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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
🌼🌻 This is Week 5's Summer CSA Share @ Cane Creek Farm! 🌻🌼
Fresh, Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally June 13th, 2017
Pac Choi Collard Greens or Senposai (Asian Collads) Lemon Squash(from Grow With the Flow Farms) Carrots Romaine Lettuce Spring Onions Broccoli Green Beans Cucumber Farmer's Choice: Kohlrabi - Assorted Turnips and Radishes - Broccolini - Anaheim Peppers
Please remember to wash your produce, as not all items are table-ready. All greens require additional washing and rinsing before consumption. Thank you!
You know how some wine connoisseurs can take a sip and say, "The grapes must have experienced a dry summer along the Rhine . . . "? While picking broccoli yesterday, I mused that you shareholders have the opportunity to develop a similar weather-reading ability when you gaze at your broccoli.
When we've picked many of the main heads from our broccoli plants, little side shoots will begin to form. These shoots grow so quickly that each shoot describes the weather in the single week that it developed. Broccoli forms tight beads in cool weather, loose beads in warm weather.
Farm Camp 2017
We're nearing the middle of Farm Camp week!
The children have been exploring different crops, herbs, and other aspects of farm life!
So far, they've learned about organic matter in soil by taking dirt samples around the farm, and have gone on a few hikes around the creek to try and spot the different species and creatures residing all over the property.
Sheep were fed, fresh butter laden with herbs was made, and they've aided in harvesting not only lettuce and carrots, but onions and other crops too!
We'll wrap up the Farm Camp festivities next week and let you in on all the details!
It's your favourite photogenic baby sheep once more! In case you have forgotten, Benjamin was a sheep who had lost his mother, and one of our friends Becky took in the solo sheep. Now he's the most comfortable and photogenic sheep. Here's what Becky had to say about Benjamin's progress!
"Benjamin is still growing like a weed!! He is right at home with the other sheep. What a character this guy?!! He jumps around more than any sheep I know always playing around and he loves to sit in the chair on the back deck and nap. I catch him out there all the time."
We hope Benjamin continues to grow happily and comfortably!
Broccoli with Asian-Style Dressing
"For variety, try adding match-stick sized strips of steamed carrots or daikon." -- Angelic Organics Kitchen.
Serves 2 to 4
1 medium head broccoli
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon hot chili oil (optional)
1. Separate the florets from the stalk; break into smaller florets. Cut the stalk into 1-inch lengths and then into matchstick-size strips. 2. Place the broccoli in a steamer basket set over 1 1/2 inches boiling water and cover. Steam for 5 minutes. Transfer the broccoli to a bowl. 3. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl; stir until well-combined. Pour the dressing over the broccoli and mix well.
Excerpted from Farmer John's Cookbook: The Real Dirt On Vegetables: Seasonal Recipes and Stories from a Community Supported Farm by Farmer John Peterson & Angelic Organics (Gibbs Smith Publisher). Check with your local farm or bookstore for availability. Additional recipes, charts,indvidual copies of this book, and quantity discounts available at www.AngelicOrganics.com/cookbook
Our very own Reggie will be featured on the news alongside his brother this weekend! Grow With The Flow has recently been featured in the Dekalb Neighbor, and will be featured on Channel 2's (WSBTV) segment 'People 2 People' at 12:30 PM on Sunday. Be sure to tune in and check out their business and their community efforts!