Tuesday, July 30, 2013

10th CSA basket

Mid-season is here. You can expect the following in your basket:

Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, green beans, eggplant, peppers, arugula, lettuce, kale, parsley, cilantro, scallions, basil, onions, carrots

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

9th CSA basket

In your baskets this week:

Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, green beans, beets, carrots, peppers, arugula, kale, radicchio, lettuce, scallions, parsley, basil, cilantro, onions

Eggplants coming soon...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

8th CSA basket

You can expect the following in this week's basket:

Lettuce, arugula, chard, kale, parsley, scallions, cilantro, basil, carrots, green beans, dandelion greens.

Tomatoes are coming soon!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The pigs have arrived

We've finally got our pigs.

Coming from Glynwood Farm, a local farm about 15 minutes north of us, they rather quickly made their way to their new home. This is their first experience living in the woods and the farmers who dropped them off told us they would love it. They are tucked nicely in the shade and have a fresh water supply and lots of food scraps to feast on: now all of the compost we've been collecting from our neighbors will be feeding our pigs instead of our compost heap.

Not sure if they'll stick, but the names Bo and Peep came to me as we were corralling them from the trailer to their electric-fenced in area.

Bo and Peep are happily lying in the mud pit I created for them this morning.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

7th CSA basket

The heat is doing a number on the peas and lettuce. But I see some ripening tomatoes and a few eggplants and peppers.

You can expect the following this week:

Lettuce, tatsoi cabbage, collards, kale, chard, fennel, turnips or radish, carrots, green peas, sugar snap peas, parsley, cilantro, scallions, dandelion greens

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

6th CSA basket

You can expect the following in this week's basket:

Lettuce, kale, collards, tatsoi cabbage, arugula, sorrel, fennel, kohlrabi, sugar snap peas, parsley, cilantro.

When you get your fennel bulb with all of its fronds consider making a delicious fennel pesto right away with the fronds and stems. And if you haven't used kohlrabi: I like to slice it into very thin rounds and top with shaved parmesan, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Or you can chop it up to add it to a slaw (with the fennel) or a salad. The leaves of kohlrabi are edible. You have to peel the bulb lightly - it tastes like broccoli stem to me. Enjoy!