This Week’s Share
|Bok Choi, Joi Choi||2 heads||1 head|
|Green Garlic||6 each||3 each|
|Kale, Red Ursa||1 bunch||1/2 bunch|
|Lettuce||2 heads||1 head|
|Radish||1 bunch||1/2 bunch|
Welcome to the 2012 CSA Season
We are excited to start our 28 week culinary journey together. This year our blog will have an additional voice; we have teamed up with Katherine Duemling and her SE Portland based Cook With What You Have cooking school. Each Monday afternoon we will post CSA News, which will include a share photo, a list of the vegetables, and any farm notes for the week. This post will be followed on Tuesday morning by a CSA Recipe post from Katherine who will be providing you with weekly recipes and other cooking tips related to your share.
Washing Your Weekly Share
Please remember that all produce you receive in your shares is a raw product. Every vegetable should be washed before using.
New CSA Bins (watch the video below)
Each week your share is delivered in a reusable container. You are welcome to take the container with you and return it empty the next week, or you can transfer the items into a container/bags you’ve brought and leave behind the container at your pick-up site. We are trialing a new CSA container option, and would appreciate your feedback. We are beginning the season working with IFCO, a company that makes RPCs (Reusable Plastic Containers). Each week we return the used containers to IFCO’s North Portland site and pick-up clean and sanitized containers for packing CSA shares. Please make sure to watch the short video below so you understand how to collapse and stack these RPC’s, as well as information on recycling the RPC lids. If you leave the lids in the designated recycling container at your pick-up site they will be brought to Agri-Plas Inc, an agricultural plastics recycling company. Alternately you can collect them at home and bring them to any location that accepts recyclable plastic films. If you bring your container home please be sure to return it to your pick-up site the following week. We are charged a fee for every container we do not bring back to IFCO.
We enjoyed meeting many of you at our Spring Farm Tour & Potluck event, and we hope to meet many more of you in the weeks to come. Enjoy your first share of 2012!