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Week 7 2015

Heat brings on hot weather veggies.  Us farmers are moving slow these days, but we’re rewarded for all our sweat and toil with tomatoes, basil, and more.  Here’s your share of the reward: Please note this is being posted on Monday- changes are often made to the finished boxes depending Read more

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Week 6, 2015

Heat brings on the good summer vegetables, and we’ve got them here for you.  No ripe tomatoes or peppers quite yet, but zucchini and beans are out in full force, along with a lot of other goodies.  Enjoy the sunshine and this fresh food: Beans from Fields of Plenty Kale Read more

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Chances to see the farms

Hello CSA members- We hope you have been enjoying all of your vegetables and fruit and flowers so far this year.  Now with some hot weather we can see about getting tomatoes and peppers coming at you soon. A few of you have pointed out that our spring potluck never Read more

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Week 5 2015

Now we’re moving into some real summer food.  With the cool weather it might still be awhile until the tomato avalanche starts, but thanks to a high tunnel hoop house we can at least get some eggplants into your hands this week. Also you’ll be seeing some red heirloom beans, Read more

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Eggplant

Eggplant is a great vegetable that comes in a variety of sizes and shapes.  Originally domesticated in southern and eastern Asia independently it quickly traveled all over Asia, the Mediterranean and Africa.  Now it is used in a large variety of world cuisines.  It doesn’t have a strong flavor on Read more

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Beet Burgers

Guest post from Dan Jones Personally, my go-to when preparing our crushed velvet colored friends is roasting them or pan frying. Beets are wonderful in this form for breakfast lunch and/or dinner. However, this method of preparation can get a little monotonous. It was with this thought that I sought Read more

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Week 4, 2015

In many ways July 4 is a midway point for the work of farming.  Most of the planting (with a few exceptions) is done for the year, and the heavy (literally and figuratively) harvesting of the tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, etc is still a little ways off.  It gives us farmers Read more

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Cabbage

Cabbage is in the same family as broccoli, kale, collards, and many other health power houses.  It was domesticated in Europe before 1000 BCE, but can now be found in food from all over the world. Cabbage is a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and dietary fiber. I Read more

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Green Tomatoes

“Y’all have any green tomatoes?”  I would say I hear this from passersby more often than anything else (except maybe “What are you growing?”)  I usually think of green tomatoes as something to harvest only at the end of the season when there’s no longer a chance that they’ll ripen, Read more

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