Waxed Cardboard Boxes:
The small size plastic totes are no longer manufactured so we have started using waxed cardboard boxes for the small size CSA box. These boxes are 100% re-usable so please return them with your next pick up.
Various CSA pick up sites are given an exchange box, usually an unwaxed, white cardboard box, but can sometimes be in a plastic tote. The exchange box will always be in a different type box than the CSA. Please look carefully as some subscribers are taking home the wrong box. Just a friendly reminder that the exchange limit is 2 items.
CSA Renewal Bonus:
Want to get a FREE CSA box every time you renew? If you select a 12 box subscription, you get a FREE box added to your schedule. Just our way of saying thanks.
Would you like a $10.00+ discount off your next order? Anytime you refer someone to the CSA program, you get $10.00 added to your online cash account. This will automatically be applied towards your next order. Make sure the referral provides your name at time of checkout.
Aphids and Kale:
The unseasonably warm weather is stirring up the bugs so you may find aphids on the kale. Although aphids are totally edible, I don’t believe most of us are ready for insect food. The method I use with fairly good success is to place the kale in a bowl of cold water with a cup of white vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes then rinse well and spin dry. This will not remove all the aphids, however, it will remove a vast majority.
lettuce, Swiss chard, spinach, sorrel, kohlrabi, sugar snap peas, mizuna, broccolini, avocados, apples, tangerines
lettuce, kohlrabi, spinach, arugula, kale, lemons, tangerines
Polenta With Swiss Chard And White Beans
Resembling spinach in shape, sorrel leaves range in color from pale to dark green. It has a refreshing, slightly lemony taste and has grown wild for centuries throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. It’s frequently used in French cooking.