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Posted 4/24/2014 6:07am by Jill Rendleman.

Your share this week includes asparagus, red romaine and iceberg lettuces, parsley, and pac choi!  Asparagus comes from the Greek "to sprout up" which is has done! I like it pan seared in a little olive oil, slice of butter, and salt....anything else done to it hides the flavor of fresh flavor.  Also very good grilled if you have your grill out!   As Julia Child said once, we dont need complicated recipes, we just need fresh food cooked simply.  Pac Choi may be something you are not familiar with.....it is in the cabbage family and so can be used as cabbage is, in salads, soups, or stir fry.  It is crunchy but has a sweet taste that often makes it a replacement for celery for something different in a salad.  One market customer buys it for the leaves.....uses them as wraps for sandwiches.  Enjoy your box this week!   Be sure to check out more recipes on our website by going to allseasons-farm.com....recipe.

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Cobden, Illinois 62920

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Posted 4/17/2014 5:51pm by Jill Rendleman.

Your share this week contains more spring spinach as well as All Seasons Spicy Greens Mix.  This is a mix of baby red kale, tatsoi, mizuna, arugula, mustard, and more secret varieties of greens.....it is best served with a lite sweet dressing such as olive oil, vinegar, a pinch of sugar or honey, and a spritz of fresh lemon.  These young greens are really full of vitamins....even more so than lettuces, and the taste is a stronger spicey even a little hot but sweet mix of greens.  Some people also like to stir fry them just slightly, but i like them crispy!  Look for an italian sweet dressing at the Co-Op if you dont like to mix your own dressings.  Along with the greens are more greens.....that is fresh parsley.  We make a meal of warm noodles, tossed with mozzarella cheese, then toss in fresh chopped parsley and top with parmesan cheese.  Fresh local mushrooms are a great addition as well.  Parsley is also a great addition to any soup or sauces...see below our last pasta sauce!   Enjoy and please let me know if you have any questions with your share this week.  

THANKS TO ALL WHO REMEMBERED TO BRING THEIR BOX BACK....these are $2-$3 each, so bringing them back is real important to us!   Open by pulling BACK on the open slot, not UP!

 





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Cobden, Illinois 62920

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Posted 4/13/2014 2:18pm by Jill Rendleman.

Your share arrives in one of the best storage containers known for produce.....a waxed box....so if you are in a hurry, just set the box in a cool location (35 to 50 degrees) and deal with in  later.  A good idea however is to get produce out and into your fridg as soon as you can.  The lettuces and greens you will get early in this season like to have air and also be moist.  I take them out of plastic and place in a damp paper or old dish towel, the thin dishtowels sold at BBB, or one of the great bags they sell at the Co-op if you can afford it.  Old torn up sheets work very well also.  I wrap damp towels around produce like cloth diapers or use damp Co-op bags...i now have 3.   Here are some pics....asparagus is coming in next week or so!!!!  

Co-op Bags





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Cobden, Illinois 62920

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Posted 4/11/2014 8:37am by Jill Rendleman.

Your first CSA box contains spring spinach, red romaine, and baby dill.  Spinach is one of my favorites as it is one of the greens that has lots of micronutrients as well as vitamins and is on the top ten list of things we should eat certified organic.  It is a great detoxifier and wonderful for digestion as well.  More to come next week.  We chop up leaves and stems into more bite size pieces for a salad of spinach, a favorite nut, a favorite red fruit or red pepper, a little blue or feta cheese, tossed with a sweet dressing such as Brianna's Strawberry Vinaigrette....or just olive oil and vinegar with a pinch of honey and lemon.   Red Baby Romaine is best with a light dressing and a splash of lemon, or is good as a crisper on sandwiches.  Dill is my all time favorite herb, i add it to salads, soups, and really good on fish......or chop and put it into cream cheese or mayo....good on crackers, bagels, sandwiches.  

Go by the Co-op, check your doorstep, or come by the farm to get your box as fresh as it can be!   Please text me or call me with any questions or changes after this first member share!

Do you have a favorite veggie?  Let me know and i will try to grow it!   

