May 162016
 
Rappahannock River Oysters

Rappahannock River Oysters

Hello members! Here is what we have in store for you this week:

Produce:

Rhubarb
Rhubarb collins
Sparkling rhubarb lemonade

Asparagus

Strawberries

Fresh garlic
How to use whole fresh garlic

Dill

Cilantro
Cool Jade soup

Romaine lettuce

Beets
Rustic beet tart with wilted greens
Beet, rhubarb, and orange salad

English/French Breakfast radishes
French Breakfast radishes sautéed in butter

Broccoli

Spinach

Bombolini fresh black pepper linguine (incredible with the clams in the meat share!) *Please note that since this pasta is fresh, it only needs to be cooked for a few minutes (directions are on the package). It is so good! We are including this in the produce share this week while we are waiting for more crops to mature.

Meat:

Rappahannock Oyster Company oysters and clams
How to store clams & oysters
Linguine con Vongole
Clam chowder with spinach & dill
Oyster recipe ideas

For those of you who chose to opt out of the oysters & clams, you will be receiving chicken legs & chicken breast from Groff’s Content Farm (Julie & Bob!) and ground Sage Sausage from Fleetwell Farms.
Roast chicken with rhubarb butter & asparagus (this recipe is for a whole chicken, adjust your cooking time appropriately).

Happy Cooking!

May 162016
 

Hello members! Here is what we have in store for you this week.

Produce:

Strawberries

Asparagus

Rhubarb
15 Rhubarb Recipes That Aren’t Pie

Swiss chard

Spinach

Ramps
What are ramps? plus recipes

Kale

Mushrooms (Lion’s Mane and Shiitake mix)

Romaine lettuce

Oakleaf lettuce

Baby bok choy

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Meat Share:

Milton’s bacon

Polyface ground beef

Fleetwell Farm sweet Italian sausage links

 

Happy Cooking!

Allie & Windy

May 052016
 
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Foraged ramps from the Shenandoah Valley!

Spring has sprung and so have many wonderful foods! We are so excited about the ramps in this week’s share!

Produce:

Strawberries

Asparagus

Pea Shoots
Pea shoot & arugula salad
^Slice some radishes up very thinly and add!

Swiss chard

Arugula

Ramps
What are ramps? plus recipes

Radishes

Farmstead Ferments Kraut

Salanova lettuce
Salanova lettuce is the product of a 20-year selective, natural breeding process.

Sweet potatoes

Meat Share:

Polyface Beef Ribeye
How to cook a perfect steak in the oven

We are switching up the bread this week! Instead of Prairie Grain sliced loaves, we are giving you Billy Bread, handmade from naturally fermented starter and organic grains in Richmond, VA.

 

Happy Cooking!

Allie

Apr 252016
 

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Hello members! It’s feeling more and more like Spring! Here is what we have in store for you this week (plus a picture of the cute Jersey cow babies from Old Church Creamery, where your milk and yogurt comes from)!

Produce:

Mint
Asparagus Mint Slaw

Cilantro

Spicy mix

Bibb lettuce

Bok Choy
Bok Choy Risotto

Asparagus

Strawberries

Spinach

Spring onions
What’s the difference between spring onions and green onions and scallions?

Curly kale

Mustard greens
Mustardy grilled cheese
Frittata with braised mustard greens

Red radishes

Meat:

Whole chicken

Chorizo sausage

Spanish roast chicken & chorizo with potatoes

 

***Important Note:*** Our Patriots Plaza farmers market is being moved to Thursday, April 28th for this week only. Come get your local goodies then!

 

Happy Cooking!

Allie

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