Welcome to the harvest! We've been busy planting seeds and seedlings this Spring, and we're so happy that it's time to start sharing the bounty with you all. The farmshare this week is full of tasty, fresh greens that we think you'll really enjoy. Here's the list of what you'll be receiving today:
-Mixed Greens (a mix of red mustard, green mustard, Chinese cabbage, pac choi, and tatsoi)
-Parsley, Mint, Oregano
For this weeks protein, you will be getting a beautiful 4-pack of bone-in pork chops. These chops are from pigs raised right here at our home on natural forages, grain, milk and finished on apple pomace from the fine folks at Nine Pin Cider. Cut to include portions from the loin, tenderloin and ribs, these should be pretty special chops! And as a thank you for your membership, we'll be sharing a Chicken Pot Pie with you as well. Our poultry processor, Morning Star Poultry, also operates a bakery where they make delicious pot pies with all natural and strictly GMO free ingredients - of course, these pies are made with our own pasture-raised chicken. We really like them (especially our hungry teenagers) and we think you will too.
Some ideas to try with this week's ingredients: we like to grill chops like these on a slow, indirect heat after they've had a chance to soak up a nice dry rub - we really like this recipe that comes originally from the famous Dinosaur Barbecue in Syracuse. We also enjoy this recipe for Garlic Pac Choi - you can substitute some chopped scapes for the garlic. And while we're on the topic of garlic scapes, here's a great article with 10 ways to prepare this special, seasonal treat. Don't forget that those radishes also have tasty tops - here's a good recipe for Radish Greens Pesto that you may enjoy. If Please let us know what other ideas you find, and we'll happily share them with everyone.
Thanks so much for joining us for this year's CSA!
-Mark, Diana, Eva and Noah