I apologize for not posting this sooner, the week slipped by rather fast. The farm has been hit pretty hard with the continual freezing weather. We are putting together the final 2 boxes and are succeeding in filling them to box value or beyond. While the small box has it’s $21 worth of food in it this week, the medium and large exceed their value. Medium is at $42.50 this week ($10.50 more produce!), and large is at a $69 value ($27 more produce). So enjoy this week’s produce and hope you try a new recipe.
Small CSA Box: 1/3 lb Spinach, 1 bu Carrots, 1 bu Parsnips, 1 bu Collards, ½ hd Cabbage, 1 bu Leeks, 1 ea Anjou Pear, and 1 ea Fuji Apple
Medium CSA Box: ½ lb Spinach, 2 bu Carrots, 2 bu Parsnips, 1 bu Collards, 1 hd Cabbage, 2 bu Leeks, 1 lb Cannellini Beans, 1 ea Anjou Pear, and 3 ea Fuji Apples
Large CSA Box: ¾ lb Spinach, 3 bu Carrots, 3 bu Parsnips, 2 bu Collards, 1 ½ hd Cabbage, 3 bu Leeks, 1 ½ lb Cannellini Beans, ¾ lbs Brussels Sprouts, 2 ea Anjou Pear, and 4 ea Fuji Apples
Recipe of the Week
Southern Collard Greens
1 ½ quarts water
1 ½ pounds ham hocks
4 pounds collard greens, rinsed and trimmed
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
¼ cup vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste
Place the water and the ham hock in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to very low and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
Add the collards and the hot pepper flakes the pot. Simmer covered for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add the vegetable oil and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
Courtesy of www.allrecipes.com