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Posted 12/12/2014 10:26am by Jill Rendleman.

This week's member share includes a big head of freshly picked cabbage....very sweet.  What to do with ALL that cabbage...if you like fresh cabbage, it will stay good at frig temperatures normally 33 to 36..if its too big to fit in your frig, then cut and wrap in cellophane.   You can also put a few wedges in water with a little salt, cover and steam just until the cabbage turns color, remove, cool, and place in zip bags in the freezer for later soup use.  For me, its easier just to find a spot for it.  Use it in stir fry, steamed with the lovely purple top turnips and perhaps a potato or two.  Yumm.  Its easy to over cook cabbage and then the taste is not so brillant.....remove from cooking pot into another pot whenever it just turns color.  More oyster mushrooms best sliced into hot olive oil and cooked until brown crackels are seen, add garlic and serve alone or over any dish.  If you like a greens salad, fall is the best time to try the mix of mizuna, tatsoi, baby kale, red mustard, and other secret ingredients, a nice mix with a sweet light dressing!  Enjoy and remember to look at all the recipes from farms around the country at  www.allseasons-farm.com/recipe.   Enjoy

Winter Soups Rid the Gray Day Blues



 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

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Posted 12/9/2014 11:38am by Jill Rendleman.

An alternative gift idea is a Gift Certificate from All Seasons Farm.

A gift of fresh certified organic veggies could be something to consider for the foodie, someone who loves going to market on Saturdays, or the person with special health needs.  

Our gift certificates can be in any amount, can be used at market, or  for a CSA share, or for the person who wants to call ahead and make an order for specific veggies.  The certificate can be used a bit at a time or all at once, and there is no expiration date.  

They have a festive design and maybe the just the right thing!

Give me a call or text me at 618 308 0217 if you are interested. 

Happy Holidays,  your farmer, jill





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 12/3/2014 6:58pm by Jill Rendleman.

Just a reminder to pick up your CSA share.......this week's share to include fresh organic kale, hakuri turnips (a little ruff looking but good to taste),butternut squash, tatsoi, and some other things that overcome the gravy and butter in your system after Thanksgiving!....  We had one night of 9 degrees for the entire night.....this damaged veggies that normally withstand freezing temps through january......another strange weather pattern......spinach, kale, tatsoi, and other veggies not affected...but beets and turnips didnt like it at all. Look for tatsoi recipes tomorrow!   Our annual Certified Organic inspection will be on Dec 17th....the inspector will tissue test veggies as well as survey the entire operation for use of organic inputs, review records, scout the farm, etc..... about a half day or more with an inspector that is actually very educational, but a still a bit daunting, wish the farm the best......your farmer, jill

Neighborhood Coop  4pm to 6pm  Austin will be there!

Town Square Market 4pm to 7pm  call if you will pickup next day

Home Delivery  after 2 pm 

Farm Pickup  after 2 pm  Tall White Barn look in left cooler at back of barn.   

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 11/26/2014 8:48am by Jill Rendleman.

Members will enjoy fresh spinach, Prairie Gold potatoes, and fresh mixed herbs.  There are lots of spinach salad recipes at www.allseasons-farm.com/recipe. .  If you scroll down to the right of the recipe page you can select recipes by veggie.  My favorite is a simple rice vinegar and olive oil mixed with a little honey and a little mustard and a squeeze of lemon......then  pour over spinach with a few red tart apples like honey crisp or some fresh raspberries....and maybe a few toasted chopped pecans and either sliced red onion or leeks. To wash spinach, fill sink with water, dump the spinach on top of the water, and gently press down into the water, let stand for a minute or so, then lift out the spinach from underneath. The spinach has been washed, but it was a particularly muddy day, so you may want wash once more. 

The fresh herbs are for your Thanksgiving dressing, or to stuff in the turkey or turkey brine for flavor or they are also great added to the Prairie Gold potatoes.  If you dont use them fresh, just leave out on a plate near the oven and add some flavor to any meal.  Herbs are dense in oil this fall and full of great flavor as well as nutrients.  I like the Prairie Golds either sliced and pan seared with garlic and onion, or boiled gently in water with butter, salt and herbs.  I have never tried whipping them as yellow potatoes dont seem to whip well....but leave the skin on and just mash them, add butter (sorry again vegans), and top with gravy should be great.  I am thankful today for the wonderful help I had tuesday on CSA harvest day....thank you Cody, Arlette, and Faylin for all your help and laughs.  




 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 11/24/2014 8:47am by Jill Rendleman.

CSA Pickup Tomorrow Tuesday due to Thanksgiving holiday.  Hopefully you will have some nice greens to share with friends and family.  Plan on spinach, freshly dug potatoes, herb mix for your dressing or soups.  We are thankful for members of our farm who share our good times and our challenges.  The rain and cold has made it somewhat hard to keep our outdoor greens and turnips looking their best.....but i do get over that when i bite into them.  My 5 year old grandson helped me pick turnips with headlamps the other nite......he was eating them right out of the field!  

Enjoy the holiday and be safe.  Connect with the earth's abundant goodness as you share around a table big or small!  

 




 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 11/19/2014 8:26am by Jill Rendleman.

 

Members are reminded to pick up shares tomorrow Thursday and bring your box for exchange.  NEXT WEEK PICKUP is TUESDAY NOV 25th due to THANKSGIVING on Thursday.

Cold weather has made life ruff on some of the lettuces outdoors......9 degrees is pretty cold for them!  Greens still looking good.  Expect a nice dose of spinach next week if not today!

