What’s In Your Share This Week? (Spring CSA!)
As you’ve probably noticed by now, our Spring Market Share bags contain many of the same hearty vegetables week after week. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t do new and exciting things with your bag contents!
One item customers have seen on repeat this season are apples. If you’re wondering why it’s because apples are a storage crop that our farmers have an abundance of!
Not only are apples sweet and delicious, they’re also incredibly nutritious. You’ve probably heard that old expression, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and it’s true!
Apples are rich in fiber and antioxidants and can be used to lower your risk of many chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
If you’re over having sliced apples with peanut butter try making your own homemade apple cider!
Interested in trying it out? All you need to make homemade apple cider are:
- 10-12 apples
- 1 peeled orange
- 10 cups of water
- a few cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup
- optional cloves and ginger
Add everything to a pot, boil for about 2 hours, strain with a cheesecloth or clean kitchen towel and enjoy warm or chilled!
Take this opportunity to experiment with new recipes like the ones featured below:
Cube up those sweet potatoes, dice up those onions and get cozy with this Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili.
Add your favorite proteins, scallions, carrots and even turnips to our versatile Fried Rice recipe.
Dip your beautiful watermelon radishes into a simple Hummus or throw them on top of a salad and let their beautiful colors shine bright!
And, if those recipes aren’t doing it for ya head over to our recipe page and browse a wide selection of soups, salads, desserts, and more.
So, what’s new this week?
We’re here again featuring another local grain through our awesome partnership with Common Grain Alliance!
This week customers will receive Organic Heirloom Popcorn grown in Newburg, MD from Next Step Produce.
Farmers Heinz Thomet and Gabrielle Lajoie founded Next Step Produce with a commitment to growing nourishing food in harmony with nature. Through regenerative practices—including building organic matter in soil, using cover crops and crop rotation methods, and supporting pollinator habitats—Next Step Produce grows food that is very flavorful with high nutritional value to nourish both people and the planet.
About This Item:
This heirloom white butterfly popcorn variety, called Japanese Hulless, is nutty and flavorful. It pops tenderly and at a good rate! It is organically grown at Next Step Produce.
Like most staple foods, popcorn is best stored in cool, dark, and dry spaces in an airtight container.
To get the most amazing popcorn results head over to the Spring 2022 Grain Share page for cooking tips!
Chilly winter weather may mean staying inside over the weekend. If you’re looking for something for the whole family to do that doesn’t involve the outdoors, keep reading 😉
Despite the date, it still feels like winter is here!
Get cozy and invite the whole family into the kitchen for some good ole’ sustainable cooking! Save the peels, skins, and tops of any vegetable scraps you would typically discard or compost.
Throw everything in the pot with a bit of salt, cover with water, boil on low-heat for as long as possible, strain and then use your creation in any soup recipe that calls for vegetable stock!