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CSA Cukes

 

Do you have one of those teens who pulls some carrots and cucumbers out of the fridge and sits down happily munching while checking her phone? What about a little one one who requests broccoli without being bribed with the promise of ice cream? No? Me either. Those kids are like something out of a fairy tale!

Thankfully just because your kids don’t want a salad doesn’t meant they won’t eat veggies at all. Here are 5 pointers to help get the good stuff in them.

Set the example: Eat your veggies. No excuses. You need them too.

Try something new: If you don’t, chances are your kids won’t. Make a different side dish to go with your standards. Try a veggie that you have to research how to prepare. Participate in Meatless Monday. Be brave.

Make veggies an easy option: You might be surprised how quickly veggies will disappear when they are cut and ready to eat on the top shelf in the fridge. Make your vegetables the first dish on the table when everyone is hungry. (I’ve seen a teen sneak roasted brussel sprouts this way. Not kidding!)

Make them pretty: It takes just a minute more, but there is something to be said about foods that are visually appealing. Same is true if they sound appealing, so feel free to rename whatever you are making.

Hide them: Actually don’t, just add them to everything and get your family use to the idea. Lasagna has spinach in it. Ramen noodles have carrot ribbons in them. Yes, those are zucchini muffins. It won’t take long before your family forgets that they every had it any other way.

Join a CSA: It is a shameless plug, but farm fresh veggies taste better. You are never going to win them over with canned peas or a tomato grown 1000 miles away. Get the good stuff and enjoy!

 

 

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Early Birds

 

The Early Bird Discount ends on April 15th. That is TOMORROW!!!! Get your application HERE. Remember – You can pay on-line with a credit card too. Just visit the farm’s CSA Payment Page HERE.

One Weeks Veggies & Fruit
If this is your first CSA experience you are probably wondering what “5-8 Seasonal Veggies” means. Tomatoes? Kale? Radishes? What kinds of veggies can I expect?
It might be easier to list the veggies that our farmer doesn’t grow, but here is a list of the produce we have received in past seasons.
Mixed Salad Greens
Lettuce – Bib, Boston, Butter, Romaine
Arugula
Garlic Scapes
Carrots – Orange, Yellow, Purple
Beans – Green, Purple, Yellow
Fava Beans
Cannellini Beans
Soy Beans
Eggplant – Purple, White, Japanese
Peppers – Green, Red, Yellow, Purple, Italian, Mini Bell, Hot
Corn
Summer Squash – Crooked Neck, Patty Pan, Zucchini
Beets
Swiss Chard
Collard Greens
Kale
Husk Cherry Tomatoes
Radishes – Red, Black, Daikon
Okra
Scallions
Onions
Shallots
Basil
Spinach
Potatoes – White, Yellow, Red, Blue
Cabbage – Green, Savoy, Red
Kohlrabi
Cucumbers
Turnips
Watermelon
Cantaloupe
Sweet Potato
Ginger
Garlic
Parsnips
Winter Squash – Acorn, Spagetti, Delicata, Butternut
Jerusalem Artichoke
Tomatillo
Fennel
Snow Peas
Celery
Chicory
Dandelion Greens
Bok Choi
Perslane
Tomatoes – Cherry, Roma, Heirloom
And I am sure I missed some!

 

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