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CSA #2

Box 2 of Harmony Valley Farm contained:

  • Spinach
  • Salad Mix
  • Parsnips
  • Sunchokes
  • Sorrel
  • Nettles
  • Rhubarb
  • Chives
  • Red Radish
  • Hon Tsai Tai
  • Green Garlic
  • Garden Herb Pack
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Week 17 of Harmony Valley Farm‘s CSA (blog) contained the following:

  • Yellow onions,
  • Italian garlic,
  • Green beans,
  • Edamame,
  • Sweet corn,
  • Tomato variety bag: You’ll have a mix that could include Carolina Gold (yellow), a variety of black tomatoes, Copia (striped heirloom type), Rose (pink heirloom type) and some red slicing tomatoes.
  • Grape tomatoes,
  • Carrots,
  • Squash,
  • Cucumbers,
  • Watermelon,
  • Melon,
  • Poblano peppers,
  • Jalapeños,
  • Bell pepper,
  • Amaranth,
  • Salad Mix,
  • Eggplant, and
  • Cauliflower

As the veggies have gotten more familiar, we’ve been able to eat a lot more of them in any given week.  We ate pretty much everything this week.  Last weekend we actually bought a bunch of small cucumbers and pickled them!  Hopefully you’ll be seeing more about this later.

This week we took part in Harmony Valley’s Produce Plus program.  They just started offering it this week, but you are able to purchase quantities of certain vegetables that they have a lot of sitting around the farm.  Most of them are “seconds” which have minor defects that prevent them from being sold on the market.  Instead of letting them go to waste Harmony Valley is allowing their members to purchase them at reasonable rate. We bought 25 pounds of tomatoes for $25. Yikes!   We hope to spend some time this weekend canning them.

Wish us luck!

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Week 13 of Harmony Valley Farm‘s CSA (blog) contained the following:

  • Italian garlic,
  • Sweet Spanish onion,
  • Green Top carrots,
  • Sauté mix,
  • Arugula,
  • Romance Potatoes,
  • Yellow & Green beans,
  • Summer Squash & Zucchini,
  • Regular Cucumber,
  • Red mizuna,
  • Tomatoes,
  • Dill,
  • Green Bell Pepper

Check out this huge cauliflower!

We’ll be traveling and not get to enjoy our veggies very much, which is sad because there are some great ones. We’ll also miss next week’s.

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Week 11 of Harmony Valley Farm‘s CSA (blog) contained the following:

  • Fresh garlic
  • White cipollini or sweet Spanish onion
  • Green Savoy cabbage
  • Green Top Carrots
  • Gold beets
  • Arugula
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Summer squash
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Chard

This seems like it is our biggest box yet.  Fortunately, it is pretty much standard veggies that we’ve heard of before and pretty much know how to use.  Christy has been soliciting feedback on what to do with so many beets (we still haven’t used them from the last few weeks).  So any creative ideas are welcome!

Below is a stir-fry that was used with pretty much all CSA veggies.

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Week 10 of Harmony Valley Farm‘s CSA (blog) contained the following:

  • Fresh garlic
  • White cipollini onions
  • Red or Chioggia beets
  • Fennel
  • Carrots
  • Thai basil
  • Summer squash
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Baby bok choi
  • Salad Mix
  • Cauliflower

Sadly, we will be missing the barn dance on Saturday. Work gets in the way.

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This week’s CSA box from Harmony Valley Farm included:

  • Red Leaf Lettuce,
  • Spinach,
  • Strawberries,
  • Scallions,
  • Garlic Scapes,
  • Sugar Snap Peas,
  • Arugula,
  • Napa or Sweetheart Cabbage, (not sure which)
  • Amaranth,
  • Summer Squash,  and
  • Chard

We definitely didn’t finish eating all of the greens from last week. Again I’ve never heard of some of these items – Chard? Amaranth?

We’ve been enjoying the strawberries that we got over the weekend.  I even made my first ever jam (and it looks like it might turn out!!) with CSA strawberries and rhubarb.  It is delicious.  I’ll write more about it later.  As our weeks ebb and flow with busyness so does the about of CSA food we are able to eat.

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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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