CSA shares for 5.13.2015

Before the produce list, here is a huge Thank you!  to everyone who joined us this past Saturday to see the farm, buy plants, hear about agriculture, nutrition, soil biology, and our Certified Naturally Grown practices. It was so lovely to have our piece of earth visited by so many interested and caring members of our community. Our next gathering will be a CSA member potluck in the fall, on the flip side of this growing season.

This week’s Farm Share will most likely include:
Cucumbers, Radishes, Garlic Scallions, Kale, Hearty Mix, Salad Mix, Lettuce, and two of the following three: Spinach, Chard, or Collards.
It is still very early for cucumbers, but we like to grow an early season crop in our greenhouses. We talk about how unique it is in our Instagram post found here.)

Recipe Suggestions: (which we catalog weekly on our Recipe Page)
Radishes – Remember you can roast them. Or slice and serve cold tossed with homemade ranch dressing. (We always substitute yogurt from Old Church Creamery instead of using the sour cream it calls for.)
Garlic Scallions – use like scallions (all of the tender light part), getting the garlic taste. Use raw in dressings or in salad, or saute up for anything (eggs, pasta salad, stir fry, salad dressing/topping.) Use the dark green tops in any soup/stock. (We keep them in a bag in the freezer with other stock ingredients until the bag is full and we have enough to make a pot of stock from these veggies and bones. Then that broth is delicious alone or can be used to cook rice or beans, making them more flavorful and nutritious.)
Kale – in addition to last week’s massaged kale salad suggestions (archived here), you can always simple slice the kale into thin ribbons and add any salad dressing. We love a mixture of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, a touch of honey, plus sea salt, sharp cheddar chuncks, pecans, and raisins.
Collards or Chard or Hearty Mix – treat just like Kale, above, or slice into ribbons and braise in buttery veg or chicken broth and serve with any protein (beans, tofu, or meat).

Questions about how to enjoy this amazing food? Ask a staff member at this week’s pick up!

Available for Market Share CSA members to choose from this week: Spinach, Cucumbers, Chard, Kale, Radishes  …and Pepper Jelly, Fermented Jalapenos, naturally leavened Hearth Baked Bread. PLUS Plants: Cilantro, Dill, Basil, Parsley, Cucumbers, Yellow Summer Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Eggplant (variety details on ordering page).

2015 Market Share CSA Members: Reserve your selection online to pick up on Wednesday, May 13th at our farm, in Church Hill, or at Good Health Herbs.

**Anyone may order select goods from us, through Fall Line Farms, Richmond’s online farmers’ market. You can use discount code “broadfork” to earn a complimentary 6 month subscription.

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