Week 4 share, newsletter, & how to make ranch mix for dressing & dips–Whew!

CSA, Food, Recipes, Weekly Shares

I love ranch dressing–and I love the powdered mix you can buy in those little packets in the grocery store, but they are expensive, and they always have hard-to-pronounce ingredients in them, including monosodium glutamate, or MSG. MSG has its issues (I have a friend who claims it gives her migraines) and so I try […]

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Asian garlic scape pesto & Cabin cookin’ with Urban Farmgal

CSA, Food, Recipes, Weekly Shares

This week Urban Farmgal is cooking up Asian garlic scape pesto noodles, grilled pork shoulder steak, and Dutch oven peach-huckleberry cobbler–at a cabin in the mountains!  The Asian garlic scape peso recipe is here.  Sara will show you how to make it in June when we get them with our shares!

Cheese & Fun Shares are SOLD OUT!!

Community Supported Agriculture, CSA, Food, Weekly Shares

Hey fellow locavores!  We’re sold out of Cheese and Fun shares for the 2017 summer CSA season.  But there’s a little bit of good news:  if we have more interest, we’ll start a waiting list and if there is enough interest (i.e., we need to sell 6 more of either share) by the time we stop selling shares May 31st  then it will happen!

We still need to sell some milk shares.  We have to purchase milk in gallons by multiples of 4 (we’ve sold 3) and we have to purchase milk in half gallons by multiples of 6 (we’ve sold 3).  If you are interested in fresh milk this summer–think HOMEMADE ICE CREAM–then this is a great way to get it.

We’ve still got plenty of produce shares available–so if you have a friend who wants to try their hand at local, seasonal eating this year, tell them about us!

As always, thanks for choosing to eat like a local.  We will see you June 6th at the Lewis & Clark county fairgrounds!

2017 Summer CSA Shares update

Community Supported Agriculture, CSA, Food, Weekly Shares

We’ve already had questions about signing up for next summer’s CSA shares!  We appreciate your enthusiasm for supporting local and sustainable agriculture in western Montana!

For current and recent members, expect to see an email in the coming weeks about signing up.  We will most likely be adding some changes to our share offerings, so there may be something new that intrigues you!  More details to follow, so be patient as we work out the details.  For now, if you are joining us for the 2016 Fall Share session, we’ll see you next Tuesday, October 25th between 11am-2pm at the Lewis & Clark County fairgrounds.  If you are not joining us for the Fall Share, then we hope to see you again June 6, 2017, when our Summer Shares begin again!

CSA is finally here!

Weekly Shares

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Yesterday was our first CSA pick up.  And for being early in the season, I think we got a hella good share this first week.  We got a large head of leaf lettuce, some mixed salad greens (as a substitute for something that was out of stock), radishes, cilantro, and basil:

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So for dinner last night we had salad, an obvious choice for using up most of the share and which would generate leftovers so that lunch would be taken care of for the rest of the week.  I chopped up both the head of lettuce and the mix, chopped up the radishes, added a few leaves of chopped basil, then I added from my own garden some dill, Johnny jump-ups, chive flowers, and bachelor buttons.  And of course I boiled some eggs.  I also scored a locally produced turnip, which was delicious–and this is coming from a gal who…

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