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Posted 4/11/2019 8:15pm by Jill Rendleman.

Members will enjoy two very different kinds of lettuces in their boxes this first week.....an emerald leaf lettuce, great for salads, on sandwiches, or as a wrap.....a very delicate mild flavor.......and a romaine, bolder in taste, best as a salad....the outer leaves being dark green, while the inner turn to a lovely light green to white.....making for a salad with impact.  We used to grow the larger romaines, but found these European varieties that a small and compact and not including a lot of large stemy pieces typical of the large romaines.  The Yukon Gold potatoes were over wintered on our farm and have a wonderful potato taste....dont ruin these potatoes with mashing or adding lots of other ingredients....a slow simmer in a pot of water with a little salt and olive oil or butter lets you experience the pure flavor of locally grown organic potatoes.  These are also great for the Southern Illinois classic, fried potatoes and onions.  My grandmother used lard, we use olive oil, slice the potatoes in 1/4 inch slices.....as they turn brown, flip them, when almost firm, add sliced onions and salt and braise together till done.  We get our seed potatoes from an organic farm in main known for growing for flavor and no chemical additives.  Full shares included parsley as well as cilantro.....the parsley being a great thing to cut up and put on your potatoes after they have been cooked.  Cilantro seems sad without tomatoes, until you learn to add it to salads or your smoothies.....or make cilantro pesto....in a blender mix cilantro, olive oil, and pine nuts or pumpkin seeds......toss with your favorite pasta.  The spinach, again, dont add a lot of ingredients, we love spinach this way.....heat up olive oil, add the spinach, toss after one minute, toss again, add garlic minced on last toss,  then remove from pan, add salt.  Eat alone or add to your Sunday morning omelet.  This has become quite wordy......basic point, good fresh organic food does not need recipes, it just needs to be prepared simply so one can enjoy the pure flavor of the food.  I try to limit my recipes to no more than 5, preferably 3, ingredients including the herbs.  Simple, easy, great taste is the goal.  

ps.  the flowers were Narcissus, picked this afternoon in the shade of our woods at the site of an old homestead.  150 years ago, someone thought enough of the future to plant a flower than would multiply over and over for generations to enjoy.    

Thanks to all returning and new members for making this first pickup go smoothly.  We keep our CSA purposefully at 40 members maximum.....so that we can get to know each other and listen to each other.  Please dont hesitate to call or text me anytime you have a question or concern....618-308-0217.   Looking forward to a bit of rain tonight to water the garlic, kale, turnips, greens, etc in the outside beds.  

 





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

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Posted 4/10/2019 8:18am by Jill Rendleman.

CSA starts this week!  

Members will enjoy lots of greens and lettuces as we get going.  The tomato plants are in and growing like crazy in this warm weather so maybe we will have early tomatoes!  

For new members.......your share will be at your pickup location.  If you cant make it please call or text 618-308-0217.  If you will be gone one week there are several options....double box next week, have a friend pickup, or ask for extras at some point....or any other way you that works. 

Co-op. Thursday 4:30pm to 5:30pm.  If you dont pickup, I will put your box in the Co-op produce cooler.  You can pickup anytime at the Co-op by asking for the produce manager for your box.  

TownsquareMarket.  Thursday 4:30pm to 7:00pm.  If you cant pickup, give Townsquare a call and they may hold it for you.  If you dont call or pickup, they cant hold your share in their cooler.  

Farm Pickup:  Thursday anytime after 3:30pm.  If you need to pickup earlier, give me a call or text me.  You can pickup ANY DAY or anytime before dark after Thursday at 3:30.  Your share will be in a nice cold cooler waiting for you.  PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY DOWN OUR LANE watching for other members, farm interns, grandchildren, dogs, chickens, and deer.  

Marion:  Friday 12:30 to 1:00.  Delivery will be in a small grey Ford Escape or a white small van. My husband bill, myself, or a farm helper will be at the pickup.  We have a home delivery option for Marion.  Give me a call if you want to consider home delivery.  


Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

618-308-0217

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 4/6/2019 8:51am by Jill Rendleman.

The sun has been good to members!  We have several greens and lettuces ready for spring CSA start up.  As the weeks progress we will get into more summer crops such as cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, etc......but in the mean time, spring greens and lettuces are a great way to detox from the winter glugg feelings brought on by comfort foods!  

Sign up for the gourmet mushroom share or egg share if you haven't already........a great treat available here in Southern Illinois.  

