Farm Share Week 3, June 15-17

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Farm Share Week 3, June 15-17

It’s the third week of farm share and our second box has just arrived.  I was so excited when I opened up the box to find strawberries sitting at the top! I’ll be blessed if I get even one of those with 2 young boys who love fruit around-but can’t wait to cut them up to enjoy as a fresh snack in this warm weather.  This week I tried out a new recipe for the rhubarb-it’s a lovely Rhubard Spice Cake with Lemon Sauce that I just finished making (no picture of it with the sauce-we just finished dinner and I’m too full to dish it out). I did however taste the lemon sauce and it’s incredible! I can’t wait to try them together.
Tonight for dinner I used up the remaining aspergous (which we’ve been eating steamed and grilled) in a wonderful Alfredo dish with some leftover ham.  It was a hit with some homemade herb bread and a lovely salad it was a meal full of yummy veggies from the farm.   Here is the Ham and Aspargus Alfredo Recipe.
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Jenny has a quick note from the farm-

Hi everyone!
This week is the start of some things new. Spinach is here, and I probably don’t have to tell you how to enjoy it. I find the best way to wash it is to soak it a couple times in cold water. Any dirt settles to the bottom. Also, we have strawberries! You might want to gobble these up first because they don’t last long. They may not be the giant uniform ones you might be accustomed to from California or Florida, but they sure don’t lack in taste! Add to this some snow peas (grown in the greenhouse), and the addition of greenhouse beets and cucumbers for the whole shares (more to come for the rest of you), and more variety is already coming your way.  Don’t forget to check out our pinterest page for recipe ideas too.
We also have our first lettuces from the fields- that deep and lovely hued red leaf lettuce. Hope you chop, cook and crunch your way to great eating this week. ~Jennifer Eng
Week 3
-baby bok choy
-snow peas
-strawberries or beets
-green onions or basil pot
-Boston lettuce
-red leaf lettuce
-purple bok choy
-cucumber or extra asparagus
-purple turnip greens

About the Author

StephanieMy name is Stephanie Hofman and this is my 5th year with the farm share program. I am an earth loving hippie-follower of Christ-lover of all people and love to try new things. I am not a blogger outside of zephyr organics-so please keep this in mind as I continue to learn the in's and out's of what it means to create a good blog and to be a good blogger! My family and I do our best to make everything at home from scratch, but we are not fully organic, non-GMO, nor are we dairy free or gluten free. I do my best with what I have and am slowly but surely making changes towards a more healthy lifestyle. I try and keep the recipes that I share to encompass all diets-some will be desserts, some will be juicing recipes (last year I failed epically at my juicing fast-FYI don't add 'more kale' just to use it up in a recipe) some gluten and dairy free-some vegan and many in between. Most of the items in the box I am familiar with now-but a few years ago I didn't know what bokchoy was nor had I ever heard of swiss chard-now they are my 2 favourite items to get in my box! I'm a free going spirit who has taught herself most things and love to help others out since I've only become who I am and gotten to where I am in life because of the love and generosity of those who've I've encountered. I've never been very good at spelling nor have I been very computer savvy. Any feedback and suggestions are always welcome. Thank you so much for joining us on this journey towards supporting local farmers and supporting the growing organic food movement. May your box bless you and your family all season long and I look forward to sharing my recipe successes and failures with you.View all posts by Stephanie →