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CSA Week 4 2017

Dear <<First Name>>,

This week is WEEK B. Full Shares and Half Share ‘B’ pickup this week. Half Share A picks up next week.

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Three Great Recipes – Fresh Shoots PastaCreamy Beet Salad, and Chard Pizza!

If you missed it last week, Collard Wraps are all the rage right now! There’s a great recipe in the last newsletter.

And Radish haters can use up those spicy little orbs in Jess’ new recipe: Spring Couscous!

It’s getting hotter but the rain ain’t slowing down! But we have carrots and zucchini this week, so things are looking up!

In the Share this Week:

Garlic Scapes
Beets
Zucchini
Carrots
Chard OR Collards
Bunching Onions
Head Lettuce
Radish
Herbs

Carrots are here! The second planting is now ready which means non-stop carrots from now on. “Phew” say the farmers at the farm with carrots in the logo!

Radishes again??!! Some of you love them snazzy and spicy globes, though we’re sure some of you out there may not be so hot on them. So we’re packing extra kale in each trade box, as well as other goodies. Check out Jess’ new recipe above for more radish-y inspiration!
I guess our soil here grows some good squash, because we have another bumper yield of squash foliage and flowers this year. Hopefully the big plants can resist the advances of the cucumber beetle, as bug pressure is pretty high this year!
Danny’s rocking the pack shed yet again. He won’t be in Westboro again this week (boo) so he can get home early for the baby (yay), but Robin will hopefully make do for this week anyway.
Who’s happier than all you CSA members AND us farmers about carrots being ready? A certain jr. farmer expresses her delight at the orange development.
The zone in between the caterpillar tunnels really benefits from added heat and reduced windiness. Jess has planted 4 varieties of mint that she uses in fragrant bouquets, and which you’ll see in the CSA in coming weeks!
Sprout is back from the vet’s with a whole life of not having puppies ahead of her. We”d like it if she also mellows out a bit, and the fact that she’s not pouncing on Frances the cat as he saunters by gives us hope.
The kale patch. Looking good there, kale patch.

Spring Couscous

Spring Couscous
 
This is a variation of a recipe I make inspired by traditional tomato couscous. I use millet instead of couscous, which ends up having the same texture but is higher in protein. Millet takes longer to prepare than couscous (you boil , but still pretty fast. Either one will work.
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Ingredients
  • • 2 cups of cooked couscous (or millet)
  • • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • • sea salt
  • • freshly ground black pepper
  • • 3-4 green onions diced
  • • 1-2 cup of diced fresh spring roots (carrots/beets/radishes)
  • • a couple sprigs of fresh mint, chopped
  • • 1. bunch of fresh parsley or cilantro
  • • 1 cup of thinly sliced and massaged kale/collards/chard,
  • • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds
  • • ½ cup of toasted sunflower seeds
  • • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • • ½ unwaxed, organic lemon , zest and juice from
  • • 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Mix all the above ingredients in a big bowl. Adust to taste*
  2. * When cooking, recipes should be a guide. If you find it needs a little more lemon juice or cumin or olive oil etc. please feel free to add it!
 

Flower Assistant needed!

We are looking for a part-time cut flower assistant!!

Tasks will include washing buckets, harvesting (early mornings), planting, weeding, delivering and some designing. Floral design experience would be great, but not required. Artistic flare and ability to learn quickly is a must.

Candidate must also have the ability to work quickly. Must be adaptable and observant.

 

 

Our preference is to hire someone local and part-time, but we will consider a full-time position.  We do have accommodation on farm

Start : ASAP

Wage: $11.25/h

Hours: 16-20H/week (may vary slightly week to week)

to apply, send resume with references to jess@rootsandshootsfarm.com

 

 

Baby Fiona

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