Spring here, CSA harvest newsletter

Welcome to Millsap Farms Winter CSA Harvest List and Newsletter!

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We had huge turnout for CSA Workday this past Saturday.  Thanks to everyone who lent a hand on that chilly March day.  

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MILLSAP FARM ELSEWHERE
Sign up for Summer CSA
Meat pickup at the farm today!
FMO pickup this Saturday, March 26
Next winter CSA is April 5

Farm News: a note from one of our WWOOFersMarch 22, 2016:Hello CSA members! My name is Anais (a dollar to who can say that correctly), and I am a WWOOFer volunteering here on Millsap Farm. I have been here for a little more than a week, and I can’t count the number of new things that I have learned. From harvesting vegetables such as cilantro, carrots, spinach, and arugula for all CSA members as well as the farmer’s market, to transplanting numerous types of plants, the work here is constant and diverse. Last weekend, as you all know, we got some cold weather and before the cold weather hit we had to make sure all the plants were properly protected. So after making sure all the vegetables were harvested for the CSA and farmer’s market, we spent the rest of Friday covering all the vulnerable plants outside and in the tunnels. I have really been enjoying my stay here at Millsap Farms, but I have to admit that the hardest thing about volunteering here has been trying not to eat all the vegetables we harvest for all of you. 
-Anais, WWOOFer

What’s in your share?

Full Shares:
Butterball Potatoes (organically grown by Share Life Farm, Marshall, MO)
Spinach
Kale
Baby Lettuce or Arugula
Head Lettuce (one of ours, one hydroponically grown from Young Family Farms, Springfield, MO)
Swiss Chard
Green Garlic or Green Onions
French Breakfast Radish
Carrots
Parsnips
Cilantro, Parsley or Pansies (Edible Flowers)
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Sample Shares:
Butterball Potatoes (organically grown by Share Life Farm, Marshall, MO)
Spinach
Baby Lettuce or Arugula
Green Garlic or Green Onions
Carrots
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 Half Share:
Butterball Potatoes (organically grown by Share Life Farm, Marshall, MO)
Spinach
Kale
Baby Lettuce or Arugula
Head Lettuce (hydroponically grown from Young Family Farms, Springfield, MO)
Green Garlic or Green Onions
French Breakfast Radish
Carrots
Cilantro, Parsley or Pansies (edible flowers)
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NOTE: the spinach, baby lettuce, arugula and kale are not washed this week.  This helps them keep longer in your fridge.  But sorry for the extra dirt!

Creamy Mashed Parsnips

Chop Parsnips roughly and add to water.  Boil on stove top until parsnips are tender.  Drain water.  Add cream, butter a little maple syrup and salt.  Mash and serve!  (Ratios: roughly 1 lb of parsnips to 2 tablespoons butter, 1/3 cup of cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon or so maple syrup.)  You can also add potatoes to this mix.Spinach Salad

Spinach
grated carrot
sliced radish or Japanese Turnip
Chopped apple
Edible Flowers (pansies)

Roughly chop spinach.  Add carrot, sliced radish or turnip and apples.  Toss. Arrange edible flowers on top and serve with favorite salad dressing.  

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Thanks for choosing us to be your farmers!
~Millsap Farm Crew

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