New Life at the Farm

It’s been an exciting week here at Milkweed, with the arrival of Muriel and Calebs’ son Burleigh Briar, who was born early Thursday morning, here at the farm.   Friday morning we got up very early to begin our first harvest and farm share.   Saturday afternoon  a young Brown Swiss steer arrived to graze on our pastures.   The rain that finally came last night was much needed, and I slept well knowing that the new life all around us was well, and nourished.

The 1st Share

Bok Choi

Jericho Lettuce

French Breakfast Radish

Spinach

Hakurei Turnips

Fresh Oregano

Chives (with flowers)

Kale

*Taproot Magazine (Preservation)

Don’t be overwhelmed by all the greens you’ll be receiving; they are full of all the vitamins and nutrients that we need this time of year.   I like to chop them up and eat them at every meal; sauteed lightly  under eggs or on toast in the morning.  In salads at lunch and dinner, shredded on tacos or burritos.   The oregano can be divided up in smaller bunches and hung to dry if you don’t use it all this week.  Last night we made our favorite Ranch Dressing and chopped up oregano and chives and added it to the dressing (see recipe below).  It was delicious on the Jericho lettuce, a romaine variety.  The turnips and radish are great sliced thin and on salad.  My new favorite way to eat them is on fresh bread with butter and a slice of radish or turnip on top.

More recipes to try.

Miso Glazed Hakurei Turnips from the Sustainable Farming Project

http://nesfp.org/world-peas-food-hub/world-peas-csa/produce-recipes/miso-glazed-hakurei-turnips

Crispy Kale Chips

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/crispy-kale-chips-recipe.html

Our favorite dressing these days is Caleb’s recipe for Ranch Dressing; simple and delicious.  We’ve been dipping our hakurei turnips in it or slicing the turnips on a spinach salad with the dressing.

2-3 cloves garlic diced and salted with 1/4 tsp. salt (allow to sit for 10 minutes)

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

chopped fresh herbs such as chives, oregano or thyme.

Mix all together and enjoy!

It is not too late to add a Dairy Share from Wholesome Holmstead.  You can get a weekly delivery of fresh cheese and yogurt, or you can choose just yogurt or just cheese.  To find out more, click here.  http://goo.gl/forms/w4zjKRkXVG

 

 

 

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2 responses to “New Life at the Farm

  1. CORNELIA HOLDEN

    Holy smokes. So much going on!!!! Burleigh is adorable. A new cow?!?! And all that gorgeous produce. It makes me so happy to see all of this.

    Sending you love!

    Things here are good. Z just completed Pre-K! We are busy with graduations and reunions. Was up in Mill Valley. Saw Brian Wedge, Malia, my brother and his family. Went mountain biking. Such a relief to exercise for the first time in a year. I miss you. Huge hug.

    Love, C

    Principal & Founder Mindful Warrior http://www.mindfulwarrior.com 781-223-4945

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  2. sloan.christine@gmail.com

    Hi Lucretia, I can’t remember if I picked up on Friday or Tuesday last year. This year, I think Friday is better for us. Is that ok? I’m happy to pick up at the farm…so looking forward to it. Muriel’s baby is so beautiful! Love, Christine

    Sent from my iPad

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