Welcome to NWPA Growers' Winter CSA! Most of you are returning members, and we thank you for sticking with us (or coming back) for the winter. New members, we hope you enjoy the local farm products this winter. I send this email out on CSA day telling you what is in your share, giving you farm news, and sharing some recipes to give you inspiration for your veggies. We use Pinterest to organize our recipes, so if you have a Pinterest account be sure to follow us. We also have lots of recipes on our website from past years if you need even more ideas.
Harmony Grove Farm
We have barely seen the sun in the last few weeks, so our greens are growing extremely slowly. They keep very well in our heated greenhouse, so we just have to be patient while they grow. Because we aren't harvesting or planting much right now, we have slowed down, taking time to hunt and rest during these early days of December.
We make this Garlic Chive Cracker Spread every time we have party, and everyone loves it. It’s very simple to make.
Garlic Chive Cracker Spread:
- 1 oz Chopped Japanese Garlic Chives
- 1 package Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
- Some salt, garlic powder, & onion powder to taste
Mix everything together, and make into a log. Enjoy!!
Bushel and a Peck Farm
We are in a very busy season at our farm right now. Our temporary store, Philson & Friends at Grove City Outlets is in full swing, so at least one of us is there almost every day. Our store features mostly locally made products, from maple syrup, honey, and beef jerky to decorative glass, leather purses, jewelry, and more. Stop in to see us if you're looking for unique gifts and want to support local businesses.
We are also busy bottling maple syrup and making more maple products to keep the store shelves full. Plus we will soon be in the woods repairing sap lines and stretching new lines to prepare for tapping in February. We are looking forward to taking a break in January and early February before the sap begins to run. But we never know what the weather will hold. Last year, we had an unseasonably warm January with lots of sap running, only to shut off in February. With farming, we have learned to be flexible when it comes to planning too far in advance, because those plans will inevitably change.
- 1 butternut squash from Detweiler Farm
- 1 kohlrabi from Detweiler Farm
- 1 cabbage from Detweiler Farm
- 2 lb. potatoes from Miller Farm
- 1 lb. carrots from Detweiler Farm
- 1 lb. onions from Miller Farm
- 2 oz. Japanese garlic chives from Harmony Grove Farm
- 2 heads lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
In honor of Hanukkah, try some Garlic Parmesan Potato Latkes. These should be served with sour cream or applesauce.
Cashew Cabbage (if you don't have green pepper, skip it or sprinkle a little red pepper flakes to spice it up)
If you make one of these, share a photo on our Facebook page. Or if you find another delicious recipe, share that!
Have a wonderful week. We will see you in two weeks!