Today marks the beginning of our CSA season. It also marks a day of gratitude. We are so grateful for all of our CSA members. You are the core of our farm and every one of you contributes to making Red Wagon Farm possible. Farming for a living is beyond difficult and we are only able to do it with the support of our CSA members. Farming is also risky in many different ways. We experienced some of that risk this past week. The big storm that came through brought hail and snow. The hail shattered things like our spinach leaves. As a result, your shares will be a little bit smaller this first week of CSA. But if all goes well we should be able to make it up to you later in the season. CSA is about sticking with your farm through thick and thin. Thank you for sticking with us and thank you for letting us feed you!
Happy Spring Everyone!
I wanted to share some photos from the farm. We are gearing up to plant like there is no tomorrow. I spent a couple hours weeding the delicious garlic that will make an appearance in your CSA shares come July-ish. Our sweet over-wintered spinach is as green can be!
Our tomato, pepper, and eggplant starts are looking great!
Here are some teasers as you wait for the CSA season to begin.
Looking forward to another season!
Since we are offering CSA sunchoke’s this week let’s bring this post back up to the top.
I mention in the post the health benefits of this unique tuber. If you want to know more read here; http://www.healwithfood.org/health-benefits/jerusalem-artichokes.php
We have been offering Jerusalem artichokes in our CSA for years now, so many of you love them and look forward to getting them. This is some information for those of you who may be less familiar with them.
Jerusalem artichokes (also called sunchokes) are tubers belonging to the daisy family. The plant looks like an enormous sunflower plant. We dig up the roots to eat, much like potatoes. I don’t want to get into a health discussion here, but if you are interested you should look up the health factors of this tuber, especially if you eat it raw. It has some very unique health benefits.
You can use Jerusalem artichokes in pretty much the same way you would use a potato. Specifically, use it like you would a new potato because you don’t need to peel these. They are washed and ready to use.
They look a little…
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