Winter CSA Week 8: February 26th
Can you believe it is the last Winter CSA pick up of the season? This Friday February 26th from 3-6 is the final distribution day. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone for being a part of our farm this winter. While we would like to improve our winter growing, we were happy to have fresh veggies to share with our community over the past few months! Here is what will be in the season finale:
Dehydrated Thai Chili
Roots and Greens
Late winter is all about the roots and greens! The beets in this week’s share come from Beverland Farm, another urban farm located in the westside of Detroit utilizing sustainable farming techniques. The shares seemed a little empty, so we turned to our good friends to fill in the gaps. Sometimes farming doesn’t go as planned but we are fortunate to have a great farming community to fall back on. We think you will love the sweetness of fresh beets right now too! Often storage beets are the norm for this time of year, but these still have their delicious spinach-ish greens attached. Remember to cut them off of the roots and store separately to extend the shelf life of both the roots and greens.
This week’s recipe is for a Root Vegetable Soup! Simple, great for those chilly evenings still to come, and perfect for using up turnips lingering in the crisper or that kohlrabi you found still intact. The top review of this recipe even mentioned that they cook this recipe to use up their CSA vegetables!
Hunger Moon and Snow Thaw
This Saturday is a full moon known as the “Hunger Moon” in many cultures. I always thought the nickname sounded very ominous, but I definitely understand how that name came to be. Our storage crops are all depleted. And even the crops inside of the hoop houses are either harvested or have been in the ground for too long and have signs of nutrient deficiencies. But, all of this sunshine and snow thawing is giving us a reminder that spring is coming near! We have been busy in the greenhouse the last couple of days, planting celeriac and celery seeds to grow into transplants. We had some lettuce transplants ready to go into the ground, so we prepped the soil in our hoop house on 15th street and planted those with some beets and scallions. This will hopefully (fingers crossed for no more cold snaps) result in some nice late spring harvest before we plant our tomatoes in there.
We hope you all are enjoying these sunny days that give the glimmer of hope for warmer days to come! And again, we are so grateful for you supporting the farm and joining us in the journey that is seasonal eating. We hope to see you this summer as CSA members again or at the farm stand!
Amy and Andy