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What’s in the share/Recipes – 11/28 + 29

Hi members, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are very grateful to have you all in our lives and as members this season. You are a very important part of the local food system and support the farmers we work with. I’m sure you don’t want to hear about more food, but maybe as Tuesday and Wednesday rolls around, you will be more ready. Recipes will follow, I just wanted to get this preview out so you can plan. Remember this list is subject to change. I will do my best to let you know of any changes.

And we will be taking orders for Christmas Trees and Wreaths! I’ll have info on pricing hopefully up on the website soon along with delivery availability, Mark is still working that out with our tree farmer, Gerald Jones. They are spray free Frasier Firs, very beautiful and fragrant, and well balanced.

PRODUCE

  • BREAD – Prairie Grain
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What’s in the Share – Week of 11/14 + 15

Hi members,

Here’s what is expected to be in the share this coming week:

Produce
cabbage – grill it. Its amazing.
spaghetti squashhow to cook it
butternut squash – butternut squash casserole
potatoes – – Here’s a LOT of different recipes to try
yellow tomatoes – yellow tomato sauce
baby romaine – baby romaine salad with date vinaigrette
collards – It’s time to cook a mess o greens, Vegan Southern Collards
baby bok choy – Stir fry with garlic and bok choy
roma tomatoes – baked tomato and mozzarella stacks with arugula and balsamic vinegar
green onions
apples – Waldorf Salad
fresh pressed cider
apple butter
arugula – Breakfast grilled cheese with arugula
thyme – thyme onion cheese tart
broccoli rabe – olive oil braised broccoli rabe

Fruit
Apples – Vegan apple crisp
Raspberries (maybe but its been below freezing)

Meat
Puff’s Maple Pork BBQ
bacon
Polyface chicken – chicken stuffed potatoes

Cheese
Mt View Mozzarella

Bread
Billy Bread

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Welcome Fall! What’s in the Share: Week 1

photo from High Mowing seeds

Hi members, We are so excited to start our Fall CSA next week. Below is a preview for what’s in the share this week. Remember this is what we think you will get, it may switch around, and I will post any changes on our Facebook page.

Polyface turkeys – Its time to reserve your turkey for the holidays. Turkeys are $5.75/lb and are available in 12-14 lbs, 14-16 lbs, 16-18 lbs and 18-22 lbs.  You can order your turkey and pay $20 deposit thru your dashboards. After ordering,email what size range you want, and if you want it Thanksgiving week or before the winter holidays, and we will do our best to match you up. Balance will be due upon delivery (we will email you with balance due amount.) I will also have other holiday meats available: pork, lamb, beef and bison roasts/lamb/leg etc. We can also get oysters/clams. Email me with your interest.

Let me know if you have questions or concerns.

Happy Cooking!

Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms

Produce

Meats
2 bison steaks – Here’s a primer on how to cook grass-fed primer – read this before you cook it, especially if you haven’t cooked grass-fed bison before. Make balsamic and herb bison steak salad.

Bread – Prairie Grain (assorted) – grilled tomato, basil and goat cheese sandwiches

Cheese – hard aged Goat – double goat cheese salad with tomatoes and cukes- you’ll need soft goat cheese also (or just omit), so if in DC, visit Mr Peachy, our Amish farmer friend down the Farmer line at Eastern Market.

Yogurt – How to make Greek style. Here’s a video on how easy it is. I usually line a strainer with a clean tea towel,  put it in a saucepan and put the lid on it.  You can strain it for a long time, and make yogurt cheese, which you can use in place of cream cheese. Use your left over whey in smoothies, or to ferment veggies with. Pets love it. It is also great to cook with yogurt – I use it to replace sour cream and ricotta cheese in my recipes.

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What’s in the Share – Week of 7/10 Tomahtoes!! Corn! Squash, Cantaloupe and Donut Peaches!

suzi tomatoesHi everyone —  I hope you are enjoying the sunshine this weekend, and staying cool.

We are moving into the heart of the summer, with a lot of my personal favorites! Happy Cooking!

PRODUCE

Hanover tomatoes 🍅 – Hanover tomato pie and 9 other great ways to eat them.

Eggplant – vegan eggplant parmitalian eggplant ragoutItalian style refrigerator pickled eggplant

Cucumbers – easiest fridge dill pickles
Yellow squash – sautee with olive oil, sea salt and fresh basil. spiralize and top with your favourite sauce.

Sweet yummy peppers – throw these in your lunches as a snack. eat them with a little chèvre.

Yellow potatoes

Malabar spinach  – this Asian spinach is not really spinach but rather a climbing vine. Its really good, but is meant to be cooked rather than used raw. It is often used in Indian and other Asian recipes, and is rather sturdy in texture. Tomato malabar quichemalabar spinach currymalabar pakora.

Onions  roasted balsamic onions 

Basil – raw tomato sauce – this is by far my favorite way to use fresh tomatoes and basil. You can serve it as a soup. I also shave corn and throw that in after I’ve pureed, and serve over spiralized squash, topped with sunflower seeds.
Pablano peppers – these are my favorite peppers to stuff. Use the Peachy chèvre, and some sausage, the ground goat would be delicous as well. You can easily make vegan, or veg. 
Bell peppers
Donut peaches – these are super sweet, so eat them early in the share. Kids love them. 
Cantaloupe
Corn 🌽 my fave is grilled, or summer corn salad.

Fruit; blackberries, donut peaches, blueberries

EM meats: Bacon, chicken breast, trout

DC Host meats:

Cornish game hen – marinated cornish game hens with citrus and spice

goat kabob meat – goat skewers with vinegary herb saucechargrilled moorish goat skewers Jamaican jerk marinade with beer. use your hot peppers!  Ground – I love to make burgers/sliders with them. You can use it just as you would any ground meat. Its really delicous.

pork chops – perfect pastured pork chops balsamic marinated pork chops

Rva meats; ground or cubed goat meat, pork chops, trout

goat kabob meat – goat skewers with vinegary herb saucechargrilled moorish goat skewers Jamaican jerk marinade with beer. use your hot peppers!  Ground – I love to make burgers/sliders with them. You can use it just as you would any ground meat. Its really delicous.

pork chops – perfect pastured pork chops balsamic marinated pork chops

Cheese: Peachy Family goat chevre or aged

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What’s in the Share – Week of 5/22/17

Lemon-dill-soup-9236Hi Members –

We are getting into summer holidays.   Some of you may be away for your share – don’t forget to hold. When you put your share on hold via your dashboard, please send me an email letting me know how you wish to redeem that held share: move to another week, credit or donate. Held shares do not automatically get moved to the next time – I need to hear from you to know what to do with it. You can also give your shares to friends – but let me know. Thanks!

There are a few things in the share that look similar – dill, chamomile and baby fennel. Ive posted some pictures in the FB group, along with extra recipes.

Here’s what we anticipate to be in your share this week – subject to change. Often what we think will be in the share changes by the time Thursday rolls around. Mark often gives you extras of things. I hope you are enjoying it all.

PRODUCE

Fruit

Meat – Weekly people I do not know what the meat will be yet. Will try to send out an email as soon as Mark knows so you can plan – so sorry.

Biweeklies – this is what you might expect.

  • pork short ribs
  • trout filet (2 filets in the pack)
  • Sausage Craft Sat Nite Sausage – with Sriracha and beer (gluten alert)

Bread

Cheese – TBD

Happy Cooking!

Suzi