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How to Store Summer Veggies and Greens

As we approach the start of our Summer CSA, we want to make sure our farm members know how to store all their summer veggies. Here’s our guide to keeping those veggies and greens fresh as long as possible! Note: We wash all our greens before packing them, so you can eat them straight from…

Spring Stir Fry

The first time I made this spring stir fry for my family, I had “back-ups” on the table for our youngest three (9 years-old and two 5-year-olds). Much to my surprise, I didn’t need bread or cheese to coax them into this stir fry. It probably helped that I made the sambal optional, simply adding…

How to Simply Dress a Green Salad

The best green salads are dressed so you can taste the greens themselves. Arugula’s spiciness. Mizuna’s tang. Spinach’s sweentess. All of these unique flavors can either be enhanced–or covered up. Of course there’s a time and a place for heavier, creamier dressings, but for my every day side or snack salad, I like to keep…

Eating Guide for Spring Veggies and Greens

Use this spring veggie eating guide to … Choose what to cook according to your time frame. Gain confidence in your cooking. Truly enjoy food that’s not only good for you but tastes incredible too. The most simple way to eat a veggie is to enjoy it raw and unadorned. Dan and I enjoy the…

How to Store Spring Veggies and Greens

As we enter into our Spring CSA, we want to make sure our farm members know how to store all their spring veggies. Here’s our guide to keeping those veggies and greens fresh as long as possible! Note: We wash all our greens before packing them, so you can eat them straight from the bag.…

Ultimate Guide to a Successful Kitchen Garden

Whether you’re gardening to secure a nutritive food source in these uncertain times, to connect with the earth, or to simply get your hands dirty, we want to see you succeed. So we created this guide to help you find success as you plant and maintain your kitchen garden. What is a kitchen garden? A…

Which Costs More? Perkins’ CSA vs. Grocery Store

Do veggies cost more through a CSA share at my local farm or at the grocery store? This is a common question from people considering CSA. When I received this question, I realized I didn’t really know the answer. But I wanted to know. So I came up with a plan. And one of the…

Leeks: Storage and Eating Tips

As we approach the end of our Fall CSA, we get the pleasure of meeting one of our late-season vegetables–the lovely leek, member of the Allium (onion) genus. With a more delicate, subtle flavor, leeks can replace onions in some dishes, but do require a more gentle cooking method. With a lower sugar content, for…

Roasted Sweet Turnips with Thyme

“Japanese ‘salad’ turnips are the most sought after vegetables at my farmers’ market,” writes Deborah Madison in Vegetable Literacy. “This is an entirely different creature than the one imagined by those turnips doubters of my past. These little roots are so crisp and sweet that you can eat them raw with pleasure, simply sprinkled with…

How to Store Caraflex Cabbage

This week our CSA members will receive Caraflex cabbage in their shares. Also known as “conehead” or “arrowhead” cabbage because of its shape, it has thin, sweet leaves, making it ideal for eating raw (like in coleslaw or for wraps). Caraflex also works well in quick-cooking dishes like stir-fry. Store Caraflex the same way you…