Welcome to all our 2011-2012 winter csa members

Welcome to the Winter CSA.  If you are receiving this e-mail, you are signed up for our winter Community Supported Agriculture share, and today is the first pick-up a the farm.  Your share will arrive on your doorstep between 5 and 7p.m. today.   In today’s harvest we have the following:

Spinach- this is the highlight of all winter shares if you ask me, I love our winter spinach, which is sweeter and has more heft than spring spinach, and is a delicious addition to any salad.

Salad Greens- a mixed bag of mild lettuce and zingy asian greens like Mizuna, Tatsoi, Pac choi, arugula, mustard, and red russian Kale.

Japanese turnips- in whole shares only this week, they are delicious raw sliced or shredded into a salad, and pretty good in a stir fry as well

Bell peppers- red and green

Butternut Squash- certified organic from Bear Creek Farms in Oceola

Green tomatoes- great for stir fry, fried tomatoes, salsa, or green tomato pie.

Red Potatoes- Potatoes from Arkansas, conventionally grown, purchased last week at the produce auction.  Our potato harvest was very small this year, so we will be supplementing our potatoes periodically with purchased taters.

Leeks- pair very nicely with the potatoes, fresh from our fields

Arugula-  a bag of juvenile arugula, which this time of year means that it’s sweeter and nuttier than in the summer. Whole shares only this week.

Basil- probably the last of the season.

Mung Bean Sprouts- fantastic in a salad or a stir fry.

Purselane- a new salad green for us, very high in vitamin E, lemony and juicy, with an unusual texture.  Try it mixed into your salads, or tossed into a stirfry toward the end.

That’s the harvest for today, I hope you enjoy your veggies, and enjoy the beautiful weather before fall gets the upper hand tomorrow. Thanks for trusting us to be your farmers.


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