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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Fresh Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally May 3, 2016
When we think of the meaning of “Community-Supported Agriculture” or CSA, we normally think of the “community” created between the farmer and the eaters for whom he or she grows. We often don’t consider the group of small farmers who, in various ways, support each other. Yet without this network of support, running a CSA would be a lonely and much more difficult endeavor. Farmers encourage and assist each other through natural disasters and personal crises; farmers share equipment and success stories, and farmers often share their bounty, knowing the kindness will one day be reciprocated. This week, your share is truly representative of the generosity of this other "community." The pac choi was grown by Floyd Keisler of Moss Hill Farm in Milton, and the Siberian Kale by Harold Carney of Free Home Gardens. These wonderful farmers had a surplus this week and invited us to share in their bounty. We are truly grateful for their generosity—and their beautiful produce!
May 11 LUNCH N' LEARN: Plant an organic cut flower bed
Have flowers in your home all summer this year! Next Wednesday, May 11, the Lunch N’ Learn will let you experience building a cut flower bed. Unlike a typical flower garden, a cut flower bed is designed to produce an abundance of flowers to be cut and used in the house. Learn how to build the bed (by building one), how to plant the flowers (by planting some), and what flowers are most valuable. Have a nice lunch, meet some great people, get a little exercise, and go home with some starts for your cut flower garden. What a great day at the farm!
This highly nutritious member of the cabbage family is as versatile as it is easy to cook. Providing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, the entire plant can be eaten, both stem and leaves. Chop and add to a stir-fry or enjoy alone.
Sesame Pac Choi -1 lb of pac choi, washed and stems separated -oil for stir frying -2 tbsp sesame oil -1 garlic clove
Heat oil in a large wok over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp sesame oil, garlic, and pac choi. Toss until coated and cover pan; reduce heat and cook for 3-6 minutes, tossing until the leaves have wilted. Add the rest of sesame oil and salt to taste.
Farm Camp at CCF Farm Camp dates have been consolidated. We are now holding farm camp during the week of June 20-24. Children ages 8 to 12 are welcome! For details and to register, please visit canecreekfarm.net.
Photo: Montessori at Vickery field trip
This Week's Share
Please Wash your produce before eating
Medium Kale Pac Choi- Moss Hill Farm Green Onions Braising Mix Cut Lettuce Head Lettuce Garlic Scapes
Large All of the above, plus Radishes Lettuce Mix Broccolini
Fresh herbs Parsley Oregano Marjoram Tarragon Chives Savory Chocolate Mint
Hard at work Our volunteers and interns work so hard to help things run smoothly. We sure do appreciate them!