Monday, June 16, 2014
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Welcome to Week Four!

Last week was very wet and rainy. The delicious strawberries don’t do well in the wet weather so enjoy them while they last! Also, spinach is a colder weather crop so it will be back in the share in the fall. There are many greens and the peas are amazing. Please return the quart containers to the share room so they are there when you need them.

For the next few weeks the newsletter will feature one of the people that works hard to bring the crops from seed into the share room.

If you have a recipe to share, comments or suggestions please contact Kathy McLaughlin.

Meet the Farmers

This weeks featured farmer is Davin. Davin will be a senior at Eastern University this fall. His major is Community Development and he will “maybe” have a farm one day. Davin knew he wanted to work on a vegetable farm this summer and found Kimberton CSA on the PASA website. When he came to visit, the farm felt “fun” and “right”.  Davin’s farm nickname is Pablo. At the start of the season he had a beard and a mustache, but the beard got too hot, so now he just has the mustache. If he was a vegetable he would be a “hot pepper” or “really any pepper”. Davin hopes to live in Philadelphia and experience community gardening after graduating from college. Be sure to say hello when you see him around the farm!

Green Smoothie Workshop

Lisa Schaffer and Birgit Landowne are hosting a green smoothie workshop on June 17 at 7pm at Kimberton Chiropractic located at 1125 West Bridge Street in Phoenixville. Come and learn how to create deliciously simple smoothies! 

Organic Eggs!

The Whiting Family at Frog Hollow Farm (also CSA members) have an abundance of organic eggs. Their address is 165 Miller Road, Phoenixville PA 19460. 

In the Share

Some things to expect in this weeks share (Tuesday and Friday pick-ups may vary):
  • Kale
  • Zucchini
  • Lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Turnips
  • Spring Garlic
  • Spring Onions
  • Swiss Chard
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Dill
  • Leeks
  • Cucumber
  • Strawberries
  • Peas
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Flowers

Did You Know?

The plant growing in front of the pick-up shed is called Angelica. It can attract bees to your garden and its stems can be made into candy by cooking the hollow, fluted stems in sugar. It is also used as herbal medicine and in the kitchen to add flavor to fish, poultry, cooked fruits and stews.

Recipe Corner

To use spinach or other greens, check out Sara Glassman’s Mediterranean Rice Salad recipe. The recipe calls for spinach but Sara says you can substitute any greens. Sara is a local certified Natural Chef that specializes in delicious, organic, plant-based cuisine.
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