What's coming up?  Asparagus is coming out, strawberries look like they made it, PacChoi and lettuce greens survived the torrential rains last week.....but may be set back a bit!  Cucumbers planting in high tunnels yesterday....stay warm now please!  

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Posted 4/8/2014 3:38pm by Jill Rendleman.

Spring/Summer 2014 Members.....your first produce share starts on Friday April 11th for home delivery folks....and Thursday after 1pm for Co-Op and On Farm Pickup.  Saturday for market pickup.   Hope you all are ready for the tasty and interesting greens and produce coming soon!  

After an unusual winter, we are now experiencing an unusual spring....but the days are getting warmer and longer!  After every single row cover came off during the tornado warning Thursday nite, the asparagus started peaking out on Friday.  Another reason I try to never complain about what weather comes our way!  

Here are some things to know & do:

1.  Please go to http://www.allseasons-farm.com/login to set up a member password and check your pickup location, share size, contact information, etc.  Make any changes necessary.  Call me for questions or if you make a last minute delivery location change.   618 308 0217  jill

2.  Your share will be in a box that is labeled with your name.  Co-Op pickup is at the produce window or ask at the service desk as you walk in.  Farm pickup will be at the tall white barn in the cooler in the back.  Home delivery will be on your front doorstep.  Please RETURN THIS BOX next week....home delivery leave on your doorstep.   If someone else picks up your box, they must say your name.  If you pickup at the Co-Op take a moment to thank the person who gets your box...they are taking work time out to help people like you who support local food production.  

3.  Directions to the farm can be found by clicking  http://www.allseasons-farm.com/map/directions/158/   or call me if you have trouble the first time.  Please drive slowly as there are helpers, children, dogs, chickens, grandparents, and all manner of things crossing our lane at any time.  Try to stay on the gravel as the shoulder is very soft.  

The first couple of weeks there may be some adjustments needed, please feel free to call me about any question or change that can make this a better cooperative experience for all.   

Your first box will have some lovely spring spinach and another green as well.  Be patient early on......as the season progresses, a larger amount and variety of healthy organic produce will appear in your box!    Stars of the spring coming when the sun blesses us.......asparagus, spicey greens mix, strawberries, and snap peas!

Looking forward to meeting new and returning members!  your farmer, jill


Jill Rendleman

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Cobden, Illinois 62920

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Posted 3/25/2014 6:27am by Jill Rendleman.

Welcome to all returning and to all new members!  Green healthy lettuces, kale, spinach, pac choi, and peas are all happily sleeping under row covers and growing for your table.  Just a few short notes here this morning and then another more detailed note before the first pick up on or about Thursday April 10th.  

1.  Members can now click on                          http://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.  You can also get to this membership login by going to our website at www.allseasons-farm.com, click on CSA, then click on CSA Current Member Login.  This is new...please let me know if you have any problems with it.  

2. Pickups.....Neighborhood Co-op will be Thursday April 10th.  On Farm will be Thursday April 10th.  Market Pickup will be on Saturday April 12th.  Home Delivery.....there is a larger number of home deliveries this year so i will have to divide up the days.  I will contact home deliveries soon to let you know what is the delivery date.   Pickup time is anytime after 1pm for Co-op and On Farm and 9am to noon at Market.   Times may be adjusted after the beginning of the season.   The Co-op and the farm have coolers so you can pick up anytime after the regular pickup time if you cant make it on Thursday.  

3. 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.  With 2014 being the winter that keeps on giving, CSA boxes may be a bit light in the beginning of the season, but will grow and have more diverse contents as the season progresses.  Thanks for your patience and for understanding that being in a CSA links you directly to local weather as well as your farmer!  

4. Egg share members......we are just starting to see some good egg production days.....so be patient and know that you will receive the full egg share value over the next 25 weeks!  

Take care and as always, give me a call with any questions.  

your farmer,  jill  618  308  0217

New spinach in high tunnels


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Posted 3/21/2014 3:59pm by Jill Rendleman.

