In Your Share (March 14th edition)

Veg-Basket-ColorIt’s Summer Sign Up Time! We’ve started planting all your favorite summer crops and we’re looking forward to having you join us!! Your early sign up helps us pay for seeds & starts and all the work that we’re doing to get those beautiful summer veggies off to a great start. Check here for all the Summer CSA info.

Amazing recipes for everything we grow on the farm are available to members at Cook With What You Have. If you joined our winter CSA you will find your password in the member email. Enjoy 24/7 access to recipe inspiration!

This week your share may include…

  • Beets: More tasty beets!
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli: We are so happy to have this beautiful winter broccoli back in the CSA basket this week!
  • Broccoli Leaves: The fresh tender leaves of our broccoli plants are so tasty this time of year. Use them just like you would use kale or collard greens.
  • Leeks: I love leeks! So many people think of them as just for special recipes or special occasions. I’m an everyday leek user and I’d like to convert you as well. Anytime you’d use an onion, give leeks a try. Our CSA members can try one of my new favorites… Leek Bruchetta at Cook With What You Have
  • Cayenne Pepper: These are hot! I like to use 1-2 in a pot of stew. Or grind them up for homemade red pepper flakes.
  • Amish Butter Popcorn: Real popcorn with real flavor! We were first introduced to this variety by Ayers Creek Farm. The seed is now available from Uprising Seed and it is surprisingly versatile – can also be ground into polenta, cornbread or made into masa. Pop it on the cob in the microwave (in a brown paper bag, max 3 min) or take the kernels off the cop and pop it any way you choose.
  • Red Potato: Enjoy!
  • Rutabaga: I had an amazing soup at Nostrana last week that they made with our rutabagas. I really need to see about getting the recipe from them! In the meantime, there are more than a dozen inspiring recipes for rutabaga at CookWithWhatYouHave.
  • Winter Squash: Sweet Meat is a variety that was first introduced to Oregon over 100 years ago by the Gill Brothers Seed Co. More recently, this variety has been improved by Carol Deppe and her selections are now called Oregon Homestead. We really appreciate how these squash, with their thick dry sweet flesh, continue to improve through the winter!

Coming soon… Summer Share!