It’s Liz from the crew, excited to be back for another year. I get the lucky job of filling your CSA bins each week, and every once in awhile I’ll check in on the blog — though you’ll hear from one of us on the crew each week.
It’s the start of the season, and although it seems surprisingly summer-like outside, our produce is still reeling from 6″ of snow a few weeks ago (remember that?). So! What we have in your bins are a bunch of survivors — hearty stir fry mix, spinach, scallions and so on. As the season progresses and the snow recedes, your bins will look more and more full. I can’t wait for the days of beans, peas, tomatoes, squash and eggplant!
Bin pick-ups are in Joseph at Beth’s house: 703 S. East Street in the garage from 5-7 p.m. and in Enterprise at the Farmers’ Market anytime between 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Any remaining bins in Enterprise will go to the drop site at Dana & Troy Nave’s house at 403 E. North Street. We can’t guarantee refrigeration (or protection from frost) so picking them up quickly is best.
In the meantime, we’re in the swing of the season! Plants are going in the ground, we’re hard at work on our new hoophouse — a gargantuan structure at 20’x96′ and a whopping 14′ tall at its peak — and we’re already well versed in weeding. If you’d like to join us for an afternoon, come next Wednesday, 6/12, for a planting party! We’ll have snacks + beverages from 3-6 p.m., and we’d love for you to help us get our flower starts in the ground.
WHAT’S IN YOUR BIN?
1# Stir Fry Mix
.5# Stir Fry Mix
3/4 to 1 cup Macadamia Nut Oil
1 cup loosely packed Cilantro
1/2 cup chopped Scallions
1/2 cup unsalted Macadamia Nuts
3 Tbls chopped fresh Ginger
1 Tbls chopped fresh Garlic
Juice of 1 Lemon
Zest of 1 Lemon
Salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender, blend to pesto consistency. Add oil as needed. Add salt to taste.
Asian Greens with Garlic Sauce
1# Bok Choi and/or Stir Fry Mix
1 Tbls Peanut Oil
2 Tbls coarsely chopped Garlic
2 Tbls Soy Sauce
Blanch greens in boiling water for 1 minute or until desired tenderness. Drain and set aside on a plate.
Heat oil in a wok or skillet on medium-high heat.
Add garlic and cook until lightly browned, 1-2 minutes.
Add soy sauce and 1 Tbls water, cook for one minute.
Pour over greens and serve.