Sunday, May 15, 2016

2016 Week 2 - Starring Strawberries

New this week -- Strawberries and Spinach. Yes!

Strawberries are finally here. I think it's safe to assume you don't need any serving suggestions for strawberries. What is your favorite way to eat your berries? Do they even make it home from the farm?

Spinach is loving this cooler weather. This spinach was grown by Michael Catalano in Mannington Township. We try every year to grow our own spinach and we continue to fail miserably. Eric is mildly frustrated by this perpetual failure, yet determined to figure it out someday. Mike Catalano always have the most beautiful spinach fields. Machines harvest most of their crop and its sent off to be packed and frozen. We hand harvested this from the edges of the field where the harvesters won't be able to reach. Throw it in your morning smoothie, or eggs, saute it for dinner or add it to your soup. 

I hate to complain about the weather, but I'm so done with cold, cloudy days. The cold has completely stopped most crops from growing. We're trying to be thankful for the cool weather and see it as an opportunity to catch up on some prep work before the crops command our full attention.

It was so very good to see you all this week.  We're thankful for each of you. Your enthusiasm for fresh local food is so energizing to us. We're glad to have the opportunity to serve this community of conscientious eaters.

Recipes to try:
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Spinach Egg Bake

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