CSA ~ June 25, 2020

Weekly & Bi-Weekly Shares

CSA PICK UP ~ THURSDAYS 4-7PM

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Thank you for supporting Goodness Grows!

Welcome to the first week of the 2020 CSA season! We hope you enjoy all the items this week and throughout the season. We encourage you to let us know if you have any questions or concerns, any problems or praise. Your feedback helps us to grow and improve - and we are always striving to learn and make the best CSA program possible.


You will get a weekly email update every Thursday to let you know the contents of the share and to pass on information, some recipe ideas, and helpful tips. Have any favorite ways to use fresh produce? Just found a cool new recipe? Let us know and we will gladly share! Read on for your first CSA update...

How to Pick Up Your Share

Some Changes This Season!

Due to COVID-19, we are changing our pick-up routine a bit. This year, please enter through the big sliding glass doors that face the parking lot. (The brown door you may have used in the past will be locked.) You will enter the Great Room, where you will see tables set up with all the shares on them. A friendly GG staff person will be right there to help you get your produce and goodies. No more hiking to the kitchen!


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 will 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 the pick up time, please let us know and we can arrange a Friday visit. If you are not feeling well, we can bring your share out to your car to facilitate social distancing. Call 330-549-9408 if you need to contact us about your share.

In This Week's Share

Kale (Winterbor, Redbor, and Red Winter)

Lettuce (All-season Romaine)

Hydroponic Lettuce (Salanova Butter type)

Turnips

Onions (Candy Apple)

Microgreens (Rainbow Sprinkles)

Strawberries

Thyme

Oregano

Chives

Jungle Jam ~ your choice of flavor


Number of crops ready and amount of harvest of a given crop will vary throughout the season. We will provide at least six items each week. If we have any crop issues, we will
supplement with produce from other local farms. Some weeks will include value added
items, such as Jungle Jam, Zucchini Bread, or Fresh Basil Pesto.

Recipe Ideas

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

Great Ways to Use Kale

Kale is a healthy, tasty, and - best of all - versatile green that is easy to incorporate into your menu. Need breakfast fast? Make a kale smoothie! Want a snack? Kale chips! Craving a salad? Why not add kale? It often gets a bad rap, but it really is an excellent veggie! (For whatever reason, the pictures didn't show up, but the recipe links do work. So, go ahead, click the link and be surprised by the beauty of these recipes!)

Jungle Jam

We love Jungle Jam! The sweetness. The kick. The way the flavors blend. We think it's pretty terrific! Through the years, we have served it many ways, with some of them highlighted below. We would love to hear your favorite way to enjoy Jungle Jam, as we've found our customers are amazingly creative in using their jam.
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Farm Fresh Straberries

The first strawberry recipe does suggest using it for Valentine's Day. And we know it is actually June, not February. But...we have been dealing with a pandemic, and don't we all deserve some decadent chocolate covered strawberries as a reward? Yes!

The second recipe is an unusual way to prepare strawberries, but it sounds exciting and may become a new favorite. Plus, it is an easy one to scale up or down, depending on your strawberry bounty.

Microgreens

When you only have a small amount of microgreens, use them as a topping! They are great on salads, sandwiches, burgers, and, as seen here, on pizza. Add some flavor, some crunch, and a bunch of pizzazz to your favorite recipe just by tossing on a handful of these tiny greens.
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