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IT'S JCSA WEEK #4! This box is full of veggies I'm particularly proud of . . . 
 
. . . like the biggest and most beautiful romaine I've ever grown! Hakurei turnips! French Breakfast Radishes! Perfect SPINACH (which I've also never succeeded at before)! See below for details. 

Also, a note about pick-up - our window does close pretty promptly at 7, as Molly comes by to collect all of our supplies and any leftover boxes to donate them - it's our priority to make sure nothing is wasted or left out overnight. But keep in mind: if you're running late, you can have *literally anyone you know* come and sign out your box for you, you don't even have to let me know :) The sign-out sheet is just so we can keep track of who forgot their box if there are any left. No other fancy security, so feel free to have anyone you want pick up for you anytime. And know that any boxes left are going to families in need!

Love,
Meredith
PICK-UP DETAILS AND REMINDERS
Pick-up is TODAY from 4 - 7 pm at Beth El, 1004 Watts Street in Durham. All boxes left after 7 pm will be donated.
  • please wear a mask when picking up your box
  • if someone else is there picking up at the same time as you, please give them space!
  • sign for your box
  • grab any box, they're all the same!
  • either unpack your box and leave the empty box, or take it home and bring box back next week
  • if you'd like to take or leave an item in the swap box, go for it!
WHAT'S IN THIS WEEK'S BOX?
In this week's box, you'll find:
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROMAINE - I'm so excited and proud about these big heads of lettuce
  • Rainbow Swiss Chard - it's baaaaack
  • Scallions - we've got a lot of them, and they're still gorgeous! Recipe idea below.
  • French Breakfast Radishes - easy recipe idea below for the simplest way to get the most out of this beautiful spring treat
  • Hakurei Salad Turnips - these sweet treats are great raw and in a salad!
  • Parsley - it's baaaaaaack
  • Spinach - harvesting this was a dream. I mean that dark green color . . . I can just SEE all the delicious nutrients in there. Also very proud of this spinach crop, I haven't succeeded at spinach in the past so this is exciting.
NOTES ON STORAGE
Notes on washing and storage: Everything has been given a dunk in clean water before we package it and send it home with you. The bagged greens have been dunked once in clean water, and then spun dry before we bag them. Up to you if you want to give them another wash!

As always, everything should last the week in the fridge in their plastic bags!

What other questions do you have about ideal veggie storage? Hit reply and ask me!
RECIPE IDEAS
- Vegan Caesar Dressing - for that gorgeous romaine! Molly recommended and approved :)
- Scallion Pancakes - if your feeling fancy
- The SIMPLEST Radish recipe - eat them as a treat with crusty bread, butter and salt, YUM
NEXT WEEK'S PREVIEW . . .
Coming down the line . . .

- carrots
- fennel
- salanova lettuce
- watermelon radishes
- broccolini
NOTES FROM THE FIELD (AND MEREDITH'S HEART)
Here's a picture of dear friends visiting us at the farm and helping us put up a trellis. REMEMBER FRIENDS?? I'm just starting to remember what it feels like to be with friends without feeling terrified and it is . . . everything.
Here are pictures of how some of our crops fared after the freezing temps last week. The news is good overall - we didn't fully lose any crops, and the few plants that did die we were able to replace with back-ups. The cold definitely stressed the plants out and set them back a bit - but we're expecting everything to bounce back this week as temps rise during the day and at night. As my friend and mentor Miles from South Wind Produce always says . . . "THAT'S FARMING" (an all purpose motto that he particularly liked to use when I was on their crew and we were doing very unpleasant farm tasks. But it's really stuck with me).

Here's to warmer days and sky-rocketing veggies (and weeds)!

Love,
Meredith
Meredith Cohen
Founder and Farmer
pronouns: she/her

One Soil Farm
Jewish Community Supported Agriculture in Durham, NC

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