CSA Share Contents Week 1

This week’s pickup is our first of the season.  It includes the following items:

Siberian Kale- This amazing heirloom can replace spinach in many recipes.  it is the most tender of the kales and has a sweet aftertaste.

Swiss Chard

Salad Mix- A mild mix of red, green and Romaine Lettuce.    

Garlic Scapes- Cut the tender bottoms of the shoot and saute to replace garlic in any recipe.

Collard Greens- Sauted in a butter and lemon sauce anyone?  So tender this time of year.

Rosemary Plant- Keep on a porch or windowsill for a bit of fresh Rosemary all season.

Chioggia Beets and greens- SO SWEET. These are the Red and White patterned beets with amazing flavor.  Slice them and Roast with olive oil, Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt and Pepper.  Lightly Steam the green tops and toss together with the roasted beets.

Red Salad turnips-  Slice thinly to top on Salad or Roast whole in the oven.

Farm activities: This past week we completed our planting of tomatoes, peppers and eggplants at our field behind the Charlemont    Academy.  We have some really great Heirloom tomato varieties this year which include Green Zebra, Moskvich, Indigo Rose and Black Krim.  My mouth is watering just thinking about tomatoes, tomato sauce and salsa….:)  Tomatoes are high in anthocyanins, an amazing antioxidant.  The Black Krim and Indigo Rose in particular, so feel good about eating them this year!  To learn more about the benefits of this flavonoid go to this page.  http://chiro.org/nutrition/FULL/Anthocyanins.shtml

The broccoli is heading up so dust off your favorite cream of broccoli recipe for next week!

Enjoy feeling great about what you are eating this week.  By cooking with a share from our farm you know that you are getting produce that is grown using only sustainable chemical free methods of production and pest control.  We don’t want to feed our family or your family anything that has been sprayed or fertilized with something we can’t pronounce.  We are looking forward to seeing some of our members tomorrow!

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