Week 9 of 18, 2014

Living Land Farm         Weekly Harvest News

 

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Greetings Members,

 Farm News:  Cover crop, cover crop and more cover crop is the focus on the farm this past week. What is cover crop?  Cover crop is seeded in areas of the field that do not have plants growing.  Its purpose is to outcompete weeds, add organic matter, and also add nutrients to the soil.  Planting annuals yearly is hard on the soil, therefore it is important to return nutrients in some form that is sustainable and organic.   We use (all certified organic) wheat, oats, buckwheat, sohrgum sudan, winter wheat and clovers.  Now we are just waiting for rain!

 Anticipated Harvest:   Green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, basil, lettuce, carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, and cabbage.

Recipe of the week:

Red Cabbage Slaw     Jill Watson, Taqueria Gila Monster Restaurant

1 head cabbage, about 6 medium sized carrots, 1 bunch cilantro, 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice,1/3 cup apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons salt, 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder.

Quarter and core cabbage. Slice thinly by hand or in food processor. Grate carrots. Chop cilantro. Toss all ingredients. Let stand 1 hour, toss again. Serve as a garnish for tacos. Makes 3-4 quarts

Other possible uses of produce:   Traditional coleslaw, green bean and potato dish, glazed carrots, carrot or zucchini cake, crockpot stew (chopped carrots, potatoes, zukes, cabbage and onions), sandwiches, wraps, etc.

Blessings,

Lupita and Adam

 

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