Weekly Weed Archive

Week Four

March 23, 2011

What’s In Your Harvest Basket This Week?

  • Pac Choi
  • Spinach
  • Sorrel
  • Gourmet Lettuce Mix
  • Spicy Lettuce Mix
  • Spicy Mustard Greens
  • Spicy Turnips
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley

Ideas for Eating, Cutting, Cooking and Keeping the new stuff:

You should be getting good with using all your greens? I was excited to see recipes and not one was posted! No contest this week. I will give anyone who post a recipe on the exchange a dozen eggs.

One new face in your basket this week.

Pac Choi, Pak Choi, and Bok Choy, are all different spellings for the same vegetable. A Chinese green you can eat both the white stems and the green leaves . Pac Choi is wonderful lightly steamed, braised in soy sauce or a sesame-soy glaze, stir-fried with cashews, or add it to soup. Think garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, peanut oil, a dash of sugar, some chicken or veggie stock, salt and pepper – some combo of all that in a pan with your choi, and you should be good.
Sore in a plastic bag , it should keep in your fridge for up to a week.

What’s happening on the farm..

Almost more then we can keep up with. As much as we/I love the growing part we/I love the community we are building. It warms our hearts to teach other people and find those who are like minded and share the same concerns,thoughts and ideas about our food and the future of food. We have plenty of ideas,dreams and goals we can not wait to make happen.

SEED STARTING CLASS:THIS Wednesday, March 30th 7 to 9p.m.We will offer a 2 hour class on growing THIS season from seed.Save money .Do not buy plants and spend very little and start your own plants.A few tips, hints, a hand out and exactly what to do from seed to planting in the ground.We will show and tell you everything you need to have and do to be successful.We will also have seeds for sale that grow well in this area and are not hybrids.Cost for class $7 /$5 for share holders.You must call or email to attend.Very small class size. Limited to 10. We will be sure all your questions are answered.

A Downtown Cedar City Fundraising Event :Wednesday, APRIL 6TH 6:30 Featuring,art,music,wine,and food. $30.a ticket.We could do a table, 8 of us and the cost would be $26.25 a ticket. The 3 of us are attending we need 5 more people who would like to go.Let me know.Or please just go on your own or with friends.The Down Town alliance is sponsoring the Farmers Market with us and the Extension office. Mark who runs the Down Town alliance is very supportive of local,organic artisan food and is opening a business downtown that will promote these ideas.Lets support him by attending and telling others about this event.

SPRING DAY: Pick up on the 6th of April will be on the 9th of April.Just a reminder on April 6th we are asking you pick up your basket on SATURDAY APRIL 9th 11 a.m. to 1.Spring Day, late breakfast at the farm:egg hunt,crafts,games,baby animals,plants and seeds. If you can not come we would love you to send family or a friend to pick up for you. If you can come please bring some one. We love to teach people about what and why you and Red Acre are doing and how important it is.Sign ups for Summer Shares with a discount will be offered that day only.

We really enjoy seeing you each week,



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