great day:)

Apples….

Good Morning!

Here is some information on the apples that will be available for purchase next week:)

Grandview Orchard is a family owned business located in Jamestown, Michigan and their shop that is open to the public is now open for the season! Check out their FACEBOOK PAGE.

Early varieties available to  you next week are:

Paula Reds

Galas

Ginger Golds

(These are all both baking and eating apples)

Here is some info on quantities and pricing…..stay tuned for a Form to fill out via email:)

1/4 peck $3

1/2 peck $5

Peck $8

1/2 Bushel $12

Bushel $20

1/4 peck is approximately 3 lbs, 1/2 peck is 6 lbs, full peck is 12 lbs (approx.)

1 lb of apples = 3 medium apples, 2 cupes sliced

1 peck of apples = 10-12 lbs, 32 medium, 3-4~ 9″ pies, 7-9 qt frozen, 4 qt canned

1 bushel = 42-48 lbs, 126 medium apples, 15~ 9″ pies, 30-36 pints frozen, 16-20 qt canned

What’s In Your Box? Sept. 7th

Good Morning!

Hope you all had a blessed holiday weekend:) We couldn’t have asked for better weather.

To those of you sending your kiddos back to school today…and those of you who started last week….I am thinking of you all! I pray that it’s a smooth transition into the school routine and that your kids have great experiences this year.

Welp….after doing some digging and planning ahead…..as much as we wanted to make it through September…I believe our final pick up will be in 2 weeks, September 21. The heat of this summer has really progressed things quickly and hasn’t really allowed the cooler weather crops to thrive as I had hoped. We are starting to feel the sting of the flooding earlier in the season as a lot of our second crop was lost, but all in all…we have been blessed with a pretty decent summer.

What can you plan on in your FALL box this week? ?

tomatoes

peppers

eggplant

zucchini

summer squash (for sure this week)

acorn squash

leeks

potatoes

onions

butternut squash

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ALSO….some EXCITING news for next week:) We are teaming up with Grandview Orchard in Jamestown and will be offering apples with your shares for the next 2 weeks.  I will be putting out an order form with the egg orders later this week  for you to choose from….yay for FALL!

Here are some fun recipe ideas to think about this week:)

Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup

Roasted Acorn Squash with Garlic and Rosemary

Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

See you all Wednesday 3:30-6!!