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Posted 8/14/2014 7:31am by Jill Rendleman.

Here's a potato leek soup you may like....or check others out on allseasons-farm.com.  The new white blush potatoes work as well as the red ones for this recipe.  This is not a creamy soup recipe, but you can find those as well.  

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS: For a country-style potato-leek soup recipe with the best flavor, we first had to find the right variety of potato, low-starch Red Bliss. In keeping with our goal for a rustic potato soup recipe, we decided not to puree the soup but to leave it full of chunks of potato and even some pieces of… read more MAKES ABOUT 11 CUPS, SERVING 6 TO 8 Leeks differ. If yours have large desirable white and light green sections, use 4 pounds of leeks; if they’re short on these parts, go with 5 pounds. INGREDIENTS 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 - 5 pounds leeks (see note above) 1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour 5 1/4 cups chicken stock or canned low-sodium chicken broth 1 bay leaf 1 3/4 pounds medium red potatoes (about 5), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice Salt and ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS 1. Cut off roots and tough dark green portion of leeks, leaving white portion and about 3 inches of light green. Slice in half lengthwise and chop into 1-inch sections. (You should have about 11 cups). 2. Heat butter in Dutch oven over medium-low heat until foaming; stir in leeks, increase heat to medium, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until leeks are tender but not mushy, 15 to 20 minutes; do not brown. Sprinkle flour over leeks and stir to coat evenly; cook until flour dissolves, about 2 minutes. Increase heat to high; whisking constantly, gradually add stock. Add bay leaf and potatoes; cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until potatoes are almost tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let stand until potatoes are tender and flavors meld, 10 to 15 minutes. Discard bay leaf, season with salt and pepper; serve immediately. TECHNIQUE CLEANING LEEKS Slosh the cut end of the leek up and down in still water. Hold the leek under running water and shuffle the cut layers like a deck of cards.




 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

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Posted 8/13/2014 4:00pm by Jill Rendleman.

Green beans are in!  Look for new potatoes, beans, leeks, dill and some other goodie.   Be looking for that creamy leek potato soup with dill.......go to our recipe section at www.allseasons-farm.com.

Thanks for those of you taking care of that last balance on your shares!  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 8/8/2014 9:01am by Jill Rendleman.

Fall/Winter 2014/15 CSA shares are now open for members.  The number of shares is more limited than Spring/Summer and now about 50% sold.  Fall/Winter members can expect our famous fall/winter spinach, lettuces, fennel, herbs, potatoes, root crops like beets and white turnips, kales, greens, microgreens, and more.  Cool weather makes sweeter crops and organic veggies are great for the immune system in the cold months of winter.  

If you want to continue to Fall/Winter shares,  sign up by going to www.allseasons-farm.com/members/types and clicking on the green box "Returning Members" to sign up.  Please let me know if you have any questions or problems signing up as i can improve the sign up process with member help. There is also a paper sign up option by clicking www.allseasons-farm.com/paper-sign-up.    

Last Spring/Summer Share delivery is Sept 25th.  Fall shares will begin in early October after a two or three week break.  

Fall Herb Plot All Seasons FarmWinter Spinach in High Tunnels


 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 8/8/2014 8:07am by Jill Rendleman.

Members look for two kinds of peppers.....a long SWEET RED pepper great for salads, stir fry, stuffing.......and a tiny short Green pepper which is HOT!  A great addition to salsa, stir fried veggies, or in place of coffee in the morning.  The jalapeno pepper is compliments of friends, CSA members, and local farmers Kathy and Jerry from La Colina Linda farm and B&B near Makanda.... see info on facebook at www.facebook.com/LCLBBFarm.  A wonderful byodynamic  farm nestled in the hills with an eden like setting for your overnight guests or one of Kathys' famous vegan dinners.  

The kale is Red Russian.....known for its dark purple veins which get an even nicer purple when dressed with olive oil or when cooked.  You will also find long eggplants known as Ping Tung Long.....easy to slice for grilling, casseroles, etc.  And then you have your new potatoes and dill.....in a hurry i put these dense fresh potatoes in a bag in the microwave on power level 8 and set for 3-5 min depending on size....then just add butter and dill.  These potatoes were imported from a Maine Organic Farm and have an exceptional taste and texture.  We like them best sliced and fried in hot olive oil until just brown on top with garlic and salt at the end.  All our potatoes, freshly dug, you dont want to peel, and will take longer to cook than store bought "aged" potatoes.  They are best cooked at lower temps for longer times...except for pan fried which after skin turns brown, i cover with a little opening for steam for the last few minutes to cook them through.  wow, this is too long!  Happy fresh local organic eating!!!  

Sweet Red Italian PeppersCertifed Organic Dill

 




 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 8/6/2014 3:01pm by Jill Rendleman.

Friendly reminder to get your share!  At the Co-op last week the whole dairy cooler went out so the ENTIRE produce cooler was full....thanks to all for picking up...I almost had to bring shares back to the farm!!!  

