Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Spinach, Baby Kale, Pea Shoots, Green Onion, Lovage and Chives
Welcome! We are so thrilled to begin this season of veggie distribution. We hope the food we grow nourishes you. We hope this food creates meals to share with your loved ones. We hope your body remembers what real flavor is after a long winter! And our favorite...We hope this food gives you the energy to make the world a better place.
I ate my first plate of Cosmic Mix on Monday at lunch. Dang, I missed that stuff! It is tender, sweet and tastes alive! This spinach crop is gorgeous and plentiful. Spinach thrives in cool wet weather...and the Tetons provide! Most years by the time we start the CSA the chives are too far gone, but they are perfect right now. The flowers are edible and the purple adds such a fun splash of color to dishes. The green onions, planted last fall, are such a treat in the spring. And baby kale, pea shoots and lovage! What a great first share!
This is always a really exciting week on the farm. We love seeing you all again and meeting new CSA members. We love having fresh things to eat again too. Jed and I are remembering all the tasks involved in getting a share out the door. Our employees are being trained on the fly. There is no real warm up to the first share. We just have to jump in and be ready to navigate all this week has to offer. Please reach out if you need to communicate about anything!
I will send out a weekly newsletter every morning of your share pick up day. This is my medium for getting important farm info to you, sharing recipes and rambling about farm life. If you are not sure what to do with a particular veggie or need inspiration, follow the link below to our recipe bank. Please send us any recipes you find that you want to share, I'll add them! Below the link are some ideas about how I am using the veggies at the farm each week and some recipes I like to make for our family.
Currently I am out of storage space for egg cartons! Please resist the temptation to bring them unless they have our label on them. I will rotate eggs around to each delivery site as we have them. The chickens are laying well right now but they slow down as the summer progresses.
WE NEED SOME SITE HOSTS! If you know any friendly folks who want to work with the best customers ever, send them our way. Site host get a half a share in exchange for helping at our distribution points. We are looking for one on Thursdays at the farm in Victor and one in downtown Jackson also on Thursdays.
We are happy to report we have revamped our volunteer program! If you (or someone you know!) is curious about high altitude gardening becoming a garden helper may be just right. We are only asking folks to commit to 1 morning a week for one month, that's 20-25 hours a month! It feels really good to have volunteers back on the farm, we missed them!! Lunch is provided! Follow the link below to check it out!
Lunch this Week: Burritos with sautéed baby kale and pea shoots and Creamy Lovage dressing
Recipe Ideas: Lovage pesto (I skip the basil in the recipe) this is so yummy on a grilled cheese with wilted baby kale, spinach artichoke dip, Sprinkle minced chives on everything this week, scrambled eggs, sandwiches and dinner!
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!
Lifeline Beef Available: Ground Beef, Patties and Stew Meat
Pork Available: Grandpa's Sausage, Breakfast Sausage, Pork Chops, Shoulder Roast, Neck Bones (make the real deal Ramen!), Fat, Spare Ribs, Country Ribs, Hock and Tenderloin
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 10% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1
JH Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8-12
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7
Questions? Comments? Recipes to share? firstname.lastname@example.org