CSA for the week of August 14th/August 18th

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back! Thank you to those who made it out to our open house.  We got a lot of planting and weeding done over the break.  Will has been running things solo for the past couple of days since Hannah ended up in the ER with a bad hand injury.  While using a brand new vegetable slicing mandoline for her birthday, her hand slipped and she hurt herself pretty bad and has a hand full of stitches and a long road to full use of her hand.  She can pretty much only use her left hand and she is right handed so it has made things challenging for us for farm work and home life.

If you have a box buddy and are confused about the break, the person who’s week was skipped for the break should pick up tonight.

Tonight’s share (a little small this week-August’s shares tend to be the smallest but due to our summer fields flooding earlier this year it is exceptionally small):

Golden Beets
Bunch Russian Kale
Bunch Basil
2 Sweet Peppers
1 Eggplant
Bunch Parsley

Some recipes to inspire you this week:

Golden Beet and Herb Risotto

-5 c. vegetable stock

-3 T. olive oil

-1/2 c. finely diced onion

-1 1/2 c. Arborio rice

-1/2 c. dry white wine

-2 T. chopped fresh parsley

-2 T. chopped fresh basil

-2-3 medium gold beets, peeled & grated (about 2 cups)

-Beet greens washed & chopped

-2 -3 c. gold chard, finely chopped

-Salt & pepper

-1 lemon, grated zest & juice

-1 T. butter

-1/2 c. Parmesan

Bring stock to a simmer on stove. Heat the olive oil in a wide pot, add

the onion, and cook over medium heat 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the rice, stir to coat it well, and cook for 1 minute. Add the wine

and simmer until it’s absorbed, then stir in the parsley, the basil, the

grated beets, and chard.

Add 2 cups of stock, cover, and cook at a fast simmer until the stock is

Begin adding the remaining stock in 1/2 cup increments, stirring

constantly until each addition is absorbed before adding the next.

When you have 1 cup of stock left, add the beet greens.

When all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente, add the butter

and Parmesan.

Add salt and pepper, to taste.  Stir in the lemon zest and juice, to taste.

Top with chopped parsley & a chiffonade of fresh basil Enjoy!

From vegenista.com who adapted it from a CSA recipe of Suzie’s Farm

in San Diego County.


Kale and Olive Oil mashed Potatoes
sea salt
3 pounds potatoes

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch kale, large stems stripped and discarded, leaves chopped finely
1/2+ cup warm milk or cream
freshly ground black pepper
5 scallions, white and tender green parts, chopped
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, for garnish (opt)
fried shallots, for garnish (optional)


Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Add a pinch of salt. Bring the water to a boil and continue boiling for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.


Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, chopped kale, a big pinch of salt, and saute just until tender – about a minute. Set aside.


Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or fork. Slowly stir in the milk a few big splashes at a time. You are after a thick, creamy texture, so if your potatoes are on the dry side keep adding milk until the texture is right. Season with salt and pepper.


Dump the kale on top of the potatoes and give a quick stir. Transfer to a serving bowl, make a well in the center of the potatoes and pour the remaining olive oil. Sprinkle with the scallions, Parmesan cheese, and shallots.


Serves 6.



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