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CSA #4

We ended up taking part of last week’s box with us camping!! It made for some delicious and healthy camp meals!

This week’s box included:

  • Asparagus
  • Green Garlic
  • Parsnips
  • Red Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Salad Mix
  • Spinach
  • Pea Vines
  • Yukina Savoy
  • Baby white or crimson turnips
  • Potato Onions
  • Baby Bok Choi
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Our 6th CSA from Harmony Valley Farms (blog) included:

  • Red leaf lettuce,
  • Kohlrabi,
  • Spinach,
  • French Breakfast Radish,
  • Purple Scallions,
  • Garlic Scapes,
  • Yukina Savoy,
  • Asparagus,
  • Rhubarb,
  • Saute Mix, and
  • fresh Basil

What in the world are we supposed to do with all of these? Part of the problem is that I’ve never heard of some of these things and they don’t come labeled. What is Yukina Savoy? I mean wikipedia doesn’t even know what it is.  Luckily, some people do.

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Our fifth CSA from Harmony Valley Farms (blog) included:

  • Green garlic,
  • Potato onions,
  • Spinach,
  • Arugula,
  • Hon Tsai Tai,
  • Sweet Baby Broccoli,
  • Rhubarb,
  • Asparagus,
  • Bok Choy

Not much else to say about this week’s share.  We’ve finally eaten most of last week’s.  Lots and lots of salads.  We had some delicious Rhubarb crisp this week.. yummy!!!

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Our fourth CSA from Harmony Valley Farms (blog) included:

  • Green Garlic,
  • Green Onion,
  • Parsnips,
  • Sunchokes,
  • Spinach,
  • Salad Mix,
  • Spring Radish,
  • Pea Vine,
  • Rhubarb,
  • Asparagus, and
  • Hon Tsai Tai

This by far had the most vegetables in a box that we’ve received.  It looked really good.  We actually cooked up a lot of the this week’s and “leftovers” from previous weeks in a Spicy Asian Noodle Bowl that Christy concocted herself (and was delicious).

It has been a challenge to eat all of our vegetables before they go bad, but we’ve really been trying.  Part of the problem is that we’ve not been eating as many meals at home as we normally would, plus now we are trying to eat lots of random veggies we’ve never heard of!

While doing some research I found another local blogger who is getting food from Harmony Valley called Simple Good & Tasty.

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Our third CSA from Harmony Valley Farms (blog) included:

  • Asparagus,
  • Ramps,
  • Parsnip,
  • Sunchoke,
  • Spinach,
  • Salad mix,
  • Green garlic,
  • Egyptian Walking onion,
  • Spring radish,
  • Rhubarb,
  • Saute mix, and
  • Garden herb packs

The herb pack contained plantable rosemary, thyme, savory, oregano, sage, Giant of Italy Parsley, Basil, and Krausa Parsley.

I did some digging (pdf) and found that their Saute Mix is described as:

Sauté mix is a wonderful blend of sturdy greens, like spinach, tat-soi, arugula, mizuna, etc, that hold up well when cooked. They are very versatile, and have a wonderful flavor. They can be cooked as simply as sautéed in butter or olive oil with salt and pepper, or with bacon and shallots, or wilted in a hot pan with a light vinaigrette. I have used them in stir-fries, soups, stuffings, and as a simple side dish. Sauté mix can even be enjoyed as a hearty salad, and is perfect for hot dressings that would destroy delicate salad mix.

In this week’s newsletter (pdf) we got a good reminder that our “fortune” is very much tied up with the farmers as the frost impacted the farm:

This past Sunday morning’s frost set back our asparagus crop by about 2-3 days, so we had to reduce the amount included in your box this week. Our neighbor Elmer Beechy, another certified organic grower, has been supplementing our asparagus supply, but his fields froze as well. (Thanks go out to another neighbor, David Troyer, for his organic rhubarb, also supplementing ours.) The asparagus should be back on track with this week’s forecasted warmer weather. Thank you for your understanding & enjoy the tastes of spring!
Despite the 30 mph winds, we kept the strawberry fi eld covered too, with only a few casualties from the frost. In the places where the cover was ripped, the fragile blossoms blackened and won’t produce fruit but it looks like only a loss of 4-5 pints of berries! Big thanks to the Saturday crew who came out & battled the wind to protect the crops.

We look forward to more adventurous food!

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Our second CSA included:

  • Asparagus
  • Red Sunchokes
  • Ramps
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Parsnip
  • Arugula
  • Chives
  • Black Radish
  • Salad Mix

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