Happy New Year to all of our CSA Members – past, present and future!
Winter finally greeted us today with chilly wind and gray skies. Our farm and market crew braves any type of weather to bring you your CSA shares.
During the months of January and February, only “All Year Bi-weekly” memberships will receive boxes. These distributions are every other week depending on your site. Selected school sites will also receive distributions at Gator CSA and Monarch Learning Academy. The regular CSA season will resume in March when our Spring season gets underway. Until then, enjoy your winter regime of greens and root veggies galore! Click here to renew your membership for Winter or Spring. To receive boxes now, select the “All Year Bi-Weekly” Option, which is only available at select locations.
In this week’s boxes, you will find:
Arugula – A wonderful salad base, especially mixed with this week’s tender lettuce.
Carrots – These beauties are best enjoyed raw as a crunchy snack. For longest storage, remove tops from the roots. You can use carrot tops, finely chopped in soups or pestos, or throw the entire things into veggie stock.
Dill – Try it sprinkled on potato salads, in homemade sauerkraut, in creamy salad dressings, with eggs or salmon.
Fennel – Try it finely sliced and caramelized with onions and plenty of butter. Season with salt and pepper, a few diced olives, and spread atop bruschetta or some ravioli.
Curly Kale – great as kale salad (chop finely and remove stems), cooked kale, or even in smoothies if you have a really nice blender.
Kohlrabi – peel the bright purple skin and eat the bulb crunch and raw, boiled, steamed, roasted or in stir-fry!
Oakleaf Lettuce – this tender lettuce needs only a kiss of dressing with a light touch, like a citrus vinaigrette.
Baby Daikon Radishes – use them like regular radishes, in stir-fry, soup, or roasted like potatoes! The tops are edible as well.
Sweet Potatoes – If you have leftover sweet potatoes, try these sweet potato biscuits. This recipe was share with us by some original CSA members and farm volunteers from when we first started Frog Song in 2011!
During the Winter months of January and February, the format of our newsletters may change a bit as we work on other aspects of our CSA. You will see recipe contributions from Robert Carter, and hopefully more pictures from the farm! You can also follow us on instagram to see Gabby’s view of the farm.