In your share this week: Rainbow Swiss Chard (looks so nice right now!) ‘Samantha’ red lettuce ‘Walla Walla’ sweet onions – great grilled, even the tops and bolting tops! Kohlrabi – Here’s the oddball of the week that some of you may not be familiar with. See the extensive notes at the bottom of this… Continue reading Week 4
Lots of greenery of various shades this week: kale – “rainbow lacinato” salad turnips – “hakurei” (remember you can eat the roots raw if you like, and the greens are lovely cooked, similar to mustard greens) parsley lettuce – one head of “Nevada” (green) and one mini head (various varieties) arugula – we bunched it… Continue reading Week 3
Greens greens and more greens! It’s what’s for dinner! Welcome to week 2 of the CSA folks. “Samantha” red leaf lettuce A mini lettuce head, either “reef” (the frilly one) or “little gem” (a romaine) Mustard greens Broccoli raab Spinach Green garlic Salad turnips Radish My favorite way to cook the broccoli raab is to… Continue reading Week 2
Welcome to the 2017 CSA Share! In your share this week you will find: green garlic bok choi “reef” mini lettuce head (the very serrated green leaf one) mini red or green lettuce head fava tops / tips arugula You can use the entire stalk of the green garlic (it’s an immature softneck garlic… Continue reading Week 1
Whew! It’s been a pretty great season I’d say. I hope you’d agree. This last share will hopefully help you with your veggie needs through Thanksgiving festivities. Thank you for joining us for this seasonal journey down vegetable lane. It’s been a pleasure growing food for you. Keep in touch with our email list &… Continue reading Week 27/28 – Last Share!
Thanks to help from my sister and daughter we got the garlic planted for next year in my backyard on Sunday! Fingers crossed we don’t have the dreaded garlic rust in that soil… cNote that there is no CSA pickup next week (11/7 & 11/10) and then the last pickup is the following week (11/14… Continue reading Week 25/26
In this week’s share… Leeks Potatoes – “Red Gold” from Sauvie Island Organics Celery – The leaves & tops are good for soups, stocks, etc. Fennel – Good raw sliced thin as a salad with olive oil & parmesan, or roast it with other veggies in the oven (see recipe below). Turnip – A new variety for me this… Continue reading Week 24
Butternut squash – from Sauvie Island Organics! Delicious roasted and as a base for soups. Daikon radish – Holy moly, what a lot of food is in a daikon. These are incredible plants I’ve got to say. Did you know that daikon can be the base for making kim chi? Parsnip – One of my fall favorites! Roasted or… Continue reading Week 23
It’s definitely fall soup time this week! Potatoes – Yukon Golds from Sauvie Island Organics Leeks – To clean these properly, cut in half lengthwise and run the inner layers under running water to get any bits of soil out. The white part of leeks can be used like onions though they have their very own… Continue reading Week 22
Lots of new items are making their way into the share this week: winter squash, shallots, beet greens, and mustard greens. winter squash – “red kuri” is the variety, grown organically by Grow Portland at the Oregon Food Bank site. Red kuri (and winter squash in general) is delicious roasted: cut the squash in half, scrape… Continue reading Week 21
Fall is officially here and we are marking it with potatoes! And of course lots of tomatoes and peppers again. Here’s this week’s rundown: potatoes – “Colorado Rose” – With rosy skin and white flesh, red-skinned potatoes have a firm, smooth, moist and creamy texture. The flavor is subtly sweet and well suited for salads, soups… Continue reading Week 20 – Fall is here!
storage onions – “Newburg” is the variety. romano beans – we stopped picking these plants way back in early August or late July sometime assuming they were done, but they recently started putting on a whole new flush of small beans! swiss chard lettuce – “Samantha” sweet peppers – there is a nice mix right now of various shapes… Continue reading Week 19
Tomatoes gleefully continue with this lovely September weather. Eggplants, summer squash and cucumbers continue to slow down. In fact, some of you won’t get cucumbers this week and instead will receive a handful of beets. Celery enters the share again this week as we clean up the outside stalks. I find it has decent flavor,… Continue reading Week 18
Being that we are smack in the middle of tomato season, I finally can show off all the varieties we are growing this year! Here they are: Top Row are the slicers, from Left to Right: Indigo Apple, Super Lakota, New Girl Middle Row are the saucers (left to right): Amish Paste, David Yudkin, Cuor di… Continue reading Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes!
We’re having another colorful week as the weather starts to feel more like fall. A little variation today is provided by our friend kohlrabi. My favorite way to eat it is to trim away the leaves and the outer tough skin, then cut the interior into matchsticks for snacking & dipping. We are getting into… Continue reading Week 17
Some of you will be very happy to see the tomatoes really come into full swing this week. The cucumbers and summer squash are slowing down. A nice cut lettuce mix provides some variation and an easy salad. The kale is the first harvest off a new planting for the fall, so it’s nice and… Continue reading Week 16
Week 15 out of 28 means we are past the halfway mark of the CSA. Yikes is it really almost the end of August already? You’ll recognize pretty much everything in the share today. The one new item is Jalapeno peppers – and yes, they are the red ones. Everyone thinks of jalapenos as green,… Continue reading Week 15
It’s a heavy load of veggies this week! The new addition of celery adds a little more green to the rainbow. They are the outer stalks we removed from the celery plants as we are cleaning up in that planting – good for flavoring soup or broth, adding crunch to a salad, or just eating… Continue reading Week 14
Summer color is all over this week’s share! Yellow carrots – these are good carrots for cooking! A bit more fibrous than the orange ones, but also fine for fresh eating. Thursday folks got these last week so this week it will back to orange carrots for them. Green Beans “Provider” – A little change of… Continue reading Week 13
Another big romano green bean haul today! Unsure of what to do with all those beans? You may want to try dilly beans (pickled green beans). These romano beans are just longer than most so you’ll want to cut them into shorter pieces. Here’s one web resource for dilly beans (but also has links to other recipes… Continue reading Week 12