CSA Side Notes

Killer Farm Tomatoes Attack

The Heirlooms vs The Hybrids What is all the recent hype surrounding heirloom tomatoes? What is the difference between a heirloom and a hybrid tomato? Are heirloom tomatoes any better for you than the more typical “commercial” varieties?  We are going to answer these questions by examining our mild mannered friendly fruit,  Solanum lycopersicum. From…

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Summer Produce Storage Tips

Many members have been asking for advice on the best way to store their CSA produce, we did a post on storing salad/greens; here are some additional ideas and thoughts for the summer produce. There may be environmental and/or health considerations that some of you may have with using certain materials to store your produce.…

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Thanksgiving in the Box – 2012

Wishing all of our CSA and farm families a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! We started this tradition last year offering recipes or links to recipes that use the produce offered in this week’s CSA box. Enjoy! (Arugula, Red Leaf Lettuce, Avocado, French Radish) Arugula Bacon Basil Salad 1 bunch of Arugula (torn)1 head of Red…

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Persnickety Persimmon

My first experience with a persimmon that I received in my box was not pleasant. I was anxious to try this exotic little wonder and when I pressed on the flesh, it seemed to give a little. I double checked my sources, and found that one can eat them fresh picked or ripened for a…

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May – Food and Beer Pairing

Beer: Mission St. Brown ale (5.7%) Brewery: Steinhaus Brewing Co. (Firestone Walker) Style: American Brown Serving: Pint Glass or Mug @ 45°- 50° Aroma: Hints of sweet chocolate, caramel with toasted nuts are typical of this style. Some American browns have pronounced hop aromas especially if they are dry hopped. Appearance: Pours clear brown to…

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