Week 3 Delivery; June 27, 2019

What’s in the box?

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Strawberries!
Green Onions
Radishes
Kale bunch
Romaine Lettuce
Leaf Lettuce
Salad Mix
Cilantro
Spinach bunch

Notes on the box.

Hope you enjoy these Strawberries! They are grown by our friends at Sleepy Root Farm. It’s always fun to go pick them. If weather cooperates, we will be picking again next week!
All greens will store best in a plastic bag in the fridge. Remove the tops from the radishes for best storage. The bunched spinach is tender enough that it can be chopped and used for salad.

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

Deneb is our gouda style cheese. This batch was made last August. Also, fresh cheese curds! A great snack. Enjoy!

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Recipes.

Radish Salsa
1/4- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems
4 radishes, trimmed, quartered
2-4 green onions sliced
½ hot pepper - jalapeno or serrano pepper (optional)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Put all into food processor and pulse to a rough chop. Serve on tacos, nachos, with beans and rice, or with chips.
Kale Chips
Creamy Kale and Turkey Sausage Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes
Strawberry Spinach Salad
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp maple syrup
whisk or shake above together for dressing
toss together with bunch of chopped spinach (add arugula or salad mix also if you like)
top with sliced strawberries and toasted nuts of your choice

On the farm.

Head’s up! The 4th of July is on a Thursday this year! We will be making that weeks delivery on Wednesday July 3. We know this is a tricky one, so if you need to schedule a vacation hold, let us know! This year we are allowing for one week of rescheduled delivery per member. If you know when you would like the hold scheduled, please email us so we can schedule it for you. You will have the option of doubling a delivery for another week or adding a delivery to the end of the season. When you email with your vacation date, let us know how you would like to handle the schedule. If you have additional weeks that you won’t be able to pick-up, you can arrange to have a someone else pickup your share (please give them detailed pick-up directions) or you can let us know and we can donate your share. Let us know if you have any questions.

Mark your calendar for the Eat Local Farm Tour on July 13th. Come visit the farm. It will be a great time!

Next week

strawberries
zucchini/ summer squash
carrots
garlic scapes
napa cabbage?
greens
lettuces
cilantro?

Week 2 Delivery; June 20, 2019

What’s in the box?

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Curly lettuce
Romaine lettuce
Arugula
Salad mix
Spinach
Napa cabbage
green onions
Salad Turnips or Radishes
Herb basket

Notes on the box.

Another very green week (early season in full effect!) All greens will keep best in a plastic bag in the fridge. Remove the tops from turnips/ radishes for longer storage.

Arugula is great in salads or you can also make a nice pesto out of it.
Salad Turnips are so good right now! Crisp, sweet, and refreshing. We slice or cube them and eat them as snacks (sometimes the kids don’t bother with any of that and they just eat them as they are).
Napa Cabbage is great in stir-fry, fried rice, or try it as a slaw with a peanut sauce.
The baby kale is good fresh or cooked. I like it in a fritatta.

Cosmic Wheel Creamery Cheese Shares.

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Circle of the Sun aged over a year and Green Garlic Quark. Circle of the Sun is one of my favorite cheeses to make and it’s an original recipe to our farm. This particular batch was made in early Spring of last year and the cows were still eating mostly hay before the pasture really started growing, so it’s not as grassy as most that I make, but it still has a nice brightness. It’s a good snacking cheese, or it’s nice to cube up and add to salad or shred on top of eggs or tacos. The quark is one of my most popular at market. It is great spread on crackers, or on bread with some thinly sliced radish or salad turnips. It will keep for two weeks in the fridge.

Recipes.

Crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad
Easy Pineapple Slaw with or without slaw mix, feel free to add sliced radish or salad turnips
Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry
a great recipe for Arugula Pesto and some great ideas of what to do with it!

On the Farm.

Head’s up! The 4th of July is on a Thursday this year! We will be making that weeks delivery on Wednesday July 3. We know this is a tricky one, so if you need to schedule a vacation hold, let us know! This year we are allowing for one week of rescheduled delivery per member. If you know when you would like the hold scheduled, please email us so we can schedule it for you. You will have the option of doubling a delivery for another week or adding a delivery to the end of the season. When you email with your vacation date, let us know how you would like to handle the schedule. If you have additional weeks that you won’t be able to pick-up, you can arrange to have a someone else pickup your share (please give them detailed pick-up directions) or you can let us know and we can donate your share. Let us know if you have any questions.

Our compliments to our members! This year was a WONDERFUL first week with very little confusion or mix-ups and everyone doing a great job of finding their boxes! THANK YOU!

It’s busy busy time on the farm! Still seeding and planting and prepping beds while also weeding and harvesting and packing boxes and going to market! The cows are enjoying lots of great pasture and the pigs are enjoying lots of golden whey! And really, no complaints about the weather lately. :)

We are part of the Eat Local Farm Tour again this year! We invite you to come out to the farm for a tour on Saturday July 13th. Mark your calendar! More info coming soon…