CCHS Community Market Pickup.......the market manager, Ruby, will either have your share or know where your share is!!!  Generally your share will be with Ruby or with Country Sprout Organics stand.  Shares are available at 9am and generally not sooner unless we just get way ahead of ourselves....which isnt likely!   

Lots of good stuff this week you dont want to miss.  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 8/6/2014 2:50pm by Jill Rendleman.

Co-op Pickup Thursday 3pm to 6pm (call if you need me to stay later)

Town Square Market Thursday 4pm to 7pm (always inside)

Home Delivery Thursday generally noon to 3pm

On Farm Pickup Thursday anytime after 1pm

CCHS Market Saturday 9am to noon

Your box this week will contain new potatoes, dill, peppers, Red Russian Kale, tomatoes, green or yellow zuchinni, and Chinese eggplant. We will be checking green beans again today to see if they are ready for tomorrow. Last nite we fried the new potatoes in olive oil, garlic salt, and herbs....and did the same in different skillet the peppers, onions, eggplant, and zucchini with seasonings and herbs, and then tossed them together! yummy!





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 8/1/2014 8:09am by Jill Rendleman.

Fresh food in your share that may be new to some.....the mixed greens in a bag.....this is a mix of tatsoi, mizuna, baby kale, arugula, mustard greens, and etc....it is NOT lettuce, so it has a very different taste.  Many members toss mixed greens into a lettuce salad just for a difference, others like it on its own with a lite sweet dressing like olive oil, rice vinegar, and a little honey.  Another option is to quickly add to hot oil maybe with a little onion or garlic and eat as cooked greens (without the ham hock like grandma used to do).   Also in your box are Fairy Tale Eggplant....the tiny eggplants that we call "grillers"  because you can slice them up and toss with olive oil and garlic and some herbs and salt and throw them onto the grill or skillet and they are done quickly!  We lucked out on the cool mornings enjoyed by lettuces so nice lettuce this week....but maybe not in August.   Remember that there are great recipes on our website gathered from other CSA farms around the country..  click on  www.allseasons-farm.com/recipe  .  On the right side if you scroll down you can see a place to search a particular veggie for recipes.  

Next week look for KALE that will have some bug bites but still great.....here is what one member shared about kale chips.....I made kale chips the other day and they were very good. I slid the leaves off the stems of the kale and broke it into pieces and put it on a baking sheet and drizzled olive oil on it and massaged it around on the tin and sprinkled garlic salt on it and baked it about 25 min at 3 25 and scraped it off with a spatula and it was very good.



 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 7/30/2014 12:11pm by Jill Rendleman.

A friendly reminder of your certified organic CSA share waiting for you!!  This week's share will include sweet bell peppers, lettuces, greens, heirloom cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, more warm season veggies, and herb probably will be cilantro!  Is there something you really like?  text me and we will try it!   If you are running over with a veggie.....remember now is the time to slice it up and throw into the ice box for winter soups...(consider a spiralizer to make zucchini into spaghetti.  we are now planting winter butternut, acorn, pumpkin, fall lettuces, fennel, and greens, etc.  

Co-Op Pickup  3pm-6+pm Thursday  (text or call if not picking up)

Town Square Market  4pm-7pm Thursday

Home Delivery   Thursday

On Farm Pickup   Thursday after 1pm

CCHS Farm Market   Saturday 9am to Noon.

Remember you can text or call me to put your share on hold, and get extras the following week.  Also, anyone can pick up your share for you as long as they mention your name.  Lastly, you can change your pickup location if you call or text prior to Thursday.   Please let me know by wednesday evening as thursday is a mad rush around here!  thanks again for all your support throughout the year.  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 7/23/2014 7:15am by Jill Rendleman.

Happy reminder to pick up your shares tomorrow, Thursday!!!  or Saturday for Market.  Thanks to Co-op share pickup members last week for an almost 100% pickup!!!  In your box this week.....look for lettuce, kale, leeks, new potatoes, tomatoes, cucs, eggplant, and a few others!  

Co-Op  3pm-6pm (or later if you call me)  Thursday

Town Square Market  4pm-7pm                 Thursday

On Farm  after 1pm                                    Thursday

Home Delivery                                           Thursday

Farm Market  9am to noon                         Saturday 9am to Noon.....at Market Manager Stand or Country Sprout Organic stand.  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 7/16/2014 10:07am by Jill Rendleman.

Home delivery will be Friday 18th this week, not Thursday 17th.

Co-op Pickup 3pm to 6pm Thursday 17th.

Farm Pickup Thursday anytime after 1pm.

CCHS Market Pickup 9am to Noon Saturday.  

Thanks to all for returning boxes!!!  jill

Look for some lettuce and/or greens in your box this week as well as some local blueberries and cherry tomatoes, fresh mint or parsley, and .....most likely eggplant.....anyone tired of eggplant yet?  Click on http://www.allseasons-farm.com/recipe  for eggplant recipes and more.  Members send me recipes and i will post them on our recipe board as well.  Potatoes are looking well.




 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

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