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2010 CSA Week 1

Posted 5/31/2010 8:03am by Gregg Keckler.
Dear Shareholders,

   We have planted out almost everything from the greenhouse.  Things look great this year!  This certain red lettuce actually looks so good that the rabbits will not let it alone.  The peas have flowers, so next week hopefully we will have snow peas.  We have a few sugar snap peas already.

   If you have never cooked with rhubarb, here is a simple way to prepare it.  Chop the stalk into 1 in. chunks.  Cook in a pot wil a little bit of water until the rhubarb is soft.  You can add strwberries if you want a bit of color and sweetness.  After it is stewed, you can add sugar or honey to taste.  I love to eat it just like this.  Some folks eat it with a biscuit, use over ice cream, or crumble oatmeal, brown sugar, flour and butter for crumbs. and sprinkle over stewed rhubarb.
    Don't forget that you can eat the bulbs and the stalks of spring onions. (Geat in salads, soups, with pasta or potatoes)  Let me know if you have trouble figuring out what to do with anything.

       This week's share will include:  strwberries, apples, radishes, spring onions, lettuce heads/salad mix, rhubarb, asparagus.

     We had a steer butchered on May 20, but it isn't quite frozen yet, so if you ordered any steaks, you may not get them until week 2.  We have ground beef in one and half pound packs.  If you order ground beef you will get these packs.  Ed Breckenbill is out of smoked sharp cheddar right now, but we will get some the next time we order.
   Please return all berry cartons, egg cartons, jars, etc (even rubber bands are helpful).  You can wait until you empty the containers and then return them.

    Rmember th drop offs:  Gangplank Marina - Tuesday very early
                                       DOT - Tueaday 7:30am-2:00pm
                                       Columbia - Thursday 2-6 pm East Columbia Library, Cradlerock Way
                                       Westminster - Saturday 8-12noon downtown Westminster
                                       Gaithersburg - Saturday 7:30am-1:00pm 128 Goucher Terrace
                                       Bethesda - Saturday 9-1pm Cedar La U U Church

  Wednesday drop offs:  NGS- drop off 12:15pm
                                   NLC - drop off 12:45pm
                                   826 25th St NW - 1:10pm
                                   Calvert Foundation - 1:40pm
                                   NIH 5635 Fisher Lane - 2:15pm
This is our hopeful time schedule.  After the first week we will see how things go and make changes if needed. 

Looking forward to see everyone this week! 
Gregg and Louise Keckler - Orchard Country produce