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Winter CSA | Week 6

Week 6: 2/15 - 2/18

 

Thursday 3pm - till Sunday Night | SELF SERVE

13197 10TH St. South. Afton, MN. 55001 | 612.770.7194

On the farm this week: Its Official! We have 10 hours of daylight back!!! Im sure you are enjoying the little bit more sun we have the morning and evenings and so are the plants. 10hours is an important minimum standard of growth for most plants and since we grow all year on our farm, its a time when we can exhale a bit as we will see regrowth on our winter crops and our spring crops start taking off. The tunnels and greenhouses heat up faster and stay warmer longer with move heat units captured with longer daylight hours and we all get an early spring tan. Its good to be a farmer in the spring.


We hope you Enjoy your bag and just a reminder, the next share date is 2/29- 3/1.


please bring your purple bags back next week so we can reuse them!


 

In Your Bag This Week


Flavor Mix Micros: Mild and tasty, these make an easy salad on their own or can add some color to any other salad. Try them on eggs or sandwiches – or anything, really! Store in a bag in your fridge.


Farm Mix salad mix: Great all around salad mix, you can eat with just olive oil and salt or dress it up with any toppings you want. Store in a bag in your fridge.


Radish Shoots: beautiful purple shoots have a spicy taste and add a pop of color. Store in a bag in your fridge.


Spinach: Spinach gets sweeter the more it freezes and thaws as the plant produces sugars to use as an anti-freeze to keep the plant alive. That means the best spinach you can eat is grown in cold place! Use as a salad base, sautéed as a side dish or bake into a casserole. Store in a bag in your fridge.


Pea Shoots: Sweet and crisp! Add to sandwiches, wraps or salads. Store in your fridge.


Baby Radishes: These oh so cute radishes are grown in our greenhouse. This time of year these usually 21 day radishes take about 6 weeks due to light conditions but they make such a deliciously cute addition to your winter salads we can't help ourselves. Store in your fridge.


Onions: These are red storage onions so eat them now or later :) Store in a cool, dry place.


Micro Arugula: add a bit of extra flavor ot sandwiches or salads! Store in your fridge.


Sunflower Shoots: crunchy and nutty flavor, great substitute for romaine on sandwiches or wraps. Store in your fridge.


Celery: This is celery that has frozen and thawed just like the rest of our winter greens so it has a slightly sweet flavor and is great for your winter stews! Store in your fridge.

 


Fancy Toast with Pea Shoots | Serves: 4 | Total Time: 10 min


Ingredients

  • 15-ounce can chickpeas (or 1 ½ cups cooked)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • Fresh ground pepper

  • 6 slices peasant bread

  • 6 ounces cream cheese or yogurt cheese / labneh

  • 1 bunch pea shoots


Instructions


  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, if using canned. In a small bowl, mash together chickpeas, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper using a fork.

  2. Cut the slices of bread and toast them if desired. Place each bread slice open-face on a plate, spread with cream cheese and chickpea mash, and top with pea shoots.




 

Spinach Salad Recipe | Serves: 4 | Total Time: 10 mins


Ingredients

  • 5 ounces fresh spinach

  • 1 Gala or Honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced

  • ⅓ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

  • 1 heaping cup Candied Pecans

  • 2 ounces crumbled goat cheese or ¼ cup shaved pecorino cheese

  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries

  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Instructions

  • In a large bowl, place the spinach, apple, and onion. Add some of the dressing and toss to combine.

  • Add the pecans, goat cheese, and cranberries and gently toss. Add more dressing, as desired. Season to taste and serve.


 

We wash everything in your bag but we wash them in bulk so some things may need an extra rinse at home. Please bring your bag back next week so we can re-use them! thanks!

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