Week of June 25, 2017

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Mama and twins on their way back to their herd after spending two weeks in the maternity unit of the barn

Produce for this fourth week of June 2017

Crispino Lettuce,  Red Leaf Lettuce,  Salad Mix,  Spinach,  Cilantro,  Dill

Creamy Cilantro-Avocado Dressing

1/2 ripe avocado

1 bunch fresh cilantro

1/2 cup plain yogurt

2 scallions or 2 Tbsp onions, chopped

1 clove garlic, quartered

1 Tbsp lime juice

1/2 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

Place avocado, cilantro, yogurt, onions, garlic, lime juice, sugar and salt in a blender;  blend until smooth.

adapted from Eatingwell.com
20170620_163413Weed management on an organic farm needs to be addressed constantly.  Cover crops planted before crops are planted help.  Mechanical cultivation and hand weeing  are ongoing. Cilantro in the field.  upper side weedy:  bottom side tilled.

 

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Crispino lettuce in the field

Lemon Chicken Soup with Spinach and Dill

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 large yellow onion, diced

1/2 cup brown rice

1 tsp dried oregano

1 bunch spinach

2 Tbsp minced dill

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Carcass from roasted chicken

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place chicken carcass in large stock pot and fill with water to cover chicken. add sea salt, about 1 Tbsp.  Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.  Cover and simmer 5-6 hours.  Strain broth and gather bits of chicken to put aside.  Reserve 1 quart broth and chicken pieces for recipe.  Remaining broth can be reserved in fridge for a future use or frozen.

Heat oil in Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat.  Add onion and cook until softened, 5-7 minutes.  Add 1 quart chicken broth, chicken pieces, rice, and oregano.  Cover, raise heat to medium high, and bring to a full boil.  turn down heat and simmer 25-30 minutes, until rice is tender.   Working in two batches, puree broth, rice, and onions in blender until smooth.  Return chicken and thickened broth to the pot and bring to a simmer.  Add spinach and dill and cook until spinach wilts completely, about 3 minutes.  Stir in lemon juice.  Season to taste with salt, pepper and more lemon juice.

adapted from finecooking.com

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Arugula growing between two rows of potatoes under a row cover to protect it from insects and to help with moisture retention

Next Week…..Radishes, Romaine Lettuce,  Italian Dandelion Greens

 

One Comment on “Week of June 25, 2017

  1. Have been out of town for two Saturdays in a row, and I have sorely missed my farmers and their delicious offerings at the market. I know these two weeks have had plenty of sunshine and rain, so I fully expect the 8MCF table at the Peekskill Farmer’s Market to be laden with heavy green goodness-and I also expect to be blown away by it!! It is nothing short of miraculous, all
    that you tease from the soil. I am so fortunate to be a
    member of your farm family.

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