Monthly Archives: May 2020

Week of May 27th

My dear community members,

We are so excited to get you fava beans this week! I wanted to give a short introduction to them if you’re not familiar. They take a bit longer to prepare, but their infusion of spring goodness is worth every bite. Please note they have a 2 step peeling process: first, “unzip” the whole pod and take the beans out, then boil them in salted water to blanch for 30 seconds. Remove the beans from the boiling water and submerge them in ice cold water to stop the cooking process. This step softens the second thick white-ish “cocoon” around it, making the 2nd peeling easier. These beans are loaded with nutrients and high in dietary fiber. They are great in a spring pasta dish or purée, an epic addition to your meal for sure. I posted a simple recipe below that can be added to top a variety of dishes. Let us know what you did with your veggies when you tag @somethinggoodorganics on Instagram.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE
GREEN ZUCCHINI
STRAWBERRIES
LEEKS
BASIL
CUCUMBERS
BLUEBERRIES
FAVA BEANS from Sunrise Organics
BIG BOX: CARROTS, BLACKBERRIES (or strawberries), RED LEAF LETTUCE, RADISHES, tbd

FRUIT: BLACKBERRIES and STRAWBERRIES
LETTUCE of the WEEK: RED LEAF LETTUCE

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
LACINATO KALE x2
STRAWBERRIES
CILANTRO
CUCUMBERS
BLUEBERRIES
CELERY
BLACKBERRIES
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Week of May 20th

My dear community members,

We appreciate the effort that has been going into breaking down your reusable box. We want to make sure you are collapsing them correctly. Please be sure to push in and guide the bottom flaps up and out. Correctly done the flap should just release with ease. If it’s a struggle and you force the flaps out and they rip, it renders the box useless and we have to throw it away as it can no longer hold weight.

As the weather has consistently warmed, we started harvesting tomatoes and blackberries. Potatoes are nearing harvest and corn stalks are climbing to the sky.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
RED LEAF LETTUCE
BUNCHED SPINACH
GREEN ZUCCHINI
STRAWBERRIES
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
BASIL
HASS AVOCADOS
RED ONIONS
CUCUMBERS
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, STRAWBERRIES, ARTICHOKES from TUTTI FRUTTI

Lettuce of the Week: LITTLE GEM
Fruit Expansion: BLUEBERRIES from BELLA VISTA and STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS x2
SPINACH X2
STRAWBERRIES
RED BEETS
CUCUMBERS
LACINATO KALE
FENNEL
CILANTRO

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Week of May 13th

My dear community members,

Things beyond my control kept me from updating the blog last week. As you likely noticed, we substituted red cabbage for cauliflower in the LARGE shares. I wanted to mention it since I think a lot of you were anticipating cauliflower. We get it, we love the oh so versatile and still trending (for good reason) cauliflower too! If all goes well next week we look forward to including cauliflower in all of the boxes Let us not forget tomatoes are right around the corner too.

Farm happenings: we’ve been planting sweet corn, melons and a variety of bell peppers. I’ve been watching the raspberry and blackberry vines climb to the sky as the flowers blossom into nature’s delicious treats. We’ve been thinning peach trees all along the property with hopes of sharing the bounty with you. We also planted a variety of potatoes that we are starting to harvest.

Egg wait list update- we have not forgotten about you and are constantly monitoring the list. Our 60 baby chicks will start laying by the end of summer with hopes we can accommodate everyone who has been waiting so patiently.

We are out picking and preparing for the CSA boxes starting Tuesday. It’s a whirlwind of love and work as we navigate the week packing and delivering the last boxes on Friday. If you need to get a hold of us just keep that in mind. We definitely want to hear from you and will get back to you as soon as we are able!

Sending good vibes from the farm.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
BROCCOLI from SUNRISE ORGANICS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
STRAWBERRIES
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
RED BEETS
SWEET SPRING ONIONS
EASTER EGG RADISHES*****
ITALIAN PARSLEY
BIG BOX: CARROTS, SALAD MIX, CUCUMBERS, LACINATO KALE, SUGAR SNAP PEAS

****If you didn’t receive radishes you may have received cucumbers or blueberries

LETTUCE of the WEEK: RED LEAF
FRUIT EXPANSION: BLUEBERRIES and STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
CARROTS x2
ROMAINE LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES
LACINATO KALE
RED BEETS
ITALIAN PARSLEY
CUCUMBERS
BABY SPINACH
FUJI APPLES

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Week of May 6th

My dear community members,

As the weather heats up it makes it difficult for even the freshest veggies to stay perky. If you open your box to find some limp greens, dunk them in cold water for a minimum of 10 minutes and spin them dry. They should be as good as new. Make sure to pull the tops off your carrots and store them separately if you intend to use them. Little tricks like this will extend the life of your super fresh veggies and allow you use them over the next few weeks if needed. If you are having any problems with wilted veggies please feel free to reach out. I know all the tricks.

Don’t forget to check your spam folders for emails from us that may have been diverted. We will only email you if we are letting you know about updates about your account, our blog or delivery notifications. Just the good stuff.

As I walk through rows of sugar snap peas I feel extremely grateful for all this food we have. Most of our farm employees work 6+ days per week especially during these hot months when the weeds get hard to manage and picking schedules ramp up. We are looking forward to tomatoes coming very soon and so many other delicious summer things to follow. I hope with some extra time at home with each other you are able to savor all these local treats and maybe even start a garden of your own.

Be good to each other.

CSA Contains:
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
LACINATO KALE
HASS AVOCADOS
CUCUMBERS
FENNEL
RED LEAF LETTUCE
YELLOW or GREEN ZUCCHINI
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES from OCCUPINITI FARMS
CARROTS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, RED BEETS, CAULIFLOWER from TUTTI FRUTTI

LETTUCE of the WEEK: GREEN LITTLE GEMS
FRUIT EXPANSION: 2 PINTS of STRAWBERRIES

JUICE FEAST:
LACINATO KALE x2
CUCUMBERS
FENNEL
STRAWBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES from OCCUPINITI FARMS
CARROTS X2
RED BEETS
FUJI APPLES

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