week 9 of 18, August 10, 2015

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Greetings Members,

A belated post today – it was a crazy busy harvest day.  The watermelons are at least 2 weeks early in ripening (partly a blessing) since a disease is wiping the vines out and damaging the fruit exterior.

Harvest: green beans, watermelon, cucumbers, zucchini, onions, carrots, potatoes, and a tomato.

Enjoy the produce and have a great week!

~ Lupita and Adam

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week 8 of 18, August 3, 2015

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Greetings Members,

August has arrived which means watermelon will hopefully ripen by the end of the month!  This week we discovered vine borer damage in the squash, most damage done to the Hubbard varieties.  The squash that have formed look great – we are hoping the squash will continue to ripen despite the invasive bug inside the vines of the plants.

Anticipated Harvest – New this week green beans!  Also look for cukes, zucchini, fennel, kale, beets, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, and onions.

In our kitchen: Beet and onion hash, zucchini bread, carrot cake, caramelized fennel and eggs or rice, fennel tea, BLT, dilly beans, refrigerator pickles, and potato salad.

Have a great week!

Lupita and Adam

Week 7 of 18, July 27, 2015

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Greetings Members,

The rain has been timely and the plants are thriving.

Anticipated Harvest:  potatoes, kale, collards, cabbage, onions, fennel, tomato, zucchini, cucumbers, carrots, beets, maybe basil

In our kitchen:  zucchini or chocolate beet pancakes made with buckwheat and quinoa flour

Fennel – use the greens for a refreshing tea, the bulb use to make a roasted beet fennel soup or a cucumber fennel slaw

Have a great week!

Week 6 of 18, July 20, 2015

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Greetings Members,

Yippee for the rain Saturday night.   The plants needed it and so did we to loosen weeds throughout the field.  It is a constant task for us, the latest to be weeded is summer lettuce and cucumbers are next.

Anticipated Harvest: lettuce, kale, carrots, zucchini, cucumber, potatoes, collards, cabbage, basil, hopefully broccoli

In our kitchen:  Basil Lemonade made with basil syrup, broccoli and potato soup, zucchini sautéed with butter, onions, dill, potato salad, kohlrabi slaw, green juice, sautéed kale with rice or scrambled eggs, raw carrots, etc.

Have a great week!

Lupita and Adam

Week 5 of 18, July 13, 2015

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Basil –  in a jar (filled with water) at room temperature.  Edible, decorative &  aromatic!

Greetings Members,

It feels like summer with the heat and humidity – which the pepper, tomato, watermelon, and other heat loving plants will love and need to grow.  Overall the plants look healthy and we are staying busy pulling weeds – in particular thistle.

Anticipated Harvest: Potatoes, basil, rainbow chard, kale, collards, carrots, zucchini, cucumber, head lettuce, salad mix,

Have a great week!

Blessings,

Lupita and Adam

Week 4 of 18, July 6, 2015

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Greetings Members,

Hopefully everyone had a relaxing, fun and safe Independence Day on Saturday.  Rain, and more rain since around 2 AM with a break around 8 AM and perhaps more on the way today to begin our fourth harvest week.

Anticipated Harvest:  Collards, carrots, cucumber, kale. rainbow chard, head lettuce, basil, dill, cilantro.

In our kitchen:  This week we will be experimenting with collards, as a substitute for spinach.

Have a great week!

Blessings,

Lupita & Adam

Week 3 of 18, June 29, 2015

Living Land Farm Weekly News  

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Greetings CSA Members!

Happenings on the farm… Weeding and more weeding is the theme on the farm. We will be in the 4th of July St. Peter parade – the farm truck was painted by a few artists from the St. Peter Arts Center last year. The truck looks great and is easy to spot. We will be representing the Arts Center so be sure to look for us!  Remember to like us on Facebook

Share Logistics: Remember to exchange your empty share box for the full one on your assigned pick up date.

