2019 CSA Week 6 Recipes

It’s definitely feeling like summer now! We’ve had so much rain the past few weeks we almost forgot how to irrigate, and the past few days we’ve had to dust off our irrigation valves to pump some precious water to our crops. This week our crew transplanted a few hundred trays and we’ve been busy seeding several hundred more trays of succession crops. We’ve put together a great share this week including braising brassica greens which is a mix of curly kale, collard greens, and kohlrabi greens. The greens are delicious slow cooked, such as in the recipe below, in a soup or stew, or finely chopped in a salad with a creamy dressing. We hope you enjoy this week’s share and thank you for supporting our farm!

2019 CSA Week 5 Recipes

This week we’ve got a nice balance of fresh and earthy flavors from fennel to beets to frisee endive, a member of the (bitter & highly nutritious) chicory family. Below we’ve included a French recipe for endive which is the most common way to prepare the greens. Endive is also perfect in soups (such as Italian wedding soup) or sauteed with beans or garlic and a splash of vinegar.  We hope the fresh flavors this week brighten your day! If you make any tasty recipes be sure to post them and tag @front9farm. Thank you for supporting our farm!    

2019 CSA Week 4 Recipes

We’re loving that school’s out for summer because for the past two weeks 3/4 of our farm crew have been working full time over their summer break. We’ve transplanted a TON of crops including beans, okra, winter squash, field tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant, so all of these veggies will be in abundance over the next few months. This week we harvested the first of our summer squash and zucchini. Tomatoes, peppers and eggplant from our high tunnels will be just around the corner. We’re still loving all the spring greens which have great flavor this time of year. Enjoy the spring veggies while they last and have a great week!