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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
🌿 Radishes are here for Spring Share, Week 2 @ Cane Creek Farm! 🌿
Fresh Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally April 11th, 2017
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 and chard require additional washing. Thank you!
Since the storms passed through, we have been busy planting crops for the summer season. We did not have any damage here at the farm, except some water-logged soil for a few days. All that water has moved down through the soil and is now stored for the summer.
Our field in front of the store is being handled differently this year, as we turn it into no-till, permanent beds. To do that we are using a lot of wood chips in the aisles to control the weeds and intensively planted beds, some with landscape cloth. As the crops in the beds are harvested and finish up we will be taking them out and replacing them with a new crop or cover crop. This takes a lot of work up front but we hope will reduce the workload through the season, and be better for the soil.
Every year we seek to improve our production practices and implement some new ideas or innovations. This keeps the farm moving forward and life interesting!
Recipe Resources at Cane Creek Farm
After what feels like waiting an eternity, Wednesday finally comes and you're off to pick up your share at Cane Creek Farm or one of the other drop-off sites. Before you rests carefully packaged produce, a verdant display of fresh vegetables gleaming with culinary possibility. You take it home, and for the first night or so you transform the foods you're comfortable with into delicious dinners and savory snacks. But then, inspiration leaves you on the fourth day: you haven't the slightest clue on what to do with the rest of your CSA share!
Luckily Cane Creek Farm has resources available so you can learn more about what's actually going in your shares and the multiple ways you can prepare them. For the first time ever, we're providing you with a new recipe card each week that includes at least two of the items in your CSA share.
Once again, we're also going to be leaving samples of dishes that utilize share ingredients. The recipes from the samples can be found at our website.
There will also be a recipe in the newsletter as well!
Lastly, Lynn, farm staff, or fellow CSA members can often share tasty methods of preparing even the most basic of foods.
So use and enjoy these resources! They will definitely help you make the most of each week's goodies!
Raw Radish Dip
Makes 2 cups
8 oz. soft cream cheese
1 Tablespoon lemon juice ¼ teaspoon dill weed (fresh is best) 1 teaspoon salt 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 cup chopped radishes
Mix everything except radishes. Add radishes last. Refrigerate.
Toss everything whole in a food processor and blend.
Didn't you know? Edible flowers are all the rage. Try putting your arugula flowers in your next salad! They have the same taste as arugula leaves, and they look delicate plated.
Also, you can eat your radish greens too! If you like them, they can go straight in a salad or go right in with your braising mix.
Lunch n' Learn - Wed. 4/12, 11 AM- 1PM
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12, the class will learn about, prepare, and plant an organic raised vegetable bed. Students will take home vegetable transplants to start their own gardens.
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.
Grass-Fed Lamb Still Available!
We sold out of our grass-fed beef, but we still have lamb!
We are taking orders for lamb. There is 1/2 lamb available this week and more available in several weeks. The lamb is $340 for a whole lamb, or $180 for a half.
We request a deposit of $100 for the lamb (whole) or $50 for a half lamb. This basically covers the cost of processing, which we have to pay when we go to pick up the meat.
If you have questions or would like to place an order, send us an email or call Chuck at 678-799-6600.
Tia's a new farm face here at Cane Creek! She'll be here interning with us through the season among the many other volunteers and helpers.
Tia left corporate life behind her, trading it in for a more wholesome, self-sustaining lifestyle. While here, she hopes to absorb as much information as she possibly can from agriculture to animals.
Be sure to say hi to Tia if you see her around on the farm!