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This week in our Summer CSA!

Posted by Laura

Savoy cabbage from 47th Ave FarmWith more hot weather coming our way this weekend, it might be a good time to prep some summer slaw! These little savoy heads make a great salad which holds up well the next day too. Potato salad with the delicious new Chieftain red potatoes would also be a great way to beat the heat. And this tasty Salad Nicoise would also be a good one to make this week.

Some of the things we’re working on at the farm this week…

  • The tomato trellis is looking good! Getting the fruit off the ground makes a big difference when it comes to harvest quality. There is lotsa green fruit on very vigorous vines so we’ll likely have plenty of tomatoes later this summer 🍅
  • Most of the fall broccoli & cauliflower has been transplanted. It will be delicious in a few months.
  • Watering and more watering!!

Coming Soon: Red Tropea Onions!

This is the 6th week of the FLOWER BOUQUET CSA shares. Prorated flower shares are still available and we will have a few single bouquets for sale.

Highlights from the CSA box this week…

  • So many different things to do with Cilantro!
  • Cucumbers & Onions this week would make a refreshing & tasty Quick Sweet Pickle.
  • Summer Squash is going strong. There are more than 3 dozen recipes for zucchini, crookneck, Patty Pan and all the other kinds of courgettes at Cook With What You Have (unlimited access included for shareholders!)
INCLUDED IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
CARROTS
CUCUMBERS
YELLOW ONIONS
COLLARD GREENS
GREEN SAVOY CABBAGE
NEW RED POTATOES
SUMMER SQUASH
LETTUCE HEADS
GREEN BEANS
CILANTRO

Not a shareholder? Come on board for a prorated Summer CSA season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every week!

This week in our Summer CSA

Posted by Laura

Summer carrots from 47th Ave Farm
It was fun to dig the first summer carrots of the season this week! They are tasty, tender and sweet and we hope you enjoy them.

We also dug the first new potatoes this week. This variety, Chieftain, is very versatile as it makes a delicious new baby potato and also a terrific storage potato.

Some of the other projects on the farm this week…

  • Flame weeding ahead of the next round of crops that we are seeding ie. carrots and transplanting ie. lettuce.
  • Flaming with a backpack and wand kill the weeds on the surface without disrupting the soil and bring new weed seed to the surface.
  • Stacked up hay in the loft for the horses
  • Weeding the summer squash & basil!

Coming Soon: Cilantro!

This is the 5th week of the FLOWER BOUQUET CSA shares. Bouquets will be available in the tent as you exit the CSA pickup. Prorated flower shares are still available and we will have a few single bouquets for sale.

Highlights from the CSA box this week…

  • Almost 50 ways to use Rainbow Chard on the Cook With What You Have website (free access for shareholders – one more reason to join us mid-season!). Or try my grandmother’s recipe for Chard Bisque
  • I think of Italian Parsley more like greens than an herb. To me, herbs are meant to be used sparingly and sprinkled on top of a dish. Whereas I chop heaps of greens and sauté them to be used in quiche, over pasta or with polenta. Try the “green” approach to parsley and let me know what you think?
  • Summer Squash is going strong. There are more than 3 dozen recipes for zucchini, crookneck, Patty Pan and all the other kinds of courgettes at Cook With What You Have
INCLUDED IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
CARROTS
CUCUMBER
ITALIAN PARSLEY
POINTY GREEN CABBAGE
NEW RED POTATOES
SUMMER SQUASH
LETTUCE HEADS
FAVA BEANS
CHARD

Not a shareholder? Come on board for a prorated Summer CSA season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every week!

This week in our Summer CSA

Posted by Laura

We have a special surprise in the share this week – a bonus box of Umi Organic Ramen Noodles. Yum!! Make sure and get them into your fridge and plan to cook them in the next two weeks. We are very excited to partner with Umi because we sincerely believe they are a wonderful foundation for a heap of delicious seasonal vegetables. Combine the noodles with sautéed kale & spring onions, add roasted broccolini on top and and you have an easy delicious ramen meal!

Some of the other projects on the farm this week… the crew was busy weeding the leeks, sweet corn, green beans & beets. We hilled tomatoes and put them on drip irrigation. Also transplanted more basil and have been keeping potatoes and other crops well watered.

