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How to Recycle Your CSA Box

Howdy members!  just a quick post today about recycling your CSA boxes.  Yes!  They are fully recyclable through the farm.  Please enjoy this video on how to do that from a guy that handles a lot of boxes at the farm – trust me he knows how to flatten a box, in like 10 seconds…

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Parsicles and Other Parsley Musings

While adornment will always be part and parcel for parsley, there are many front and center applications for this amazing herb.  It’s one of those things that when I don’t have it – I’m left wanting it.   With it’s impressive nutritional profile it’s hard to imagine how “celery’s cousin” ended up relegated to the side…

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Focus on Fennel

Fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet with a slight, mild licorice taste, it’s good raw or sliced thin and cooked in olive oil like an onion. Popular in Indian, Italian, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Mediterrean dishes, the variety that we grow at Underwood Family Farms is the culinary version which is characterized by the large…

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Melon Pops

A fun and refreshing way to enjoy melon – kiddos will love it! 2 cups ripe Sharlyn, Galia, Saticoy, French Morning or Ambrosia or any melon, cubed or balls 1 cup full fat coconut milk or heavy cream 2 – 4 T local honey Juice from 1/2 lime Dash of sea salt 1 tsp almond…

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We Got the Beets

Thought I would pass on some storage tips this week and point out a recipe from last March for a beet and tangerine salad that has become a staple in our house. To store beets, trim the greens approximately two inches from the beet as soon as you get your CSA box home, otherwise the…

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Cilantro Chimichurri

If you are not familiar with Chimichurri, it is a delicious and easy to make sauce for vegetables, meat, fish or even served with a French baguette. Chimichurri originated in Argentina and is generally made from parsley,  garlic, onion, olive oil, oregano, and either vinegar, lime or lemon juice. Additional flavorings such as thyme, basil,…

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Squash a Revolt!

It’s our mission to make winter squash lovers out of every one of you and I take this job very seriously, so prepare to surrender yourselves to at least one our super easy simple squash delicacies.  You can fight it, but you won’t win.  Bring us your toughest customers – your meat lovin’ better half…

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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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Cucumbers Impersonating Lemons??

Lemon Cucumbers.  Hybrids or are they just wearing a cheap disguise?  Turns out it’s just a dress up act.  They are a cucumber at the core, a little sweeter and less bitter than their cousins, but no relations to a lemon.  It’s just their shape and coloring that gave way to their moniker. You can…

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Baked Veggie Chips

I still remember my very first Granny Goose taro chip that I tasted when I resided in Hawaii in the mid 80’s.  I was hooked from the first crunch and oh the horror when I eventually returned to the mainland where sadly taro chips were scarce… Recently it seems that veggie chips have exploded in…

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