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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

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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

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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

          

 

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

          

 

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