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From our field to your table. Winter CSA 2015-16
  Urban Roots Farm   
Weekly Field Notes 

Farm Talk Notes from your farmer

Is it spring? Is it winter?  Should we plant? Should we water? These questions are on repeat in my head all day... However, this is a very exciting time of year. While its a gamble, and risks are taken as to how early we should say grow! I find myself in constant amazement and full of gratitude as I watch all the little seeds sprout and trees bloom and bees buzz. While I still think the greens taste better in the winter season, I get really excited for tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, radishes and onion, just to name a few! We have been VERY busy prepping and planting the field for Spring. It feels good to need a shower at the end of a day. 

Summer shares are selling, have you signed up? Follow this link to sign up: Summer CSA 2016 

-Farmer Mel 

What's in your share this week?

Spinach, Garlic, Beets, Kohlrabi greens, Dino Kale, Leaf Lettuce, Arugula, Dill, Mint, and Celery.
Bread: First come first serve: we will have a few extra loaves this week, those are $5.50
Eggs: naturally raised $5.50
Mushrooms: $4.50

This is the price for those of you that do NOT have any of this already added to your share.




Kale is included again and again on lists of super foods, and for good reason: It's a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamin C, vitamin E (an antioxidant), calcium, and even a few cancer-fighting compounds. In a happy twist of fate, it also happens to be one of our favorite winter treats. Oh, the possibilities...

For more on kale, see our visual guide to cooking greens.

Value of your share:
This week $52.50
Weekly average  $51.00

 
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When you get home and can't remember what the funny looking veggie was, look no further! 

Kale: If you juice, Dino Kale is the one to juice. Otherwise, just eat it raw or sauted. Dark green leaves, sweet flavor.
Spinach: Round smooth dark green leaves. Very sweet flavor. 

Kohlrabi Greens: You will have baby kohlrabi bulbs as well, bu the greens are fantastic! just cook as you would any other leafy green.
Beet Greens: You will see baby beets as well, but again the greens are amazing in salads, soups, eggs!
Celery: Grown in the greenhouse all winter, this celery is delicious. We harvest off the plant all winter, rather than harvesting the plant. 
Mint: Yummy in cooked dishes, or simple syrups or make some salad dressing!
Garlic: Use it up! There are 2,000 growing in the field!
Leaf Lettuce: Light spring mix of salad. Use a light dressing.
Arugula: Darker, oval leaves, salad mix. This is the first cutting and best tasting! Add a little parm cheese, red wine vinager and oil.
Dill: Dark green fern looking herb. This is great on any dish, especially fish!

 
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