We will be posting the Blog every Tuesday for all members, no matter what type of share you are receiving, or what your delivery day is. If you have any questions about when your share will be delivered, please contact the farm office!
Welcome to the 2017 season! We’re so excited for the CSA season to finally kick off…it’s been a wild ride with such a tumultuous spring, and we feel very blessed to have the crops growing so well. We’re also fortunate to have many of our crew from last year returning! We’ll be welcoming a few newbies and we’ll be sharing some of their stories with you. You’ll notice some familiar faces missing from the group crew photo below. Jabrila Via, farmer/owner and manager of the CSA for the last 25 years, is retiring! While it’s bitter sweet to step out of her role with the CSA, she is looking forward to doing all of the exciting things on her “bucket list”. She will continue to live on farm, and manage the greenhouse production, and will be available for consultations and field trips, so we look forward to seeing her smiling face around the farm for quite some time. She will be offering her thoughts on CSA and what lies ahead for her in a later Blog post. Wali Via and Jack Gray are also working toward retiring, but we’re fortunate to have them continue on with compost and cow herd management. Jeremy Mixon and Kyle Ryan will be the CSA managers this season, but the whole crew will be working hard to make sure that your shares are the best they can be each week!
Thanks to everyone who came out for the annual Open House Potluck. The day was overcast, with a few “mistings”, but the rain held off, and we did receive a little sun by the end of the afternoon. The potluck fare was delicious and varied, and we all enjoyed the time together…..it was a lovely way to kick off the season.
I’ll be sharing recipes with you each week and also have several options for resources for you this year. Mi Ae Lipe wrote the cookbook “Bounty from the Box“, especially
written for folks who receive a CSA Share. It’s a lovely book, chock full of recipes and information of all kinds…..she offers her book for sale on her website, and also has a PDF for purchase for those who prefer online resources.
Another online resource is the “Cook With What You Have” blog written by Katherine Deumling, again specifically for members of a CSA Share. If you subscribe, you will receive a weekly post with recipes for the vegetables that are being harvested right now for most CSA farms. If any of you have a favorite foodie Blog, please share!
Of course we welcome, and encourage, recipe ideas from our members….if you have a favorite, email/snail mail it to me and I’ll include it when that particular vegetable will be included in your box!
WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:
- Pac Choi
- Baby Turnips or Radishes
- Collard Greens
Shannon Overbaugh will begin the Eugene Farm Stand this week on Wednesday’s at the Emma’s Lutheran Church on W. 18th and Polk St. The stand will open at 2pm and she will be there until 6pm. Sara Davies of Wild Child Flower Company will be joining her there, offering her flower CSA once again this year…..she and her family have tilled up even more of their 1/2 acre farm, and the variety will be amazing. You’ll be able to pick up your pre-ordered bouquet there each week. She may have other locations planned so check in with her or visit her website!
We hope that you have a wonderful week, and that you all enjoy your first CSA Share!
Many blessings….Linda and all of the Winter Green Farm crew