Co op Pick Up  4pm to 6pm  Thursday

Town Square Pickup 4pm to 7pm Thursday

Home Delivery  after 2pm on Thursday

Farm Pickup  anytime after 2pm on Thursday  

Stay WARM!  jill   ps  let me know how you liked the mushrooms.....want more or no???
 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 11/14/2014 9:13am by Jill Rendleman.

The herb in the box is fresh mint..... place two to three leafs in hot tea or plain hot water, add honey and lemon, and you have an immune system booster plain and simple.  Pac Choi....this will stay nice in your fridge for sometime.....next week you will most likely have sweet potatoes....consider reserving the choi for a great "hash" of roasted sweet potato, roasted choi, and roasted yellow potato....recipe next week!  This idea from a CSA member.  

It took me a while to like beets.  My first experiences were of canned store bought beets, so i thought this is what all beets were like.  Later in life a farmer neighbor brought me a glass jar of canned beets from his garden......now these held some promise.  They had a taste that was just on the edge of earthy....and very distinct and quite interesting.  Later i was introduced to beets brushed with olive oil and put on an outside grill.....now i was into beets.   If your grill is up for the winter, but you want a great fresh taste in beets, try this simple recipe from Cook's Illustrated:

remember......these are organic beets....there is no reason to peel them!  not cutting the stalk off adds a new texture and complexity to roasted beets and keeps them from loosing moisture and flavor during roasting!  

In looking for the best beet recipes, we paid special attention to minimizing "bleeding.” We also wanted to find beet recipes that would showcase the vegetable’s intense flavor. We found that steaming produced beets moist enough to use in any recipe. It also minimized bleeding and concentrated flavor in much the same way that roasting did. Foil-wrapped roasted beets were more moist than unwrapped roasted beets, but the latter had more flavor. Whatever the cooking method, we minimized bleeding by not peeling the skin and by not slicing off the tops of the beets prior to cooking.  SERVES 8 Roasted beets bleed very little when cut, so they can also be used in recipes. Just remember that the dish will take on a sweet and very distinct roasted flavor. INGREDIENTS 1 bunch beets, about 2 pounds, greens removed and reserved for another use, leaving a 1-inch beet top; beets washed thoroughly 1 tablespoon olive oil (if roasting without foil) INSTRUCTIONS Heat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap beets in foil or brush with olive oil and place in small roasting pan. Roast until beets can easily be pierced with thin knife or trussing needle, about 1 hour for small to medium beets. Cool slightly and remove skins; serve.




 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 11/12/2014 1:20pm by Jill Rendleman.

A reminder to members that Thursday is CSA share pickup day!  In your box expect fall lettuce, fresh beets, pac choi, green peppers, and more mushrooms from our Makanda neighbors, Aine Mushrooms (they are gorgeous!).  Mushrooms are very high in vitamin D, and one of the only natural sources of that vitamin in the gray of winter.  More on what's in your box Friday morning.  Remember that you can find a lot of great recipes from CSA farms around the country by clicking on                               www.allseasons-farm.com/recipe.   If you have some to share send them to me and i will put out for all.  

On Farm Pickup:  Anytime after 2pm Thursday.  In left cooler in the far back of the tall white barn. 

Co-op:  4pm to 6pm Thursday.  Austin Tucker will be distributing tomorrow.  If you cant pick up your box, it will be in the produce cooler at the Co-op.  Go to the produce window and ask for All Seasons share and give your name.

Town Square Market:  4pm to 7pm Thursday.  

Home Delivery:  After 2pm on Thursday.  


Baby spinach started for winter

 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 11/6/2014 11:20am by Jill Rendleman.

Member Pickup is today!  Look for lettuce, spinach, more pac choi, green peppers, and probably some white turnips!  

Co op  4 to 6

Town Square 4 to 7

Home Delivery  after 2pm

Farm Pickup   after 2pm

 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 10/31/2014 6:47am by Jill Rendleman.

CSA Members and All Seasons Supporters,

There is a great opportunity to have a wonderful 5 course catered dinner by Cristaudos at Alto Vineyards AND to support local farmers on Friday NOV 7th....Food Works Fall Feast and fundraiser  ticket sales go to programs that educate and provide new markets for sustainable and beginning farmers. Click on eatsouthernillinois.org to get tickets. A beautiful setting at Alto Vineyards, lots of great local wine paired with produce from local growers....hope to friends there!  This year is a French Acadian inspired meal......see how locally grown heritage pork, new potatoes, mushrooms, pecans, turnips, spinach, greens, apples, butternut and beets, bread pudding .....each course paired with a special local wine or spirit!  Tickets go fast the last week!  




 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

CSA Next Week. See Changes ....... Marion will be WEDNESDAY PICKUPAugust 12th, 2017

As long as there are no traffic or other issues, here is our CSA Plan for next week, the week before the eclipse:  CALL OR TEXT 618-308-0217 for questions or changes!  WATCH FOR EMAIL OR TEX

CSA THURSDAY Aug 10 and 11 Cdale & Friday Marion Pickup REMINDERAugust 9th, 2017

More tasty corn and a new variety of potatoes we love. Hopefully you are getting to see what real flavor there is in organic potatoes newly dug!  Maybe some more carrots and another summer thing

CSA Pickup Reminder Thursday July27th and Friday July 28th. July 27th, 2017

Pickup early as its another hot one.  Co-op pickup most likely inside at the co-op. The cherry tomatoes are holding on but our heirlooms have lost steam in the heat!  Zuchhini, cucs, lovely

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