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:)
We are going out with a bang with our last round of crops these final 2 weeks of harvest. Here’s what you will find in your box this week:)
Beets (biggest variety yet)
Gourds for decoration:)
Finishing up Eggplant, Tomatoes, Peppers and other Squash
Stay tuned for recipe ideas:)
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:
(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
1/2 Bushel $12
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
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? ?
summer squash (for sure this week)
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!!