Weekly Farm Notes :: October 5th, 2016


We are offering new ways to pay starting this week – Apple pay, Android and chip! We hope you find this added convenience beneficial.

Also, don’t forgot we will attending the Nutrition World Farmers Market every Saturday from 10am-noon. It starts this coming Saturday so stop by and say hello!

See you at market!


October 5th Produce

Here are the items you can expect at Market {M} and in the CSA {CSA}:

  • Summerfest & Hon Tsai Tai Asian Greens {M/CSA}: the Hon Tsai Tai is new this week so you may not be familiar with this green. It is from the mustard family but this chef describes it as a less bitter broccoli rabe (the link includes a couple of recipes). You can use the entire plant, flowers, buds, leaves and stems, so be sure to give it a try and let us know what you think!
  • Young Red Leaf Lettuce {M/CSA}: our Hemp Seed “Ranch” Dressing is still one of my all time favorite dressings. You really don’t need much else to make a satisfying salad – maybe just add some thinly sliced radishes and a hard boiled egg if you are feeling adventurous.
  • Pak Choi {M/CSA}: I hadn’t thought of using this vegetable in a soup before but I am not sure why. Take a look at this Chinese Pak Choi and Noodles Soup for an easy way to build a meal around this nutritious vegetable.
  • Kohlrabi {CSA}: I often turn to fritters when I need a quick, delicious weeknight meal. They can be made from so many different types of vegetables. This recipe for Indian Spiced Fritters is a great example – it calls for kohlrabi (along with the greens) and another root vegetable (you could definitely use the salad turnips here). You can alter the spices and the sauce to suit your needs.
  • Japanese Salad Turnips {CSA}: if you can’t find a use for your salad turnips, they can make a great pickle! This Lacto-fermented Turnip Pickle recipe, which adds mint, sounds like a yummy way to make use of this root vegetable.
  • Tender Collards & Kale {M}: Alice shares her 10-minute Pasta and Pesto Dinner ideas this week and we think adding collards or kale (or any of our other greens) to the pesto is a wonderful idea! We have a recipe for Super Greens & Sunflower Seed Pesto that you could use as a starting point.
  • Jalapenos & Habaneros {M}: I just saw someone mention adding hot peppers and lots of cheese to a bowl of grits and I think it sounds delicious! Luckily for us, Riverview Farms sells grits and Sequatchie Cove Creamery sells cheese at our market 🙂
  • Parsley {M}: here is an interesting way to consume the health benefits of this herb – Parsley Tea!

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