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!!

 

What’s In your Box? August 31

Hello there! I am so sorry it’s been a bit….this totally slipped my mind last week. I hope you all enjoyed your “surprise boxes” last Wednesday:)

Looking ahead for the week…here’s what you can expect in your share:

Zucchini

Summer Squash

Butternut, Buttercup or Spaghetti Squash

Tomatoes

Peppers

Eggplant

Romaine Lettuce

Swiss Chard

Possibly Leeks and/or Pie Pumpkins

 

As expected….after a few weeks of rather heavy boxes, they will begin to lighten up as the season comes to an end. Given that they are full of squash they are actually quite heavy, but the amounts will be less. The goal for last pick up date is September 28th….October 5th if we are lucky since we do have some later crops planted that aren’t quite ready yet due to the replant after our flooding situation.

If you are interested in canning tomatoes…we do have some available in half bushels…just let me know before Wednesday if you’d like some. They are $7 per half.

I realize that the fall brings a whole new level of busy for all of us. If you have a hard time making it to a pick up, please let me know. I am also wondering your thoughts on switching the pick up time to 3:30-6:00 since most shares are picked up around that time anyway. Please let me know your thoughts ! Thanks so much…hope you all have a great day:)

Also…I want to hear what you did with your rutabagas last week?

 

What´s In your Box? August 17th

Hi Everyone! Looking forward to another harvest pick up at the farm:) The kids and I had a blast checking out the silly gourds showing up in the garden already…thanks to the hot summer, pumpkins and gourds are already starting to ripen !?  yikes. Deacon thought this one looked like a snack so he threw it on his grandma´s porch so it scared her when she got home. All Boy!
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Here´s what you can look forward to this week….

Zucchini

Butternut Squash

Spaghetti Squash

Peppers

Tomatoes

A few Pie Pumpkins!? (thanks to the HOT summer)

Cucumbers

Sweet Corn (hoping we have a decent amount)

Potatoes

Eggplant

Romaine Lettuce

Onions

Tomatillos

And who knows…maybe a few surprises here and there….´tis the season! I know there are some radishes, beets, herbs…

Recipes

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash Chili

Roasted Vegetables

Have a great Tuesday! See you tomorrow:)