Ujaama Farm Share CSA Week #1

We pray that this food nourishes your body and spirit! Thank you for being part of the Soul Fire Farm family. Enjoy the bounty of the land and the work of our hands.

 

CONTENTS OF YOUR SHARE

 

Kale – 1 bunch

Lettuce – 1-2 heads

Bok choi – 1-2 heads

Cilantro – 1 bunch

Radishes or Rainbow Chard – 1 bunch

Sugar Snap Peas – 1/4 pound

Salad Mix – about 1/3 pound

Green onions – 1 bunch (all of the green tops can be used)

 

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RECIPE – Sweet and Tangy Kale and Bok Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch kale, washed and coarsely chopped

  • 1-2 heads bok choi, sliced into 1/4″ strips

  • 1/2 bunch green onions, green tops only, sliced

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root (optional)

  • 1 Tablespoon oil

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 3-4 Tablespoons sugar or honey (depending on how much sweetness is desired)

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions

1. Put chopped kale, green onions and bok choi in a large colander, sprinkle salt over and mix in well. Leave to drain 1/2 hour, then rinse well with water, squeezing greens slightly to wring out liquid. Transfer to a bowl and mix in ginger if using.

 

2. Bring oil, vinegar, and sugar or honey to a boil in a small saucepan. Pour over greens. Add red pepper flakes if using and mix well. This tastes best at room temperature or chilled as a refreshing zingy salad.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

EVENTS: COMMUNITY DAYS. 8-1 Work and learn together. 1-2:30 Potluck lunch. August 26, September 23, October 28, and November 18. RSVP here. You are also welcome to attend our SOULstice party this weekend.

 

WASH YOUR VEGGIES:  We DO NOT extensively wash veggies before delivering them to you.  We will do some washing if there is a lot of dirt on greens and we always rinse root crops.  In general, this allows the food to stay fresher longer. It also means you need to wash your veggies before consuming them. For greens: fill a bowl with cold water.  Soak greens in water for a minute.  Drain water and repeat two more times. Dirt will rinse to the bottom. Bugs should float to the top.

KEEP FOOD FRESH, EASY: Store leafy greens in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge. To revive wilted greens, dunk them in ice water and dry in salad spinner or with gentle toweling. To make it easier to use greens on the go, wash and chop them in advance and store them in a sealed plastic bag. Then you can just grab a handful to add to your eggs, smoothie, soup, or saute. Quick and easy.

CHICKEN FOR SALE: Farm-fresh, pasture raised chicken available for order. Please reserve your birds today.

 

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Shaq and kaolin clay get along very well. He’s brushing the paste onto cucumbers to protect them from bugs and then adorning himself for good measure, during last week’s youth programs.