Week of Feb. 12, 2018: Radishes, Golden Russets & Newtown Pippins--What's not to LOVE?

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In the CSA share this week: 

  • Braising Greens
  • Radishes — Daikon, Purple and/or Little Green Luobo
  • Delicata Squash
  • Potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Garlic
  • Newtown Pippin/Golden Russet Apples

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

Like many 18-year-olds who were gifted copies after graduation, I read The Prophet by Khalil Gibran the summer before I headed off to college.  Eighteen years later, I've retained very little memory of that book of poems except that the cover art was spooky and the following quote:  "Work is love made visible."  That one has stuck with me through many phases and places, and I think about those words quite often when I think about the life that we are building together here at this farm.   They're some of the first that comes to mind when I spot Mark coming in from the field at dusk, rolling down the tractor paths, running on caffeine and curiosity as always.    And thanks to the gift of a few key days of February sunshine, you'll see a whole lot of love in those fields when you drive along River Road.  We really do love what we do, and the whole crew will concur--it felt amazing to be out there working together this weekend, and we're so pumped that Spring feels close at hand.

And on the topic of Spring, you can now sign up for your Spring Share online or in the farmstand this week.  Spring Share begins March 6, which if you can believe it, is only three weeks away.  

And on the topic of things that have me stoked, I'm really pleased to roll out this week's CSA shares.  In addition to some braising greens and tasty radishes with leafy tops, we're delighted to have another very special round of heirloom apples from Booth Canyon Orchard to share this week.  Stina came over from the Methow to deliver a vanload on Friday, so this week we have two more varieties to mix and match — Golden Russets (which are a rare super sweet treat) and Newtown Pippins (an antique winter apple from Long Island that tastes almost tropical by our family's tastes).  Looks like Mark might get a Valentine's Day pie this year.  

Much Love,
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 
  • Greens
  • Eggs 
  • Winter Squash

FROM BEYOND THE FARM:

  • WA Organic Golden Russet, Newtown Pippin, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Opal, Fuji, Gala, & Melrose Apples. Bosc Pears
  • Organic Broccoli, Fennel, Roots & Cabbage 
  • NW Organic Roots, Potatoes & Onions 
  • Organic Fruit: Blood Oranges, Cara Cara Navel Oranges, Red Grapefruit, Meyer Lemons, 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
 

RUSTIC RADISH SOUP
Food 52

1 bunch radishes including their greens
2 tablespoons unsalted high grade butter
1 large red onion, chopped
1 large leek, sliced
4 perfect small potatoes (russet or yukon), cut into eighths
1 small anchovy, packed in oil and chopped
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley
Pinch of sea salt to taste, with a pinch of Maldon salt flakes for finish
Pink or black fresh milled peppercorns, to taste
3/4cup light cream or half and half
Filtered water
Flat leaf parsley and fresh radish rosettes for optional garnish

CONTINUE TO RECIPE


ROASTED RADISH AND GREENS SALAD
White on Rice Couple

One bunch of radishes with tops (about 10 radishes)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
black pepper to taste

CONTINUE TO RECIPE

MISO HARISSA DELICATA SQUASH
101 Cookbooks

1/2 pound small fingerling potatoes, washed and dried
3/4 pound delicata squash
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
scant 1/4 cup white miso
scant 1 tablespoon harissa paste
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 ounce, de-stemmed and finely chopped
4 radishes, very thinly sliced
1 1/2 ounces Marcona almonds, toasted pepitas, or other toasted nuts

CONTINUE TO RECIPE

APPLE PIE OATMEAL
Angela Liddon, Oh She Glows

1/3 cup regular oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger + pinch of kosher salt
1 + 1/4 cups Almond Milk
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1-1.5 tablespoon pure maple syrup + more for drizzling
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp fresh lemon juice (optional)
2 tbsp chopped walnuts, for sprinkling on top

CONTINUE TO RECIPE