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CSA week 4~ Happy Solstice!
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Fennel and Kohlrabi Salad

We found this recipe from the site Brooklyn Supper, and hope you'll like it, too!  The red onion can be replaced with bunching onions to make this a 100% CSA created meal!
 

Fennel and Kohlrabi Salad (adapted from The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual by Franks Castronovo and Falcinelli)

1 small bulb fennel, well-cleaned and trimmed
1 small, tender kohlrabi, peeled and trimmed
1/2 red onion sliced into thin half-moons
1 cup flat leaf parsley, minced
zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
pinch of red pepper flakes
fennel leaves

Julienne the fennel and kohlrabi. Toss with the red onion and parsley. Combine the olive oil and and lemon juice, and drizzle on the dressing, add a few pinches of salt and tons of pepper. Taste, adjust salt and acid levels. Plate and give each serving a good squeeze of lemon juice, a pinch of red pepper flakes and a parsley and fennel leaf garnish.

CSA Week 4

CSA Pick-Up June 16-21

Happy Solstice!!!  The long weekend days of solstice have left us feeling energized as we head into the official calendar summer.  As always, a lot has been happening on the farm: for those of you who pick up your share on the Farm, you'll see a new movable hoop house in the field!  It's the first of three that we'll put up this summer, and the tomatoes and basil inside will love the extra heat the plastic creates.  Come fall, we'll move the hoop house over hardy winter greens to overwinter and put in our Winter CSA.   Thank you to all our volunteers (including Edge's Dad, who was up here on a short "vacation"!) who made this hoop house happen!

A new round of seeding is set to begin for successions of salad mix, lettuce heads, summer herbs and late season brassicas.  Along with that comes lots of bed-prep: taking out the old crops to make way for the new!  And speaking of new, the peas are flowering!  We're keeping watch of all the crops getting ready to be harvested in the next few weeks: peas, carrots, beets, zucchini and summer squash...even the tomatoes have put out their first flowers!  Oh the summer bounty...

We're getting closer to that height of production each week, and we're excited about the new crops coming out of the field this week, including kohlrabi and fennel.  As always, please ask us for recipes and ways to use these vegetables when you pick up your share!  See you this week!

~Katie and Edge

This week on the menu: lettuce heads, fennel, chard, kohlrabi, bunching onions, mustard flowers, and herb of choice (sage, oregano, or parsley)
 

Compost!

We use a lot of compost on our beds to ensure healthy plants.  Waylon oversees while Edge spreads compost on these beds, which now have salad mix sprouting up in them!

Pro-Rated CSA Shares!

Do you have friends who are bummed they missed out on the CSA?  Not to worry!  We have pro-rated CSA shares!  When you refer a friend to our CSA, you'll get a $10 Farm Store credit to use this season. 
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