|Hi Folks — We hope you enjoy this really great share for you this week. Mark will again have Christmas trees and wreaths this week – Get there early to choose your tree. I believe he will also be doing free delivery this week. Trees while they last, will also be available at our Thursday PopUp Market at 8th St + East Capital, NE.
A reminder to check your holiday plans, and put your share on hold if you are traveling. Email me to let me know you wish to redeem any held shares: move to another date, tranfer to credit, or donate. We have families and a church we give donated food to. Final shares for December will be 12/22 for weekly, and 12/15 bi-weekly, returning 1/5 for weekly, and 1/12 for weekly. Let me know if you have questions or concerns.
Capitol Hill Market Update – We are working on a Business Plan, and are seeking someone to help with that. If you want to help, please email email@example.com or chat with him at pickup. We are excited to be finalizing plans to move into our first brick and mortar store on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., in the old Morton’s Pharmacy on 8th and E. Capital, where we have been doing the pop-up the last few weeks. We feel strongly that all Capitol Hill residents have access to high quality produce, meat, dairy, grains and more – as well as a strong local food economy.
GO FUND ME! We have launched our GoFundMe fundraiser. This fundraiser is intended to provide Mark with the funds to cover rent, payroll and equipment for the first 6 months. Please llike and share, and donate if you can. We are grateful for any support!
This project has been several years in the making. We are eternally grateful to you, our CSA members, and look forward to playing a bigger role in the Capitol Hill Community.
If you have any last minute changes on your share this week, email asap as we are packing the truck now.
Suzi, Mark, Allie and team
• collards – 13 ways to make them delish
• tuscan kale – kale suggestions
• purple radish – Orange and radish salad with pistachios
• red vein sorrel – sorrel explained
• creasy greens – One of our favorite winter greens, and richer in Vitamin C than oranges.They are in the cress family, so have a bit of a peppery bite, that is reduced by cooking. Here’s a great blog post from our friend Tim Vidra. I also like to sautee or briase them. You can add smaller, tender pieces to salads and sandwiches. Old timers are either looking for them, or stay far away, as they are reminded of having to go forage them out in the field for dinner! Wash wash Wash and rinse thoroughly, as these grow in sandy Hanover County soil. You can even put them in the washing machine, like some folks do!
• spinach – 5 dinners with spinach in them
• broccoli – don’t forget the stems
• sweet potatoes – Sweet Potato Latkes – perfect for Hannukah
• Pork chops – roasted pork chops with apples
• Bison Skirt Steak – Thai Bison Grilled Skirt Steak Salad Grilled with Balsamic apricot marinade (or Lime) (you can sub one of our yummy jams for the apricot – this would be amazing with the nectarine or plum.
Hello members! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family and friends! We will be resuming our regular DC Market schedule: Tuesday at Eastern Market 4-7pm (members only), Wednesday at Patriot’s Plaza 315 E Street, SW, 11-6pm, and Thursday at our Pop-Up on Capitol Hill at E Capitol Street, NE at 8th Street, NE 11-7pm.
Here are the share items for this week:
^Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for some tang!
“Besides supplying good amounts of protein, phosphorus, and zinc, beet greens are also a great source of fiber. Packed with antioxidants, they’re high in vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, and low in fat and cholesterol.”
^We made this for supper a few weeks ago and it is SO good!
^Two different apple and cabbage slaw recipes. Delicious served alone, or use to top your BBQ sandwich! I like to add pumpkin seeds if serving as a side dish.
^Vegan recipe! Substitute tofu and vegan cheeses for real cheeses if you limit your soy intake.
And a recipe idea for all your Thanksgiving leftovers! Pot pie!
One Whole Trout
^Make BBQ sandwiches or tacos and top with the cabbage and apple slaw above!
You will be getting an heirloom pumpkin this week which is quite dense and heavy, so be prepared to carry that. Bring a friend or a cart if you are walking. Mark says he will be ready for you from 4:30-7pm. Let us know if you have any quesions, concerns or last minute changes. We have pre-bagged your produce shares for a quick grab and go this week.
- baby leeks – braised leeks with parsley and lemon
- apples – chopped salad with apples and bitter greens
- apple cider – 10 apple cider cocktail recipes ; Cider Sage Gravy
- parsley – carrot, leek and parsley mash
- celery – Celery Recipes that are Freakishly Delicilous!
- garlic – autumn root vegetable gratin with herbs and cheese garlic garlic mashed potatoes
- potatoes – Silver Palate Thanksgiving potatoes with Nutmeg
- sweet potatoes – sweet potatoe maple hash browns
- baby kohlrabi – Kohlrabi may be a new veg for some of you. Its delicious, versatile and beloved by chefs. kale and kohlrabi gnocchi kohlrabi apple walnut slaw;
- beets – beet cranberry salad
- kale – spinach/kale stuffing/dressing – so good!
- Heirlooom Porcelain Doll Pumpkin – Swapped for spaghetti squash. This is a beautiful pumpkin, and wonderful to cook with. Please use care cutting it. I use a grapefruit spoon to scoop out the insides, its serrated edge makes it easy to get all those strings. Make sure to save and roast the seeds! My suggestion is to make pumpkin puree, reserve what you think you will need for your pumpkiny things this week, and freeze the rest in 1 or 2 cup bags. Here’s an easy puree recipe. Here are some pumpkin recipes: pumpkin pavlov with pecan brittle GF Paleo pumpkin recipes bourbon pumpkin cheesecake
- onions – savory mushroom bread pudding – esp good if you have mushrooms left from last week.
Hi Folks, Its the week before Thanksgiving and Mark will be bringing all kinds of extra goodies to tempt your table. We will also have the all important turkey basters and gravy separators at a good price! (for real!) We will also have:
- heirloom pumpkins perfect for pie and soup
- jams – all flavors
- chocolate sauce – many flavors
- peanuts – many flavors
- sorghum molasses – great in baking and sauces
- maple syrup
- granola – for breakfast, or use with apple recipes
- nut butters
- polenta and grits
- hot sauce
- fermented veggies and krauts
We still have turkeys, more than we expected. So if you are wanting one, please let me know asap, and please share with friends and relatives that we have them. otherwise, I’ll be eating turkey for the next year. People can pick them up next week also, or before Winter holiday break.
Here is the very important turkey defrost guide, which includes cold water thawing if you need to speed things up.
Here is an easy brining recipe from Sheri Salatin at Polyface.
- swiss chard – Alice Waters chard gratin
- butternut squash – baked butternut squash with apples and sausage
- kale – crispy baked kale with cheese
- orange carrots – whole roasted carrots with ginger
- mint – steamed carrots and mint
- white bok choy – glazed shiitakes with bok chou
- oak leaf lettuce – red leaf ceaser salad with grilled parmesan croutons
- breakfast radishes – sweet and sour radishes stirfried with their greens
- baby turnips – glazed baby turnips and carrots
- tomatillos – butternut squash enchillada with tomatillo sauce
- jalapeños – bacon jalapeno stuffing
- shiitake mushrooms – shiitake and fresh herb dressing seitan roast with shiitakes and leeks
- applea – country apple galette