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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

          

 

Posted 10/31/2014 6:33am by Jill Rendleman.

Boxes were filled with greens this week!  White baby turnips are getting a bit bigger, the interior is a beautiful white even tho some little bug seems to like the skins.  Last nite we stir fried sliced turnips with fresh green beans left in the field (sorry not enough for members).  Olive oil a little water and minced garlic and salt to taste along with the turnips and beans.  You can cook turnips like this with any veggie and they are a great taste contrast plus a little crunch to the dish.  I cook my turnips until they are caramelized or in other words have a light brown crust.  Also....the greens are great in any dish as well, on top of smashed potatoes or in soups or smoothies.  The kale is the tender Red Russian kale, turns a nice color when cooked.....we primarily eat this kale cooked or cut up in a salad.  The peppers are really sweet right now......great stuffed but i also like them in eggs or just sliced up fresh and eaten as the salad for dinner.   I had several members let me know they liked the California Oyster mushrooms......any more thoughts?  Considering doing a mushroom share add on (like the eggs) to have them say 8 or 10 weeks out of the 25?   Let me know your thoughts or ideas.  your farmer, jill 




Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 10/30/2014 11:13am by Jill Rendleman.

Members can pickup shares at:

Co-op  4 to 6

Townsquare  4 to 7

Farm    after 2pm

Home Delivery begins after 2pm

Its a beautiful fall Southern Illinois day so lets enjoy!  Look for mild kale, lettuce, greens, peppers, more turnips and who knows!  Spinach should be ready next week, I may have some at market on Saturday as well if the sun stays out!   

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 10/27/2014 12:33am by Jill Rendleman.

jazz, like conversations, is impromptu responses to each other which can build as strong players pickup from the weak and take it to something meaningful and better than when it began.  the process shows respect for each others style and differences as well as strengths and weakness and even mistakes.....which in a strong group mistakes will be used to their best advantage (like the cricket in buddy hollys garage band tapes)  it levels the playing field and makes everyone responsible for the whole outcome.  i often think of our sustainable farm community like a jazz band, we are constantly learning and teaching from each other and building a community of support...we all acknowledge that we are making our way the best we know how, and without support from each other, it would be a lonely naked life of hardship.  Practicing forgiveness goes a long way in building a richer life together as it frees an individual of the power that non forgiveness weights upon those who cannot move forward because of the weight of nonforgiveness.   So thankful i am surrounded by friends and family whose forgiveness moves life and love to another level of richness and complexity.   





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 10/26/2014 2:20pm by Jill Rendleman.

Members are getting a real treat this week with local oyster mushrooms grow by THE mushroom man of Southern Illinois.  Braze T. Smith is a scientist who grows the spores which other local growers use to start their mushroom.   He and his family have recently decided to sell mushrooms as well so I am including a sample in your share this week.  These are grown under very controlled and clean environment by an expert and the quality is just great.  I love them in a little olive oil and butter hot so they get just a bit crispy brown, then add garlic at the end and serve alone, over rice, or over the stir fried pac choi in your box.   Pac Choi is a tender cabbage that can be added to salads as a crunch or stir fried or added to soups.  You can also click on    www.allseasons-farm.com/recipe  to get more recipes for pac choi.  

We will be offering a mushroom share soon.  It will be 8 weeks of mushrooms sometime during the 25 week winter share.  Mushroom varieties will include shitakes, oysters, and others.  The mushroom products are not certified organic but grown using natural inputs and methods.  

 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 10/16/2014 9:35pm by Jill Rendleman.

More nutritious greens mix......you can eat greens as a salad alone or add to lettuces......last nite i was too tired to go pick kale and we had some greens mix.  We put it in a skillet with a little water and olive oil and cooked it quickly, adding minced garlic at the end...then put it on top of smashed potatoes.  Yumm.  The small plastic box is full of fresh herbs...add to your Prairie Gold potatoes or set on a plate to dry and add to any soup, salad, or top any meat with the herb mix ( spanish tarragon, winter savory, oregano, garlic chives, sage, parsley, and etc.).  The small white and somewhat muddy radish looking things.......are baby hakuri turnips.  Considered a delicacy, the greens are just as good as the small white turnips which dont taste like turnips or radishes...just heavenly white crunch without heat or overpowering turnip taste...they are great alone or with sliced pears and drizzled with juice of an orange or meyer lemon.  Watch each week as they grow larger and sweeter.  The Red Russian kale is very tender and delicate, no need to stem this particular kale..  This kale is great stirred fried in oil, a bit of butter and garlic, on top of smashed potatoes or added to an omelet.  The Prairie Gold potatoes are from organic seed from maine....we have always had great tasting potatoes from this company...Wood Prairie Farm....if you want to order your own seed potatoes for next year order early.   If you have any thoughts or suggestions for winter crops, let me know.  Winter spinach is looking happy with cool nites and sunny days and lots of moisture in the soil.......keep your fingers crossed! 





