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On the menu this week: April 22, 2013

The last of the winter spinach - and a healthy crop of nutgrass :(

The last of the winter spinach – and a healthy crop of nutgrass :(

Well, this was it – the last 2013 late winter/early spring veggie delivery. We will take a few weeks off while warm weather crops are getting ready – then we will be calling subscribers to get going again for the summer delivery season!

One of my chores this week will be pulling the rest of this spinach row, harvesting the leaves, throwing the rest to the chickens – then waging war on the nutgrass so that bed can be planted for summer.

On the menu this week: April 22, 2013

Green Onions

Lettuce ‘Buttercrunch’ and ‘Parris Island Cos’

Spinach

Chard ‘Sunshine Mix’

Kale ‘Rainbow Lacinato’

Farm fresh eggs – double

Cilantro

 

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On the menu this week: April 8, 2013

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my own mix of swiss chard – I call it ‘Sunshine Mix’

 

On the menu this week: April 8, 2013

  • Green Onions

  • Lettuce ‘Buttercrunch’ and ‘Parris Island Cos’

  • Spinach 

  • Chard ‘Sunshine Mix’

  • Kale ‘Rainbow Lacinato’

  • New Potatoes ‘Yukon Gold’ 

  • Farm fresh eggs

  • Baby beets and beet greens

  • Cilantro

some veggie bags ready to go out on April 8,2013

some veggie bags ready to go out on April 8,2013

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On the menu this week: April 1, 2013

new potatoes and lettuce

new potatoes and lettuce

On the menu this week – April 1, 2013

Green Onions

Lettuce ‘Buttercrunch’ and ‘Parris Island Cos’

Spinach

Chard ‘Sunshine Mix’

Kale ‘Rainbow Lacinato’

New Potatoes ‘Yukon Gold’ and ‘Red Pontiac’

Farm fresh eggs

Baby beets and beet greens

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On the menu this week: March 25, 2013

this week's veggie bags

this week’s veggie bags

On the menu this week: March 25, 2013, and Sauteed Baby Beet Greens

  • Green Onions

  • Lettuce ‘Buttercrunch’

  • Cauliflower 

  • Chard ‘Sunshine Mix’

  • Kale ‘Rainbow Lacinato’

  • Baby Beet Greens

  • New Potatoes ‘Yukon Gold’ and ‘Red Pontiac’

  • Farm fresh eggs

Sautéed Baby Beet Greens

The baby beet greens are washed and ready to use – sauté as in the recipe below or enjoy fresh in salad.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 t olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 handfuls (6 oz) baby beet greens (beet tops)
  • 1 t balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 t sea salt, finely ground
  • 1/2 t fresh cracked black pepper

METHOD

1 Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.

2 Add garlic and beet greens and cook for about two minutes (just until wilted), stirring to ensure even cooking.

3 Add vinegar, salt and pepper and cook for one minute more.

This recipe is from the blog The Root Cellar’s Garden

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On the menu this week: March 18, 2013

Here's what is in the bag on Monday, March 18, 2013.

Here’s what is in the bag on Monday, March 18, 2013.

On the menu this week: March 18, 2013

Farm Fresh Eggs

Green Onions

Lettuce ‘Red Sails’

Broccoli

Chard

Kale ‘Rainbow Lacinato’

Bok Choy

Spinach

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On the menu this week: March 11, 2013

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gorgeous pink Italian lettuce ‘Ciucca’ growing in the Sunshine for Dinner high tunnel

 

First veggie delivery of 2013!

So amazing! Today is our first veggie delivery from our new high tunnel/hoop house – we picked some delicious and healthful veggies for our customers. If you haven’t had a call from me about getting some veggies – don’t panic! These early harvests will be limited until we get a better feel for how the crops will recover and how much we will be able to pick each week. I can’t rely on the farmer’s markets to make up the difference or to add variety, as there aren’t many vendors selling right now. So everything in the bag needs to come from Sunshine for Dinner.  As the weather warms, the gardens will be growing faster and I will be able to add more families to my delivery list. So sooner or later, I will be calling.

 

chard

chard

 

March 11, 2013    What’s in the bag this week?

Farm Fresh Eggs

Green Onions

Lettuce ‘Red Sails’

Broccoli

Chard

Kale ‘Rainbow Lacinato’

Bok Choy

Spinach

 

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bok choy

 

 

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