June 13, 2017

THE WEEKLY CHROZICLE

Issue #25 - June 13, 2017

Dear CSA Members,

We hope you enjoyed your first box of the season and are excited to continue eating local organic produce for the many more weeks to come! 

This season's lesson so far for me has been all about efficiency and the ability to keep a hawk's eye view on life. Learning to work smarter and not harder is a continual effort for everyone here at Oz and I believe as an aspiring human no matter how much one tries, there will always be more room for improvement. 

So far in my time here at Oz I have seen vast improvement in everything we do and I can also see there's so much more to come! Thank you for your communication and insights on how we can better serve our community. Knowing that we are all in this together brings solace to the everyday grind. 

With Loving Kindness, 
Margaret 

What's In The Box?

ArugulaAstro
BeetsEarly Wonder
ChardRainbow
Garlic Scapes, mixed varieties
Head LettuceCrisp
Kale, Lacinato
PeasSnow & Snap
Peppermint
RadishRover
ScallionsParade
Strawberries, Seascape

 

Radish and Arugula Salad With Honey, Almonds and Mint

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 or 7 large fresh radishes (4 ounces total), tops and tails removed, very thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice plus 1/4 lemon, seeded, or more as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, or more as needed
  • 4 cups loosely packed baby arugula leaves (about 2 1/2 ounces total)
  • 4 teaspoons small fresh mint leaves or large leaves torn into smaller pieces
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, or more as more needed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted and coarsely crushed (see NOTE)
  • 2-ounce wedge Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (preferably a few inches long, for easier shaving)
  • 1 tablespoon honey, for drizzling
  • 4 small edible flowers, such as violets, chive blossoms or short mint sprigs, for garnish (optional) 

A Note on Variety Selection: 

Each week, we list the contents of you produce box with the variety in italics. Members may wonder what guides are variety selections. There are several factors, but overall, the leading considerations that guide variety choices for the CSA box are: compatibility with local growing conditions and flavor quality. Keen gardeners and food lovers will enjoy the parade of varietal players that appear here week after week. Keep an eye our for interesting heirlooms and open pollinated varieties you won't find just anywhere! 

Strawberry Mojito

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ounce (30ml) simple syrup

  • about 3 fresh strawberries

  • 4-5 fresh spearmint sprigs (chopped if you prefer smaller mint pieces in your cocktail)

  • 1 ounce (30ml) fresh lime juice

  • 2 ounces (60ml) light rum

  • 3-4 ounces (90-120ml) soda water

DIRECTIONS: 

  • In a chilled highball glass (about 10-12 ounces), muddle the simple syrup, strawberries and mint leaves together with the back of a spoon or muddler. Crush the strawberries and mint leaves well.

  • Stir in the lime juice and rum. Fill the glass with ice and top off with soda water. Gently stir.

  • Garnish with mint sprigs and strawberry slices.

http://whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/strawberry-mojito-cocktail/

Join us for an All Night Stargazing Experience on July 29th hosted by Stargazer Li!
More Info Here 

 

Thank you for your support! 

Catch us at the Cove Farmer's Market in Point Arena  Fridays 3-6 pm
Saturday in Gualala from 9:30-12:30 pm

Contact Us:

707-882-3046
info@ozfarm.com
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Please remember to return your bulb crates each week!