Coming Soon: New Potatoes & Silver Slicer Cucumbers!

Highlights from the CSA box this week…

  • Traditionally fava beans are double shelled. First you remove the beans from the pod and then you remove the waxy white coating from the bean. I cook them that way sometimes, because they are delicious. More about that here. However, if I don’t have enough time for all that, then I just roast them in the shell and eat them pods and all – delicious! Here is the link to my favorite recipe for Grilled Fresh Fava.
  • Beets and Dill make a great combo! Don’t forget to sauté the beet leaves as they are delicious too.
  • Summer Squash is going strong. There are more than 3 dozen recipes for zucchini, crookneck, Patty Pan and all the other kinds of courgettes at Cook With What You Have
INCLUDED IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
UMI NOODLES!!
FAVA BEANS
SUMMER SQUASH
LETTUCE HEADS
SPRING ONIONS
BROCCOLINI
FENNEL
KALE
DILL

Not a shareholder? Come on board for a prorated Summer CSA season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every week!

This week in our Summer CSA

Posted by Laura

Nice to be back to our reasonable summer temps! That definitely made everything on the farm a little easier this week. We are still suffering a few repercussions from the heat wave. The main onE is that our sugar snap pea season didn’t last nearly as long as it usually does. That is the sad/bad news. The good news is that fava beans are ahead of schedule and we picked lots for you this week.

Traditionally fava beans are double shelled. First you remove the beans from the pod and then you remove the waxy white coating from the bean. I cook them that way sometimes, because they are delicious that way. However, if I don’t have enough time for all that, then I just roast them in the shell and eat them pods and all – delicious! Here is the link to my favorite recipe for Grilled Fresh Fava.

Some of the other projects on the farm this week… lotsa weeding the onions, sweet corn, cucumbers and green beans. We put drip irrigation on the winter squash and made what is probably our final pass through that field. The squash vines are huge and almost touching across the rows. Tomatoes are looking good too and will hopefully start building the trellis in that field soon.

This is the 3rd week of the FLOWER BOUQUET CSA shares. Bouquets will be available in the tent as you exit the CSA pickup.

Highlights from the CSA box this week…

  • The Sprouting Fioretto Cauliflower has been a big hit the last few weeks. It is related to regular cauliflower but has even more of those delicious sweet crunchy stems and just a few little florets at the end. They can be roasted whole, or chop them up and sauté.
  • So happy to have the collard greens back in the mix. They are traditionally cooked, but also make a great raw salad which is nice this time of year
  • Romaine Lettuce is still sweet and crunchy in spite of the crazy heat. Time to make your favorite Ceasar Salad recipe!
  • Summer Squash is going strong. There are more than 3 dozen recipes of zucchini, crookneck, Patty Pan and all the other kinds of courgettes for members at Cook With What You Have
INCLUDED IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
FAVA BEANS
SUMMER SQUASH
ROMAINE LETTUCE
SPROUTING CAULIFLOWER
COLLARD GREENS
SPRING ONIONS
BROCCOLINI
KOHLRABI

Not a shareholder? Come on board for a prorated Summer CSA season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every week!

Our Summer CSA this week

Posted by Laura

It has been a hectic few days with the crew starting at 5-6am in order to get the harvest in before it was 100 degrees. We did it! The newsletter this week will be slightly abbreviated, but I did want to let you know that because of the heat, you are getting Hakurei Salad Turnips without the greens, and none of the usual cooking greens this week. The heat also took the summer squash from tiny to plus size over the weekend.

That said, still lotsa great stuff in the share and three cheers for the farm crew who busted it out to make that happen 👏👏👏

Highlights from the CSA box this week…

  • Sugar Snap Peas hardly need a recipe. They make a great snack on the way home, or you can add them to salad or try one of these recipes at Cook With What You Have.
  • Make sure and use the greens with your Spring Onions! They are delicious and can be used just like scallions.
  • The Fennel Bulb are delicious thinly sliced in salad or roasted. It is delicious by itself or on Fish Tacos.
INCLUDED IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
PEAS
LETTUCE
SUMMER SQUASH
SPRING GARLIC BULBS
SPROUTING CAULIFLOWER
HAKUREI TURNIPS
SPRING ONIONS
FENNEL BULB

Not a shareholder? Come on board for a prorated Summer CSA season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every week!

