Millsap Farm Contra Dance

We are excited to host our first family friendly Contra/Country dance May 29th 2015.  Gloria Johnson Scarlet will be the caller making it easy for new or inexperienced participants.  You can expect large circle or line dances and a a few more traditional contra dances toward the end.

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We will be dancing outside on the front lawn so wear comfy shoes and clothes.  We will dance from 7 to 9.  Feel free to come at 6:45 and stay to 10.

The Shortleaf Band will be providing music for the evening.   Michael Fraser is a founding member of Shortleaf Band and Tenley Hansen joined in on all the fun in 2005.  We are looking forward to sharing all of this fun with you all.

$3 each and a family max of $15 kids 4 and under are free.

So bring along a dessert to share, we will have plenty of water and some Lemonade, see you here!

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CSA week 2

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News from the Farm:

A word about eating seasonally:  Some of you may be wondering, “where are the tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, beans, etc?” The answer to this is complicated and simple at the same time.  First, the simple answer is that it is just too early in the season to have those things without using a tremendous amount of fossil fuels to heat our greenhouses. The more complicated explanation involves the idea that we are constantly experimenting with ways to extend the season both earlier and later into the year, while keeping our energy consumption to a minimum, and keeping our firewood cutting and burning to a reasonable amount.  This means that structures on our farm like the Big Greenhouse, High Tunnels, and Chinese Greenhouse, which allow us to have cucumbers and zucchini at a time when open field crops are just getting planted, are minimally heated, and we are constantly tinkering with the design, varieties we grow, and different amounts of heat. Meanwhile, we enjoy having tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant from mid-June to the first of December, and we love having carrots, lettuce, beets, and lots of other tasty cool weather crops right through the winter.

Enjoy your veggies!

Thanks, Farmer Curtis

Read the whole newsletter here summer csa 2015 week 1

What’s in your shares today:

Full Shares:

  • Head Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Cucumbers
  • Radishes
  • Herb Choice (Dill, Parsley, or other)
  • Zucchini
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Japanese Turnips
  • Asian Greens
  • Beets

 Half Shares:

  • Head Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Cucumbers
  • Radishes
  • Herb choice (Dill, Parsley, or other)
  • Zucchini
  • Garlic Scapes

Sampler Shares:

  • Head Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Cucumbers
  • Japanese Turnips

Fruit Shares:-Strawberries from Brown’s Berry Farm (conventionally grown)

Bread Shares:-Tzatziki

Those of you who ordered T-shirts – We will have them in delivery boxes today and on farm for pick up.  If you don’t get one in your box and you think you should, please send us an e-mail and let us know!  Thanks!

T-shirts are still available – $12 each.

Happy Veggie Eating to You!

~Kimby Decker, Farm Manager

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Full share with added fruit share

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Half share with fruit share added

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Pizza Menu for Thursday Night Pizza Club

Garlic Scape, Potato and Blue
a seasonal favorite we can harvest the garlic scapes for a short season before they get too developed.  This also helps the garlic head up better.  We will be pairing this with our new potatoes that were harvested out of our Chinese Greenhouse, crushed walnuts and Blue Cheese  all served on our homemade dough
Radical Radish
Radishes on pizza, yes it my refine your view of radishes as it is radically wonderful.  You will find this homemade dough topped with roasted radishes over sauce made with a touch of honey, mustard and cottage cheese, mozzarella and topped with our lovely arugula
Fresh Fennel, Sausage, Mushroom and Kale
check out these seasonal wonders on this week pizza.  We will start with homemade garlic butter over our dough, top it with Sausage from our friends at Ozark Organics, Willow Mountain Mushrooms, red onions, mozzarella, our kale and fresh fennel
Classic Cheese
homemade red sauce covered with cheese
Reservations are necessary please make them at https://millsapfarms.wordpress.com/pizza-a-place-to-party/
If you need to cancel a reservation please email us at millsapfarms@gmail.com
See you Thursday!
making pizza

Image from Nate Luke

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Millsap Farm Contra/Country dance May 29th

We are excited to host our first family friendly Contra/Country dance May 29th.  Gloria Johnson Scarlet will be the caller making it easy for new or inexperienced participants.  You can expect large circle or line dances and a a few more traditional contra dances toward the end.

