Monday, June 15, 2015

CSA Reminder: June 17, 2015

"Thanks! Everything was gorgeous and delicious. These were the most beautiful radishes I've ever seen. If there are more to come, include a radish green pesto recipe (w a bit of citrus and sugar) in your next email. It got a rave review from my 6 year old!! The greens were too beautiful to cook or compost!" ~ Amy B.

News from the Farm:  So far, so good...

Emails like the one from Amy make it all worthwhile!   Thank you!  So far, so good this season! 

Fruit Share Starts This Week!

It's been a good season (a few weeks here) for strawberries!  So far. And so good!  This week members who signed up for the fruit share will receive two quarts of hand-picked, hand-sorted strawberries.

Farm Visits

We're working on a schedule of events for farm visits.  In the past, we would send out emails when the crops were ready for picking but members have requested to have some dates in advance.  We're sure there will always be something to pick...even if it's just herbs!  We just won't be able to commit to pea(s)ce... 

Almost Raw Milk -- Ole Mother Hubbert

Rose from Ole Mother Hubbert was written in Mother Earth News with having one of the first new milk pasteurizers in the country. She has a herd of 50 Jersey cows and milks then twice a day.  Then processes the milk in the LiLi pasturizer and bottles it. (The milk is very creamy!)  And the closest thing to raw milk that you can buy legally!  (I think it's more risky these days selling raw milk than drugs!)  Plus, she has eggs from truly free-range chickens!  The flock of chickens was running all around the farm when I went to pick up the milk!

How to Eat Fermented Vegetables & Drink Bone Broth!

Even Scientific American is talking about gut microbiome, Really, my mental health depends on what's in my gut?  The best way to eat fermented vegetables (The Farmhouse Kitchen has awesome fermented veggies!) is to leave the jar on your table (and let it continue to ferment) and eat a tablespoon after every meal. (Very good for digestion!)  And sip a cup of bone broth throughout the day.  For more serious conditions, drink three cups per day. (Linda of AuBrothier said she noticed a huge difference in the quality of the broth after getting bones from Lowland Farm!)  The next frontier is fecal transplants!  I kid you not...I'm planning on saving this for some Thanksgiving Dinner conversation along with Brussels sprouts, sage & Long Island cheesepumpkins.

Don't forget:  you can place your order for grass-fed meat directly with
Lowland Farm and it will be ready for you to pick up in Hawthorne!  And you don't have to be a CSA member to order!
VegetablesBoston lettuce
romaine lettuce
red leaf lettuce
Swiss chard - red
greenhouse tomatoes
red potatoes

2 quarts of strawberries

Radish Green  Pesto (Thanks Amy!)Swiss chard recipes
Swiss chard ribs with cream & pasta
Arugula corn salad with bacon
Asian lettuce wraps
Strawberry & spinach salad
Radish butter
Red leaf lettuce with shallot vinaigrette

Vendors at HawthorneThe Farmhouse Kitchen  - sauerkraut, kimchee, fermented vegetablesMoGreen Juice -- freshly pressed juice
AuBrothier -- bone broth

 Available for Sale
Ole' Mother Hubbert Milk
pastured & organic eggs
local raw honey
Amish hand-rolled butter
Lowland Farm grass-fed meat (order directly and it will be delivered to Hawthorne)
Natural Harvest pickles -- sweet horseradish & half sour


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