CSA Five

Half Share Full Share
Product Cost Unit Quantity Value Quantity Value
Salad Mix 10 lb 0 0 0.5 5
Tropea Onions 2.5 each 1 2.5 1 2.5
Head Lettuce 2.5 each 1 2.5 1 2.5
Kale/Chard Bunch 2.5 each 1 2.5 1 2.5
New Potatoes 4 lb 0.5 2 1 4
Cabbage 3 each 1 3 1 3
Broccoli 4 lb 0 0 0.75 3
Herbs 2.5 each 2 5 1 2.5
Summer Squash 2 lb 0.5 1 0.5 1
Basil 2.5 each 0 0 1 2.5
Total 18.5 Total 28.5

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Potato Salad
Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Ingredients
3 pounds small white potatoes
Kosher salt
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red onion

Directions
Place the potatoes and 2 tablespoons of salt in a large pot of water. Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes are barely tender when pierced with a knife. Drain the potatoes in a colander, then place the colander with the potatoes over the empty pot and cover with a clean, dry kitchen towel. Allow the potatoes to steam for 15 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, dill, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Set aside.
When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them in quarters or in half, depending on their size. Place the cut potatoes in a large bowl. While the potatoes are still warm, pour enough dressing over them to moisten. Add the celery and red onion, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Toss well, cover, and refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to blend. Serve cold or at room temperature.

CSA Part 3: House of the Rising Sunflower

Half Share Full Share
Product Cost Unit Quantity Value Quantity Value
Salad Mix 10 lb 0.25 2.5 0.5 5
Scallions 2.5 each 1 2.5 1 2.5
Head Lettuce 2.5 each 2 5 2 5
Kale/Chard Bunch 2.5 each 1 2.5 1 2.5
Kohlrabi 1.5 each 2 3 2 3
New Potatoes 4 lb 0.5 2 1 4
Broccoli 4 lb 0 0 1 4
Parsley 2.5 each 0 0 1 2.5
Total 17.5 Total 28.5

 

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CSA Two: The One Where the Man at the Head Lettuce Astray

Half Share Full Share
Product Cost Unit Quantity Value Quantity Value
Salad Mix 10 lb 0.5 5 0.75 7.5
Scallions 2.5 each 1 2.5 1 2.5
Head Lettuce 2.5 each 1 2.5 1 2.5
Kale/Broccoli Green Bunch 2.5 each 1 2.5 1 2.5
Kohlrabi 1.5 each 1 1.5 2 3
Broccoli 4 lb 0.25 1 0.5 2
Beet Greens 2.5 each 1 2.5 1 2.5
Squash 2 lb 0 0 0.5 1
Parsley 2.5 each 0 0 1 2.5
Topped Turnips 0.35 each 0 0 6 2.1
Total 17.5 Total 28.1

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Kohlrabi Pancakes, Asian Style
2 cups of grated kohlrabi
1/4 cup of minced green onion
1 or 2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup flour
Milk as needed to moisten the batter
Oil for the pan
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees, so that you have a place to put the finished pancakes.
Combine the kohlrabi, green onion, eggs, and flour. The batter should be mostly vegetable – the rest of the ingredients simply serve as a binder.
Heat up a frying pan with canola, peanut or sesame oil.
When the pan is hot, drop large spoonfuls of the batter into the pan, and mash it down into a thick pancake. Cook slowly, turning once until they are nicely browned on both sides. Will take about 15 minutes per batch. Keep them warm in the oven while cooking subsequent batches.
Serve over rice, with soy sauce and sriracha sauce. Nice garnishes include grated carrots, cilantro… whatever you have on hand that is colorful.

Week One, Chapter One … Once Upon a Thyme …

Half Share Full Share
Product Cost Unit Quantity Value Quantity Value
Salad Mix 10 lb 0.5 5 0.75 7.5
Turnips 2.5 each 1 2.5 1 2.5
Head Lettuce 2.5 each 1 2.5 1 2.5
Kale/Chard Bunch 2.5 each 1 2.5 1 2.5
Bok Choy 1.5 each 1 1.5 1 1.5
Kohlrabi 1.5 each 1 1.5 2 3
Broccoli 4 lb 0.25 1 0.5 2
Spinach 10 lb 0.25 2.5 0.75 7.5
Total 19 Total 29

Sautéed Kale with Kohlrabi

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pound kohlrabi, bulbs peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 pounds kale (2 bunches), stems and center ribs discarded
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup salted roasted pistachios, chopped
  • Equipment: an adjustable-blade slicer
  1. Very thinly slice kohlrabi with slicer.
  2. Whisk together lime zest and juice, 2 tablespoons oil, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss kohlrabi with dressing.
  3. Finely chop kale. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Sauté garlic until pale golden, about 30 seconds. Add kale by the handful, turning and stirring with tongs and adding more kale as volume in skillet reduces. When all of kale is wilted, sauté with 1/2 teaspoon salt until just tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and cool to room temperature. Toss kale with kohlrabi and pistachios.

(Epicurious)

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Dilly Bean Farm with a Vengeance

Welcome to the third season of Dilly Bean Farm. In theory it will be a lot like seasons one and two but with fancier trellising and less weedy paths. As per usual, this space will be 97% photos, 3% puns.

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At this year's Peakness, there are tendril to one odds on the far left pea making it to the top of the trellis first.

The trellis apPEArs to be just out of their reach.

In a little while these cukes will hopefully be sitting on the fence.

A new trellis design for cucumbers under floating row cover (the trellis fits under as well)

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CSA Se7en

Half Share Full Share
Product Cost Quantity Value Quantity Value
Salad Mix 10 0.25 2.5 0.5 5
Greens Bunch 2 1 2 1 2
Kardbroccollard Bunch 2.5 1 2.5 1 2.5
Head Lettuce 2.5 1 2.5 1 2.5
Turnips 2.5 0 0 1 2.5
Broccoli 4 1 4 1 4
Fresh Onions 1 2 2 2 2
Kohlrabi 1.5 0 0 1 1.5
Cucumbers 2 1 2 2 4
Squash 2 1 2 1 2
Parsley 2 1 2 1 2
Carrots 3 1 3 2 6
Beans 4 0.5 2 1 4
Cherry Tomatoes 4 0 0 0.5 2
Total 26.5 Total 42

Little Potato Melon Melon Smile More Melons No Climbing Okra Flower Okra FLower 2 Okra Plant Pepper Pepper Basil 1 Pepper Basil 2 Pointed Peppers Red and Green Red Cherry Some Black Cherry Sungolds

 

CSA 6 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Squash

Half Share Full Share
Product Cost Quantity Value Quantity Value
Salad Mix 10 0 0 0.5 5
Kard Bunch 2.5 1 2.5 2 5
Head Lettuce 2.5 1 2.5 1 2.5
Turnips 2.5 1 2.5 1 2.5
Kohlrabi 1.5 1 1.5 1 1.5
Cucumbers 2 1 2 2 4
Squash 2 1 2 2 4
Herb Bunch 2 1 2 2 4
Carrots/Beets 3 1 3 2 6
Cabbage 3 1 3 0 0
Potatoes 2.5 0.5 1.25 1 2.5
Peppers 4 0.25 1 0.5 2
Beans 4 0.25 1 0.5 2
Total 24.25 Total 41

 

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