Extend the harvest!

Here’s a great opportunity to try CSA without the full-season commitment! We still have a few slots available for our season extension, which we usually only offer to existing shareholders. Mother Nature doesn’t keep books, so she doesn’t need to decide ahead of time when the growing season will end. We do have books to…

2011 CSA signups are open!

It’s been a little warmer and the birds are starting to sing and the bulbs are pushing out of the ground and I’m starting to sneeze, which can only mean one thing!  Spring really is coming.  And that means CSA sign ups are open!! If you’re new to the website and new to CSA, please…

Season extension available!

The growing season is still going strong this year, so we are pleased to offer a season extension featuring fresh autumn vegetables! Here are the details. When: October 7 – November 11 (an additional 6 weeks of CSA produce) Cost: $165 for a full share. $105 for a half share. (You can choose a full…

Basil pesto

The word pesto comes from the Italian word pestare (“to pound/grind”). What that means is that pesto tastes best when you smash it like crazy with a mortar and pestle. Basil, like mint, becomes more fragrant and its flavor achieves greater depth when it has been squeezed or pounded, activating the oils in the leaves….

Preserving tomatoes

First of all, I want to tell you about a book called Preserving Summer’s Bounty from Rodale Press. I was always too busy and teenager-y to learn from my grandma the art of canning, so this book is teaching me a lot that I missed. It has very user-friendly sections on canning, drying, and freezing…

Edible flowers

You really can eat them. Edible flowers make a beautiful and tasty addition to a summer table.  The key to using edible flowers successfully is to serve them very, very fresh.  If your flowers are still sitting in the bag in your fridge, use them ASAP or you’ll end up throwing away wilted, spent blossoms….

Hey what are these curly green things I got today?

Those are garlic scapes! Garlic scapes are the part of the garlic plant that grows above ground. If you look closely when you’re out on a hike, you can see wild garlic scapes growing along the side of the trail. If you were to pull one out of the ground, you’d see a familiar bulb…

Inaugural CSA newsletter!

It’s CSA season again! Welcome all members, new and returning. And thank you for supporting local, sustainable agriculture. Each week you will receive a newsletter on Wednesday that will inform you of what delicious fruits and vegetables to expect at Thursday’s pick-up. The newsletter will also include recipes for that week’s vegetables (note: the radish…