Orders placed today will be delivered on Saturday 08/22 and Tuesday 08/25

Sassy Brassies.

Good Morning!

A few things:

  1. Given that it's hotter than Hades, a cooler is a great thing to leave out, even if you are gone for just a little bit.
  2. We are still working to find an industrial cleaning company to work with us on taking all the bags back and getting them spiffed up and ready to be back in the rotation, we will let you know when we do!
  3. Shannon is on the email mic again this week, get ready for a quick trip to PunTown.She's really excited about this week's Napa Cabbage from Clark Farm, but not NEARLY as excited as Graham (pictured above), Farmer in Training, who is Clark Farm Royalty. He's an inspiration. Look at how pumped he is! My goal is to be 1/10th that pumped for at least part of today. 

High Fives!

Erin + Tim

 

SASSY BRASSIES.

Good morning! I hope you're awake because it is not time for a NAPA! 

In the vegetable world, if you want to talk about a powerhouse family of crops, look no further than Brassicas (Brassicaceae, if you’re feeling fancy and want to use the actual taxonomically correct Family name). Why? Because there are so many kinds of vegetables within the family: bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, radish, romanesco, turnips and the highlight of our week this week: (Napa) Cabbage! 

Napa Cabbage, Brassica rapa var. pekinensis, is a cool weather, Chinese cabbage traditionally grown in eastern Asia. One of the earliest notations of Napa Cabbage originates in the 15th century China. From there, it spread to Korea and then Japan. As brassicas are a large order, cross pollination between two crops can create new varieties. It is thought that Napa Cabbages were created by a hybridization of turnips and pak choi. 

With its high water content, Napa Cabbage can take on sweet and juicy flavors when cooked and especially picks up other flavors well too! Add it to stir-fry or soups, eat raw in salads or slaws, or steamed into a cabbage roll, you can’t go wrong with this shining star of the brassica family.

Sources (push those glasses up your nose!) 

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants (2011) N. Ramchiary, S. Park, X. P. Lim: Classical Breeding and Genetic Analysis of Vegetable Brassicas. Book 2.Clemson University, USA

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2015, July 22). Napa cabbage. Retrieved July 23, 2020, from https://www.britannica.com/plant/celery-cabbage

Parkinson, R. (2020, July). Napa Cabbage Is a Key to Authentic Chinese Foods. Retrieved July 23, 2020, from https://www.thespruceeats.com/chinese-cabbage-info-694681

 

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Only - Omnivore Share" - you will just receive the meats listed, not the "dairy " items (eggs, yogurt etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Only" Share you will receive the fish listed, and not the dairy items

Grain of the Week: Pasta from Deano's Pasta 

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Fresh Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Pescatarian Protein - Yellow Fin Tuna from Red's Best; Fresh Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Vegetarian Proteins - Ravioli from Deano's Pasta; Fresh Mozzarella from Mozzarella House
Paleo Proteins - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Napa Cabbage and Cucumbers from Clark Farm; Lettuce from LEF Farm; Roma Red Onions from Brookford (eat the greens!)
Grain - Pizza Dough from A&J King
Special Treat - Cookies from A&J King

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Fresh Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Yellow Fin Tuna from Red's Best
Pescatarian Protein - Yellow Fin Tuna and Mackerel from Red's Best; Fresh Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins - Ravioli from Deano's Pasta; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Tofu from 21st Century Foods; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House
Paleo Proteins - Yellow Fin Tuna from Red's Best; Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Napa Cabbage and Cucumbers from Clark Farm; Lettuce from LEF Farm; Roma Red Onions from Brookford (eat the greens!); Berries from Kimball Fruit Farm and Bryn's Farm; Purple Daikon Radish from Clark Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from A&J King
Special Treat - Cookies and Savory Scones from A&J King

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken, Bacon and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Fresh Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Yellow Fin Tuna from Red's Best; Pierogi from Jaju
Pescatarian Protein - Yellow Fin Tuna , Pollock and Mackerel from Red's Best; Fresh Mozzarella from Mozzarella House; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Pierogi from Jaju
Fruits and Veggies - Napa Cabbage, Radicchio and Cucumbers from Clark Farm; Lettuce from LEF Farm; Roma Red Onions from Brookford (eat the greens!); Berries from Kimball Fruit Farm and Bryn's Farm; Purple Daikon Radish from Clark Farm; Eggplant from Marshview Farm
Grain - Pizza Dough from A&J King; Pasta from Deano's
Special Treat - Cookies and Savory Scones from A&J King

 

RECIPES

Mackerel Vin Blanc: Simple and delicious. Any veggies will work in the broth. Save some vino for your self, you've earned it.

Cabbage Rolls: This is just a placeholder idea for the format of the roll. Use tofu, chorizo, ground beef - anything that is calling to you from the fridge/freezer.

Grilled Napa: Get your left over cabbage a facelift with some garlicky sauce as a perfect side.

Yellow Fin: Don't. Overcook. Your. Fish.

Tuna Crudo with Capers: Sometimes known as Sicilian Sashimi, this dish is an effortless way to enjoy raw tuna in all of it's glory.