Greetings from the farm!
With a snowy landscape and temperatures in the 20’s it is hard to imagine our sleeping farm in the full production of the summer. We have been blessed beyond measure with all of the precipitation we have received thus farm and know the snow and rain will lead to good things in the spring! It is with sadness that we announce that we will not have our CSA program in the 2016 season. A variety of factors have come to play but, with any business, we realize that we need to take this season to reevaluate and retool our program. We thank all of our past subscribers and look forward to a continued relationship with you in the future.
Greetings from your farm!
Welcome to our 2015 season! We are excited to have you join us for our wonderful offerings of fresh, USDA Certified organic vegetables, herbs, and melons. This newsletter will be in your bag every week to update you on farm happenings, provide you with a list of what is in your bag, and to provide you with a recipe to try with your weeks’ offerings. Remember to communicate with us regarding schedule changes and anything that might make your experience better.
The potatoes are soon to be hilled; garlic getting ready to put up their scapes, and a rainbow of carrots should be ready in a few weeks. Tomatoes are also in the ground and beets are popping up. We are adding heirloom melons¸ cucumber and summer squash varieties and a heat loving leek called Varna.
This week’s recipe will introduce you to the myriad greens that you can use to make pesto! Many of the spring greens we provide can be used to make pesto, experiment with arugula, cilantro, mustard greens, and even purple orach, a tasty member of the buckwheat family! Experiment with the flavors today!
Finally, we captured our first swarm of bees of the season and are excited about adding more!
Yours in Healthy Eating!
June 26, 2014, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fresh Nights at the Farm – Artisan Pizza!
On the Menu
Red Russian Kale
Easter Egg Radishes
Kale and Carrot Salad
1 Bunch Red Russian Kale, de-stemmed and finely sliced
1 Onion, finely chopped
3-4 Carrots, shredded
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup of Olive Oil
Pico De Gallo Seasoning to taste
Finely chop and slice the kale to desired size. Shred carrots and combine with the kale and large bowl. Mix together seasoning, lemon juice and olive oil. Combine dressing and vegetables together to coat. Add additional seasoning to taste. Refrigerate at least one hour prior to serving.
Any Greens Pesto
Whole Grain Pasta
4 to 6 cups loosely packed greens/herbs (fennel, dill, basil, cilantro, sorrel, kale, parsley, arugula, any combination)
1 cup Walnuts
2-4 cloves of garlic, depending on taste
½ Parmesan cheese (optional)
1 cup olive
Salt and Pepper to taste
Put garlic and greens in a food processor or blender with Olive Oil. Blend until smooth. Add nuts and cheese and blend until smooth. Salt and Pepper to taste. Toss with Pasta or mix with another grain
We are excited about a new development for our farm called the A La Carte plan. For a commitment of $200, you will have a credit in our farm account to apply toward future purchases. The A La Carte program mirrors our CSA program in all important ways. Delivery locations, schedule and frequency will all be the same. The main difference is that this option offers additional choice as you can build your own box. Minimum order each week will be $30 and orders must be made at least three days prior to each delivery. We look forward to serving your family!
Don’t Delay as we still have room in Richland, Prosser and Yakima but we are filling up fast!
Welcome to our 2015 Season! As your local, USDA CERTIFIED organic farm, you can rest assured that we are upholding the highest growing standards. You can also rest assured that we have your best interest at heart because our own family eats what we grow. Our share boxes host all of the colors of the rainbow and will have at least 10 to 15 items in them each week.
The fields are looking great and we have begun planting our tunnels full of luscious, healthy food for you and your family. Exciting changes are on the way! We will have a new option this season to order customized boxes. Working on the process right now. From our family to yours we are so pleased to be able to nourish your body and soul.