Community Supported Agriculture



Week 9 of CSA Share Harvest

This week’s goodies are colorful and plentiful!  We have cabbage, peas, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, potatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, and eggplant!  Enjoy!

Till next week! 

Crystal ~

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Week 8 of CSA!

Happy Hump Day Shareholders!Lots of goodies coming your way tomorrow in your 4 Seasons bag!

Green Cabbage

Broccoli

Kale

Swiss Chard

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Peas

Summer Squash

Bell Peppers

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Okra

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Cucumbers

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Tomatoes (slicers and cherry)

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Hot Peppers & Assorted Herbs

Here is a recipe for Parmesan Zucchini Patties!

Original recipe makes 14 patties 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 cups shredded zucchini

  • 2 large onions, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground thyme

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup crushed saltine crackers

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste(optional)

  • PREP 25 mins

  • COOK 10 mins

  • READY IN 35 mins

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir zucchini, onion, and garlic in hot oil until vegetables are limp and moisture evaporates, about 5 minutes. Stir basil, parsley, black pepper, and thyme into the vegetables; remove from heat. Transfer zucchini mixture to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir eggs, crushed crackers, and 1 cup Parmesan cheese into the zucchini mixture until it binds together; shape into 14 3-inch patties.
  3. Pour enough vegetable oil in a skillet to reach about 1/2 inch deep; heat over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook patties, 3 to 4 at a time, in hot oil until well browned, about 2 minutes per side. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese to serve.

Till next week … Enjoy!

Crystal ~

12:56 pm, by 4seasonscsa
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CSA Members! Last week for Cabbage

Got Fish?

Here is a Red Cabbage Recipe for some Slaw!

1 small head of red cabbage, thinly sliced & chopped

1/2 c grated carrot

1/2 c mayonnaise

1/4 c dried cranberries

1/4 c chopped walnuts

1 tbsp milk or more if needed

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp white sugar, or more to taste

Combine all ingredients in bowl; stir well.  Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 4 hours!

Delish!

11:41 am, by 4seasonscsa
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CSA Week 7

Happy August Everyone!  This week’s pick-up is big and we got plenty!  We have Heirloom Tomatoes, Snacker Peppers, Bell Peppers, Peas, Summer Squash, Hot Peppers, Broccoli, Red Cabbage, Cherry Tomatoes, Leaf Lettuce, Okra, and Assorted Herbs!  Yummy! 

The freezer is keeping everything cold and crisp till tomorrow :)

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See you all Thursday, 11-2pm! 

Crystal ~


Some Salsa Recipes for you!

Pico de Gallo “Fresh Salsa”

2 tomatoes, 1/2 onion, 1 cilantro, 2-3 limes, salt to taste.

Chop everything small by hand, squeeze lime juice mix, and serve!

AND…

Salsa Verde “Cooked Salsa” - Medium Heat

3 jalapenos, 6-8 tomatillos, 1 onion, 1/2 head of garlic, 1 fresh cilantro, salt & pepper

Boil or roast until done, add 1/2 cup of water and blend, add chopped cilantro and salt & pepper to taste.

** Lime or lemon juice is optional **

Enjoy!

2:36 pm, by 4seasonscsa
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Week 6 CSA Pick-up!

We finally have some different veggies to put in your shares this week besides lettuce….BUT we still have lettuce!  So keep those salads coming to the table for good eats!  This week, your bag will hold: 

BELL PEPPERS

CARROTS

 PEAS

KALE

RED ROCKET HOT PEPPERS

Red Rocket (OG)

LETTUCE

SUMMER SQUASH / ZUCCHINI

ENJOY!  Bill, our Farm Manager, has provided a tasty dressing for all your lettuce that you have been getting in your shares.  Yummy!

Hot Bacon Dressing

1 lb bacon cooked and crumbled

2 cups of Sugar

2 teaspoons salt

1 cup white vinegar

4 cups of water

Preheat large skillet, lightly greased to medium to high heat.  Mix all ingredients, except for bacon, in a mixing bowl.  Pour ingredients from mixing bowl into skillet and heat just to boiling.  Add crumbled bacon. Add flour or cornstarch to thicken to about the consistency of gravy, and its done. 

Here is another one!

Zucchini Pickles

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Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Day 35 Minutes
Servings: 96
Ingredients:
2 pounds zucchini, thinly sliced
1/2 pound onions, quartered and thinly sliced
1/4 cup salt
2 cups white sugar
2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
2 teaspoons mustard seeds
3 1-quart canning jars with lids and rings
Directions:

1. Place zucchini and onions into a large bowl, cover with water, and stir in salt until dissolved. Let the vegetables soak in the salted water for at least 2 hours; drain and transfer to a large heatproof bowl.

