Please bring your own bags to put your shares into. Two to three tote bags should be sufficient depending on the size of your share. If you have a bit of a drive home, we recommend that you also bring a cooler. Your veggies will wilt quickly in a hot car!
1/2 lb spinach, green house grown cucumbers, ½ lb golden beets, 1/4 lb micro greens, choice of 1/2 lb asparagus OR French Mesculin Salad Mix, ½ lb black beans, ¼ lb popcorn, 1/4 lb havarti cheese, choice of artisan white, sourdough, OR grainery bread, choice 1 lb pork chops OR 1 lb bulk ground pork, 1/2 dozen eggs, choice of pomegranate jelly OR red onion marmalade
1/2 lb spinach, green houses grown cucumbers, ½ lb golden beets, 1/4 lb micro greens, choice of 1/2 lb asparagus OR French Mesculin Salad Mix, 1 lb black beans, ½ lb popcorn, 1/4 lb havarti cheese, 1/2 lb spiced cheese curds, choice of stuffed veggie, sundried tomato fogasse, OR kalamata olive foccacia bread, choice of 2 lbs pork chops OR 2 lbs bulk ground pork, 1 dozen eggs, choice of pomegranate jelly OR red onion marmalade
1 lb spinach, greenhouse grown cucumbers, 1 lb purple top Turnips, 1 lb French Mesculin Salad Mix, 1 lb beets, 1/4 lb micro greens, 1/2 lb asparagus, 1 lb black beans, 1/2 lb popcorn, 1/2 lb havarti cheese, 1/2 lb spiced cheese curds, choice of stuffed veggie, sundried tomato fogasse, OR kalamata olive foccacia bread, 1 dozen eggs, choice of pomegranate jelly OR red onion marmalade
1 lb spinach, green house grown cucumbers, 1 lb purple top turnips, 1 lb rutabaga, 1 lb beets, 1 lb French Mesculin Salad Mix, 1/4 lb micro greens, 1/2 lb asparagus, 1 lb black beans, 1/2 lb popcorn, 1/2 lb havarti cheese, 1 lb spiced cheese curds, choice of stuffed veggie, sundried tomato fogasse, OR kalamata olive foccacia bread, 1 dozen eggs, 1 lb bacon, one whole chicken, 2 lbs hamburger, choice of pomegranate jelly OR red onion marmalade
Food Notes and Recipe Ideas
This week we are giving you popcorn from Bellews Creek Farm. I know a lot of you are not used to popping popcorn the “old fashioned” way... and generally use microwave popcorn. However, give it a try! It is super easy to make popcorn on the stove top using hot oil and kernels. The recipes I see online seem to indicate about 3T of oil (be sure to use oil that has a high burn point) to 1/3 c popcorn. Honestly, I never measure. I have been doing stove top popcorn for so long that I do it by sight and don't measure anything. Be sure to use a heavy bottomed sauce pan, put your burner on “high” and agitate the pan while the kernels are popping. For a really special treat, lightly sprinkle a bit of raw sugar over the kernels prior to popping them, Once you are done, give the popcorn a dash of salt... and you will have the best kettle corn ever! If you aren't brave enough to try stove top popcorn, you can just use a hot air popper.
We are pleased to be able to offer Bellews Creek Farms dried black bean in our shares! Paul tells me that most commercially available dried beans are at least 5 years old! These beans were harvested last season... so are very fresh by dried bean standards.
A lot of people think they don't like turnips... but try this recipe from Alice Waters and let me know what you think! Peel turnips, cut in half, then slice crosswise. Heat a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat adding one knob of butter per turnip. Once the butter is melted, add turnips, salt to taste, stir, lower heat, and cover. Stir occasionally 'til turnips are soft and flecked golden brown (about 15 minutes).
Rutabaga is an unusual veggie for most of us... not something we are used to eating every day. They are basically like a mild tasting turnip. Best roasted, you can also boil and mash them with butter.
A few other notes:
This week we are offering a limited amount of bacon and brats from Boedges Family Farm for additional purchase. If interested, inquire when you pick up your shares!
All of the "choice" items except the meat are first come first served. If we are out of a produce item you prefer, please be aware that you will have to take your second choice.
Whenever possible we will offer fresh meat, but most weeks the meat will be frozen. All of our producers raise their meat on a small scale, and are not processing every week. The meat you receive was frozen fresh. Remember to keep it frozen until you are ready to use it... thawing and re-freezing raw meat is not recommended.
There will be a $2 deposit on all milk jars for dairy customers, and a .50 deposit on some egg cartons. Please return your jars and cartons each week and you will not need to pay another deposit.
Remember that you can order extra meat each week if you wish. We are offering chickens from Lost Peacock Farmstead at $4/lb, and lamb chops from Brian Willsey at $11/lb available weekly. You must pre-order these items no later than Monday by 8:00 pm to receive them in your share. We will not be putting a lot of meat into the basic and mini shares in order to keep the price of the shares low.