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Posted 7/23/2014 3:10pm by Sidney.

Gooseberries!

Sandy enjoys eating gooseberries fresh because she likes their tart flavor.  Gooseberries are also excellent made into jam.  Or try making a sauce, adding some honey and topping it on vanilla bean ice cream.    

Here are some more Gooseberry Recipes.  

Our production of gooseberries has really increased this year, and they are sweeter this year (but still have a kicky tartness).  Are they sweeter because of the cooler summer temperatures?  The cold winter we had?  Are we fertilizing them more?  Maybe.  

We think the reason the gooseberries are sweeter this year because Elizabeth, one of our crew supervisors, is very picky about what gets picked and what stays on the bush!  Since they hang a few days longer, their skin has gotten much darker and the sugars have developed well.

If you haven't tried gooseberries you should definitely take advantage of our gooseberry and currant special this weekend!

Posted 7/10/2014 2:18pm by Katy.

Blueberries!  We are in the peak of our blueberry season and from the sounds of it, we're only half way through!  Yippee!

Blueberries are probably one of the easiest fruits to eat and incorporate into your daily meals. 

Kat enjoys eating blueberries fresh out of hand, and also blended in smoothies. 
Diane says that she tosses them in with her oatmeal in the morning, and on top of yogurt.  
Nathan and Caleb both love blueberry pancakes.  And Caleb even takes it to the next level with blueberry syrup on top!
Steve enjoys fresh baked blueberry muffins too.  

Blueberries are simple to freeze so you can enjoy them in the off-season.  Simply wash and let air dry (gently rolling them around on a tea towel speeds up the process).  Then place them on a rimmed cookie sheet in a single layer and freeze.  The next morning put them in freezer containers.  You can pour out exactly what you need with out thawing a large batch.  

 

Posted 6/27/2014 7:49am by Katy.

Sarah's munchin' on currants and gooseberries!

She says about them "Too pretty to eat, too perishable to turn into jewelry.  One of life's cruel wonders.  Perfect for Instagram!"

If you don't understand the comment about jewelry:  hold up a cluster of the currants.  They would make lovely earrings.

Sarah enjoys making jams out of currants and gooseberries for a interestingly tart flavor.

Posted 6/11/2014 2:47pm by Katy.

Strawberries!!

It's finally strawberry season at Kuhn Orchards!  We're harvesting daily and the berries look, smell, and taste great!  Its time to whip up all of your favorite strawberry desserts, hull & freeze some berries to throw in smoothies later in the season, and make up some strawberry jam (or you can just purchase some of ours at market).  

Sandra likes to slice strawberries and mix them into a bowl of sour cream and sugar.  

Lindsey enjoys eating them fresh and making jam so she can enjoy them all year long.  I wonder if Lindsey will be making strawberry jam this year??  She's getting married in two weeks and I'm sure she has her plate full!

Christine likes to cut up fresh strawberries and eat them on her Cheerios in the morning.  

And Kat enjoys eating strawberries FRESH!

Check out some Strawberry recipes on our website:

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce (excellent on ice cream or pound cake)

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pops

Its also pretty trendy to make fruit and herb ice cubes.  Strawberry and mint are delicious together.  Or you can always slice up some strawberries, add them to your water bottle.  Shake the bottle to macerate the berries a little and add a some sweetness to your drink.  Plus you get a little treat at the end!

 

Posted 5/28/2014 1:27pm by Katy.

Sandy, Diane, Adam and Sarah are all munchin' on Asparagus!

Sarah says, "Have you tried Mary Margaret's recipe for marinated asparagus?  It's almost as good as when she makes it herself."

Adam likes to add asparagus to the mix in his stir-fry.  He also prepares it on a broiler pan  tossed in olive oil, Italian dressing, sea salt, black pepper and Parmesan cheese.

Diane enjoys asparagus oven roasted simply dressed in olive oil and sea salt.  

Sandy says, "I eat it all ways.  But on a day when I am in a hurry I break the tender spears into bite sizes, put it on a plate with a tablespoon or so of water, cover with plastic wrap and mircowave it for 4 or 5 minutes.  The result is wonderful, crisp, tender asparagus."

 

Posted 4/21/2014 7:24am by Katy.

This week CSA members will enjoy:

Fuji Apples

Appearance:  Red with a yellow background color, slightly lopsided (because of its York parentage) with small russets (textured spots).

Flavor Profile:  Extremely sweet and firm. 
Uses:  Our best storage apple of our sweet varieties.  A favorite apple for eating fresh. 
Who’s Favorite:  Mary Margaret

GoldRush Apples

Appearance:
  Yellow apple with orange blush.  Russets (textured spots) decorate the skin. 

Flavor Profile:  Firm, juicy, and tart, some say it has a winey flavor. 
Uses:  Excellent storage apple.  Best eaten fresh, but cooks nicely too.
Who’s Favorite:  Sidney

Asian Pears

Sweet and incredibly juicy.

Applesauce

Perfect snack.  Divvy up in little containers at the beginning of the week so you have easy grab-n-go portions for lunch.  

Potatoes

Excellent all-purpose potatoes.

Eggs

The yolks tend to be a bit brighter than yolks that you purchase at the grocery store.  That's a good indication of freshness!

Lettuce

Spring greens to brighten up your dinner table.

Parsnips

Creamy and sweet.  Braise in stock, roast, or boil and then mash.  Pairs well with herbs like sage or thyme.  

