August 30, 2017

Salad In A Jar - Cookbook Giveaway & Recipes!

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Looking to shake up your on-the-go meal routine? Well, Salad in a Jar is here to solve your lunchtime woes. It’s convenient, nutritious, easy to make and offers the opportunity for variety. You can layer so many vegetables and grains in the jar, and mix and match so many different ingredients that getting bored is not an option.

Amazingly enough, this book solves the classic soggy salad problem. If you pack a pre-dressed salad for lunch, the greens will be wilted and mushy by the time you’re ready to eat it. Salad in a Jar keeps your greens from getting dressed until you’re ready to mix it up.

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Written by Anne Helm Baxter, this book is a collection of more than 60 illustrated recipes for simple-to-prepare salads, dressings, breakfasts, and snacks to take on the go. These nutritionally balanced recipes are perfect for making ahead. Baxter reveals the keys to layering ingredients to maximize freshness and texture for a hearty and satisfying dish or snack.

WE'RE SO HAPPY TO HAVE A COPY OF THIS AWESOME BOOK TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE OF YOU!

Here's How To Enter -
To win a copy of Salad In A Jar, simply leave a comment below answering this question by Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (one entry per person please).

What is your favorite nutritious on-the-go meal?

No purchase required. Limit one entry per person, please. Entries will close on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Winner is chosen by Random Number Generator and announced on our blog on Thursday, September 21st, 2017.

Reprinted with permission from Salad in a Jar, by Anna Helm Baxter. Copyright 2017 by Hachette Livre (Marabout). Published in the United States by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.


WE HAVE CHOSEN A WINNER:

The winner chosen at random is Amy who said:

Avo toast : toasted whole grain bread, 1/2 avocado, squeeze of lime, pinch red pepper flake, salt/pepper, sometimes hummus or egg. I find it a bit luxurious and oh so Yumm!! 

Congratulations Amy!

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Photography by Victoria Wall Harris


Greens, Feta, Blueberries, and Walnuts

Makes: 1 pint – Time: 5 minutes

This salad is full of antioxidants that boost heart health, repair cells, and reduce the risk of cancer.
Immune Boosting, Blood Regulating, Blood Sugar Stabilizing

YOU NEED
1 to 2 tablespoons French Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
1 ounce feta cheese, broken into small pieces
A pinch of red pepper flakes
1 1⁄2 ounces blueberries
3⁄4 ounce toasted walnuts, chopped
1⁄2 ounce mizuna
1⁄2 ounce baby kale

Place the vinaigrette in the bottom of a pint jar. Add the feta, red pepper flakes, and blueberries, then the walnuts, mizuna, and baby kale. Seal the jar tightly.

FRENCH VINAIGRETTE
1⁄3 cup white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
1 teaspoon chopped tarragon
sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

Place the vinegar, mustard, olive oil, shallot, and tarragon in a small jar and season with salt and pepper. Seal the jar and shake vigorously.

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Photography by Victoria Wall Harris

Kale, Sweet Potato, and Barley

Makes: 1 quart – Time: 30 minutes

This contains the nutrient choline, which helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning, and memory. It helps fat absorption and nerve impulse transmissions. Rejuvenating, Cholesterol Reducing, Blood Sugar Stabilizing

YOU NEED
2 to 4 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
1⁄2 small red onion, chopped
¾ cup cooked and seasoned pearl barley
3 1⁄2 ounces peeled, cubed, and roasted sweet potato
3 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
5 ounces curly kale, stems removed, leaves steamed and chopped
1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts

Place the vinaigrette in the bottom of a quart jar. Add the red onion, followed by the barley, then the sweet potato, tomatoes, steamed kale, and, finally, the pine nuts. Seal the jar tightly.

APPLE CIDER VINAIGRETTE
Makes: 1 cup – Time: 5 minutes

YOU NEED
2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
1⁄3 cup apple cider vinegar
2⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

Place the mustard, vinegar, and olive oil in a small jar and season with salt and pepper. Seal the jar and shake vigorously.

