Spring is here!

It’s finally happened! Spring is here. There’s enough grass that the cows are getting little nibbles of tender green good stuff in addition to their hay. Soon the pastures will be their only source of food. We are happy to continue to expand our the amount of land that we have in carbon sequestering perennial pasture! We are flush with baby calves which is the sweetest thing.
All the baby plants in the greenhouse are growing super quickly and are making their way out into the fields. It’s a little chilly, so we have them covered to make sure they continue to grow well. We seeded the first few beds of Spinach on Easter before the rain. We still have several CSA shares available, so we hope if you haven’t signed up, you will soon. Our hope is that shares will sell out quickly now that things are greening up and people are starting to believe that Spring with it’s warm sunny days will actually happen! We are expecting the first box to go out the first or second Thursday in June depending on what the weather does. We are always excited with the start of Spring and looking forward to some yummy fresh veggies soon! If you’ve signed up with us for the season, thank you! Please let a friend know that we have shares available and are accepting members until the CSA fills up. We hope to have 180 members again this season. Here’s the link to sign up.
Please continue to support your local farmers to keep rural communities vibrant, our water and air clean, and our soil lively and healthy!

Season Extension Week 4; October 25, 2018

What’s in the box?


watermelon radish, black radish, and salad turnip mix
red russian kale
squash mix
baby bok choy

Notes on the box.

It’s the last vegetable delivery of the 2018 season!
the radishes will keep for a long time in your crisper. Our favorite thing to do with them is to shred them and add them to tacos or to slice them thinly and use them in place of crackers with cheese (especially our flavored quark) or quarter them and add to a veggie tray with your favorite veggie dip or hummus.
This week we made a squash lasagna (butternut or pumpkin are the best for this recipe) and served it with a spinach and arugula salad. It was really good!
The Arugula is some of the very best we have had. It’s really tender and very sweet and mild. Really nice in a salad or made into an arugula pesto.
The baby bok choy has been finding its way into stir fry and curry around here.
Store potatoes in a dark place out of the fridge. Squash, garlic, and onions should be stored out of the fridge. Everything else should be stored in the fridge. Greens will keep best in a plastic bag.

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

This week we have ricotta and our soft ripened cheese, First Snow. The first snow is just beginning to ripen and the center is still firm. Eaten now, it is nice sliced and served on crackers with jam or with cured meats. Or on sandwich or grilled cheese. If you let it sit in the fridge for a few more weeks the cheese will become more gooey and spreadable.
The Ricotta is great in pasta dishes or on toast with honey or with olive oil, salt and pepper.

If you are sad about the cheese share ending, you can come get Cosmic Wheel Creamery cheese at the following Winter Markets:
Mill City Market inside the Mill City Museum - November 10, 17 and December 1, 8, 15
Neighborhood Roots Markets at Bachman’s - November 11, January 26, March 23


Sauteed Baby Bok Choy
Kale and Chorizo Soup (Caldo Verde)
Arugula Pesto
Butternut Squash and Broccoli Rabe Lasagna -you can also use the kale/arugula for greens in this recipe if you don’t have your leaf broccoli anymore

On the Farm.

The last delivery! We are so grateful for you all. Thank you so much for letting us be your farmers. We will send an email as soon as we open sign-ups for the 2019 season (likely in January). A giant huge enormous thanks also to our incredible farm crew! Andrew, Archer, and Hannah really did an amazing job. We feel so fortunate to know and to be able to work with them.

some photos by our crew! Thanks Archer, Andrew, and Hannah!!