1431 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803

Open Tue-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

CSAs the week of January 9, 2023

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This is a list of what will be in the CSA – Community Supported Agriculture – shares this week. You can learn more about the CSA here, and you can sign up and manage your account here

Small: acorn or kabocha squash, kale or swiss chard or spinach, scallions or onions, garlic, daikon and/or radishes, beets, rosemary, Asian pear, and Fuji apples

Large: the above plus parsnips, lettuce or spring mix, sweet potatoes, and lemongrass

Fruit Only: cranberries, Asian pears, and Mutsu and pink lady apples

Trio: chicken breasts and legs, turkey backs, ground beef, stew meat, ground lamb and/or lamb chops and/or lamb roast

Chicken Only: whole chicken, boneless breasts, legs, and broccoli rabe sausage

Recipe ideas for some share items

A bit more information on: Kale

Kale is a member of the brassica family. Kale comes in blue-green, reddish green, and red varieties and may have flat or curly leaves. All types of kale have thick stems. It has a mild cabbage flavor when cooked.

Storing kale

Store kohlrabi globe and leaves separately. The globe will last for 2 weeks refrigerated in a plastic bag. Wrap leaves and stalks in a plastic bag and keep in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.

Substitutes

In order of similar-ness, collards, turnip greens, beet greens, broccoli raab, mustard greens, dandelion, spinach and Swiss chard.

Handling

Wash leaves in basin of lukewarm water to remove grit. If your greens have thick stems, you must remove them. Fold each leaf in half and slice out the stem. Then stack the leaves up and slice them diagonally into 1-inch-wide strips.

To Use

Sauté greens until tender in a covered pot or large sauté pan with olive oil, a pinch of salt, and garlic or onion. You can cook in bouillon to take a bit of the edge off the flavor. Blanch greens until they wilt, 6-10 minutes. Dot the cooked greens with butter or cream and season with fresh herbs or salt and pepper. Try serving cooked greens alone as a side dish or use them in soup or with pasta, beans, rice, or potatoes.

Add a few sliced kale greens to soups and stews during the last 10 minutes of cooking time. Add sautéed kale to omelets, quiches, scrambled eggs, or casseroles.

Try kale chips — season with olive oil and herbs of your choice, then bake on cookie sheet at 350 about 5 minutes, until they are crisp but not burned.

Freezing Kale

Blanch washed greens for 2-3 minutes. Rinse in cold ice water to stop the

cooking process, drain, and pack into airtight containers.

About Highland Orchards

Completely surrounded by suburbia, our small farm has been growing beyond expectations since 1832, just north of Wilmington, Delaware.

Growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, Highland Orchards provides true “farm fresh” for the community all year. If you want to shake the hand of the farmer who grows for you, here is the farm! With plants in the ground or under cover in tunnels, we grow for every season. A family farm, we have three different generations involved in running the farm right now.

Come see us to eat fresh, eat local, and eat well!

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