CSA Tip–Blanch Your Greens Before They Wilt It is inevitable that at one time or another in the CSA season we are inundated with fresh greens. While this is a great reason to celebrate, it creates a challenge for the cook. Greens tend to wilt and lose nutrients very quickly, usually within 3 days. Thus […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh By Julie Wern–Week 19 Collard Greens
Driving around this morning I was in awe at the beauty of fall all around me. Yet the feeling is bittersweet as I realize how much is lost as we move into this incredibly gorgeous season. The tomatoes and flowers and most summer crops are just about gone, but there is still plenty of sage […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern Week 18–Tatsoi
A Note on Raspberries The raspberry bushes are in peak form and yet we risk an autumn frost. Thus we have the privilege of being able to harvest a LOT of raspberries this week. There are two things I want to point out about the raspberries before you head out to the fields.Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Easing into Fall Fall is upon us yet we will be enjoying the last hurrah of summer with more zucchini, eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes. Tastes of fall will come in the form of late season arugula, kale and Swiss chard and the exciting appearance of pie pumpkins, spaghetti squash, and Brussels sprouts greens. At this […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh #16 by Julie Wern–Vegetable Broth
Green tomatoes are here. I admit that I still struggle to find ways to use them. If you are in the same boat, check out one of my past posts for more information (click here). Note that it is an older post transferred from our old website so the formatting is off and I can’t […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 15
Holcomb Flowers = Happiness Aren’t you just loving your Holcomb flowers? The sunflowers are just so sunny they can’t help but make you smile. Enjoy them while they last! Featured Item—Radishes Radishes are a root vegetable that I didn’t learn to love until I was an adult. Perhaps their peppery bite turned me off. But […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
CSA Tip: How to Pick the Sweetest Husk Cherries Husk cherries, or ground cherries as they are also referred to, have such a unique sweet, musky taste when they are truly ripe. But many of you may not know that the best and ripest husk cherries are harvested not from the plant, but from the […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Feature item—Russian Kale Russian Kale is so pretty, you could just eat it! Those blue-green leaves with frilly edges are not only gorgeous, but are hardier, sweeter, more tender, and thus, more quick cooking, than many other varieties of kale. We are fortunate to experience two different types of Russian Kale at the CSA–white and […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I’ve grown a bit weary of long posts about a single featured produce item. How about you? I thought this week I would take a different tact. However, for those of you new to the farm or struggling with what to do with edamame, I am linking this post to the last article I wrote […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 11
Featured Item—Heirloom Tomatoes There is much more to tomatoes than your typical red beefsteak. Don’t get me wrong; I love the common vine ripened, red, juicy beefstakes. But the heirloom varieties that are coming out this year are truly special. They are often whimsically shaped, boldly colored from mahogany/black to creamy ivory, and are filled […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Week 10
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