Thursday, November 6, 2008

I Need Some Help Growing My Chilies...

have you guys ever had any expereince with that? Mainly, I just don't understand the proper time to be picking them. Even growing modest chilies in your own backyard is a special feeling when you go from seed to plate no doubt like a farm to your plate, thanks!

WE CSA member Ashley F.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I Prepared All Of The Veggies...

and got to taste them all right away except the fennel. Ate the fennel tonight, barely cooked for such a wonderful flavor.

It was a joy to eat such fresh, flavorful and tender treats. The beets reminded me of my childhood days in our own home garden. We ate a lot of beet tops then moved on to the bottoms. I especially enjoyed the heirloom broccoli that had a nice pungency similar to the Chinese broccoli gai lan, one of my favorite veggies.

Looking forward to tomorrow's treats - its like Christmas in the summer!!! The Mustard Seed is sooooo convenient. Love the way you keep your produce cool under the damp burlap bags. Thank you very much.

member Patty

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

We Really Enjoyed Being Honorary Farmers...

Thank you for the opportunity to see our food growing!

WE CSA members Alicia & Bill L. & family

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thank You So Much For Giving Us This Opportunity...

to eat locally grown, delicious vegetables! I've tried so many things this season that I would normally never buy, and I've loved them! The vegetables from my share taste so much better than what I'd been buying at the grocery store. I find I am eating much healthier, and I also feel good for supporting local farmers. Thank you! When I saw these articles last week I thought of you guys!
WE CSA member Melinda

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I Must Share...

Tonight we had a wonderful meal. I was absolutely sure I didn’t like beets and, I must confess, have bartered them to friends and even shared them with the porcupines at the wildlife rehab facility where I volunteer (they love them). Tonight I baked them (like a baked potato) and THEY WERE WONDERFUL!

I love turnips, and the flavor was similar. I also made a wonderful quick stir fry with collard greens, fresh spinach, purple onions, garlic and some pac choi from last week… yum yum. I even went out on a limb and looked through all my vegetarian cookbooks and made a fennel recipe. It was great! Fennel, tomatoes, shallots, garlic and fresh basil sauted and topped with bread crumbs and baked. I actually enjoyed it as well.

I’m currently fat and happy and feeling quite smug about the whole thing. Please know that I would never have tried these wonderful concoctions without my CSA. Thank you, thank you. I’ll share the beets and fennel with family for Easter dinner tomorrow. My grandchildren are always game to try Gram’s new experiments in food.

WE CSA member Kris W.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Food For Thought...

This forwarded from WE CSA member, Jan: (no references)

You are what you eat, so eat well. A stupendous insight of civilizations past has now been confirmed by today's investigative, nutritional sciences. They have shown that what was once called 'The Doctrine of Signatures' was astoundingly correct. It now contends that every whole food has a pattern that resembles a body organ or physiological function and that this pattern acts as a signal or sign as to the benefit the food provides the eater. Here is just a short list of examples of Whole Food Signatures.
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye.
The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye...and science shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Eggplant, Avocadoes and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? .... It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.
Grapefruits, Oranges and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like body cells. Today's research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.
The news isn't that fruits and vegetables are good for you, it's that they are so good for you, they can save your life.