Tags: CSA
Posted 4/7/2014 9:30am by Katy.

This week CSA members will enjoy:

York Apples

Appearance:  Red skinned with lopsided/ “parallelogram” shape
Flavor Profile:  Sweet-tart and firm, with a good old fashioned flavor.
Uses:  Excellent for baking as it will keep its shape.  Stores well.

Pink Lady Apples

Appearance:  Vibrant pink skin with white flesh. 
Flavor Profile:  Tart and sweet flavor with a champagne fizz.  Very crisp. 
Uses:  An excellent storage apple.  Enjoy eating Pink Lady fresh out of hand.  When baked, Pink Lady will soften, but will keep its shape.  
Who’s Favorite:  Anthony

Asian Pears

Sweet and juicy.  Very aromatic flavor.

Cider

Crisp, refreshing flavor.  Having a chilly spring morning?  Warm some up in the microwave with an orange rind.  

Dried Apples

Sweet and chewy.  100% dried apples - nothing else added!

Copra Onions

Perfect all around onions for sauteing, grilling, and all-purpose cooking

Watermelon Radishes


Enjoy fresh or raw.  Slice thin on a salad or braise as a side dish.  

 

Vegetable Surprise!

 

We are outsourcing from the co-op and they aren't sure of quantities, so you will have a surprise veggie in your CSA box on Saturday!

 

 

 

Tags: CSA
Posted 3/19/2014 9:14pm by Katy.

This week CSA members will enjoy:

Fuji Apples

Appearance:  Red with a yellow background color, slightly lopsided (because of its York parentage) with small russets (textured spots).
Flavor Profile:  Extremely sweet and firm. 
Uses:  Our best storage apple of our sweet varieties.  A favorite apple for eating fresh. 
Who’s Favorite:  Mary Margaret

GoldRush Apples

Appearance:  Yellow apple with orange blush.  Russets (textured spots) decorate the skin. 
Flavor Profile:  Firm, juicy, and tart, some say it has a winey flavor. 
Uses:  Excellent storage apple.  Best eaten fresh, but cooks nicely too.
Who’s Favorite:  Sidney


Asian Pears

Potatoes

Carrots

Jams (your choice of Strawberry Rhubarb, Blue Italian Plum, Red Plum, and Sweet Cherry)

Spinach

We are sourcing the carrots and spinach from the grower coop who we purchased the beets from last time.  We hope you are enjoying the diversity of the CSA boxes!

Tags: CSA
Posted 3/10/2014 8:47am by Katy.

This week CSA members will enjoy:

Pink Lady Apples

Appearance:  Vibrant pink skin with white flesh. 
Flavor Profile:  Tart and sweet flavor with a champagne fizz.  Very crisp. 
Uses:  An excellent storage apple.  Enjoy eating Pink Lady fresh out of hand.  When baked, Pink Lady will soften, but will keep its shape.  
Who’s Favorite:  Anthony

York Apples

Appearance:  Red skinned with lopsided/ “parallelogram” shape
Flavor Profile:  Sweet-tart and firm, with a good old fashioned flavor.
Uses:  Excellent for baking as it will keep its shape.  Stores well.

Bosc Pears

Half Gallon of Cider

Yellow Onions

Hydroponic Lettuce

White Button Mushrooms

Baby Chioggia and White Beets

Tags: CSA
Posted 2/24/2014 5:39pm by Sidney.

CSA members will enjoy in their CSA box this week:

GoldRush Apples

Appearance:  Yellow apple with orange blush.  Russets (textured spots) decorate the skin.  Flavor Profile:  Firm, juicy, and tart, some say it has a winey flavor. 
Uses:  Excellent storage apple.  Best eaten fresh, but cooks nicely too.
Who’s Favorite:  Sidney

Fuji Apples

Appearance:  Red with a yellow background color, slightly lopsided (because of its York parentage) with small russets (textured spots).
Flavor Profile:  Extremely sweet and firm. 
Uses:  Our best storage apple of our sweet varieties.  A favorite apple for eating fresh.  Who’s Favorite:  Mary Margaret

Asian Pears

We just opened our Controlled Atmosphere (CA) storage, so we have "fresh" Asian Pears.  Fresh is in quotations because these pears were harvested in the fall, but since we put them in CA, their respiration, or maturation process, slowed down greatly, so it is like they were just picked!  Super juicy, sweet, with a snappy skin.  

Pumpkin Butter
We made a fresh batch of pumpkin butter this fall with some of our not-so-perfect heirloom pumpkins and squash.  But the pumpkin butter is definitely perfect!  Enjoy it on a bagel with cream cheese, or mix into muffins, and reduce the amount of sugar.

Dried Asian Pears
We dried some of our Asian Pears this winter and customers at our Palisades Farmers Market are gobbling them up.  They are very sweet - just like our fresh Asian Pears, and the texture is unique.  

White Potatoes

Perfect all-around potatoes.  Excellent mashed/smashed, roasted, boiled, baked, or fried.  

Sunchokes

Sunchokes have become very very popular with our CSA customers.  Tell us how you enjoy eating them!

Eggs

We get the eggs from Weikert's Egg Farm, and they are extremely fresh.  If you are looking to hard boil (and successfully peel) the eggs, let them sit in the fridge for a week.  Fresh eggs which have been hard boiled do not peel easily. 

Tags: CSA