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 10/16/2014 8:58am by Jill Rendleman.

Good Morning....look for more greens, herbs, Prairie Gold potatoes (you will need to wash them off due to rain this week), 

last of season cucumbers, and more.....

CSA Members can pickup their shares today, Thursday.  Please TEXT or CALL me at 618 308 0217 as i may not check email today, if you need to get in touch!  Enjoy.

Co-op  4pm to 6pm  if running late it will be left in produce cooler at Co-op unless i tell you differently.

Town Square 4pm to 7pm  please call Town Square Market if you will not be there.  

Farm Pickup after 2pm 

Home Delivery after 2pm 





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 10/10/2014 8:04am by Jill Rendleman.

Thanks to all members for making the first Fall/Winter 2014-15 pickup go smoothly!  Please call or text me if you have any questions or concerns about your pickup 618 308 0217 as i can help clarify what may not have gone smoothly on your end.

Your box has end of summer tomatoes and peppers, as well as fall lettuces and greens and cilantro and dill for herbs.  The greens can be eaten as salad alone, or added as flavoring to regular lettuce.....i like them best alone with vinegar, oil, honey, and a little mustard all whisked together.  These greens are nutritionally dense...they can also be stir fried in a little olive oil and garlic, or added to fall soups.    Lettuce and greens are something we do our best to have all season long....now planting romaines and other cold season lettuces under row cover!  I cant say enough about fresh dill.....added to any veggies, chicken or fish, or mixed with mayo or sour cream or both as sandwich spread (sorry Kathy and Jerri my vegan friends from La Colina Linda B&B and Farm in Makanda).  

There really are some great recipes on our farm website assembled from CSA farms from around the country.... click on  www.allseasons-farm.com/recipe to get ideas!  




 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 10/6/2014 10:17pm by Jill Rendleman.

Welcome to all returning and to all new members!  Green healthy organic lettuces, kale, spinach, pac choi, fennel, herbs, chard, peppers, winter squash, potatoes, beets, turnips and yes still a few tomatoes and cucs are all waiting for your table. 

Members can now click on www.allseasons-farm.com/login  to sign into your membership and look at and/or edit your information, make payments, buy a new share, etc. Please sign in with your email address and make sure i have your pick up and other share information correct. Please make any needed changes.  

Pickups.....Your first Fall/Winter share will be delivered in a wax box with your name on it.  The box must be returned each week or you can bring a bag and place your goodies in the bag at pickup.  FIRST PICKUP is THIS THURSDAY.  

Times:  Co-op 4pm to 6pm Thursdays  (if you cant pickup at that time, they will allow me to leave your share in the produce cooler until you come by)

             Town Square Market 4pm to 7pm Thursdays  (they will keep your share for a day....no room in their cooler if you forget)

             Farm Pickup  1pm to 9pm Thursdays (we will keep your share in a cooler until you get it for up to one week....then it's chicken food)  PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY on the farm....there are dogs, chickens, children, interns, workers, and all manner of delivery trucks etc. around all day. Directions to the Farm: can be found at www.allseasons-farm.com         

           Home Delivery Anytime.... Thursdays  please leave me a note if you have a special shady spot on your porch to place your share.  

             CCHS Farm Market Pickup  Saturdays 9am to Noon

Times may be adjusted after the beginning of the season to meet member needs.

 

Pick up Changes or Vacations:  Members can now go to the farm website to change your pick up location temporarily or put your share on hold for vacation....you can also ask that your share be "double" on the week you return, or you can simply donate it to a friend...who can pick up as long as they give me your name.  Or you can text me at 618 308 0217 and let me make the change for you. 

4. Best Way to Get Your Farmer:  Please TEXT me at 618 308 0217. I may or may not see an email.  

Our goal is to always bring you the best of what is available on our farm and to provide that at a good value to your family.  Remember that a CSA links you directly to local weather as well as your farmer so some weeks you may have a lot of veggies, and others not so much.  

Please text or call me with ANY questions or suggestions as we will all benefit by making positive changes for all members!  your farmer, jill    

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

               

 

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