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CSA week 2

Posted 6/13/2011 7:04am by Gregg Keckler.
Dear CSA,
  This week's shares will include asparagus, French radishes, spring onions, lettuce mix, sugar snap peas/snow peas, strawberries, sweet cherries.

     This is the last week of asparagus. 
     The French radishes are much milder than the round red ones.  Slice them in salad, roast them in the oven.  Treat them as a potato and prepare them for kabobs on the grill. 
     Use spring onions with everything.  They are great steamed with peas. 
     Lettuce is fresh.  The cooler weather will help extend the lettuce season. 
     Peas -You will get either sugar snap peas or snow peas this week.  The sugar snap pea is a full  pod pea.  Both the pods and the peas are edible.  Be sure to string both sides of the pod before steaming.  Snow peas are the flat pod type - great for stir fries or raw in salads.  

If you don't cook your food everything this week can be eaten raw- as is!

   Strawberries - last week. Still very sweet.  
   Cherries - Early light and dark sweet cherries.  Delicious - Eat as is - don't forget the pit!

  We do our best to get the produce to you as fresh as possible.  When the days are extremely hot (like last week)  this can be difficult.  remember that it takes us about 2 - 2 1/2 hours get the things to you and then if they sit at market for several hours before you pick them up or they sit at your drop site for a while before you get them, they will need tender loving care and kindness.

   We have just a bit of rhubarb and apples left after last week's deliveries.  You can purchase these as extras this week. 

Rhubarb $2.00/bunch- bunch is about 1/2 lb
Apples (Pink Lady)  $3.00/six apples

We are adding pork to the extras list.  This is our own pork.  We have them outside on grass, bramble, and among the trees. They LOVE to eat acorns.  The hogs were fed some hormone-free corn to supplement their diet.  The sausages are delicious on the grill. Very mild, not too spicy.

   The sweet pork bologna is our own recipe.  We get the butcher to do it just for us.  We love this bologna.  It is fully cooked, ready to eat and very soft texture - not a lot of chewing required.

Please remember to return your boxes and coolers this week. 

Have a great fresh food adventure this week! 

Gregg and Louise Keckler - Orchard Country Produce