Monthly Archives: August 2018

Week of August 29th

Organic corn is reliably sweeter and tastier than conventionally-grown corn. Maybe it’s because we nurture the soil which in turn nurtures the plant. The one drawback seems to be, for most, finding the little worm inside (which is completely HARMLESS). These worms are called corn earworms and are a big headache for us farmers. If it’s not the worm eating the corn, than we also have birds that peck at the corn to eat the worm! You might notice your corn ears have been pecked on the top. Either way the corn itself is fine to eat. Please just peel back the husk slightly before you put the corn away and cut off the affected section of the ear.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
CANTALOUPE
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
RED TOMATOES
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
RED BELL PEPPERS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CIPPOLINI ONIONS
BI-COLORED SWEET CORN
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, CORN, RED LEAF LETTUCE, COLLARD GREENS, CUCUMBERS

FRUIT EXPANSION: RASPBERRIES and STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CANTALOUPE
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
LEMONS AND HERBS
COLLARD GREENS
RED BELL PEPPERS
FENNEL
GREEN KALE
CUCUMBERS
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Week of August 22nd

I used to suffer from migraine headaches and different kinds of sickness throughout the year. I literally ended up in the hospital multiple times with crippling headaches in my 20s. So it’s been particularly interesting to me to learn about plant heavy diets and how they have effected my health in such a positive manner. I no longer suffer from headaches (EVER!!) and rarely get sick.
With so many colors of the rainbow represented in our box this week, I thought it would be fun to look at a brief overview of what these colors actually mean. Did you know we just discovered phytochemicals in the last 40 years? Imagine what else veggies have in store that we have not yet discovered.
Red/Purple/Blue
Pigments called anthocyanins give red and purple fruits and vegetables their color and serve as powerful antioxidants in the body.
Orange/Yellow
Fruits and veggies contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant that is converted to vitamin A in the body and maintains eye health (preventing macular degeneration and improving night vision), fights cancer, and is necessary for healthy skin.
Greens
We should eat things that are as dark green as possible. Aside from being high in vitamin A, leafy greens are also a good source of calcium. If you don’t eat dairy, be sure to load up on deeply colored greens to get enough of the essential mineral.
Try sneaking veggies into meals you already love. Mix pureed cauliflower into mashed potatoes. Top homemade pizza with zucchini, onions, peppers, eggplant, and mushrooms. Add onions, garlic, peppers, and diced carrots in your pasta sauce. Replace boring salads with multihued entrée-sized ones. Cover leafy greens (try romaine, arugula, or spinach) with a abundance of vegetables, like broccoli, peas, peppers, onions, green beans, fennel, celery, and corn. Taking care of your body will give you the quality of life you deserve!!! It will enhance your day to day activities, reduce stress on your body and help fight sickness.

CSA Contains:
BROCCOLI
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CANARY MELON
RASPBERRIES
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
RED TOMATOES
RED ONIONS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, HASS AVOCADOS, BLACKBERRIES, FENNEL

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLACKBERRIES and RASPBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CUCUMBERS
CELERY
STRAWBERRIES
RED TOMATOES
LEMONS
LACINATO KALE
FENNEL
RASPBERRIES
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Week of August 15th

A toast to the magical cilantro. Cut the bottoms off like a fresh bouquet of flowers and stick it in a glass of water on your counter top. This will help it stay fresh longer and help remind you to use it. Let’s look at the top 8 benefits of this powerful and medicinal herb:
Rids the Body of Heavy Metals.
Protects Against Oxidative Stress.
Lowers Anxiety and Improves Sleep.
Lowers Blood Sugar Levels.
Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease.
Prevents Urinary Tract Infections.
Settles Digestive Upset.
Protects Against Food Poisoning.

Search for a cilantro dressing recipe on Google that sounds good to you. This way you can literally use a full bunch of cilantro at once and reap the benefits on something as simple as a salad.

CSA Contains:
BLACKBERRIES
RED LEAF LETTUCE
CARROTS
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES on the vine
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
CILANTRO
CANTALOUPE
YELLOW ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS, GREEN BEANS from SUNRISE ORGANICS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, GREEN KALE

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and RASPBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
BLACKBERRIES
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CARROTS
HASS AVOCADOS
CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES on the vine
GREEN KALE
CILANTRO
CANTALOUPE
STRAWBERRIES

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Week of August 8th

When you eat broccoli, do you often find yourself throwing the stems away? Let’s stop doing that 🙂 Don’t let the crowns have all the glory. You’ll want to start by determining just how tough their exteriors are, peeling them off if they’ve grown too wooden with time. Most of the time, I prefer to eat the broccoli stems raw, either tossed into a salad or arranged on a plate and drizzled with some olive oil and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt. They don’t need much else. It makes for a fun little predinner snack for the cook—just a treat, nothing that will ruin your appetite.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
GREEN ZUCCHINI
BLACKBERRIES
RED TOMATOES
MOUNTAIN MAGIC TOMATOES on the vine
BROCCOLI
CANTELOPE
GREEN BELL PEPPER
RED ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: GREEN BEANS, CARROTS, GREEN LEAF LETTUCE, YUKON GOLD POTATOES, STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS

FRUIT EXPANSION: STRAWBERRIES and YELLOW PEACHES
(Let us know how we are doing. I treat the peaches like little babies, but I want to be sure they are making it to your counter without bruising.)

JUICE FEAST
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CUCUMBERS
BLACKBERRIES
RED TOMATOES
WATERMELON
LEMONS from VINCENT FARMS
STRAWBERRIES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
CILANTRO and DANDELION GREENS
GREEN KALE

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