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We will be dancing outside on the front lawn so wear comfy shoes and clothes.  We will dance from 7 to 9.  Feel free to come at 6:45 and stay to 10.

The Shortleaf Band will be providing music for the evening.   Michael Fraser is a founding member of Shortleaf Band and Tenley Hansen joined in on all the fun in 2005.  We are looking forward to sharing all of this fun with you all.

$3 each and a family max of $15 kids 4 and under are free.

So bring along a dessert to share, we will have plenty of water and some Lemonade, see you here!

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1st summer CSA for 2015

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Welcome to Summer CSA!! We are happy to be growing vegetables for you.  These harvest list e-mails will be sent out every Tuesday, hopefully around lunchtime.  We try our best to have all the vegetables figured out, but sometimes changes happen last minute that might not be reflected in this e-mail list.  

One of our new CSA members commented, “Yesterday was our first experience with CSA and my husband and I are thoroughly impressed.  Please pass on my sincere appreciation to all involved.  I can’t wait for a salad tonight with the beautiful greens, carrots and radishes.”

On to farm news:

Welcome to the first week of the 2015 summer CSA season! With fields full of vegetables, we’re sure glad to have you along to help us eat them. We hope each of you feel free throughout the season to ask any question you find yourself pondering. Okay, maybe not anyquestion. We’re better with the vegetable-related ones – what in the world IS this strange and alien vegetable? for example. All kidding aside, if you have any questions or concerns about your share, please come to us sooner than later. We are so grateful for your support and want you to be happy with this partnership.

We had our first pizza night of the season last Thursday. Pizza nights are a lot of fun – come join us for an evening this summer! This Thursday we have music by Dallas Jones and delicious pizza by Sarah and farm crew.  Make your reservations online by following the link from our website: Millsapfarms.com.

We hope you have a great week, and that you enjoy eating your vegetables as much as we enjoy growing them. We still have room in our Summer CSA, so if you have a friend who wants to join, please direct them to us! Thanks!

 

What’s in your share:

Sampler shares:
Head Lettuce
Kale
Carrots
Radishes

Half Shares:
Head Lettuce
Kale
Carrots
Radishes
Arugula or Asian Salad Green Choice
Fresh Herb choice (rosemary, thyme or oregano)

Whole Shares:
Head Lettuce
Kale
Carrots
Radishes
Arugula or Asian Salad Greens choice
Fresh Herb choice (Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano)
Asparagus
Zucchini
Choice of extra zucchini or extra kale

Fruit Shares this week are Strawberries from Brown’s Berry Farm (conventionally grown
Announcements:

Pizza Nights have begun! Remember to sign up online if you want to come. This week Dallas Jones is our live music! https://millsapfarms.wordpress.com/pizza-a-place-to-party/

We have a few beautiful hanging baskets for sale in the greenhouse

Get your Millsap Farm 2015 t-shirt! Designed by Cammie and selling for $12.

Know someone who would like a summer CSA share? It’s not too late to sign up – we still have space! https://millsapfarms.wordpress.com/join-our-summer-csa/

 

Thanks!

Kimby Decker, The Farm Manager

 

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Want to join our Pizza Club?

We had a great kickoff to our pizza season last week.  This Thursday night at 6:00 Dallas Jones will be joining us for our Millsap Farm Pizza Club again. Reserve your spot today!
What cooking?
Smokin’ Salmon and Dill
Olive Oil, Garlic chevre, smoked salmon, lemon zest, dill, freshly ground black pepper
Popeye Pie
Queso Fresco, fresh spinach tossed with olive oil, garlic, and sea salt  Mozzarella, and
a sprinkling of oregano
Kale Flowerets 
Homemade Garlic Bechamel Sauce, kale flowerets tossed with olive oil and sea salt, Bacon, mozzarella and touch of dried chili peppers
Classic Cheese
Homemade Red sauce with Cheese
Today is also our 1st summer CSA delivery, you can get in on our Fresh Summer goodness, full information at https://millsapfarms.wordpress.com/join-our-summer-csa/
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Summer CSA starts today!

