CSA ~ June 24, 2021

Weekly & Bi-Weekly Shares

Pick-up Thursdays between 4-7pm

WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES (14)

June 24

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

August 5, 12, 19, 26

September 2, 9, 16, 23


BI-WEEKLY PICK-UP DATES (7)

June 24

July 8, 22

August 5, 19

September 2, 16

Thank you for supporting GG!

Welcome to the first week of the 2021 CSA season! We hope you enjoy the items this week and throughout the season. We encourage you to let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Your feedback helps as we strive to learn and make the best CSA possible.


You'll get this weekly email update every Thursday, listing your share items and info as well as recipe ideas/tips. Do you have any favorite ways to use fresh produce? Just found a cool new recipe? Let us know and we'll share it with everyone!

How to Pick Up Your Share

Between 4 and 7pm, enter through the sliding glass doors that face the parking lot. Tables with items organized into individual shares will be waiting for you in the Great Room. A friendly GG staff person will be right there to help you.


If you have a produce basket from last year, or any other basket or reusable bag, please bring it with you. We will have all your items together, ready to be packed up when you arrive. If you don't have a bag or basket, we have plastic grocery bags as well as produce baskets available. If you take home a basket, please bring it back with you each week to pick up your share.

If you find you can't make it during pick up time, please let us know and we can arrange
a Friday pick up. If you aren't feeling well, we can bring your share out to your car.
Call 330-549-9408 if you need to contact us about your share.

In This Week's Share

Red Russian Kale

Scarlet Kale

Hydroponic Lettuce

Sage

Chives

Giant of Italy Parsley

Strawberries

Radishes

Turnips

Jam (your choice of flavor of Jungle Jam or Juicy Jam)

Tomato plant

Bonus Item: Choose Broccoli or Peas

Number of crops ready and amount of harvest varies throughout the season. We will

provide at least six items each week. If we have crop issues, we'll supplement

with produce from local farms. Some weeks will include value added items -

Jungle Jam, Fresh Basil Pesto, and more.

Recipes & Tips

Some recipes or tips we have tried. Some we just want to try...or hope someone else will!

If you use any of the recipes we provide this season, let us know how it goes.

We want to hear the good, the bad, and the delicious!

Jungle Jam & Juicy Jam

Board President Kitty Kromer shared her love of and know-how about jam making with Goodness Grows years ago. We started off making Hot Jungle Jam, a traditional pepper jam made from jalapenos, habaneros, and bell peppers. Since that first batch of jam, GG has added many more flavors to our repertoire. Whether you like it sweet, hot, or somewhere in the middle, we think you will be able to find the perfect jar for you!

Growing Your Own Tomatoes

We wanted to give you the chance to be a farmer too! We started lots of tomato plants and will be sending one home with you. With a little time and effort, you can harvest your own fresh tomatoes before summer ends! Check out the link below for some easy to follow tips.

Kale

You may or may not be in the habit of incorporating kale into your diet, but this leafy green has a long history of being on the menu! During the Middle Ages, kale was enjoyed by both humans and livestock. History books tell us that Thomas Jefferson experimented with several varieties of kale at his Monticello estate in the early 1800s. In 2021, there are more recipes for kale than even Jefferson could have possibly imagined! It can be steamed, stewed, stir fried, roasted, grilled, or eaten raw. Kale can be in smoothies, cookies, soups, and pastas. You can mash it with potatoes, bake it into chips, or turn it into pesto. Do you have a favorite way to enjoy this vitamin-filled green veggie?

Parsley

Parsley is a bright green herb with feather-like leaves, in the same family as dill, and it's not just a garnish anymore! You can find parsley brightening the flavors of sauces, salads, and soups, as it lessens the need for salt. Not only is parsley tasty, it’s also good for you; it’s rich in iron and vitamins A and C.

Sights From CSA Prep

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