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First CSA pickups THIS WEEK!

Posted 6/1/2015 1:12pm by John and Aimee Good.


First CSA Pickups This Week - Tuesday June 2nd and Friday June 5th! Hours are 1-7 pm.

We are very excited about the start of the CSA season!

June is the month of greens! Fresh spring greens are the perfect cleansing and nutritious food after the long winter. Some of the beautiful baby bok choy heads are pictured on the right. We will also have radishes, Hakurei turnips, broccoli, cabbage, scallions, and garlic scapes this month. The beets, zucchini, summer squash, and sometimes cucumbers usually come in towards the end of June.

 

THE HARVEST

Salad mix Our special salad mix is cut from mini heads of multi-leaf (very dense) lettuces, for the best flavor, texture, crunch, and keeping quality!

Spinach Cut as leaf spinach and cleaned. Delicious sauteed or for salad. Check out our new Creamy Spinach Sauce for Pasta recipe!

Kale Wash leaves. Cut or strip out center rib. Stack leaves and chop in thin ribbons. Saute with garlic and olive oil, add a splash of balsamic vinegar and serve. Recipe below.

Bok choy Separate leaves by cutting off stem and wash thoroughly. Chop stems and greens. Cook stems first, then add greens. Delicious sauteed with ginger and garlic, or garlic and soy sauce.

Asian greens mix OR Arugula Arugula is a spicy salad green, excellent with fruit, nuts, and soft cheese. Chopped arugula salad is another old-favorite recipe.  Asian greens are mild-flavored and wonderful to use in stir-fry, quiche, or pasta, or as a side dish of sauteed greens. Cook gently until just wilted, in butter, olive oil, or a bit of broth. Season to taste.

Hakurei turnips (pictured right)This special Asian variety of turnip is quite mild and almost sweet. Slice thinly for salad or stir-fry. Roast whole on the grill. Trim, wash, and saute the greens as well - delicious and very nutritious! I like to cook the greens with bacon for a southern style side dish. Check out the recipe below for Miso-pickled turnips.

French breakfast radishes Very tender radishes with a bit of spice. Their flavor will get spicier as the weather gets hotter.

Broccoli - possibly some this week. If not, will be soon!

UPICK

Strawberries These beautiful berries were just beginning to ripen over the weekend - just in time for the first week of shares - yeah! They may be a little soft from the hard rains we had last night. Be sure to eat them quickly (- as if you could do anything else!) 

Please Note: Because the strawberry beds are so long, and we want them to be picked thoroughly to ensure they last a few weeks, we are instituting a new picking system, which is common in large berry U-pick farms. Everyone will pick a row, beginning from the Siegfriedale Rd. side, and begin picking at the flag. After you fill your box with ripe berries from your row, you move the flag to where you stopped picking. Please ask Heidi or someone from the farm crew to assist you if you need help.

 

RECIPES

Miso-Pickled Hakurei Turnips

Beens & Greens

Creamy Spinach Sauce for Pasta

As always, if you need an idea for the produce in your share, check our Recipe Page! You can search by vegetable!  

 

NOTES

*Breads from the Daily Loaf will be available for purchase and to sample this week. You can still sign up for bread shares, which will be pro-rated and start next week. Check out the Bread Table in the barn for more info!

*Mushroom shares from Primordia farm are still available. Check out the samples in the barn this week. If interested, sign up for mushroom shares in the barn, and these will be pro-rated to start next week.

*Please check the Balance Sheet in the barn. All final balances must be paid by June 30th.

*Cheese shares and chicken shares start next week!

*We can only accept cash or checks for barn store purchases. Thanks!

 

 

Your farmers,

 

John and Aimee Good

Quiet Creek Farm

The Good Farm is a certified organic farm raising vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs for over 200 "farm share" members. Farmers John and Aimee Good specialize in providing the best quality and most flavorful varieties of the vegetables you love to eat- the staples! We have happy members - over 70% return every year!

 

Our customers say they eat healthier, feel better, save money, become inspired cooks, and even lose weight by joining the farm. Experience the joy of putting a delicious meal on the table by your own two hands. It's easy when the ingredients are this fresh and this good.

 

Support a type of farm that you can believe in; the kind you imagined as a child; where people pick the produce by hand, the soils are thriving, and the fields are full of life.

 

Become a CSA member today, it's the gift to yourself that keeps giving back! 

"Because The Good Farm makes you feel GOOD!"

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