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Garlic Scapes: Storage and Cooking Tips

Garlic harvest is coming soon to the farm! How do we know this? Our hardneck garlic plants are sending up their flower stalks, known as garlic scapes. In order to encourage the garlic plant to put all its energy into growing an amazing garlic bulb instead of its flower, we remove the scapes from the…

Simple Steamed Beets

This week our Spring CSA members receive their first round of beets, and what a bounty of beets it is! At distribution on Monday, plenty of folks had plans for this delicious root crop, but the most common question I received was this: What am I supposed to do with these beets? So we’re starting…

How to Store Beets and Beet Greens

There are many things to love about root veggies, and here’s one of my favorites: roots with their greens is like a two-for-one deal! That’s right, beet greens are edible and delicious and oh-so-good for you. To make sure you get in on all this goodness, however, you need to store them properly. Beets should…

5 Ways I’ve Eaten Scallions This Past Week

Yesterday at distribution, two farm members–at separate times–asked what to do with the weekly scallions they received in their CSA share. I gave them some ideas, but their question got me thinking–how many other farm members are feeling the same way? Are scallions one of those veggies that sit in your fridge week after week,…

Marinara Baked Rotini with Fresh Spinach and Arugula

A couple weeks ago I made dinner for the fam before heading to yoga class. I left a hot skillet of baked rotini and bowls of sweet, fresh spinach and spicy arugula on the table before heading out the door. Before this yoga-night dinner, I’d made variations of baked pasta many times before, with decent…

How to Store Fresh Herbs in the Fridge

This week our Spring CSA members are receiving their first round of fresh herbs: chives, cilantro, and oregano. Yay! Cooking with fresh herbs adds an enticing layer of flavor to everything from guacamole (cilantro), an omelette (chives), and chili (oregano). But to cook with fresh herbs, you have to keep them fresh until you’re ready…

Simple Sautéed Asparagus

My first asparagus meal of the spring is traditionally simple. Later, after asparagus turns from early-season delicacy to just another day with asparagus, I’ll add fresh Parmesan or goat cheese, bacon or prosciutto. But for this first time, all I need is my cast iron skillet, butter and/or olive oil, finishing salt, and freshly ground…

Storing Greens to Keep Them Fresh and Tasty

So you just walked in the door after picking up your veggies from distribution. Because it’s spring or fall, your box is FULL of gorgeous, fresh salad spinach, arugula, kale, salad greens, head lettuce, beet greens (and the list goes on!). What’s the best way to store these greens so that they last? Step 1:…

6 Tips For Making the Most of Your CSA Share

We love growing veggies–and we love when YOU love to eat your veggies! These tips will help you enjoy all those delicious veggies that will be in your CSA share each week. Know what’s coming in your share. Every Thursday, I will let you know what’s going to be in next week’s CSA share. I’ll…

Roasted Carrots and Greens

With our last week of this season’s CSA at hand and the holiday season just around the corner, I want to leave you with a simple recipe you could serve at your Thanksgiving dinner.  Or you could just make this tonight because it’s cozy and nourishing and pretty much perfect for a brisk fall night. Start by placing a…