Hey all! My apologies….I am so sorry I did not get this to you sooner! Let me take a minute and explain what you may have found in your boxes today.
Cabbage (full shares)
Salad Greens (full shares)
Green Peppers/ Banana Peppers/ Jalapenos
Cupcake Squash : this looks like a little green pumpkin, its a fast growing squash, similar to a zucchini, but resembles a winter squash. Shaped like a cupcake, somewhat sweet, somewhat savory. Go-to squash for roasting, slicing, grilling, boiling, and stuffing, ‘Cupcake’ combines patty-pan’s rich, sweet flavor and zucchini’s soft skin. Unfortunately the crop was in a wet spot and didn’t do fantastic, that is why there were so few in your boxes, I am hoping to try them again.
We are in an early summer/ mid summer transition point in our season. Some new varieties are making their way into your boxes, but not an over abundance of them yet. Therefore, it is hard to say specifically what you’ll have and how much of it at this time. I hope you guys have some fun with your boxes this week….if you are unsure of what to do with it all….roast a bunch together and throw in onions and rosemary. …or even better, let us all know what you make with it on Facebook or email….love hearing your ideas!
Hope you all have a fantastic week:)
~Janine Dekker, The Farmer’s Wife
Good Morning! What a crazy couple of days it has been ….I sure hope this finds you all safe and well after those intense storms early Friday morning. We are so thankful for our safety through it all. Some of our crops were damaged at different locations on our farms, Grand Haven area especially, but we count our blessings that things weren’t worse. I hope you all have or are getting your power back on soon as well!
Here’s what you can look for in your boxes this week:
Broccoli and/or cauliflower
Turnips (lots of these)
some tomatoes, peppers, eggplant are starting to pop up here and there …and green beans, summer squash, cucumbers, onions, potatoes are getting so close too!!
I Love seeing people share recipes via email/ social media…please continue to do that! It’s encouraging and inspiring to see what other people are doing with their produce, especially if its new to some of us.
How to Cook Turnips and their Greens
Roasted Turnips with Parmesan
Mashed Turnips with Bacon and Chives
Kale Turnip and Turkey Sausage Soup
Fancy Shmancy Herb Roasted Root Vegetables
Beet and Turnip Gratin
Creamed Kohlrabi and Spinach
Hope you all have fun with a new variety this week! I am so thankful for each and every one of you:) Have a great Sunday !
Hi Everyone! Hope you are having a great holiday weekend:) Looking forward to a plentiful delivery/pickup for you all this week….our summer harvest is just starting to ramp up. Here’s a list of what you should see in your boxes on Wednesday:
Collards (this is the end of this crop until fall…I know some of you are saying, Halleluiah)
Swiss Chard (last of this until fall as well)
Broccoli and/or Cabbage
Mustard/ Mizuna/ Spinach/ Salad Mix
Possibly Zucchini this week:)
Tomatoes, Eggplant, Peppers, Green Beans and Cucumbers are right on the horizon….looking forward to new flavors and colors the next few weeks!
I’ve been on a huge chopped salad kick lately and with all of the Kale we still have available, I thought I’d throw a few recipes here for you to try.
Chopped Kale Power Salad
Favorite Detox Salad
Chopped Mexican Kale Salad
Mashed cauliflower and kohlrabi
Enjoy the rest of your weekend…..God Bless America!!
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!
Here’s what you can look forward to next week with your share!
Collards (just 2 more weeks of these)
Bok choy and/or Tat soi (last week!)
Lettuce Mix (last week of this blend)
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:)
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?
Kale (Fizz Kale and Blue Curled Kale)
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)
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?
Janine, the Farmer’s Wife
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 email@example.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….
2 varieties of kale
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)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
Spicy Mix Lettuce Blend
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:)