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Photography by Victoria Wall Harris

Overnight Oats

Makes: 1¼ cups – Time: 10 minutes, plus standing

The oats are a terrific source of manganese, essential for bones, skin health, blood sugar control, and protecting against cell damage. Digestion Boosting, Energizing, Blood Sugar Stabilizing.

YOU NEED
1/3 cup rolled oats
6 tablespoons fresh apple juice
1 ounce dried fruit, chopped
3 tablespoons plain yogurt (reduced fat or fat-free is fine)
1¾ ounces apple, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped nuts
1 teaspoon maple syrup

Place the oats in the bottom of a small jar. Add the apple juice and then the dried fruit and mix to combine. Leave for 15 minutes, or overnight. Add the yogurt, apple, chopped nuts, and maple syrup. Seal the jar tightly.

How To Add Produce, Nuts and More To Your Delivery: CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. The Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery.

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August 21, 2017

Late Summer Harvest

Late Summer Harvest

Farm News

The summer is such a busy season! There is literally activity everywhere. The harvest of summer crops is still in full swing. Heirloom tomatoes are so tall, and reaching for the sky, it makes it a little more difficult to navigate when searching for the perfectly ripe tomato.

July 27, 2017

Recipe Roundup: Tomatillos

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You may have noticed a peculiar-looking green globe wrapped in a papery skin in your online farmstand this week and wondered: “What is that?” This lovely summer produce find is a tomatillo, a fruit that is part of the nightshade family, which tomatoes also belong to, but the tomatillo is more closely related to the gooseberry.

There is a good chance you’ve eaten tomatillos in salsa verde served with tortilla chips, but don’t hesitate to put them center stage, as they are in our Oven Fried Tomatillos or our Roasted Tomatillo Chickpea Curry. Today we are excited to share 8 of our favorite farm fresh tomatillo recipes that we hope you will enjoy.

Storage Tip: Make sure to store tomatillos in a paper bag in the refrigerator and they’ll last for a few weeks. When you’re ready to prep them, remove the parchment-like husks and rinse the fruits thoroughly to remove any stickiness or dirt from them. 

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SPICY TOMATILLO BLOODY MARY

These Bloody Marys with tomatillos are spicy and delicious -- the perfect brunch accompaniment, but it works well with lunch and happy hour as well. Click here for the recipe.

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TOMATILLO GUACAMOLE

A delicious and tangy alternative to traditional guacamole. Click here for the recipe.

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BLACK BEAN, TOMATILLO AND CORN SOUP

Hearty and delicious, this soup has amazing flavor and depth from the tomatillos. Click here for the recipe.

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OVEN-FRIED TOMATILLOS

Tomatillos are a delicious and sturdy substitute for green tomatoes and this version doesn’t disappoint. Click here for the recipe.

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TOMATILLO SALAD WITH WATERMELON AND STRAWBERRY

This is an easy and refreshing salad, perfect on those hot summer days. Tomatillos are a perfect accompaniment to the sweet and juicy watermelon and strawberries. Click here for the recipe.

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CREAMY TOMATILLO DRESSING

Though we love this as a salad dressing, it’s also great as cream sauce for tacos or a veggie dip! Click here for the recipe.

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ROASTED TOMATILLO CHICKPEA CURRY

Simple, easy and versatile, this tomatillo curry is a new favorite weeknight rotation. Serve over rice or quinoa and feel free to add some chicken or shrimp if desired. Click here for the recipe.

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TOMATILLO SALSA VERDE

Roasted tomatillos, jalapeños and onions give this tomatillo salsa (or salsa verde) a delicious and complex flavor. We love dipping chips in it, but it also works well as a green enchilada sauce. Click here for the recipe.

How To Add Tomatillos To Your Delivery: CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. The Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery.

Not part of our farm family? Find out if we deliver to your neighborhood.