Week 5 Shares

Hello Goodness Organic members!

In shares this week: Broccoli, Cabbage, Parsley, Turnips, Snap Peas, and Swiss Chard

In shares this week: Broccoli, Cabbage, Parsley, Turnips, Snap Peas, and Swiss Chard

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I think I’m going to make this Sesame Broccoli Salad from the broccoli in my own share. I may add some peanut butter and red pepper flakes too. This Curry Broccoli Salad doesn’t look bad either. I also make a creamy broccoli potato soup with cheddar cheese, but I don’t have a recipe because I never bothered to write it down. Honestly, that’s how I do almost all of my cooking unless I’m confronted with ingredients I’m unfamiliar with.

Bunch of Parsley

Bunch of Italian Flat Leaf Parsley

A lot of you might be wondering what to do with parsley. It’s used frequently in Middle Eastern dishes like Tabouli and Falafel. I like to garnish it on cheesy potatoes. I’ve also heard of parsley pesto, but never tried it.

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More Swiss Chard! When I gardened last year, I grew way too much of it and so I got sick of it very quickly. Do you have any good chard recipes? Email me (skmarimba@gmail.com) and I’ll send them out the next time we’ve got chard in the shares, which shouldn’t be too far in the future.

We’ve got cabbage, and in the summer, I automatically think of making coleslaw. If you’re not big on mayonnaise, just use some olive oil and vinegar instead. Fresh herbs are also great to add (especially the parsley). I’d also like to hear any interesting coleslaw recipes or ideas!

Hope you’re all staying cool during the heat.

Scott

Week 4: What’s in your share

Hey everyone!

Here’s what we’ve got to offer this week. Thanks again to our friends at Pleasant Hill for helping us out with some more delicious produce.

A bunch of Swiss Chard

A bunch of Swiss chard

So what is that weird green thing, exactly? It’s fennel! Fennel is an herb native to the Mediterranean with a bit of an anise flavor. All parts of it are edible (whether raw or cooked). Cooking it reduces some of the anise/licorice flavor if that’s not really your cup of tea. You can roast it, sauteé it, grill it, or use it as a pizza topping. I can personally recommend this recipe here, it goes very well with lemon.

A bundle of hakurei turnips

A bundle of hakurei turnips

Hakurei are a Japanese variety of turnips with a mild flavor.

More radishes!

More radishes!

It wouldn’t be Goodness Organic if we didn’t have more radishes this week, right? I can’t remember right now if they’re called Early Scarlet Globe or Cherry Belle, but anyway, these are a smaller, less spicy variety.

Hope you enjoy the veggies this week, and happy Fourth of July!

Scott

Week 3: What’s in your share

Hey Goodness Organic CSA members!

Some of you had asked last week what was in your shares, so I’ll make it a habit to answer that in weekly posts. Hope you enjoy these tasty veggies!

–Scott

Romaine Lettuce

Romaine Lettuce

Gigantic Romaine head lettuce, thanks to our friends at Pleasant Hill Market Garden.

 

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Rhubarb

More rhubarb! The Rhubarb Compendium is a wonderful resource if you’re wondering what to do with this strange but delicious sour vegetable.

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Baby Turnips

We used a push seeder to seed these guys. Having never used one before, we didn’t know how densely the seeds would come out of it. Turns out… very, very densely. The result: tons of bite-size turnips instead of fewer, bigger ones.

 

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Turnip Greens

We put the turnip greens only in small shares. Larger shares already have a lot of greens from the larger bunches of turnips in them already.

 

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Dill

The dill was a last-minute addition to our shares… it sprouted up quickly. I like to use it for salmon marinades or in spanakopita.

First pickup information!

Hello CSA members! We will begin delivering shares Tuesdays and Thursdays starting next week (6/11 and 6/13). Times and days depend on pickup location:

McFarland: Jim and Barb Lindemann’s house, 4259 Mahoney Road, 5-6 pm on Tuesdays

T Wall: 8383 Greenway Blvd, Middleton, in the long hallway near the loading dock area, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Members with last names A-K will pick up Tuesdays, and members with last names L-Z will pick up on Thursdays.

Oconomowoc, Social Security, and East Side locations will be announced in the next few days.

We will be offering fresh, tasty lettuce mix, spinach, arugula, radishes, and rhubarb for the first week.

Our CSA is full for the year

Hey everyone,

Due to a high interest in our CSA, we’re announcing that as of today (4/16) we are unable to accept new members for the 2013 season. We’re sorry! Please check FairShare CSA Coalition if you are still looking for a CSA to subscribe to for 2013. If you’ve already signed up with us before today, don’t worry–your share will be provided. If you’d like, you may click here to add your name and contact info so we’ll contact you next year about registering for the CSA.

Happy Spring!

Scott

Hey potential interns!

What are you doing this summer? We’re looking for farm interns to help us grow quality organic produce. The part-time internships are flexible, so we’re willing to work with busy schedules, but we ask that you commit to a full season/summer (late May to early August) even if it can only be one day a week. In exchange, you’ll receive a small or large share of produce for the season and lots of farming/gardening knowledge. Let us know if you’re interested by emailing Scott at skmarimba@gmail.com or by contacting us through the “contact us” tab on the main menu. Hope to hear from you!

Hey Everyone!

Welcome to Goodness Organic’s new site! We’ve been busy putting it together, starting seedlings, and preparing for the 2013 season. You can sign up for our CSA using the link on the menu above. We’ll be growing delicious organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, cider, and honey. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.