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Week 15 of Harmony Valley Farm‘s CSA (blog) contained the following:

  • Italian garlic,
  • Onions,
  • Green Top carrots,
  • Summer squash,
  • Cucumbers,
  • Tomatoes,
  • Peppers,
  • Eggplant,
  • Potatoes,
  • Green beans,
  • Yellow Watermelon, and
  • Salad mix

I enjoy reading about how others use their box and have enjoyed Simple, Good, and Tasty’s discussion about local food and their Harmony Valley CSA.  A recent post highlighted a more unique use of a CSA.  CSA Pizza is sold by Galactic Pizza, a local pizza joint.  The pizza aptly uses food from their weekly box, which happens to also come from Harmony Valley.

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Week 12 of Harmony Valley Farm‘s CSA (blog) contained the following:

  • Sweet Spanish onions,
  • Green Top carrots,
  • Amaranth,
  • Cauliflower,
  • Broccoli,
  • Salad mix or sauté,
  • Potatoes,
  • Green/yellow beans,
  • Zucchini/squash,
  • Cucumbers,
  • Chioggia beets,
  • Fennel,
  • Basil

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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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Week 9 of Harmony Valley Farm‘s CSA (blog) contained the following:

  • Salad mix,
  • Green top red beets,
  • Fennel,
  • Purple scallions,
  • Fresh garlic,
  • Snow peas,
  • Strawberries,
  • Amaranth,
  • Sweetheart cabbage,
  • Romaine,
  • Spinach,
  • Basil,
  • Summer squash

We made it through a majority of last week’s vegetables. We were talking about this the other day and realized that for most of the vegetables we don’t experience their uniqueness.  Often we through a bunch of greens into a salad or some other dish that utilizes a bunch.

Last week I made a rice dish that utilized almost every vegetable that we got. I got the idea in part from the weekly newsletter (pdf) and their featured recipe a veggie stir-fry. It was delicious. The Amaranth changed the color of the rice to a slight purple.  In the rice you could taste some of the different flavors.  This is not a complete waste of veggies, but is something we are thinking about.

If we were able to have lots of time and eat every meal at home we could probably do the shares their full justice.  Sadly, this isn’t the case.

We enjoy every bite of fresh veggie goodness.

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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 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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