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This week in our CSA!

By Laura

Acorn squash from 47th Ave Farm

Hope you had a delicious holiday! More tasty treats in the share this week. Here are some highlights from today’s CSA box. Shareholders can leverage their membership with free access to glorious recipes for all these veggies at Cook With What You Have.

  • Love those Leeks! This King Richard variety has long self-blanching shanks which is tender and delicious. Sauté them in butter or olive oil and use in any dish that calls for onions. Or feature them in a dish like Leeks Vinaigrette or Leek Galette. Even the less tender dark green tops are still delicious in soup stock.
  • Celeriac aka Celery Root is a gnarly looking root with a mild celery flavor. It is traditionally used in this french Remoulade and make a delicious addition to soups or stews.
  • Chioggia Radicchio is the first of our early red chicories. Slightly more bitter than the escarole at the last pickup, but still balanced with a delicious nutty sweetness. Try Katherine’s Radicchio & Fennel Salad with Orange or if you’re a shareholder, check out the more than 3 dozen recipes for chicory at Cook With What You Have.
  • Gills Golden Pippin Squash is a great mid-century variety developed here in Portland by the Gills Brothers Seed Co. It is related to acorn squash but these smaller & sweeter – the perfect single serving size! Just cut them in half and roast them.
  • Aji Hot Peppers are native to Bolivia with mid-range heat and top notch flavor. Put a whole pepper in a pot of beans or soup. Or grind them up for a rich citrusy seasoning – think red pepper flakes – except these are orange and more flavorful!

Did I mention that if you’re not a shareholder, you can still take home fresh, sustainably farmed veggies like these even though the season’s started?

SOME OF THE WONDERFUL IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
LEEKS
RED ONION
AJI HOT PEPPERS
CHIOGGIA RADICCHIO
GILLS GOLDEN SQUASH
COLLARD GREENS
FENNEL BULBS
CELERIAC
BEETS

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 on a prorated basis at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every other week!

Our first Winter/Spring CSA pickup

By Laura

Delicata squash from 47th Ave Farm

It’s the first pickup of this Winter CSA season! The weather has turned a little wintery this week and we all broke out our serious raingear for this first winter harvest.

The beets & fennel love this weather and you’ll find big beautiful tasty bulbs in your share. With every nip of frost they just keep getting sweeter and sweeter! Leeks are also happy as the temperatures drop and they don’t mind the rain at all. The long shanks of this variety – King Richard – are self-blanching. Use the tender fat white part at the the root end in any dish that calls for onions. The darker green part on top is not quite as tender but will make a terrific addition to soup stock.

By the way, if you didn’t sign up in time for the first pickup, no worries: join us on a prorated basis for our 11 remaining pickups!

Prorated Winter CSA Shares on sale now!!

Highlights from the CSA box this week, along with recipes from Cook With What You Have, where our shareholders have access to tons of great techniques, recipes, and inspiration for all our veggies:

SOME OF THE LUSCIOUS IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
GARLIC
FENNEL BULBS
COLLARD GREENS
KING RICHARD LEEKS
RED CHIEFTAN POTATOES
REDWING ONIONS
ACORN SQUASH
BEETS

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 on a prorated basis at one of our two pickup locations (SE Portland or Lake Oswego) and take home fresh, local, sustainably-farmed produce like this every other week!

In your share and coming right up…

By Laura

Succulent leeks from 47th Ave Farm

Delicious fall veggies this week! I’m excited about sautéing some leeks for soup and roasting root veggies. We’ve been busy at the farm this week with lots of harvesting for the CSA share and we’re also finishing up our garlic planting.

Garlic is a crop that grows in the ground for up to 10 months! We break the heads apart and plant the individual cloves in Sept & Oct. Then it grows slowly through the winter, poking their little green tops out in the springtime. In April or May we harvest garlic scapes and green garlic. Then after much weeding & watering, we harvest the full size bulbs for storage in July. We’ll have garlic in the share next week and you’ll also get lots of garlic if you join our Winter CSA.

Speaking of which, it starts in two weeks and runs from Nov 2nd – April 12th! The pickups are twice a month on Tuesday from 5-7pm. Curious about what veggies you’ll get? Click here to see what has been included in our past winter shares. Or better yet, simply sign up here:

Winter CSA Shares on sale now!!

Highlights from the CSA box this week…

SOME OF THE AMAZING IN THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
LEEKS
CARROTS
COLLARD GREENS
HAKUREI SALAD TURNIPS
BINTJE YELLOW POTATO
RED MILAN ONIONS
JALAPENO
BEETS

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 other week!

This week: our winter CSA on the horizon!

By Laura

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)!

By Laura

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)!

By Laura

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!

By Laura

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!

By Laura

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!