Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Week 3 Produce CSA boxes

Where has the week flown? I was out of town at the Farm to Fork Summit in Raleigh both Monday and Tuesday. That coupled with Jeffrey being sick and I have been out of sorts and behind schedule. We have been harvesting the vegetables today and this is what is in this week's box:

Various Lettuces(Leaf, Head or Romaine), Mixed Mesclun Salad with Pea Shoots, Napoli Carrots, Radishes, Strawberries, Broccoli, Snow Peas, Spearmint, Spinach/Swiss Chard, Sweet Potatoes, Green Onions, Basil

We will soon have a few early yellow squash and garden peas. I thought that the Kohlrabi would be ready but it is not yet. It should be ready in a week or two.

Here is a great link for things to do with sugar snap peas, You do not shell these peas, just eat shell and all, except for the stem. We had some grass-fed steaks last Saturday night with a salad. Here is the recipe for the tossed salad with strawberries, feta cheese and sugar snap peas and mint. Great recipe.

For the sweet potatoes, you might want to try peeling and slicing them into chunks, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast at 450 degrees until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Meanwhile, brown 1 lb of chorizo (Rainbow Meadow Farms has it), drain and set aside. Saute your spinach/chard mix. When the sweet potatoes come out of the oven, brush them with some of the drippings from the chorizo. Then make a wilted salad with all of the above and some goat or feta cheese. Peel and quarter an orange, squeezing a little of the juice over the salad. Enjoy!

We are trying to get field peas planted this week and a new batch of spring onions. We are also doing a lot of garden weeding/maintenance. All this rain has sure made the weeds and grass grow. Hope you enjoy the pictures. You can see some of the peaches growing on the trees as well as the sweet corn and the red cabbage.

We now have Grass-fed Beef. We are selling by the quarter for $8.00/lb. A quarter is roughly 100 lbs. Please check out our website, for pricing on individual cuts of beef. This pricing will be posted to our website by the end of the week. Contact us with any questions that you may have.

Hope y'all are enjoying your boxes.

Genell, Hardy, Alena, Jeffrey and all the Rainbow Meadow Farms family

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