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This week: our winter CSA on the horizon!

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Fresh garlic from 47th Ave Farm

I love this time of year! The transition from summer to fall makes for some delicious menu combinations. It is fun to have tomatoes & sweet peppers alongside winter squash & fingerling potatoes. Next wee well probably start harvesting our fall King Richard leeks. This scrumptious seasonal change also signals the transition from the summer to our Winter CSA Share – hope you can join us!!

Winter CSA Shares on sale now!!

The Winter CSA season runs from Nov 2nd – April 12th. The pickups are twice a month on Tuesday from 5-7pm at my house. Curious about what veggies you’ll get? Click here to see what has been included in our past winter shares.

Highlights from the CSA box this week…

You’ll find one or more of these varieties of Sweet Pepper in your share this week:

  • Jimmy Nardello is a long skinny red pepper that looks like a giant cayenne, but is actually a very SWEET Italian frying pepper.
  • Petit Marseillais are a beautiful orange pepper from the south of France with thin wavy walls and a citrusy flavor. They can sometimes have a bit of heat.
  • Liebesapfel & Doe Hill are red & yellow pimento type peppers. They are short and squat with deep ruffled lobes and thick sweet flesh.
SOME OF THE WONDERFUL IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
GARLIC
TOMATOES
ITALIAN PARSLEY
FINGERLING POTATO
HAKUREI SALAD TURNIPS
GILLS GOLDEN SQUASH
RED TROPEA ONION
SWEET PEPPERS
MIZUNA

Does this sound delicious, but you’re not a shareholder? That’s an easy problem to solve! Come on board for our amazing Winter/Spring CSA – just about to start – 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 CSA(s)!

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Chard from 47th Ave Farm

The fall rains have begun! That means that tomatoes & basil are winding down and fall crops are coming on strong. It also means that it’s time to sign up for your Winter CSA Share!!

Winter CSA Shares on sale now!!

If you want to freeze or can some extra tomato sauce for the winter then you can pre-order Napoli Roma Tomatoes and pick it up next Tuesday Oct 5th.

Highlights from the CSA box this week…

  • So many different things to do with Chard!
  • More than 53 recipes use Basil on the Cook With What You Have website.
  • Sweet pepper 1! Jimmy Nardello is a long skinny red pepper that looks like a giant cayenne, but is actually a very SWEET Italian frying pepper.
  • Sweet pepper 2! Petit Marseillais are a beautiful orange pepper from the south of France with thin wavy walls and a citrusy flavor. They can sometimes have a bit of heat.
  • Sweet pepper 3! Glow is a lot like an orange bell pepper except it tastes even sweeter and has pointy end.
  • Sweet pepper 4! Liebesapfel & Doe Hill are red & yellow pimento type peppers. They are short and squat with deep ruffled lobes and thick sweet flesh.
SOME OF THE DELICIOUS IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
BASIL
BROCCOLI
JALAPENO PEPPERS
ROMA SAUCE TOMATOES
CANDY SWEET ONIONS
SWEET PEPPER MIX
EGGPLANT
CHARD

Not a shareholder? Come on board for our amazing Winter/Spring CSA – just about to start – 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 CSA(s)!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Hakurei turnips at 47th Ave FarmOur friends at OSU and The Culinary Breeding Network have brought us a Dryland Tomato Tasting to go! Grab your brown bag of red or yellow tomatoes and taste at home or hang out and chat about why we’re participating in the Dryland Tomato Trial and why folks think tomatoes grown with less water might have more flavor?!

Winter CSA Shares are on sale now!!

Tre Fin Day Boat Seafood is back this week – YAY!! They’ll have rockfish, ling cod, black cod, smoked sablefish and (hopefully) a limited amount of albacore.

And we’re so happy to have Mike from Terra Farma here today again selling their farm fresh eggs, and possibly a few more items.

If you want to have a pesto party next week you can pre-order Extra Basil & Garlic and pick it up next Tuesday 9/28.

Highlights from the CSA box this week…

SOME OF THE BOUNTY IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
BASIL
COLLARDS
ANAHEIM PEPPERS
ROMA SAUCE TOMATOES
SWEET PEPPER MIX
HAKUREI TURNIP
EGGPLANT
GARLIC

Not a shareholder? Come on board for a prorated Summer CSA season – or get signed up for our Winter/Spring CSA just about to start – 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 CSA!

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Summer tomatoes at 47th Ave FarmMore beautiful tomatoes & basil again this week!

Today at the pickup Terra Farma will be selling their farm fresh eggs.

If you want to have a pesto party next week you can pre-order Extra Basil & Garlic and pick it up next Tuesday 9/21.

And maybe most exciting of all:

Winter CSA Shares are on sale now!!

Highlights from the CSA box this week…

SOME OF THE YUM IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
BASIL
MOSKVICH, AZOYCHKA, & PAUL ROBESON TOMATOES
CANDY ONIONS
LETTUCE HEADS
SWEET PEPPER MIX
PADRON PEPPERS
MIZUNA GREENS
EGGPLANT
POTATO
CUKE

Not a shareholder? Come on board for a prorated Summer CSA season – or get signed up for our Winter/Spring CSA just about to start – 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!

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

47th Avenue Farm Tomatoes!Beautiful tomatoes again this week! Your choice of heirloom or romas with big beautiful bunches of basil to go with them.

Today at the pickup Terra Farma will be selling eggs and Portland Wine Co will be here too!

If you want to have a pesto party next week you can pre-order Extra Basil & Garlic and pick it up next Tuesday 9/14.

Highlights from the CSA box this week…

SOME OF THE YUM IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
GARLIC
LETTUCE
TOMATOES
GENOVESE BASIL
POBLANAHEIM PEPPERS
TROPEA SWEET ONION
EGGPLANT
JALAPENO
CUKE

Not a shareholder? Come on board for a prorated Summer CSA season – or get signed up for our Winter/Spring CSA just about to start – 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!

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

The sweet corn surprised me today! I thought we were at least a week away from harvest, but all that hot weather over the weekend kicked it into high gear. The corn has had some challenges so the ears are a bit smaller than usual and some have slightly uneven pollination. That said, they are delicious with terrific sweet old fashioned corny flavor!!

The Red Tropea Onions are also a tasty treat. These fabulous onions originate along the coast near Tropea in Calabria. They are naturally sweet, but not because they have a higher sugar content. In fact, they have less pyretic acid which makes them less harsh and pungent and lets the sweetness shine through. They are delicious in salad, on burgers, and on pizza. They are also traditionally used in antipasto or marmalade. The Italians have even been know to make gelato with them?! I’m likely going to use them with the Binje yellow potatoes and flowering dill to make my grandma’s potato salad

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

  • The crew transplanted & fertilized all the winter cauliflower & cabbage.
  • Later this week we’re transplanting Purple Sprouting Broccoli!
  • Lots of weeding and more watering!

This is the 1st week of the DAHLIA BOUQUET CSA shares. Bouquets will be available at the end of the driveway 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…

  • So many different things to do with Eggplant!
  • More than 39 recipes use Dill on the Cook With What You Have website.
  • Red Tropea Sweet Onions would make a delicious Quick Pickle or combine them with Cucumbers to make this 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

Coming Soon: Tomatoes!!

SOME OF THE DELICIOUSNESS IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
🌽CORN🌽
CUCUMBERS
SUMMER SQUASH
RED TROPEA SWEET ONION
YELLOW BINJI POTATOES
FLOWERING DILL
EGGPLANT
LETTUCE

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!

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

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

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

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!