Friday, May 28, 2010

Newsletter Season 2 Week 1

Picket Fence Farm Happenings
Season 2 Issue #1

Welcome to Picket Fence Farm!

We are glad to have you as a customer this season. We have new members and returning members, and we hope to provide all of you with a great season of fresh, local produce. As always, we grow everything on our farm chemical-free, the way God designed. All of our fertilizers are “natural” as well...NO synthetics allowed. We are in the business of nourishing the soil, so it in turn nourishes us through the food that is grown in it. The garden is growing well, and we are excited to see how this season unfolds, as we hope you are as well. We want this to be a great experience for you, so if you have any questions or concerns feel free to ask...this is YOUR farm and we are YOUR farmers.

What’s in the Box?

Green Onions--white and purple
Radishes--Easter Egg Blend, French Breakfast, Cherry Belle
Turnip Greens--Seven Top

Please Take Note

Our produce is field washed. I would suggest washing once more before eating. We do not use any chemical sprays, so you may find a few holes in the greens. Also, some of the radishes were probably picked a week too late...if some are big they may be hollow...they all seem to taste fine however. We should have some more ready for next week that will be smaller.

Recipe Ideas

Turnip Greens (slightly bitter, should be used cooked-not raw)
*Saute in olive oil and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
*Boil gently, drain and use as you would spinach in a recipe.
*Good on pizza, in pasta (a baked dish like lasagna would be good), or in an omelet.

Radishes are good raw in salads of course, but you can also cook them. Slice and saute in oil or butter and season to taste...good alone but better in a stir -fry with other veggies.

FYI: Regarding the CSA Boxes
We only have one box per customer this year, so we will be alternating with sacks as well. This will be a sort of experiment to see if we (and you as well) prefer the boxes or the sacks.

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