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Week 8: Hot Hot Heat

While the rain was much needed, the return of these hot days has definitely helped all our hot crops along. There’s so much to do this time of year the list is endless – it really never gets 100% done, we just prioritize the best we can. Besides spending lots Read more

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Purslane: Weed or Delicacy

This week’s box contains many ordinary and familiar vegetables and one funky one.  Purslane.  The first time I was made aware of purslane was when I was farming in Quebec.  The owner of the farm, Catherine showed me a small transplantable block of soil with a succulent looking plant poking Read more

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Flowers

Hello again.  It’s finally flower season.  Have you noticed them everywhere from the sides of the highway to under the canopy in the forest?  Maybe you have a beautiful collection in your own garden.  This week marks the beginning of our flower share.  If you purchased a flower share, you Read more

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New Variety at City Commons

Hello again and welcome to a new season at City Commons CSA!  While our gardens were hibernating this winter we were busy devising new ways to make our members happy.  We have become an official agricultural co-op and have invited three new farms into the mix.  We would like to Read more

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Broccoli Greens

New to Broccoli Greens? Here are four simple ways to prepare your greens in this week’s box: Roasted: Are you as addicted to crispy, crackly kale chips as we are? Well, you don’t have to stop there. Just about any leafy green, including broccoli leaves can be turned into an Read more

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Garlic Flavored Green Beans

My sister once described garlic scapes as “garlic flavored green beans.” After that, in addition to using them as a substitute for regular garlic cloves, I started steaming them and eating them with melted butter and lemon juice with a sprinkle of salt and black pepper. I suggest you try Read more

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