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In our CSA share this week

By Laura

In the pickup for our SE Portland and Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm shareholders this week:

This week we’re excited about the Winter Sweet winter squash. This is a kabocha type squash that is both delicious and long storing. It is sweet, with a flack texture and nice depth of flavor. Try it roasted or make it into soup.

For the first time this winter you’ll also get some dry beans in the share! There are two different varieties – you’ll either get Jachob’s Cattle or Calypso. The are both delicious and go well with greens.

In fact, many cultures put beans and greens together in creative and delicious combination. One of my favorite recipes is this one from Cathy Whims at Nostrana. It calls for Italian white beans, but I have made it with the different varieties of beans and it is still wonderful.

I have also used Jachob’s Cattle or Calypso as a substitution for black beans in this Rick Bayless Classic. I often appreciate a little heat with cooked beans, so you may also want to cook them with one of the Aji dried peppers in your share. When cooked, the bean varieties in your share will likely plump up larger than the Italian white beans or Mexican black beans. They also make delicious baked beans!

RAPINI!!
SAVOY CABBAGE
RAINBOW KALE TOPS
BLACK SPANISH RADISH
AMISH BUTTER POPCORN
JACHOBS CATTLE OR CALYPSO BEANS
CRIOLLA SELLA/AJI HOT PEPPER
YELLOW NICOLA POTATOES
WINTER SWEET SQUASH
FAVA TOP GREENS
RUTABAGA
(That’s right, I said it: RUTABAGA!)

Not a shareholder? We can help! Join us for the rest of the season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every two weeks!

In our CSA share this week

By Matt

In the pickup for our SE Portland and Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm shareholders this week:

Hope you all are doing ok? We’ve had some tough weather this week! I know that many folks have lost their power and trees are down all over town. At the farm, the bad news is that we lost our washing shed and one of our high tunnels. Luckily, we saw the storm coming and were able to wash most of the veggies ahead of schedule. That said, we will all be picking up the pieces from this storm for awhile.

LEEKS
COLLARDS
TUSCAN KALE TOP
PURPLE TOP TURNIP
AMISH BUTTER POPCORN
ORANGE & WHITE CARROTS
RED CHIEFTAN POTATOES
TETSU WINTER SQUASH
PEA MICROGREENS
RED ONIONS
YUM!

Not a shareholder? We can help! Join us for the rest of the season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every two weeks!

In your share this week

By Laura

In the pickup for our SE Portland and Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm shareholders this week:

We have a special surprise in the share this week — a bonus box of Umi Organic Noodles with Miso Sesame Sauce. 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 tops & leeks, add thin strips of peeled purple daikon and you have an easy delicious ramen dinner! If you want to get fancy, add crispy fried shallots and radish microgreens on top.

UMI NOODLES!!
RED SHALLOTS
PURPLE DAIKON
RAINBOW KALE TOPS
YELLOW NICOLA POTATOES
RADISH MICROGREENS
YELLOW ONIONS
KOHLRABI
LEEKS
YUM!

Not a shareholder? We can help! Join us for the rest of the season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every two weeks!

In your share this week

By Laura

In the pickup for our SE Portland and Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm shareholders this week:

This week in your box we’re giving you what I think may be one of the most under appreciated root veggies – the Watermelon Radish! It is boring greenish white on the outside, but shocking pink on the inside. It is so beautiful and adds a splash of color wherever you use it, and it is also full of many delicious phytochemicals and antioxidants. I like to use it on salad because that is the best way to show off that fabulous color. Shave or grate it onto any salad to add a little pizzazz.

You’ll also find a bunch of Tuscan Kale Tops in the share. I know that technically we’re still deep in winter, but when my favorite kale starts to elongate, head up and form little baby buds, it gives me hope that springtime can’t be far away! And this sunny weather makes it easy to think we’re almost through the winter too! Use these Tuscan Kale Tops just as you would use the kale leaves – they make an amazing raw kale salad or they can be sautéed and added to many different dishes. I’ve recently been using kale (and collards) in pasta, to make quiche, and over polenta.

LEEKS
COLLARDS
BRUSSEL SPROUTS
WATERMELON RADISH
AMISH BUTTER POPCORN
DRIED CAYENNE HOT PEPPERS
TUSCAN KALE TOPS
WINTER SQUASH
RED ONIONS
YUM!

Not a shareholder? We can help! Join us for the rest of the season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every two weeks!

In your share this week

By Laura

In the pickup for our SE Portland and Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm shareholders this week:

We’ve been drying our delicious Amish Butter popcorn since the fall and finally – it is ready to POP! You’ll get whole ears in your share today which you can easily take off the cob and then use your favorite popcorn method & recipe (here’s mine!). If you have a grinder, it also makes amazing polenta.

You’ll be getting several items that we’ve spent quite awhile drying and curing this fall. We put them in a paper bag – trying to use less plastic – and hopefully that will keep them from getting wet. This includes: yellow onions, red shallots, the popcorn and dried peppers. The dried peppers are a new variety for us – the Aji family of peppers is native to Bolivia. This variety is called Criollo Sella, and it has beautiful golden fruit. The flavor is rich and citrusy with middling heat. They make a nice hot sauce or can be ground for a flavorful seasoning.

KALE
RED SHALLOTS
BRUSSEL SPROUTS
AMISH BUTTER POPCORN
AJI DRIED HOT PEPPERS
YELLOW ONIONS
RADICCHIO
KOHLRABI

Not a shareholder? We can help! Join us for the rest of the season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every two weeks!

In your share this week

By Laura

Our SE Portland and Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm shareholders pick up this week:

LEEKS
RADICCHIO
BRUSSEL SPROUTS
NICOLA YELLOW POTATOES
DRAGONS TONGUE MUSTARD
SWEET WINTER CARROTS
WINTER SQUASH MIX
COLLARD GREENS
CELERIAC

Not a shareholder? We can help! Join us for the rest of the season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every two weeks!

In your share this week

By Laura

Our SE Portland and Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm shareholders pick up this week:

BEETS
RADICCHIO
GARLIC HEADS
COLLARD GREENS OR 
BRUSSEL SPROUT TOPS
RED OR PURPLE POTATOES
WINTER KOHLRABI
DAIKON RADISH
FENNEL BULBS
LEEKS

Not a shareholder? We can help! Join us for the rest of the season at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every two weeks!

Try our Special Thanksgiving Share

By Laura

Winter Vegetable Basket – 47th Avenue Farm CSA

We’re excited to offer a special one-time Try It Out Thanksgiving Sampler Share! If you’ve been wanting to give our CSA a try before signing up for an entire season – and you want ingredients for an amazing Thanksgiving table – this is for you!

Just $50 buys you a feast of local, sustainably farmed and delicious vegetables including Delicata Squash, Sweet Winter Carrots, Brussels Sprouts, Yellow Potatoes, Sugar Pie Pumpkins, Collard Greens and a lot more.

To Pre-Order a Thanksgiving Share at our SE Portland site:

  • Sign up by Monday, November 12th at 10am to guarantee your place.
  • Come get your veggies on Tuesday November 13th from 5-7pm at 6632 SE 47th Ave, Portland
  • All the details are HERE!

 

To Pre-Order a Thanksgiving Share at our Lake Oswego/Luscher Farm site:

  • Sign up by Wednesday, November 14th at 10am to guarantee your place.
  • Come get your veggies on Thursday November 15th from 5-7pm at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Rd, West Linn
  • All the details are HERE!

 

There’s no obligation to sign up for the entire season, but if you find you love our CSA and do decide to join us for fresh vegetables through April, we’ll give you one of our special tote bags as a thank you!