Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Spicy Mix, Spinach, Pea Shoots, Sorrel, Lovage and Baby Garlic
Hello there!!! Welcome to Cosmic Apple's 2020 Community Supported Agriculture program. We are excited to start getting veggies out to the People of the Tetons!! We truly hope you are looking forward to tasting fresh grown produce again. If this is your first year being a member, we are so grateful you have chosen to join us. Welcome back to our many returning members! We cherish your support over the years.
The farm is buzzing with energy as we get the first harvest in. I love the energy of the early leafy greens. They are so light and fresh. They grow quickly. We planted the Spicy Mix, Cosmic Mix and spinach on April 30th. These quick crops are the first things to get us going in the spring. After a winter of heavy food, I feel light and quick again when I eat these treats. Sometimes I can taste the sunshine in the leaves and feel my cells realigning to the abundance of summer and all the garden provides.
We want to thank you all for adhering to our covid 19 protocols. I sent out an email with pick up information earlier in the week. Please read and follow. You MUST wear a mask.
We ask you to bear with us this first week. I planned to get more tongs locally, but was unable to obtain them. We have 40 pairs on the way and will have them at the next pick up.
So many things in the world feel different right now. Some feel uncomfortable, some feel like we are shifting towards positive change. I don't want to ignore these big looming issues. I don't have all the words to even address them right now. But I will. I promise. Right now, we are so wrapped up in the logistics of getting 278 people to the correct spot and having the appropriate amount of veggies to meet them with!
Here is a new change that feels embraceable! Lovage. It is a perennial and one of the first things up in the spring. I have been using it in brothy soups with white beans and nettles over rice. Also in salad dressings. It adds a very strong celery and parsley flavor to things. You can also get a lot of miles from great puns like..."I lovage you!" every time you prepare a meal. See our recipe pages (follow the link at the bottom) if you need inspiration for any of the veggies we give out. I have organized them based on the main veggie ingredient. Please send me your favorites as the season goes on. I love updating the recipe bank!
Gratefully, some things have stayed the same! The spring work of planting seeds, selling shares, tilling the fields, tending plant starts, hiring employees, weeding, weeding and weeding were all beautiful grounding traditions as we felt shaken by a new reality.
Our guiding principle at the farm has remained the same: "To grow the best food possible for the People of the Tetons." Knowing you are depending on us always helps us get through the questionable times. Thank you for trusting us to be your farmers this year. We are here if you ever need to give us feedback. Please just reach out. We love growing food for you. We love growing organically and biodynamically! We believe our vegetables will allow you to taste the difference and we hope we live up to our guiding principle.
I also want you to know my prayer for all the seeds we plant, all the veggies we harvest, every share that heads off the farm and every morsel we sell at the markets. This prayer has stayed the same for many years, and still feels relevant : "May this food give people the energy they need to make the world a better place."
So here we are...2020 CSA! Bon appetit!
Farm lunch this week: Pea shoots over rice with peanut sauce (Peanut sauce is on the Bok Choy page...but it works on almost anything!)
Recipe Idea: Lovage and Baby garlic pesto, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Lovage salad dressing for all the greens!
The coolers at your site are stocked with Lifeline cheese and a selection of the beef and pork listed below. If you know you want something, please email me and I will make sure it is in the cooler, reserved for you. I don't send every cut every week, they simply won't all fit!
Beef Available: Tenderloin, New York Steak, Ribeye Steak, Sirloin Steak, Eye of the Round Steak, Round Roast, Sirloin Tip Roast, Flank Roast, Liver, Ground Beef, Patties, Stew, Stir Fry, Kabobs, Hot Dogs and Bratwurst
Pork Available: Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo and Fat
WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
Members get 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1
Jackson Hole Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8-1(Starts 7/11)
Farm to Fork Festival: October 3rd 11-4 Center for the Arts
Questions? Comments? Recipes to share? firstname.lastname@example.org