Week of Jan. 8, 2018 — A New Year at Wild Hare

In the CSA shares this week

 A quiet week at the farm during Christmas time. 

A quiet week at the farm during Christmas time. 

• Celery Root
• Fingerling Potatoes
• Onions
• Carrots
• Frozen Blueberries
• Pink Lady Apples
• Concorde Pears

EXTRAS TO PICK THIS WEEK (FREE TO ALL SHARE MEMBERS):
UPICK for Herbs only from here on until Spring.  

 

Happy New Year! 
I hope this note finds you well.  We reported back for our first full on, collective day of work for the year today after taking a hard-earned break to slow down a little and catch our breath.  There was still a bit of work to be done over the break--the crew had to reinforce some of the fences to protect our younger flocks of chickens from our less than neighborly Coyotes, and one very intrigued Chicken Hawk, who are growing increasingly desperate.  No major losses--it paid to be proactive this go-round.  Mark spent most of the overnight hours clearing snowloads from greenhouses on Christmas Eve, and the next morning, Hazel enjoyed the gift of the first White Christmas she could recall.  She's as sentimental as they come.  Mark noted that there were Coyote tracks right behind his along the paths between greenhouses. As for me, I enjoyed seeing the fields covered in snow, because it was about as close to the tabula rasa effect that I've ever experienced on this ever-growing, ever-working year-round farm.  There was something liberating about seeing the fields all tucked in for a short period.  It made the idea of beginning anew seem not only imminent but strangely inspiring.  So from there, I resolved to hit my cookbooks and seed catalogs side-by-side and hope that the Spring doesn't take too long to get here.  

An adage of our modern time suggests that that we have to disconnect in order to reconnect, and I'll admit, a few weeks spent moving, diving into books, playing with our family, logging off of social media and ignoring the dreaded email inbox, handling only the essentials and incidentals was probably the best thing we could have done for the farm (and of course, ourselves).   I'm looking forward to re-connecting with you all as we start another year growing here for you all.

Best,
Katie

HARVEST HIGHLIGHTS &
WHAT'S IN STOCK AT THE FARMSTAND

CSA Members receive a 10% discount on most items at our farmstand

HARE-RAISED:  

  • Salad Mix (limited)
  • Celeriac 
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Eggs 
  • Winter Squash

FROM BEYOND THE FARM:

  • Organic Broccoli, Fennel, Roots & Cabbage 
  • WA Organic Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Opal, Fuji, Gala, Melrose & Winesap Apples
  • NW Organic Roots, Potatoes & Onions 
  • Organic Fruit: Blood Oranges, Cara Cara Navel Oranges, Sweet Limes, Meyer Lemons, Satsuma Mandarins, Bananas, Limes, & Lemons.
  • Olykraut, Essential Baking Co. Artisan Breads, Grounds for Change Coffee
  • Jody's Honey--in stock!
  • Dates, Ginger, Nuts, Sweet Potatoes and Dried Fruit

 

SEASONAL RECIPES

CELERY ROOT & CARROT SOUP
Bon Appetit

1/2 large celery root (celeriac), peeled, chopped
1/2 pound carrots, peeled, chopped
1/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
Celery leaves and chopped Granny Smith apple (for serving)

CONTINUE TO RECIPE


AVOCADO SALAD
WITH CARROT-MISO DRESSING

Smitten Kitchen

1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
1 small shallot, peeled and roughly chopped
2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh ginger
2 tablespoons white miso
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seed oil
1/4 cup grape seed or another neutral oil
2 tablespoons water
1 small/medium head of lettuce
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1 avocado, quartered and thinly sliced

CONTINUE TO RECIPE

ROASTED CELERY ROOT
WITH WALNUTS AND THYME

Bon Appetit
2 medium celery roots (celeriac), peeled, cut into 1½” pieces
2 tablespoons walnut oil or olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts (for serving)
Fresh thyme leaves (for serving)
CONTINUE TO RECIPE

BLUEBERRY COCONUT OVERNIGHT OATS
My Darling Vegan

1 cup rolled oats
½ cup coconut milk
½ cup almond milk
1-2 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 cup fresh blueberries
fresh blueberries
chia seeds
shredded coconut
CONTINUE TO RECIPE