Week 15 Shares

THIS WEEK’S SHARE:
Individual Shares Choose 6

  • Sweet NJ Corn
  • Swiss Chard
  • White Russian Kale
  • Red Cabbage
  • Purslane
  • Parsley
  • Cucumbers
  • Scallions or Leeks or Garlic
  • Basil
  • EXTRAS: fresh flowers

    Have you ordered your organic chickens and pasture-fed beef for this week yet?

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    Week 14 Share

    This Week’s Share:
    Individual Share Chose 6

    * Hearty White Onions
    * Collards
    * Parsley
    * Red Russian Kale
    * Purslane
    * Potatoes
    * Lemon Basil
    * Baby Bronze Arrowhead Lettuce
    * Apples

    EXTRAS:
    Cucumbers, Leeks, Curly Kale, Chanterelles, Okra
    Jersey Seafood Available This Week!

    We will have a limited amount of FRESH off-the-boat fish, 20/30 scallops, and little neck clams.

    All fish is local NJ Seafood from the Barnegat Bay!

    We have 3 Shares Available:

    * Captains Share: Includes 4 doz clams, scallops, and fish PRICE: $80
    * Fin Fish Share : Between 2 and 4 pounds of fish depending on type PRICE: $40
    * Shellfish Share: 4 doz clams and between 2 and 5 pounds of scallops (20/30) PRICE: $55

    We have a limited quantity so first come first served!

    Please contact Megan to place your order to be picked up at distribution.

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    Week 13 Share, and Chickens!

    This Week’s Share:

    • Greek Oregano
    • Leeks
    • Siberian Kale
    • Purslane
    • Rattlesnake Beans
    • Garlic Chives
    • Yellow Onions
    • Mixed Salad Greens
    • Cucumbers

    EXTRAS: Lacinato Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Flowers
    Individual shares choose 6.

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    Conquering Purslane

    With the possible exception of dandelion leaves, I refuse to be defeated by a vegetable. But I will confess that purslane has been a challenge, because it is so meager in appearance and so utterly absent from the 50+ cookbooks I have on my shelves. So I went foraging on the Internet.

    Flour tortilla with a purslane-egg filling

    Flour tortilla with a purslane-egg filling

    First up, a Mexican filling for tortillas, courtesy of Texas A& M. Low on visual appeal perhaps, but tasty thanks to the lemony purslane. Still, the presence of soy sauce (which I cut to 1/2 t) in a Mexican dish makes me question the authenticity. A Greek-influenced potato salad that also calls for cucumbers and red onions was delicious and closer to the mark, although I skipped the jalapenos because they seemed decidedly not Greek. But since I’ve never been to the northern Aegean island of Ikaria that is the supposed origin of this recipe (yes, the island where Icarus did a bit of over-reaching), I’ll leave room for doubt. Good, but oddly less lemon flavor than when the purslane was blanched.

    A blog called “Almost Turkish Recipes” caught my eye with a suggestion for combining purslane with tomatoes and rice. I like this one but the kids didn’t, though they generally like rice in any form.

    Ikarian purslane and potato salad

    Ikarian purslane and potato salad

    Unfortunately, it just seems too warm right now for simmering casseroles or I would have tried the Middle Eastern lamb stew from Paula Wolfert or this very intriguing Mexican pork stew, which also uses tomatillos. Ditto barley, although the barley and purslane salad from Faith Willinger’s “Red, White & Greens” cookbook sounds good.

    Want to know more about the benefits of purslane? Click here.

    Week 12 CSA Shares

    This Week’s Share:
    (Individual Shares Choose 6)

  • White Russian Kale
  • Curly Kale
  • Parsley
  • Garlic Chives
  • Cucumbers
  • Wax Beans
  • Mixed UMF Bitter Greens
  • Shallots OR Loose Onions
  • Purslane
  • EXTRAS: Broccoli, wildflower bouquets, squash, black raspberries, Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage

    Week 11 CSA Share

    This week’s share:

    • Scallions or Onions
    • Red Russian Kale
    • Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage
    • Mixed Cucumbers
    • Swiss Chard
    • Cilantro or Basil
    • Purslane
    • Local NJ Stone Fruit or Black Raspberries
    • Local NJ Corn

    THIS WEEK’S EXTRAS:
    Stargazer Lillies
    Bergamot

    Week 9 CSA Share

    This week’s share:

  • Siberian Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Swiss Chard
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Purslane
  • Stuttgarter Onions
  • Mixed Greens (Amaranth, Lamb’s Quarters, and Chicory)
  • Virginia Mountain Mint
  • EXTRAS:
    Flowers
    Lacinato Kale