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What is in a Summer CSA share?

When I signed up for my very first CSA share as a customer back in 2004, I really had no idea what I was getting into.

I was taking a leap of faith based on a paper brochure and a phone conversation with a farmer. 

Maybe you know what I felt like?

Of course, this was back before it was common for most small business to have a website full of more information on their products.

What Your Farmers Do In The Winter + A Fun Recipe

It's December and us veggie farmers must be settling in for a long winter's nap, right?

Nope!  :)  After taking one week off to celebrate the end of the growing season and give Thanksgiving as a family, we are back at the controls of our thriving small farm business excited about the coming next season!

How To Win A Farm Fresh Thanksgiving Veggie Basket

UPDATE:  We have a winner!  Barbara M. was randomly chosen as the winner out of 194 people who entered! 

Thank you so much for participating this year!

 


Thanksgiving is just around the corner... 

And this year, things might look a little different from normal Thanksgiving.  But, one thing I do know is that eating healthy while relaxing with immediate family is on my mind.  And yours, too, I bet!

We can help with that!

How To Make Your Own Green Smoothie

A smoothie that’s green? What?

I’m sure it sounds different, but hear me out!

These things are hugely popular right now.  Here's why:

  1. They're really easy to make!
  2. They taste amazing!
  3.  And they help you get more greens into your diet than you otherwise could with just eating salads.

Now, don’t think I’m the expert on these… haha, oh no!

How I Overcome My Biggest Challenge to Using Fresh Garlic

Garlic is so good for you, right?

We're all told about it's health promoting properties, helping your immune system be strong.

And it makes everything taste so much better, right?

Mmmm garlic + bread, garlic + stir-fry veggies, garlic + soup, etc.  The list is endless!

Yes, yes, we all know all these things. But the thing is that I have to admit about garlic is that using it is a pain.

Three Easy Recipes That Will Have You Loving Beets

Have you ever said,

I just can’t find a way to love beets”?

Over the past over a decade, I have heard so many people say this.

For some reason an innocent dark, staining root vegetable strikes fear in otherwise adventuresome veggie lovers. But, why?

Maybe because you haven’t found an easy go-to delicious way to prepare them...

Or all you've had before is canned beets...

How To Make Hummus Out Of Fresh Veggies

I recently made a roasted carrot hummus dip and shared it with friends. This was their reaction:

“Whoa, that is really good! I want to make that!” 

It was an unexpected hit!  

So I thought I’d share the technique with you here, too!

Because, you can make different kinds of hummus that are loaded with veggies themselves!

It's a game changer.  No more store bought hummus.

How To Make Your Own Sauerkraut or Kimchi

Something you may not know about me is that I teach classes.

(Nope, not school classes.  Don't worry, haha!)

I teach classes on food in the community. 

Eating more veggies.  Fermentation.  Kombucha and Kefir.  Things like that.  

I've been doing it for over 10 years.  And I love it.

What is in the Winter CSA?

It’s warm August and you’re spending time in the lake, in the kayak, and outside picking berries… Winter is the furthest thing from your mind.

Everywhere you go, people are talking about the heat and humidity. You join in, but you have a nagging feeling in the back of your mind reminding you that soon things will change. Soon enough we’ll all be complaining about the cold and snow.

How to Take the Bite Out of Radishes and Love Them

“Radishes are too spicy for me!”

I hear this all the time from friends, family, and CSA members.

Is that you, too?

Well, I have got a secret to tell you.

You can still love radishes because of this trick I’m about to share with you.

And while I don’t mind their “bite”, once I tried them this way, I eat way more radishes and enjoy them more!

Give it a try…

 

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