Welcome to CSA Week 1! We are so excited you are here. The days are long and full of sunshine, the plants are growing strong and tall and we are working hard to have everything ready for a bountiful first CSA pickup.
The first few weeks of CSA are heavy on greens and as the season progresses you will start to see more variety. Now is the time for beautiful big salads, stir frys and all your best salad dressings! I love the freshness of the greens after a long winter and find myself throwing them in every meal.
We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the farm tomorrow and sharing in the beauty of what we have grown. Please feel free to ask us any questions and take a stroll around the farm. Happy Summer!
CSA Pickup Important Reminders Pickup is from 3pm-5:30pm at Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm, 21 Callies Common, Peterborough, NH, 03458. Once you arrive follow the driveway all the way down past the garages until you see a barn and a silver truck. To your right you will see a grass path and another barn with an open sign on it. Follow the path and you will see our Farm Store and CSA pickup. Bring a reusable bag to pack your share into. Granola shares, don't forget to get your granola as well! All granola shares pickup the first week. Remember! 8 Week Shares can pickup any 8 weeks over the 16 week season. We recommend starting now and picking up every other week to keep it simple. However, we know schedules don't always allow for that. This was designed for people with busy schedules. We wash most of our produce before distribution but its always a good idea to give everything a rinse before you eat it. Our veggies can last weeks if stored properly! Click the document below for tips on storing your produce. Vegetable_Storage_Tips.pdf
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What's in my share this week?
This week may include:
Kale - chop leaves and stems and sautéed with oil, salt and pepper Swiss Chard - chop leaves and stems and sautéed with oil, salt and pepper Head Lettuce Leaf Lettuce Green Garlic - use like bulb and light green stem, treat as a garlic clove! Arugula - spicy! great on sandwiches and salads Spinach Tokyo Bekana Asian Greens - mild cooking green, great for salads, stir fries Radishes Basil Bok Choy - great chopped and sautéed with butter, salt or roasted How our CSA works: When you arrive at pickup you will see tables with bins of veggies. Please read the whiteboard before you start so you are familiar with the process. There will be around 10 items to choose from, you may choose 8 of these items. For example one item will be 1 bunch of swiss chard, 1 head of lettuce, or 1 bag of spinach. If you want more of something you may take 2 of that item but that counts for 2 of your 8 items. If you have questions about this please ask!
Spring CSA is all about the bounty of greens! We love tossing greens into our eggs in the morning, rice bowls at night and even pancakes! So don't be shy with them. Most people aren't sure what to do with Bok Choy and since it isn't around for long in the spring its best to enjoy it now. This recipe for Bok Choy Salad with Miso Tahini dressing is a good option for warmer nights and incorporates all the freshness of spring greens. Send us your recipes if you tried something and love it! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We are excited to be growing for you.
Looking for Work Shares!
We are looking for 1-2 people who may be interested in a Work Share. We need help on the farm 4 hours a week in exchange for credit in the Farm Store or a partial refund of your CSA share.
4 hours per week, ideally one shift
Must be able to lift 40lbs
Willing to work in all weather
Set day of the week based on your schedule
Tasks may include: harvesting, weeding, trellising, bagging greens.
Please email us directly if you are interested or know someone who might be