CSA Shares for 10.14.2015

We almost typed Wednesday’s date as 10.14.1975. But of course, that day was 40 years ago. Why is it significant? Because…Wednesday is Dan’s 40th birthday! We hope you join us in wishing Dan a hugely happy birthday. He is responsible for planting (or supervising the planting of) every single plant that grows into the food you enjoy from us. Happy birthday, Dan!

Wednesday’s Farm Share will most likely include:
Cabbage (round type), Broccoli, Beets, Sweet Peppers, Tomatoes, Bok Choy, Arugula, and Microgreens.
(Pick up locations: at our farm, at Perk! in Bon Air, or at Central Montessori in Church Hill)

* Our Salad greens are playing catch-up after the recent weather stress. We expect them to return to the shares next week.
* The greens on our beets suffered mightily from the recent weather, so this week’s beets are without their tops.

Recipe Suggestions: see these and others cataloged on our Recipe Page
Arugula With its strong, peppery flavor, a little arugula can go a long way. Our whole family (even our youngest who is not yet one year old) loves Arugula Pesto. Or enjoy arugula on top of pizza (seriously – it’s addictive) or simply with olive oil, salt, raisins, and feta cheese.
Bok Choy – This is likely the least familiar item in this week’s share. This asian green has a wonderful mild flavor, and the crunch in its stems is its unique draw. We love it cooked in a bit of broth, as in this recipe for Braised Bok Choy. Serve this with any protein or entree – it is delicious with mashed potatoes or turnip puree.
Microgreens – These are famous for being used in restaurants as a gorgeous and edible garnish on the top of salads and entrees. We grow them because they are highly nutritious and are great to eat in greater quantity than just a dainty topping. We use them liberally on sandwiches, larger leaf salads, on top of soups and pizza, and mixed in with scrambled eggs. They are shown to be up to 40 times as nutritious as their mature plant counterparts! Enjoy and be nourished.
Beets – We love them roasted and we don’t peel them. They are baby beets and tender and go well with any protein. If you are up for adding more flavors, try this recipe for Beets with Indian Spices.
Cabbage – You likely don’t need suggestions here, but our favorites are Cole Slaw and Cabbage with Sausage.

Available for Market Share CSA members to reserve online:
Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage (Chinese), Chard, Eggplant, Hearty Greens Mix, Peppers, Radishes, Tomatoes, Turnips…and our Organic, Naturally Leavened Bread.

2015 Market Share CSA Members: Reserve your selection online to pick up on Wednesday, Oct 14 at our farm, Good Health Herbs (New Location! Pick up hours are from 2:00 – 6:00), or in Church Hill.

Enjoy ~
Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew
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One thought on “CSA Shares for 10.14.2015

  1. Happy, happy birthday, Dan. I had 4 children on my 40th birthday too. And now it is 40 years hence, and they are all grown up. Can you imagine 40 years hence??? Hope you make it in good health – and you probably will considering all that nutritious food you are eating! Adrienne

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