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Posted 5/23/2019 10:17am by Jill Rendleman.

Radishes are back again.....still sweet and crunchy!  there are wonderful simple radish salad recipes at www.allseasons-farm.com.  click on "recipes" on the right side of the page.  Chard has a come back this week along with cutting celery and some baby potatoes.......everything you need for a nice warm soup with lentils I find best with chard.  still have a little rice left? that would be good in the soup as well.  a nice head of lettuce is also in your share......so enjoy!

the blueberries continue to grow, but still green.  the strawberries are just not doing well in all the rain....zuchinni and cucs are setting fruit and we should see some white turnips next week.  we appreciate your patience in this wettest coldest of springs we have experienced since we started.  the lettuce of course loves it.....as do the potatoes and garlic and apples trees and blueberries!  we have ALOT of nice looking kale......if members want extra kale please let me know.  it can be frozen for smoothies or soup to be eaten later in the year.  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 5/16/2019 1:36pm by Jill Rendleman.

Members will enjoy radishes, finally after so many requests!  Kale, Chinese cabbage, spinach, and some local non GMO brown rice.   Part of the mission of our CSA is to introduce several local products that you may not be aware of.  This rice is available for purchase online directly from the seller who has been to the winter farmers market several times.  We love his product!  It will be great as the base for a stir fry of the goodies in your box this week.  Hopefully you will think of ordering more from him and supporting his new business.  

White turnips are coming on, our snap peas were planted for the second time, green onions and potatoes doing well, beets and radishes are finally taking off.....all this rain and cold has made for a challenging spring!  There is a shortage of area strawberries due to all the fungus in the berries from damp no sun days.....I strive for at least two boxes with strawberries but it may not happen this year.   

your farmer, jill

interns spinach picking in the rain





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 5/9/2019 8:23am by Jill Rendleman.

Members will enjoy fresh strawberries, mixed lettuce, radishes, carrots, and mint!  As we were sipping our mint juleps on Derby Day last Saturday, I thought.....o we should have included MINT this week!  Juleps are easy to make....fill a frosted glass with lots of ice....take a mint sprig and run it around the rim of the glass....add equal amounts of Kentucky bourbon and sugar water (just mix water and sugar to your taste or use white syrup)  crunch another mint stir, add a new mint sprig to the top.  Its a nice cool drink but dont think about going anywhere!   Mint is also nice just added to water each day......great for the stomach.  Understanding the importance of adding a variety of good organic  herbs to your foods and drink throughout the week will go a long ways in keeping your system detoxed regularly versus these once a year detoxes I read about.  

With all the rain, the strawberries and carrots dont look all that great...but the garlic, apple trees, potatoes are all looking happy.  We are seeing the first little tomatoes forming after the flowers.  Zucchini is now planted as well as cucumbers.  Cant wait.  In the meantime......look for more greens and what root crops we can muster up.   





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 5/2/2019 3:13pm by Jill Rendleman.

Sorry this is late......its CSA day today and tomorrow.  Look for a great Derby weekend with fresh asparagus, head lettuce, green garlic, sweet potatoes, and more.....rain is good!   More late.....got to run.  

your farmer, Jill





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 4/25/2019 9:51am by Jill Rendleman.

Members will enjoy new kale, cutting celery, potatoes from overwintering...not pretty but taste is glorious.....more small romaine lettuce.   Also there will be an asian cabbage...mostly leaves, in your share.  These are best braised over high heat in oil and a little salt for a short period of time.  The cutting celery adds flavor to salads, smoothies, and is great in soups.  If you aren't going to use it for a while, freeze it and use for soups or over noodles.  Yum.  

Couple of notes.....be sure to check the name on the box so that you get your share and not someone elses.  Also Return the Boxes each week or as you can.  Cleto my right hand (or maybe its the other way around) will be handling the pickup again this week.  Be sure to smile and tell him thank you......he loves to get out and see customers, but its a bit out of his comfort zone!  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 4/17/2019 7:06am by Jill Rendleman.

CSA Pickup is Thursday in Carbondale and Friday in Marion.  PLEASE RETURN YOUR BOXES FROM LAST WEEK.  Boxes cost $2 to $4 and it really makes a big difference if we can reuse them.  

Everything went smoothly last week.  I appreciate members picking up on time or calling to let me know to put your share in the cooler.  Still working on the share contents.......like filling Christmas stockings each week.  Fun!

Grandson in the spinach patch.  

 





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

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

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

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

          

 

CSA DAY .......Thursday NOV 7 4:30pmNovember 7th, 2019

Look for butternut squash, fresh ginger from River to River Farm, some very nice mixed asian greens, and more......look for a butternut squash soup recipe that includes coconut milk and ginger!  

CA Pickup Today! October 31st, 2019

see you there!  look for lettuce tomatoes eggplant sweet peppers radish and more!  your farmer, Jill   Jill Rendleman All Seasons Farm 9535 US Hwy 51 N Cobden, Illinois  6292

CSA Pickup Reminder Thursday Oct 24th! October 24th, 2019

Members will enjoy lettuce and fall kale as well as potatoes, garlic, and new potatoes.  Kale and potatoes go particularly well together.....along with garlic and salt!  A new item this week

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