Winter CSA | Week 1
Week 1: 12/9 - 12/12
Thursday 3pm - till Sunday Night | SELF SERVE
13197 10TH St. South. Afton, MN. 55001 | 612.770.7194
On the farm this week: And all at once it is winter. We were so blessed by the warmer weather then bang! 9F below and snow to-boot. As you may be thinking that the warm weather is helpful to grow produce, and it is, it can also ruin our winter season. We need our crops to get used to the cold before it really takes over in order for it to survive the winter. Most things did but we definitely lost our turnips in this last cold streak. Oh well, lucky for me and you we have a new greenhouse to fill this winter :) Cheers
pictures from the farm
In Your Bag This Week
Carrots: winter carrots are sweet and tender and get better as the cold sets in. Store in a bag in your fridge.
Spinach: tender, sweet and crisp. this spinach is perfect for a salad or sautéed as a side. Store in your fridge for up to a month.
Celery: time to make soup! great eaten raw or cooked but remember, its the real thing so it has A LOT of flavor. Store in a bag in your fridge.
Persephone Mix: This yummy salad mix grows well in the cold, low-light months of winter. the cold and slow growth make greens sweeter and tastier. This makes a great base for a dinner salad or perfect all on its own. Store in a bag in your fridge.
Pea Shoots: sweet and crisp, these are great on a sandwich or wrap or added to stir fry. Store in a bag in your fridge.
Garlic: store in a cool, dark place.
Flavor Mix Micros: mild and tasty, these make an easy salad on their own or can add some color to any other salad. Store in a bag in your fridge.
Purple Tatsoi: beautiful color and texture, this can be eaten raw or cooked. Great in stir fry, pasta or a salad! Store in your fridge.
Microgreen Toast | Serves 1 | total time: 5 mins
2 slices sourdough bread, toasted
1 tablespoon oil
1/ 2 avocado, mashed
Microgreens, for topping
Hemp seeds, for garnish
STEP 1 Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the eggs and cook until the whites are set and the yolk is still runny, about 4-5 minutes.
STEP 2 Divide the avocado between the slices of bread, then top with the eggs and a handful of microgreens. Sprinkle with hemp hearts.
Roasted Potatoes & Spinach | Serves: 4 | total time: 40mins
1 pound small red-skinned potatoes, quartered
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon grainy mustard
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
One 5-ounce container baby spinach
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped