Tuesday, May 26, 2009

MyPersonalFarmers.com launches new CSA

This is the best CSA deal I know of in the New York metro area.

From MyPersonalFarmers.com:

MyPersonalFarmers CSA MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE - NO EXTRA DELIVERY CHARGE

We are very pleased to announce our first CSA (community supported agriculture) program. Applications will be accepted thru June 12.

The simple summary is below - and you'll have to follow this link to get more details. The minimum plan (Plan 1) is strictly produce from Hepworth Farms and Sheldon Farms. Plan 2 includes produce and one dozen organic eggs; Plan 3 includes produce and one fresh whole organic chicken. Further "add-ons" can be ordered week-to-week.

First delivery is weekend of June 19/20, and every other week through Oct 23/24.
Minimum plan cost is $45 per package, with no additional delivery charge in our regular delivery area. Payment plans are available.

After you read the detailed description of our CSA program, you can sign up either online or by phone.

Naturally, we continue to offer our regular service of ordering each week, as you please. Nothing changes in our basic operation - the CSA is an alternative.

For more information, go to www.mypersonalfarmers.com.

Friday, May 1, 2009

It's that time of year again - Dandelion salad

Every spring my neighbors' lawns are teeming with weeds. I say my neighbors because my husband is a freak about his lawn. Not a blade of perfectly green grass out of place.


But my neighbors have free landscaping help - from me. I am happy to help them weed those dandelions out - and keep my loot to make a nice salad.


Dandelions greens are often sold at farm markets and grocery stores with the more standard fare. But I get mine for free.


I also eat purslane, which grows near the edge of my property by the street. I try to pick it regularly before my husband kills it unnaturally.


The greens of dandelions can be used in salads in place of arugula or other leafy greens. Some people also cook them as they would spinach or broccoli rabe. I like them tossed with extra virgin olive oil, a dash of balsamic vinegar and some kosher salt.

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