Week 2 – Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey…

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Hello members and friends,

Soggy greetings!  We have a small warning for you: due to the unexpected combination of over four inches of rain and just enough sunshine since you picked up your veggies last week, we have another big haul for you.  Several of the veggies out in the field are heat and time-sensitive and probably won’t make it until next week, so we want to hand them out to you instead of risking them being no good for next week.  Such is the nature of farming and CSA participation–you really are sharing in the farm’s bounty right now!  Note: you can freeze spinach without cooking it first by just making sure it’s relatively dry and shoving it into freezer bags.  

Also, some of you have asked about the intermittent fruit shares we will be offering.  Though it’s strawberry time, we’re sorry to say that the farm we have been hoping to work with doesn’t have many strawberries, due to all the rain.  What they do have, they have designated markets for.  We will see what the fruit situation is next week.

This week’s share:

  • Lettuce
  • Salad Mix
  • Tender Asian Greens Salad Mix (amazing with ranch dressing)
  • Radishes
  • Arugula
  • Kale
  • Juicy Hakurei Salad Turnips (terrific fresh dipped in hummus or dressing) 
  • Swiss Chard
  • Spring Garlic
  • Spinach

Chilled Spinach Salad with Sesame Dressing

from “The Farmer’s Kitchen”

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound spinach, washed
  • 4 Tbs roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbs sake or dry sherry
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbs rice vinegar
  • 1/8 cup water or dashi

Heat a large skillet over high flame.  Add spinach (no oil, just the residual water from the washing).  Cook the spinach just until it wilts, turning occasionally.  Chill spinach in refrigerator.  Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, combine the remaining ingredients together.  Blend until smooth.  Squeeze out excess water from cooled spinach.  Drizzle dressing on top just before serving.

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3 responses to “Week 2 – Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey…

  1. Lucy Carr

    Great share this week, thanks. Just wondering where the garlic scapes are this year. We have the spring garlic, but have not seen any scapes. I think they are my favorite little delicacy of the CSA, and I know they only show up once a year. Crossing fingers and toes that we see some soon.

    • Hi Lucy-
      Glad you’re enjoying the share! Yes, we will be harvesting scapes for distribution next week. We planted more hard-neck garlic this year (the type that produces scapes as well as heads), so it should be a good harvest.

  2. A quick note to all our blog readers-
    We love to get comments from you – thank you all for taking the time! Just so you know, if you need to get a quick response from us, the best bet is either an email (secondwindcsa@gmail.com) or a phone call – Wes is at 518-528-9382 and Bryn is at 607-216-5061.

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