Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Variation on a Theme

Here we are - most of the fields are now planned.  The calendar is being laid out for the season.  Seed orders are being placed. 

It is time to promote our CSA to those who may have interest.

Let us begin by telling everyone what we intend to grow this season!

arugula, mustard greens, lettuce, spinach, radish, collard greens, swiss chard, kale, pok choi, chinese cabbage, cabbage, amaranth, kohlrabi, turnip, carrot, beet, rutabaga, melon, watermelon, basil, pepper, eggplant, hot pepper, dry beans, eggplant, green beans, snap peas, snow peas, cucumbers, okra, pie pumpkins, winter squash, summer squash, zucchini, garlic, onion, leeks, potato, tomato, broccoli, cauliflower, romanesco, brussels sprouts, daikon, wax beans, rosemary, sage, marjoram and maybe some other things I've forgotten on this list...

This is one of the best reasons to join the CSA.  There is a lot of variety coming your way during the season.  And, every year, we get better and better at doing this.  Part of the issue is gathering the tools needed to succeed, but most of it is simply the fact that we continue to learn more about what it takes to succeed.  We don't stand still and we don't give up. 

But, the variety doesn't stop there!  We have worked hard to identify some of the tastiest varieties of these vegetables.  Don't think you like beets?  Then you need to try Chioggia.  And, you've got to join just to try the Jade green beans.  Who says gourmet taste has to be small and expensive?   A Costata Romanesco  has a light, nutty taste that will change your mind about zucchini.  And, the Black Krim tomatoes....  you may consider having a T instead of a BLT.  Except, you might consider having some Pablo lettuce for the L.  And, very few people are able to say no to bacon.  If you haven't had spinach from the farm, you don't know what it's supposed to taste like.  It's hard not to mention all of the converts who love the pale True Lemon and Boothby's Blonde cucumbers.  Let us convince you that a Rosa Bianca eggplant really does taste alot like a portabello.  Consider kale sauteed in garlic from our farm.  Or, if you don't like stirfry, try a zuppa tuscano with the kale. 

Are you hungry yet?  If you are, now is the time to tell us you are hungry for produce!  We still have room for you.

1 comment:

  1. Nancy Magnall8:35 PM

    OK. You convinced me. My agreement and check will be in the mail tomorrow :)


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