2. Bring sugar, vinegar, celery seed, turmeric, mustard, and mustard seeds to a boil in a saucepan; pour the mixture over the zucchini and onions. Let the mixture stand for at least 2 more hours. Return zucchini, onions, and pickling liquid with spices to a large pot and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes.

3. While vegetables are soaking in pickling liquid, sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the zucchini and onion into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top with pickling liquid. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.

4. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.

5. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area, and wait at least 24 hours before opening.

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Week 5 CSA Shares …

Hello Members :)  This week we have a few more goodies for you PLUS a bigger CSA bag for you to carry everything home.  We do have extras; however, please remember to bring your bag back each week with you so we always have one on hand to fill.  The smaller natural colored bag is for you to keep, and the bigger green one is to be returned each week.

Here’s what we have this week…head lettuce, spinach, spring onions, mixed greens, red cabbage, broccoli, summer squash, sugar snap peas, radishes, and assorted herbs.

  Enjoy!  PS:  Here is a recipe from Bill, our FM.

 Sugar Snap Peas

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 8 Minutes

Ready In: 20 Minutes

Servings: 4

"Shallots and a little thyme are sprinkled over irresistible sugar snap peas!"

Ingredients:

1/2 pound sugar snap peas

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped shallots

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

kosher salt to taste

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

2.  Spread sugar snap peas in a single layer on a medium baking sheet, and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with shallots, thyme, and kosher salt.

3.  Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, until tender but firm.

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Week 4 CSA Pick-UP …

The weather is warming up, and veggies are coming along nicely!  Hopefully some heat will generate some faster growth so you all can enjoy many veggie variations in upcoming weeks. 

This week, we have more lettuces, some kale, and beet(s).  More salads … which is what we should be eating because who wants to cook?

Breen Romaine Lettuce

Dragoon Romaine Lettuce

Gourmet Blend Lettuce

Red Russian Kale

Red Ace Beets.

All future CSA Pick-up contents and recipes will be posted here.  No more brochures unless you personally request one from me. 

Crystal Grenier - crystal.grenier@dakotacollege.edu - 701-228-5649

We also have tours available so you can see the gardens and talk to Bill, our farm manager, about what’s growing, and we appreciate any feedback to keep our CSA program positive and successful for YOU!

Bill Bittle - bill.bittle@dakotacollege.edu - 701-228-5605

4:32 pm, by 4seasonscsa
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A little wet, but otherwise OK …

Well, we are in week 3 of growing and harvesting some greens, beets, and a couple of radishes.  Our CSA members picked up some mustard greens, beets and greens, herbs, kale, leaf and head lettuce. 

With the last week of CONSTANT rain, I kid you not, our beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, and cucumbers decided to take a swim without permission, so Bill may have to replant at a higher and dryer location.

And on a dryer note … here are some good looking cabbage and broccoli …

High Tunnel Tomatoes!

Okra and eggplant!

AND …  watermelon and popcorn!

Can’t believe 4th of July is 2 days away!  As we move into hopefully, the HEAT of the summer (we so need that here), have a great holiday, and till next time, Happy Growing and Harvesting!

1:44 pm, by 4seasonscsa
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1st CSA Pick-up Today!

It may not be much, but some lettuce, spinach, and a few radishes are leaving the dirt and heading to consumption!  Here are some update pics of what’s up and growing from our gardens and tunnels!

Here is Ashley, one of our FT employees … smile Ash!

Lettuces are looking good…

Here is Amanda weeding away … what is she listening to?  Some good working tunes I am sure.

Popcorn in the high tunnel!  Can’t wait to try this goodness.

Peppers!

Potatoes!

Tomatoes … looking good Bill!

Hope your gardens are growing and getting close to some good eats.  Summer is officially this weekend… looking forward to warmer weather, fireflies, and BBQs.  Till next time … happy gardening!

11:28 am, by 4seasonscsa
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And we are off and growing …

Vegetation is starting to burst through the ground bringing us nearer to our first CSA harvest.  Most likely will be some greens and lettuces!  Salad season gets under way soon! 

Some Leeks!

Pretty purple flowers!

Some purple variety lettuce!

Tomatoes!

Stay tuned for updates soon!  Happy Growing to all :)

12:02 pm, by 4seasonscsa
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