Posts Tagged ‘greens’

028$2.00/bunch

So are the mixed greens. A spicy mix of green and red lettuce, mustard greens, and arugula. Yum!

$4.00 for 1/4lb–

about what you get in a bag at the grocery store. Only ours are fresher and tastier!

Sweet peas next week!

Drop us a line if you’re interested!

Radish Salad Recipe

2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons canola oil or 2 teaspoons corn oil
1 teaspoon caraway seed
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pinch sugar
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
15 -20 medium radishes (or shaved) or 15 -20 large radishes, trimmed and sliced thin (or shaved)

Directions:

1
In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, caraway, oregano, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper.
2
In a large bowl, toss radishes with vinegar-oil mixture.
3
Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

(Original recipe at food.com)

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Well, if you haven’t noticed. We’ve been busy here at Collingwood Farm! The last two weeks were so beautiful, we didn’t spend much time in front of the computer. Now that this crazy wind/rain/possible snow has rolled in, I’ll take a moment to update you on the happenings. And there’s a lot!

The big news last week was Nettie, the one hen that hasn’t laid a single egg since we got her, started laying eggs!! Woohoo! Never mind that she scratches all the straw out of the box and lays the eggs standing up, so they’re all cracked on one end..details. We now have two consistent layers. Hopefully, the other 4 will pick up soon! If you haven’t already, check out the chicks full details here.

Arugula

Arugula

The second best news is Rich and I sampled some of our wares for the first time last night. We both had a nibble from our rapidly growing arugula. Let me tell you, I have never tasted arugula like this. It has the same general flavor as what you might get in a mixed greens bag from the store, buts it tender, and flavorful, and just when you think its over, it slaps you with a spicy heat. Kind of like a radish and onion all at once. Trust me…it is goooooood.

Which leads me to the good news for our CSA customers!! Your first shares are just days away from being ready!! Included in the first weeks share will be Easter Egg Radishes (a colorful mix), mix greens including the aforementioned arugula, spinach, and different lettuces, and green onions.

In sadder (not really) news, I have empty nest syndrome. Our bedroom-slash-greenhouse has been vacated.All my lovingly cared for eggplant, tomato and pepper seedlings have grown big enough to move out–into the breezeway. The breezeway is a nice medium between indoor and outdoor temperatures, and provides enough sunlight to keep the seedlings happy. Hopefully, keeping them out there for a few weeks with help harden them off, so they’ll be strong, hardy and ready to fruit once they get outside.

The first bed of potatoes (russet) that I planted a few weeks ago has sprouted, and all the onions and garlic have grown nicely! I finally got the asparagus plants in late last week, but we still have 6 or 7 beds to till and prepare so we can plant the warm weather veggies!  The request for free help still stands!! Come on over! 🙂

I’ve been so anxious to get things in the ground, and waiting for seeds to germinate. Now that they have, I am astonished at how quickly everything is growing!!  I also cannot believe it’s the last full week in April already!! Before I know it, I’ll be posting pictures of our freshly picked sweet corn. I can’t wait!

Check back soon, I have some things I want to tell you about why Collingwood Farm will NEVER grow genetically modified food.

-Linde

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