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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
🌷 Greens Galore! Welcome to Week 4 of Cane Creek's Spring CSA Share! 🌷
Fresh Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally April 25th, 2017
Spring Lettuce Mix "Red Sails" Lettuce Heads Turnip Greens or Mustard Greens or Komatsuna Greens
Please remember to wash your produce, as not all items are table-ready. While loose-lettuce mixes are spun, larger leaf items including the kale, bekana, and greens require additional washing. Thank you!
The goal for this land we are cultivating is to produce food for our community in such a way that the quality of the soil improves over the years of our stewardship.
To that end, this year we are establishing permanent raised beds on the field in front of the store. With permanent beds, the soil is not tilled but kept in continuous production of food or cover crop. This enables the soil microorganisms to flourish without disturbance and build a good soil structure.
We are using the landscape cloth on some of the beds and wood chips on all the aisles to control the weeds. We are also trying to be vigilant in getting out the weeds that do make it through. You will see markers in the field, with names of the farm crew that are responsible for those beds. It will be a team effort to make this concept successful but will result in improved health of the farm.
We figured we'd give you a break from all the Swiss Chard lately. Sometimes, it can be...a bit much, we know.
Luckily, our friend Harold Carney at Freehome Gardens graciously traded some of his turnip, mustard, and komatsuna greens for some of our excess Swiss chard.
Our weekly recipe is an excellent (and super simple) method of preparing your greens this week. Happy eating!
Drop Site Locations
Over the years, most of our CSA members have come to the farm to pick up their shares, but as traffic has gotten worse, we have started adding some drop sites in the east and south part of the county.
This year we are delivering shares to Johns Creek Yoga for the third year and to The Mercantile Company for the first time. We have found that partnering with individuals or companies whose philosophies and goals line up with those of farm is the best fit. To establish a pick-up site, at least 5 shares need to be bought for pick up at that site.
If anyone else would like to become a pick-up site for the summer, please contact Lynn to discuss the possibilities. firstname.lastname@example.org
General Green Prep 101
This is a really good recipe if you have lots of greens and/or need a quick way to prepare them for a meal!
Wash greens and cut into strips.
Braise in a skillet with a little oil and garlic or green garlic. If greens are not tender enough, add a little water or chicken broth and simmer a few minutes.
Season with salt and balsamic vinegar.
Carrots can be added with greens for some color.
Lunch n' Learn - Wed. 5/10, 11 AM- 1PM
On Wednesday, May 10th, the class will talk about the ins-and-outs of planning an organic cut flower bed. Learn about the right growing conditions necessary to supply yourself with cut flowers this season, and practice by planting your own flowershere at the farm!
Cane Creek Farm's Lunch N' Learn Series is held on the second Wednesday of each month, March through October.
The classes are $35 per person, limited to 10 participants, and advance registration is required. Register here.
Farm Camp 2017
Children between 8-12 who welcome bugs, dirt, and the outdoors are invited to attend Farm Camp! Participants will learn about sustainable agriculture, nature's pollinators, and clean eating during this one-week, hands-on experience! Camp will be held June 12-16 at a cost of $150. We are partnering with Cumming First United Methodist Church ( on Canton Hwy.) this year as part of their camp program. The farmers at Cane Creek will be active leaders in the camp. Drop off and pick up will be at the church with transportation to the farm.
Now's the time to sign up for your young one's next summer adventure, as there's limited space available.
For more information on registration, please visit the website here.
Lucille is another new intern here at Cane Creek Farm! Along with helping plant, maintain, and harvest CSA shares, she also helps arrange the weekly newsletters and recipe cards!
She's most interested in learning about the inner workings of farm businesses, and hopes to apply her experiences here at her own operation!