Youe last winter share has a lovely salad mix we put on trial and decided we love it.  The mix of green and red lettuces which are both cruuunchy and sweet is a great combination that we will do more of.   And a bit of good bye winter spinach at it's best when the nights are still cold.  Finally, a touch of microgreens for good measure.....may be the last of these for a while as the weather warms up.  Thanks so much for your support this winter in a season that is not always this challenging!  Filling CSA boxes is a lot like doing Christmas stockings....which i love to do...and it was a fun fall and winter to be creative and a better winter farmer.  

Lots of sunshine and warm winds today are drying out our outdoor fields....and much of the indoor tunnels now have something new started in them for the new season.  

Rainbow over newly tilled beds.





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Posted 3/14/2014 8:31am by Jill Rendleman.

Spinach, Pac Choi, and Microgreens fill your box this week.  A hunger for all things green inspired the contents....i have been adding green things to soups and sauces, but at the last minute so ....so warm things on cold days with a little green crunch.  

March 20th is last pickup for Winter share members.  Spring/Summer first pickup is the week of April 10th.  This break allows me to sort through new and returning members, get new boxes, and generally get organized.  We are considering two delivery days during the week....i will let members know ASAP if we decide that.  I will send more info to Spring/Summer new members concerning pickups, boxes, times, and etc.  Excited to get a new season going!!!  





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All Seasons Farm

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Cobden, Illinois 62920

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Posted 3/8/2014 9:07am by Jill Rendleman.

Spring/Summer 2014 Season first share pickup is April 10th.  Fall/Winter 2014 members.....your box this week contains nutritioius Microgreens, fresh Parsley and Dill......as well as famous noodles from KNoodles!  We have talked about microgreens before and I hope you are finding some creative ways to use them.  I am now topping my mid morning sandwich with micro greens as well as topping salads, soups, and all meats and eggs.  Microgreens sell by the oz! so having a high tunnel full of them is quite a treat.  Fresh parsley will go well with your noodles or added to any soups or salads.  I cook my noodles only a few minutes and then drain and put back in the pot with just a little of the remaining water, then add olive oil or butter, and then toss in chopped parsley.....after a few minutes put on a plate and top with shredded parmesan and of course.....microgreens.  Parsley is full of Vit C and other great nutrients and a great way to break out of winter.  Fresh dill also goes well on any warm pasta, but also great on any type of fish or chicken dish....or simply let some cream cheese soften, add a little garlic salt, and dill......stir and refrigerate for a great sandwich or bagel spread.  Enjoy Enjoy....spring is coming!  





Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

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Cobden, Illinois 62920

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Posted 2/28/2014 7:16am by Jill Rendleman.

Our shares for Spring/Summer are almost sold out, so renew soon if you haven't yet.  We have a 95% renew rate so thank you so much returning members.  

Red Romaine and Pac Choi fill your box this week, along with more tasty nutritious micro greens.  How have you used your microgreens?  You can share on All Seasons Farm facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm   for all to see.  We have used them primarily as a garnish on pasta, other salads, and last night on red meat which we rarely eat.  Of course, i covered the meat with the micros, so it look more like a salad atop soooomething....since you couldnt see the meat anymore.  Winter members.....you have been the best this year.  Since CSA members are usually the adventurous type, we certainly had a winter adventure, but all in all, it taught me how to be a better winter grower and how to improvise in the high tunnels. It also allowed us to support other local winter market vendors by adding the occasional homemade noodles, honey, and other goodies.   Last drop for Winter Shares is Thursday March 20th.  Returning and new members, first drop for Spring/Summer Shares is Thursday April 10th.  

Please look around for any wayward wax boxes and return to your box drop.  We start with new boxes each new season, but i can use your old boxes for other purposes on the farm.  

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Cobden, Illinois 62920

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CSA Pickup Reminder......BRING BOXES.....LAST CSA of SUMMER SEASONAugust 29th, 2017

Last CSA share of the summer!   Thanks so much for all your support and kind words this year, it has been a bountiful and diverse year in veggies and it feels good to share the bounty especially

CSA Reminder.....Thursday Aug 24th & Friday Aug 25th....... Boxes Please!!! August 23rd, 2017

The eclipse was simply awe inspiring.  We gathered with neighbors and family near the farm pond and watched the miracle unfold.  What a mysterious and beautiful universe we are blessed to be

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

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