Today is the first Summer CSA at Millsap Farm.  If you’re a member, you will receive an e-mail around lunchtime, telling you what kinds of fresh produce you’ll be getting in your share this week, and if you have waited until the last minute to sign up, we can still harvest a share for you if you register by noon, just click here, or paste this address into your browser http://millsapfarm.csasignup.com/members/types to visit the signup page.  Of course, if you sign up later in the season, we will pro-rate your share cost, but you’ll miss out on the first asparagus, head lettuce, strawberries, or zucchini of the season…  so sign up, and don’t miss out.

If you’re a member, remember that farm pickup is from 4-5pm, Homegrown food is from 4-7pm, and home delivery is from 3:30-8p.m. (probably earlier in subsequent weeks, but the first one always involves a few wrong turns).   Bring your own tote, bag, or box to the farm or Homegrown.

Also, remember that it’s easy to change options if you decide you would like more veggies, or a different pick-up location, just visit the CSA signup page, and sign in to change your membership preferences.

Feel free to call or e-mail with questions.  417-839-0847

Thanks,

Curtis

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Thursday Night Millsap Farm Pizza with Goat Milk Honey

We are already sold out for tonight but in case you are one of the lucky who will be here, this is what we are cooking.  Get your reservations in for next week at millsapfarms.com.

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What’s Cooking Tonight for Millsap Thursday Night Farm Pizza?

Meaty Green

Spinach Pesto topped with sliced portabella mushrooms, green onions ,Italian sausage, mozzarella

Caesar Pie

Melted mozzarella, roasted chicken, then covered with avocado Caesar salad

Spring Asparagus Pie

Homemade garlic aioli, caramelized onions, fresh oregano, shaved asparagus, Fontina cheese and freshly ground Black pepper

Classic Cheese

Homemade Millsap red sauce all covered with mozzarella cheese

In case of cancelation because of rain we will post here and on our Facebook!

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The last Winter CSA Delivery

Today is the last winter CSA pickup!   It’s been a busy two weeks; that’s the month of May for ya! Along with the regular, ordinary, everyday, wonderful business of farming, we hosted tours for preschool, fifth grade, and Missouri State University students; we taught a botany lesson to something like a hundred home schooled students; and we held our end of winter/beginning of summer CSA potluck.  We planted trees, leeks, and okra. We weeded garlic, redeemed some of the wilder edges of the farm, and went on hayrides. I, Cammie the intern, have personally harvested zillions of asparagus and armloads of zucchini. Pizza night season starts this Thursday, and summer CSA starts next Tuesday – so if you haven’t signed up for summer and plan to, there’s no time like the present! If you’ve been happy with your veggies and have a friend or neighbor that you think would enjoy a CSA share, please spread the word. We’re keen to have loads of new members!

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What’s in your share:

Everyone:

Head Lettuce

Kale

Salad Mix

Carrots

Asparagus (some ours, some from Sam and Melinda Miller)

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Radishes

Green Onions

Swiss Chard

Zucchini

Arugula

Wholes Only:

Beets

Basil or Microgreens choice

Spinach

Green Garlic

Notes: Basil should not be placed in the fridge, it will turn black.  Green Onions have hollow round leaves (like a straw) and green garlic have flat leaves.

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To see all the photos and read the whole newsletter click here winter csa newsletter dis 12

Announcements:

T-shirts for sale! $12 a shirt. (Designed by Cammie)

We have beautiful hanging baskets and bedding plants for sale in the greenhouse and at Farmers Market of the Ozarks.

Pizza night reservations are online – sign up early! https://millsapfarms.wordpress.com/pizza-a-place-to-party/

There is still time to sign up for Summer CSA! https://millsapfarms.wor

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