Winter CSA Share — Week Three:
Russet Potatoes — Standard variety of potato, but one of our favorites for making homemade oven fries. That’s mostly why we grow them! 🙂
Lettuce Mix — Two varieties of lettuce. Add kale and chard and cabbage to spice up your salad. Next year, we hope to diversify this mix with more specialty greens.
Arugula — Simply toss it with olive oil, salt & pepper and you are set to go! Check out our recipe for arugula pesto. Yum!
Savoyed Cabbage — Our winter green cabbages are not quite ready, so more savoyed cabbage this week. We love chopping it and throwing it in a pan with butter and a little water as a great, easy, yummy side dish.
Purple Kohlrabi — Check out our roasted kohlrabi recipe. It has a flavor close to cauliflower if you’ve never tried it.
Rutabaga — One of our favorite vegetables. Check out the carrot and rutabaga puree. Yum!
All is well on the farm. We begin seeding the first of the hoophouse greens next week. Salad greens, spinach, chard, kale, mustard greens, escarole and frisee will all get started in the propagation house. We just ordered our second hoophouse, which will arrive next week and we will put it up by mid-January for planting in February. Hard to believe we are already rolling on the 2011 season already. Season extension on the farm allows us to bring income to our family throughout the year and in some of the slimmest times of the year like March and April. Josh has also been spending time building a steam chamber in the greenhouse to germinate greens this January. It will also help germinate our hot weather crops in March like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. In January, we will also spend time planning and scoping out our new five acre parcel that we will be farming this next year. Have a happy new year!
P.S. Hope you have been enjoying the wheat berries. We have made the wheat berry chili and the wheat berry cereal. Both were delicious! Tracy Harding, drop site host and CSA member, has been throwing it in with her kale salads and loving it!