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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Interns, Kale and Edible Flowers
Fresh Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally April 19, 2016
My name is Mary Grace McCool, and I'm an intern here at the farm. I've only been here for a little bit, but I've already learned a ton of stuff about organic farming! I look forward to putting in a lot of hard work and learning as much as I can. My interest in farming and growing things has been ever present throughout my life, starting with growing a massive sunflower plant to then planting a potato and getting about 5 more out of it, starting my own garden then finally getting chickens too. After graduating high school I took a gap year to figure out what I wanted to do, and simply decided I wanted to farm. People then suggested it'd be a good idea to work on a farm to be sure, and even after having only worked here on Cane Creek Farm for a little while, I feel very sure that is what I want! One day I hope to have my own organic farm, growing healthy food and passing down this rewarding practice to the next generation.
Ecuador Earthquake Relief
Over the last 15 years, Chuck, Lynn and Jeff Pugh have developed many friends in Ecuador. When we heard about the quake that hit in the northwestern corner of Ecuador on the coast, we were afraid for our friends and the people of Ecuador. Often we desire to reach out and help, but don’t know how. We are not sure which organizations will use our monetary donations to help those that need it most. Jeff has set up a way to channel money to those organizations that use the money effectively through his non-profit, CEMPROC. Using their knowledge of the local scene, the staff of CEMPROC will see that the money goes to help those who need it most. Click here for the link to donate.
There are many varieties of kale grown across the world, and we grow four of the most popular: Siberian (or Curly), Red Russian, White Russian, and Lacinato (aka Dinosaur). Each variety is slightly different from the next, and most CSA members end up having a favorite. Because it's so versatile, it makes a great raw salad and is infinitely customizable. Here's a basic recipe with ideas for making it your own.
2 tbs EVOO 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp fine sea salt 3 cups of kale, chopped
Whisk first three ingredients together and massage into the chopped kale. Add your extras, and get creative! Nuts, apples or oranges, dried cranberries, avocados, legumes, herbs, soft or hard cheese, bread crumbs all taste delicious with kale.
FARM CAMP: We will be hosting two week-long farm camps this year, the first beginning June 10 for 7-11 year olds and the second during the week of June 20 for 11-14 year olds. Please visit our website for more information and to register.
LUNCH N' LEARN MAY: The next Lunch N' Learn will be held on May 11 and will cover planting an organic cut flower garden. Please visit the website to register.
Picture: Mary Grace in the pollinator garden.
This Week's Share
Please Wash your produce before eating
Medium Lacinato Kale Pac Choi Collards Braising Mix Arugula Tatsoi Radishes or Hakurai Salad Turnips
Large All of the above, plus Head Lettuce Chinese Mustard
Fresh herbs Parsley Oregano Marjoram Tarragon Chives Savory Chocolate Mint
Edible flowers at the farm Many things are in bloom here, from brassicas to herbs. Please try some of our edible flowers; they are delicious!