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CSA Week #5 - 6/20

Posted 6/20/2017 6:19pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hey hey hey CSA members! 

Welcome to your last week of the spring CSA share!

We hope you have enjoyed your boxes filled with fresh produce every week and we want to tell you how much we appreciate your support this spring. The CSA is a big boost for us and an integral part of the farm. THANK YOU for being a part of that. 

It would be great to see you over the summer. Here is where we'll be and the hours:

White Barn Farmstand - Route 1A in Wrentham (458 South Street)

Open 10-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Medfield Farmer's Market - located at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church at 26 North Street in Medfield Town Center on Thursdays from 2-6:30 p.m.! 

Keep in mind that you can get your Summer CSA card at any point if you don't already have one. The deal is that if you put a minimum of $200 on it, you get a 5% bonus. For more information and to sign up, you can click here

And it isn't too soon to sign up for the Fall and Winter boxed CSAs! Details and dates here

Okay, now on to your boxes!!

Here's a look at what's in your share this week: 

  • Hakurei turnips
  • Frisée 
  • Deep purple scallions
  • Gnome cabbage
  • Snap peas
  • Dill
  • Lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Garlic Scapes 
  • Beets

If you've never had frisée before, now's your chance! It is a bitter (in a really good way!) green that is delicious paired with a fruit - maybe some in season strawberries! Add roasted beets, goat cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette and enjoy! 

This week there are enough garlic scapes in your boxes to make a pesto! And keep in mind that there won't be another garlic product until the bulbs are harvested later this summer, so it's the perfect opportunity to freeze some for later! We also put scapes on our Facebook page today and there are some great ideas for recipes already floating around. Check it out

Speaking of freezing, you can also store your extra dill in the freezer (if you've got any left). Wash the dill with cold water and let dry. Then place on a cookie sheet and in the freezer for a couple hours, until frozen. Store them in a ziploc freezer bag until you are ready to use in your recipes throughout the summer! 

As for now, a great recipe for that fresh dill is one for Lemon Dill Sauce which is delicious served over roasted or grilled fish which you can grab at Jordan Brothers Seafood at the stand! 

Those snap peas - let's be real, you'll never get them home. We dare you. ;)

Gnome cabbage is that pointy looking cabbage in your share box - clearly where it gets it's name! It's great in a slaw - Try this recipe for Cabbage Beet Slaw

Hakurei turnips add an extra nice crisp to a stir-fry. Use your favorite stir-fry recipe and add them in along with some scallions and chopped up garlic scapes. 

We hope you enjoy your last share! Stay in touch and let us know what you are doing with all of your summer produce this season!