CSA Newletter #2

Hey everybody!!

Our CSA is now in full swing! Our CSA runs for 20 weeks, and will feature many different veggies from our farm. Don’t forget you can also add eggs to your share ($5/ doz or $2.50/half doz per egg order).

This week we will be featuring beet greens. Beet greens are just the leafy tops of the beets. They are packed with protein, zinc and prosperous plus they are an amazing source of natural iron. And they contain more nutrients then the actual beet root bulb. Many people don’t even know they can eat them. Beet greens can be sauteed, added to sauces, soups or smoothies and juiced!

Also don’t forget to bring a reusable bag to the pick up (or box, or crate!) and if you want to be even more environmentally friendly you can bring back any of the elastics or containers and we will clean them and reuse them!

This week in the basket:

  • Beet greens
  • Garlic scapes
  • Green onions
  • Baby Napa cabbage
  • Kale
  • STRAWBERRIES!!
  • Fresh herbs
  • Lettuce mix
  • Freckles lettuce heads
  • Optional: rhubarb

This weeks recipe:

Sauteed beet greens with garlic scapes

  1. Cut up and begin to sautee the garlic scapes until tender with a bit of oil
  2. Add in the beet greens (you can also add in kale for extra deliciousness)
  3. Cook until greens have wilted
  4. You can season the dish with salt, pepper or lemon if you want as well!

Let us know some of your favourite ways to cook the veggies so we can share them with others!

This week on the farm:

This week after the rainy weather we have had we are spending time getting ahead on the weeding! The weeds have just exploded, but thankfully so have the veggies. We also will be putting into the ground our second round of barasticas (cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower) which will be ready near the end of July!! Its looking great in our gardens.

Upcoming veggies:

All of our zucchini and summer squash plants have flowers and baby fruit, which should be ready in the next week or so. Our cucumbers have just started flowering and our carrots are just beginning to form carrots.

Have a great week and see you all at the pick ups,

Jennifer