If you are a new or returning member and have any questions, please let me know by CALLING or TEXTING 618 308 0217.  I OFTEN MISS EMAILS.  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 4/2/2019 2:29pm by Jill Rendleman.

Spring Summer CSA shares are still available if you haven't signed up yet.  Returning members get a nice discount this year.   Looks like we will begin the second week in April.  Dont forget your mushroom shares or egg shares!  More later, back to tomato planting!  your farmer, Jill





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 3/19/2019 2:00pm by Jill Rendleman.

the sun is out!  the spring CSA is open for sign up at www.allseasons-farm.com.     

returning members click on the GREEN BAR at the TOP of the CSA Signup page which says "RETURNING MEMBERS".  if you have any trouble, give me a call and I can renew your membership.  

hopefully we will be off to a start in mid April, we have had soooo many gray days, its good to see the sun and watch things GROW.  

we are busy getting beds ready and keeping tomatoes and peppers growing in the seed house.  planting a little kale and cabbage and of course, lettuce and spinach....dont trust things too far right now as our last frost date is officially April 15th.

 





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 3/6/2019 8:52am by Jill Rendleman.

Members can customize their boxes on this last CSA of the winter.  So appreciate your patience with this somewhat difficult late winter growing.....the last three days of sun are about the only sun we have had in months!  The tomato and pepper plants we have to tend to 5 to 6 times a day as it goes from 14 outside to 33.....but with the sun out in the tunnels it goes from 40 to 98 in a hurry, so we are running around checking temps while trying to seed a few things that really dont want to be seeded when its 14...seeds are pretty smart.  

The CSA will include micro greens (baby greens leaves), kale or chard, lettuce. possibly spinach. And everyone will get eggs.  So....if there is something you want to NOT have off the list, let me know by 10am tomorrow.  If there is something you want to switch out for something different......let me know.  DONT EMAIL ME......DO TEXT 618-308-0217 with your name.  

Bring boxes!  If you cant get them altogether, then I can pick them up next Thursday 430 to 530 at Coop....or if you are signing up for the spring summer season....bring them at the first spring summer pickup.

Thanks so much for all you do for supporting local organic food in Southern Illinois.  Cant wait for tomatoes!!!!!

 

 





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 2/28/2019 1:44pm by Jill Rendleman.

Good afternoon all on this sneety day, brrr.   We have some interesting items from my farmer friends, bagels from FloDough and herb salts from Flora Bay Farm.....your membership is helping to support other new producers in our community!

Otherwise, look for new turnips and lettuce heads for this wish it were spring weather.  

Next week will be our last CSA of the winter season.....if there is something you particularly would like in your last box TEXT 618-308-0217 me!!!   

Thank you for all your patience and support all winter long!   your farmer, jill





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 2/14/2019 8:09am by Jill Rendleman.

Happy Valentines!  Members will enjoy fresh spinach and other delectable greens this week, share with someone special.  We carry on the tradition of providing you products from the best of local Southern Illinois.  Last week members were introduced to local honey from Heartland Honey.  Using local honey is very good in the spring for those with allergies....local bees make the difference.   Also included in your share NON GMO rice grown locally.   We are so lucky to have so many diverse growers.  This week we will include freshly shelled pecans from Marietta Gerler.  Store them in the fridge to keep them fresh.  They are a great addition to a fresh spinach or kale salad.  Sadly, last week was the final week for mushrooms.  Let me know if you want extra.......Flyway Farms Mike comes by the farm once a week.  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 1/30/2019 9:08am by Jill Rendleman.

Members can look for healthy greens on these coldest of days!  Co op Pick up.......If you dont see the white van outside the co op then look inside by the checkout counter to pick up your share.   Think warm soup.  Wonderful green soup is simply veggie or chicken bouillon, add to it any greens, clove of garlic and heat.  Then add all to blender and blend until smooth.  Reheat.  Makes you feel wonderful on these days.  

Please call me or text 618 308 0217 if there are any changes or issues with your pickup!  your cold farmer, Jill





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 1/16/2019 8:54am by Jill Rendleman.

Greens and lettuces still doing nicely undercover outside and in the tunnels, however we need some sun for the new plantings!   Look for more fresh yet not so pretty but yummy carrots, kale, herbs, potatoes....coming your way this week.  

IF YOU HAVE CHANGES OR LATE next week....please call or TEXT CLETO  618-521-5850 as he will be delivering the yummies this week and next week.  If you have a chance to thank him, he is going above and beyond....and says he likes seeing the people that eat the food we grow.  

take care, 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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