Archive | July, 2013

Basil/Collard Green Pesto

Here’s one idea for some of the contents in this week’s box: How about some pesto? It’s a slightly different take on traditional pesto. By adding blanched collards, your pesto will pack an iron-loaded punch of energy  without sacrificing any flavor! For this recipe a food processor is almost a must. A high-powered blender could […]

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Week 7 Box Contents

The first tomatoes are here!  Enjoy this preview of the summer bounty to come.  These tomatoes are sweet and juicy straight off the vine.  Enjoy them popped in your mouth on their own (bite size!) or with salad or pesto.  Here’s everything you’ve got: Tomatoes from Farnsworth and Buffalo St Salad Mix from Vinewood Knoll […]

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Kale and Swiss Chard Soup with Navy Beans

From normanyoung.com via CSA member Wendy Williams.  Thanks Wendy, seems perfect for a rainy day INGREDIENTS: 1 can Navy beans ¼ cup Olive oil 1 Litre carton of Vegetable Broth 1 onion, chopped 2 small carrots, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 4 cup shredded kale (1 small bunch) 1 boiling potato, diced 2 cup chopped […]

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A Recipe To Remember

Unless you have a peanut allergy, here’s a simple, versatile  recipe to memorize! It’s a basic thai-inspired peanut sauce that makes a fantastic dip, or sauce to pour over wilted greens. Ingredients: 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (crunchy or smooth) 1/4 cup boiling water 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 2  tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice […]

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Storing the Harvest July 2013

Feeling overwhelmed by the quantity of produce you’re getting in your box?  Want to avoid cooking until it cools down a bit?  Here are some ways to store the things you’re getting in your box this week: Green Beans- Green beans freeze really well.  Just steam or blanch for about 2 minutes and then put […]

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Green Beans with Garlic and Thyme

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed 2cloves minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Preparation Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add green beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften […]

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Week 6 Box Contents

I know the weather has been hot and humid and all of us are ready for it to stop, but I gotta be honest with you, the plants have been LOVING it.  Crops are taking off and bearing tons of fruit, and you’ll see the evidence of that in your box this week.  The first […]

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Week 5: 7/13 and 7/16 Boxes

Our spring crops are starting to wind down, while our summer crops are just starting to pick up. We’ve harvested a few ripe tomatoes this week, so expect to start seeing those show up in your boxes in the next few weeks! We’ve also been busy starting our fall seeds, and prepping beds to make […]

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Upland Cress

In season  through late spring, upland cress is similar in appearance to its better-known cousin, watercress, but boasts a deeper pungency that would be a shame to miss. A member of the mustard family, upland cress packs a sharp, peppery heat more akin in flavor to horseradish than the tea sandwich staple. Below the Mason […]

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Week 4 2013

This week’s box has some nice splashes of color! Here’s what’s in it: Carrots from Singing Tree Garden: Perfect crunchy summer snack on a hot day. Easter Egg radishes from Buffalo Street Farm: Great raw in a salad or roasted to bring out their natural sugars! Swiss Chard from Farnsworth Street: Can be used as […]

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