CSA Week 3: Feeling Good – plus Fresh Chicken!

Greetings all!

I do hope by now most members have found there way to subscribing to this blog and are getting weekly updates with info about what is coming your way!

This morning we landed at the farm knowing that the week ahead is said to be full of (what else) lots of rain, so we took off on our field walk, taking inventory of what new is ready to harvest and what lovely weeds are popping up that need our urgent attention.

We have been so surprised and grateful for the abundant greens that our beds keep yielding – I hope y’all are ready to take on some more this week. But there is a twist! While we’re taking a break from our regular ‘spicy mix’ we’ve got a new hero stepping in named Salanova (see below). Salanova is a technically a head lettuce that can be cut in field and then grows again for a second cutting – it will find its way to you as your salad mix this week!

Kale and chard keep chugging along and there is no sign of a slow down ahead -time to start channeling that inner chef to spice things up!

Heres a look at what else will be waiting for you:

  • Spinach
  • Parsley
  • Kohlrabi
  • Chard
  • Kale
  • Head Lettuce
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Scallions/Green garlic
  • Summer squash (?)
  • Hakurei Turnips
  • Salad Mix

I was surprised last week to see so many parsley bunches in the swap box – this week everyone is getting a bunch and I would love to see some creativity with it. If anyone has any recipes to share pass them along! Personally, I just chop mine up and add it to my hummus or salads for some flavor variety! HERE is some info from the Hudson Valley CSA Coalition on what they say about parsley (p.s. they have a page like this for almost every crop it’s SO COOL!)

ONE MORE THING: I’d love to order CSA member T-shirts next week, if you want in on the order please let us know what size to order for you at pick-up. Price will vary based on how many we order but it shouldn’t be more than $12.

ONE LAST THING: Four Winds is raising pasture poultry this year and is taking orders for folks who might want some – we’ll have an order form at both pick-ups!

We’re excited to see you this week – stay dry and be nourished!

❤ SAL

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P.S. I wanted to express some gratitude for the supportive response we received in regard to our pick-up policy – it’s hard laying down boundaries when all we are yearning for is sharing food with the world but it’s an important part of preserving our passion in this work. We are so grateful to have members who support that and participate in this journey with us. Thank you 🙂

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