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Week 3: June 15th

CSA Week 3

Hello everyone! Another hot week on the farm and another important week of dismantling our unfair systems. It's been a time to let the sparks we saw the past couple of weeks build a fire that will last.
This week, we teamed up with Detroit Mushroom Factory to bring you their amazing tempeh! There are only 24 bricks available, so be sure to reserve yours as soon as you can. They are $8 a piece. Simply reply to this email and I will put one in your share. We can take Venmo @fisheyefarms, cash, check, or card when you pick up/get delivery. Also, if you're interested in adding extra produce to your order, we are happy to do so! Same process, just reply with what you'd like and we can include it with your share.
Please bring back the wax boxes that the full shares were in. We can disinfect and reuse them! It will save us the cost of buying new ones and stay out of a landfill for a longer time.
We are also starting up our Friday Farm Stands again! If you know anyone who is interested in buying our produce, feel free to point them our way. Or maybe you need more for yourself! It will be on Fridays from 4-7 at 2334 Buchanan.

Share Information
Full Share:
Spicy Mix
Lettuce Mix
Spring Onion
Radish
Kohlrabi
Basil
Cilantro
Snap Peas
Fennel

Half:
Spicy Mix
Lettuce Mix
Spring Onion
Radish
Kohlrabi

Radish: The ultimate garnish
I hated radishes when I was a kid. My parents always planted them in our garden but the taste burned my nose. Years later they have become a staple in our fridge. I slice them up really thin and store them in a deli cup filled with water so that they are a quick topping to anything from salads to steaks. They add that crunch, bite, and color that completes every dish. You'll hear me say this about a lot of veggies, but it also makes great kimchi! Radishes are also a favorite for farmers because most varieties grow very fast. From seeding to harvest is usually only around 30 days! We even grow them over the winter in our hoop houses, but then the growing time doubles or nearly triples from the lack of day light. The winter radishes are a lot milder but still crunchy while the summer radishes can get pretty spicy. I hope that if you're like me and hated radishes as a kid, you'll give them another shot since fresh veggies always taste better!

Recipe time!
I found this great article from Bon Appetit "35 Radish Recipes That Are More Than Just Snacks" and thought it was a PERFECT way to show all the ways to throw together a delicious meal with radishes. It has salads, sauces, and sides for meats. Who would've thought radishes could be the item to center your meal around!

This week you get TWO recipe ideas because my mother-in-law (and fellow CSA member) talked about making these Butter Braised Onions that I could not keep a secret from you all. The onions are a little bit bigger now, but I think they will still take well to this recipe if you let them cook a bit longer. These onions have brought me so much joy to harvest because they are just so perfect and delicious! Hope you enjoy them with your dinners!

Field Notes
Last week I wrote about how we are being introspective in the way that we contribute to racial injustices that we can clearly see in front of our eyes. While we do not always know how to influence our politicians, police, and others in power, we know we can grow food. Which is why we have decided to have our farm be a "reparations garden" of sorts. If a person of color is interested in produce, some soil, or anything else that we can provide, we can no longer price out the community because we are thinking of our bottom line. It sounds simple, but owning a business where the margins are so thin, it's easy to get frustrated by others' demands. But we have been able to have so much, so it's now time for that to extend to those it was taken from. It's a very small step and rather informal, but we've already seen it bring joy to a few strangers!

After that note, the highlight of the week for us was that amazing rain on Wednesday! It's been so dry so it felt like a huge relief. It was my (Amy's) birthday, so I was able to enjoy a glass of wine on our porch and watch the earth get a much needed drink as the ultimate gift. Now let's all do a little dance for some more this weekend!