CSA Week #4

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  • Carrots
  • Collards
  • Walla Walla onions or Green Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Strawberries
  • Napa Cabbage

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For those of you who would like more information about cleaning and storing your vegetables, Sara and I created a PDF with those tips last year. If  you would like a copy, just let me know and I can email it to you!

If  you have any holiday plans to be gone this weekend or next week for your delivery, please do let us know….we have several options for you if you prefer not to receive your share. You can gift your share to a friend or family member, you can receive a $15 credit toward your share (which will be credited toward next year’s share), or  you can donate your share to one of the food banks we support, or the Womenspace Transitional Program.

RECIPES:

Carmelized Carrot Risotto

Velvety Carrot Soup w/Carrot Top Pesto

Spring Turnip Fritatta

Chicken Stew w/Turnips & Mushrooms

Beet & Goat Cheese Hummus

Strawberry Ginger Lemonade

Welcome to the 4th week of CSA! We’re starting earlier this week, at 7am, to try to beat the heat, and I’m sure it won’t be long before that moves up to 6:30am…..after the morning circle, the trucks are loaded, water bottles filled, sunscreen lathered and the crew heads out to harvest the more fragile crops such as lettuce and other greens. We bring those crops back to the cooler as soon as possible to cool them down so they retain their crispness & vigor. On really warm days, I’m sure the crew wishes someone would place them in the cooler too!

After the greens are harvested, we begin with the root crops and other hardier veggies. Ideally, most of the harvesting is complete by lunchtime, but not always. Some of the crew will stay up in the processing area to begin washing, washing, washing….a clean veggie is a happy veggie, not to mention a happy CSA member!

This afternoon we harvested your new potatoes, which you will receive next week….we are especially careful while washing these, as the skins are not cured as with the later season potatoes, so we use our special “potato washer” for this purpose.

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Chad hosing off the potatoes at the start of the line.

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Arissa at the end of the line, sorting & culling, and giving one last rinse.

And of course, all of the those crops need to be harvested “into” something….we use these bins for that…..we have certain bins that only dirty crops are harvested into, and then other bins that then receive the crops once they are washed…..then guess what we need to do? You guessed it…all of those need to be washed, a chore that happens at the end of a long day….at least there is water involved, which can be a relief on these hot days.

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Carlea & Lucero washing the harvest bins at the end of the day, and still smiling!

We’re so fortunate to have an amazing crew again this year and I hope to be sharing some of their stories with you all real soon. We hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week, and a safe and fun Fourth of July holiday. So glad our food can be a part of the festivities!

Linda and all of your Winter Green farmers

 

 

 

One thought on “CSA Week #4

  1. PLEASE TAKE ME OFF THE EMAILS. I HAVE TRIED OVER AND OVER TO UNSUBSCRIBE AND IT DOES NOT WORK. I HAVE MOVED OUT OF THE AREA AND CAN NOT RECEIVE THE FOOD. I LOVE THE FARM AND GROWERS BUT AM NOT HAPPY WITH THE COMPANY USED TO GET THE BLOG OUT. I COULD NOT FIND ANY HELPFUL INFORMATION TO CONTACT PEOPLE THERE.

    THANKS

    ANGIE

    On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 9:22 AM, Winter Green Farm wrote:

    > Winter Green Farm posted: ” Carrots Collards Walla Walla onions Turnips > Lettuce Strawberries Some Sites Only Napa Cabbage Beets SPECIAL > ANNOUNCEMENTS: For those of you who would like more information about > cleaning and storing your vegetables, Sara and I created a PDF ” >

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