Saturday, June 2, 2018

2018. Week 4

What a week! It got hot, it got humid.  Which is not good weather for strawberries.  We are squeaking out another week of berries, barely.  I am so bummed we had to cancel the Spring Open House, it is always such a great time to visit with you and show you around the farm.  But Saturday morning the forecast looked ominous.  By 2pm the sky was blue and the sun was shining and I was feeling like we made the wrong call. Blergh! So frustrating!  However, at 5pm the heavens opened  and we got that forecasted downpour along with lightning. Seems like it was the right call after all, but still a bummer to not have you over.

The only new thing I've added this week is kirby pickles. You can use these just like cucumbers, but they are especially great for pickling. Here is a link to a great refrigerator pickle.

Recipe shared by CSA member:

Kale Strawberry Salad
3/4lb Untrimmed kale
2Tbs Olive Oil
1/2 cup Strawberries
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1Tbs Honey
Dash of Salt
1. Wash and dry kale. Remove thick ribs/stems.
2. Cut or rip kale to 1/4 pieces.
3. Add 1Tbs of oil to kale and massage for 2 min to break down the fibers.
4. Add strawberries.
5. Mix together Lemon juice, remaining oil, honey, and salt.
6. Add dressing mixture to kale and strawberries. Mix.
7. Refrigerate until served or eat immediately. You can add orange segments, mangos, apples, raspberries, or blueberries instead or in addition to the strawberries.


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