Anticipated Harvest: Head lettuce, spring mix, kale, rainbow chard, dill, cilantro, kohlrabi and new this week – basil!

 In our kitchen:

Green juice – kale, lemon and apples, kohlrabi slaw, scrambled eggs with finely chopped chard/kale, tuna salad with dill, kohlrabi slaw with finely chopped chard, and pumpkin seeds, quinoa with greens, salads, sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas with veggies, basil lemonade, and cilantro lime rice.

June 22, 2015 week 2 of 18

Living Land Farm Weekly News   June 22, 2015 Week 2 of 18

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Farmer Adam trellising tomatoes in the high tunnel, photo taken June 21st – Happy Solstice!!!

Greetings CSA Members!

This is the first share box for “even week” half share members! Happy Soltice (yesterday) – summer is officially here and the heat yesterday was definitely felt while working in the field.

Remember to like us on Facebook for updates and the weekly news on the farm website www.livinglandfarm.com

Happenings on the farm… our farm cat had four kittens on Tuesday and they seem to be adapting well. The second fence is about 90% complete and will keep the deer out from feasting in the back field. We have been busy weeding and weeding more to keep up with the thistle.

Share Logistics:

  1. Remember to exchange your empty share box for the full one on your assigned pick up date.
  2. Should you have any questions and send a text to (507)720-5364 (include your name).
  3. At each pick-up site there will be an “EXTRAS BOX – TAKE or TRADE” feel free to take produce left in the extras box or trade produce if you choose to.

Anticipated Harvest:

Head lettuce, spring salad mix, spinach, kale, rainbow chard, dill, cilantro, radishes, and kohlrabi

Storage and possible uses…

  1. Rinse the greens as you use them. Store is an airtight container of your choice.
  2. The salad mix and spinach will keep in the bag provided.
  3. Remove the green tops from the radishes and kohlrabi prior to storing them.
  4. Make yourself fresh salads, sandwiches or wraps.

In our kitchen:

Kohlrabi and radish coleslaw, cilantro radish curried albacore tuna salad, scrambled eggs with finely chopped spinach, Rice served on a bed of finely chopped de-stemmed chard or kale.

Week 1 of 18, 2015

Living Land Farm      Harvest Newsletter  week 1 of 18 —  June 14th

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Kohlrabi – purple or green bulbs- can be eaten raw, (grated in coleslaw or salad), pickled or cooked.

Greetings Members!

This is the first share box for full share members and “odd week” half share members.

The weekly news will be posted to the farm website www.livinglandfarm.com and quick updates to Facebook – so be sure to like us. The newsletter will include a brief update on happenings on the farm and the anticipated harvest.

Share Logistics:

  1. Remember to exchange your empty share box for the full one on your assigned pick up date.
  2. Should you have any questions and send a text include your name. (507)720-5364
  3. At each pick-up site there will be an “EXTRAS BOX – TAKE or TRADE” feel free to take produce left in the extras box or trade produce if you choose to.

Anticipated Harvest:

Head lettuce, spring salad mix, spinach, kale, rainbow chard, dill, cilantro, radishes, and kohlrabi 

Storage and possible uses…

  1. Rinse the greens as you use them. Store is an airtight container of your choice.
  2. The salad mix and spinach will keep in the bag provided.
  3. If you will be using the radishes and kohlrabi several days after delivery remove the tops prior to storing them.
  4. The herbs can be stored with stems in an inch of water in the fridge or on your countertop at room temperature. Or without water in a container of your choice in the fridge.
  5. Make yourself fresh salads, sandwiches or wraps and enjoy the fresh produce!

Blessings!!!

 

Week 18 of 18, 2014

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Greetings Members,

As posted last week, your share box will have a printed copy of the news for the week.

Anticipated Harvest: onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, kale, head lettuce, carrots, peppers, spinach, maybe broccoli

We appreciate your support and look forward to 2015 for the 6th CSA season!

Blessings,

~ Lupita and Adam