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Ode to Escarole…Orders & Markets for 10.25.2014

One last email here that starts with a baby picture, since last Thursday’s post didn’t include his name. We are delighted to welcome Beckett Zephyr to our family!
sleeping beckett
Thank you again for all of the generous outpourings of love and support for this sweet baby and our family. Dan quite obviously isn’t able to take time off from farm work during these newborn days. So, despite the fact that we are surrounded by food, getting it into a prepared state and on our table is quite a challenge. Having meals delivered has saved our sanity! Tremendous thanks goes out to everyone, from the bottom of our hearts. This support allows us to focus on falling deeply in love with our new baby.

Now, we want you to fall in love with Escarole. (We don’t really have an Ode. Just a hopefully convincing sales pitch.)
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There is so much to love. Sauteed or cooked in soups, it is just fabulous. We think not many of you know this. Try out a recipe this week ::: Escarole Bean Soup ::: Escarole Soup ::: Escarole Soup with Turkey Meatballs ::: Martha Stewart’s host of Escarole Recipes are fabulous Give it a go! Let us know what you discover.
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Pictured above is Escarole’s close relative, Endive. It is mild and tender enough for salad, but also hearty enough for a saute or in soup. Try it out!
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Eye candy of our more traditional crops. Enjoy. 🙂
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This Week’s Harvest:

Our Farm Share Bag (consisting of a farmers’ choice medley of produce, in one easy to order option), Arugula, Asian Greens (Bok Choy, Tokyo Bekana, Asian Spinach), Beets, Broccoli, Chard, Chinese and Traditional Cabbage, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Escarole, Endive, Garlic, Hearty Mix, Juicing Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce Mix, Microgreens, Peppers (bell, padron, jalapeno, sweet yellow and lunchbox), Radishes (red, white, black, watermelon), Salad Mix, Spinach, Tomatoes (slicing, green, and salad), and Turnips,  …plus our Pepper Jelly and Salsa.

~ Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew

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Certified Naturally Grown Farm in search of:
~ Used/Second-Hand piece of  Kitchen Countertop ~

Recipe Suggestions: (always cataloged on our Recipe Page)
Kale (or any green) and Roasted Vegetable Soup – (Use any green, not just kale, and you can use sweet potato instead of squash.)
Caesar Salad Dressing – the lettuce mix in the farm share this week is nice and crisp – perfect for caesar salad
Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry – calls for tomatoes
Oven Roasted Broccoli
Stir Fried Napa Cabbage with Mushrooms and Bacon
Napa Cabbage Salad with Apples and Buttermilk Dressing
plus Escarole recipes above

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We continue at two farmers’ markets this Saturday: South of the James in Forest Hill Park, from 8am – 12pm, and the Brandermill Green Market in Market Square from 9am – 12pm. This is the last week of the season for the Brandermill market. We will miss our customers there! If you wish to order our vegetables in early 2015 before the Brandermill market opens in May, watch for 2015 Market Share sign up to be open via our website very soon.

2014 Market Share CSA Members: Choose your selection through our Online Ordering to order for pick up on Saturday at our farm, at the Brandermill Green Market , or at the South of the James Market in Forest Hill Park.sweet potato harvest

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