In our Summer CSA share this week

Posted by Laura

Exciting to have delicious Sugar Snap Peas in the share today! There will me lots more next week as long as they make it through the upcoming heat wave. In general, peas like cooler weather so our traditionally gloomy June weather – aka Junuary – is perfect for them. Since that is definitely not the weather pattern we are experiencing this year, we can only weed, water and keep our fingers crossed that they continue producing through the triple digit weekend that is in the forecast.

The weather so far this summer makes me feel like we’re farming in California?! Extended high temps can damage cool season crops like the peas and some greens. It can also interfere with tomato pollination and cause blossoms to drop resulting in lower yields later in the season. So hopefully this heatwave won’t last too long. In the meantime, we’ll be watering all the crops a little extra this week, since transpiration rates can increase almost exponentially as the temperature increases. And we’ll be throwing some mud on the greenhouses to provide a bit of shade to crops in there.

Highlights from the CSA box this week…

  • Sugar Snap Peas hardly need a recipe. They make a great snack on the way home, you can add them to salad, or our shareholders can try one of these recipes at Cook With What You Have with the free access included with membership in our CSA.
  • Make sure and use the greens with your Spring Onions! They are delicious and can be used just like scallions.
  • The Purple Kohlrabi is sweet & crunchy so cut into carrot size sticks it goes great with dip or hummus. Or try this German Style Kohlrabi with Dill recipe
  • Here’s my favorite way to make the Amish Butter Popcorn. If you have a grinder, it also makes really good polenta.
INCLUDED IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
BROCCOLI
SPRING GARLIC
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
AMISH BUTTER POPCORN
BUTTERHEAD LETTUCE
HAKUREI TURNIPS
SPRING ONION
KOHLRABI

Not a shareholder? Come on board for a prorated Summer CSA season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every week!

Join our Flower CSA this summer!

Posted by Laura

47th Avenue Farm Flower Bouquet CSAWith our friends at Petals of Lake Oswego, we’re pleased to offer limited CSA subscriptions for a weekly, farm fresh, local Flower Bouquet CSA! This is your chance to take home a beautiful sustainably-farmed flowers at CSA pickups thru the summer!

Fresh-picked, sustainably grown and harvested flowers

Professionally arranged in a beautiful bouquet

Simply choose your pickup location, pick a bouquet option, and beauty, nature and a brightened mood will grace your home every week. Learn more and place your order here!

In our Summer CSA this week

Posted by Laura

There are lots of delicious salad fixins in the share this week. Butter lettuce matures well in the cooler weather and has made nice little heads. The Hakurei salad turnips & kohlrabi are tender, crunchy & sweet. They are delicious julienned or grated onto salad or made into matchsticks with dip. The Napa cabbage also makes a great salad. You can dress it same as you would with a traditional cabbage slaw or go in a different direction with miso, lime & sesame.

We still have FLOWER BOUQUET CSA shares available! It starts in 2 weeks!

Highlights from the CSA box this week…

  • Almost two dozen recipes for Napa Cabbage including Warm Sesame Slaw & Slaw with Herbs & Lime Dressing
  • If you don’t use all the Butter Lettuce is salad, try these Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
  • I’ve always loved Cimi di Rapa! It is a traditional Italian speciality cooked green, but it is also flexible enough to go with everything from pasta to frittata. If you want to geek out about all the different kinds of sprouting broccoli, check out this You Tube from the Culinary Breeding Network.
  • Hakurei Turnips actually have “salad” in their name, but they are also delicious roasted in this Miso Braised recipe

So without further, ado…

INCLUDED IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
BROCCOLI
CIMI DI RAAB
AJI HOT PEPPER
HAKUREI SALAD TURNIPS
DRAGON’S TONGUE MUSTARD
BUTTER LETTUCE
NAPA CABBAGE
KOHLRABI

Not a shareholder? Come on board for a prorated Summer CSA season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every week!