June 2013

Monthly Archive

Posted by on 24 Jun 2013 | Tagged as: CSA, Newsletter

June 2013

Week 5

What to expect in this week’s share:

  • red pontiac potatoes
  • kale
  • swiss chard
  • beets
  • mystery vegetable

**********Beautiful Nutritious Foods Photo Contest**********

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Don’t forget to submit your photo for this contest.  I have no submissions so far, so your odds of winning 2 yoga passes looks pretty good at this point.  Know Yoga Know Peace on Morton Street is happy to provide 2 CSA members with complimentary passes for your involvement of this mindful photo contest.  Remember simplicity! Please e-mail your plate creation photo to csa@strangershillorganics.com by June 28th. (Deadline has been extended)

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

-Michaelangelo

JUICING

Rudolf Breuss, a Austrian naturopathic doctor developed this juice consisting of beets, carrots, celery, radish, and potatoes in specific ratios to provide a balance of basic elements required for the body’s nourishment.  This juice is used as part of a 42-day fast for total cancer treatment.  The intended effects are to starve cancer cells.  The key here is finding foods you can incorporate into your diet daily that are anti-angiogenesis feeding foods.  To listen to the thought and theory behind starving your cancer with a good diet,  follow this link: Ted Talks-Can We Starve Cancer?   

BREUSS JUICE FORMULA

1 medium beet, washed and peeled

1 large carrot

1 large parsnip

1 large celery stalk

1 medium pontiac red potato

1 cup sliced radish

Process all ingredients through a juicer

Serves 1-2

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Posted by on 03 Jun 2013 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

2013 Newsletter

Week 4

What to expect in this week’s share:

  • carrots
  • kale
  • swiss chard
  • lettuce
  • broccoli
  • collards

Notes from the farm:

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    After years of hard work and love of the land we notice many supportive communities at the farm.  The village that raises the child can translate to the ecology that nurtures the seed.  It is not only the careful planting of the seed, but nurturing the family that sustains it. This will create an ecosystem of support and enlightenment.  Our friend the Garter Snake enjoys the fine dining atmosphere of the watermelon fields, while devouring slugs with a sly grin.   The cute tadpoles find their way back again, as they do every year to assist with cultivation of the lily pads, while the Snapping Turtles give a shell full of pond maintenance, and the Goldfinches………………….. anticipate.  These feathery friends wait patiently for the sunflower seeds they so desire.  They’ll be waiting for a while as these seeds are far from ready yet.

Crops:

We’ve planted an annual flower beds,  including sunflowers, calendula, nasturtium, zinnia, borage, snapdragon and sweet alyssum.  We look forward to sharing some of these beautiful flowers with you later in the season.

************Beautiful Nutritious Foods Photo Contest*************

Studies show that if your food looks better, it also tastes better.  We have the freshest, most flavorful, and beautiful vegetables around, just look inside your weekly distribution box.   Please share your beautiful plates with us.  We want to see what kinds of creations you come up with.  Please send your plate creation photo to csa@strangershillorganics.com by June 25th and we will announce the winner of 2 yoga passes in the July 1st newsletter.

Arranged Vegetables Creating a Face

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Week 3

kale

Starbor Kale: Picture taken June 7th, 2013 by Crystal Olry

What to expect in this week’s share:

  • collards
  • kohlrabi
  • lettuce
  • swiss chard
  • kale
  • broccoli

 

GREAT JOB CSA MEMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Almost everyone brought back their boxes from last week.  Thanks for being part of a sustainability team!  Keep up the good work!

Special thanks to Carole Nowicke!  Thanks for sharing recipes, especially the one listed below.

Click here:  Learn how to MASSSAGE your Kale

Recently I had an absolutely delicious massaged kale salad at Bloomingfoods!  I couldn’t believe how good it tasted, yet then I hadn’t quite heard about the kale massaging technique.  As I ate the salad, I wondered how the kale leaves were able to maintain their form while boasting all the flavors raw kale has to offer.  Carole was so kind to bring light to this simple secret I ran across at Bloomingfoods.  As we share ideas and offer new solutions on how to incorporate raw foods in the diet,  we might find the secret ingredients behind these uncooking recipes.   For example, add one cup of love, a dash of appreciation, and many thoughtful chews, and discover your palate through simplicity.

Nutrient Information:

Click Here: Kale Nutrient, Recipe, and other information

 

*****************SPECIAL NOTE******************

Next week we will announce information about “Beautiful Nutritious Foods” photo contest.  So, start snapping shots of your meal creations.

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Week 2

rainbow swiss chard

What to expect in this week’s share:

  • collards
  • kohlrabi
  • spinach
  • lettuce
  • radishes
  • swiss chard
  • kale

Nutrient Information:

Click here: SWISS CHARD the SUPERFOOD we love! nutrient density and recipe

Recipe Sharing:

Kale Chips Recipe Clip : video on how to make kale chips.  One of my favorite and easy to make snacks.

If you have any dynamite recipes you’d like to share, please send them to csa@strangershillorganics.com

Notes from the farm:

What’s a killdeer anyway? These brown and black feathered, white bellied, squawking plovers are at the very least entertaining with their “broken-wing-routine”.  Their willingness to nest next to people, makes them our field friends when planting hundreds of seeds by hand.   Never a lonely afternoon in the kale fields with killdeer friends by our sides.  Soon we may get to see the babies arrive!

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Volunteering, YES YOU! This is such a great year to volunteer!  Why? The soft and gentle spring is bringing forth abundance and beauty.  You might notice the extravagant intricacy of the rainbow swiss chard in the picture above.  It reminds me of the veins of life that our bodies soak up from the fresh and raw earth harvests.

In addition, why not get out of the gym and instead give yourself an hour or two farm workout and learn a thing or two that will inspire your gardening ambitions or give you a deeper appreciation of what organic food means.

Lastly, lets talk about RAW.  Raw diets are what everyone is talking about these days.  Would you like to take raw a step further?  How about trying a fresh kolrabi right out of the ground and into your mouth.  Now I have a deeper appreciation for raw after trying a couple vegetables right from the field.  Keep and eye open for further RAW recipes and discussion.  Your CSA shares are a great way to add more raw foods in your diet.  Why not?  Raw foods are some of the most pure and delicious forms of cuisine. Bon Appetite!