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Posted 4/22/2017 10:40pm by Jill Rendleman.

Chicobags are a really good investment to keep your greens and lettuce as nice as when they are delivered.  You can get them at the Carbondale Neighborhood Co-op and online.  You want to be sure not to close any plastic bags that greens or lettuce is stored in...they need a little air, just leave the bag a little open....or transfer to a Chicobag or a damp cotton drying towel works well too.  I get the ones at BB&Beyond where you can get them for cheap in a bundle.  

We pick CSA shares by hand in the cool of the morning, we clean & cool down in spring water in the shade within an hour of picking, and then straight to the on farm cooler.  After cool down, wax boxes provide a natural insulation for CSA shares that are packed for delivery.   This differs from industrial farming where machines do the picking, quick cooling is often replaced by "plumping sprays", greens and lettuces are shipped sometimes resulting in 3 or more week old greens and lettuces on the store shelf.  Our certified organic veggies never have any chemical coating or preservatives of any kind and are freshly picked.    

your farmer, Jill

 

 

 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

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Posted 4/21/2017 7:59am by Jill Rendleman.

Members will enjoy first of the spring green curly kale, great for hold salad dressings, as well as new baby chard, baby green onions, green head lettuce, and fresh cilantro.  All the makings of a great spring dish!  Below is a simple kale salad recipe....although I refuse to take the leaves totally off the stems, I may cut the stems back to the point that they are tender, but remember, this is organic and freshly picked......everything on the bunch is edible.  If you do chop off the stems, then at least put them in the freezer for soup later on a cold spring day.  The young scallions are a treat over potatoes or added to a salad.......the cilantro, wonderful over sliced tomatoes with olive oil.....our tomatoes are growing, just not ready for several more weeks.  Look for more recipes at www.allseasons-farm.com.  your farmer, Jill

Kale Salad Kale “Kale is packed with nutrition that puts it high on the list of the world's healthiest foods. The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 content in kale all support heart health. Sep 11, 2015” Medical News Today. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270435.php These days no one seems to doubt the nutritional benefits of eating green leafy vegetables and kale seems to top the list. But what good is it if people don’t or won’t eat it? Well, here’s hoping that we can change that! Kale Salad A large bunch of fresh kale, washed with the tough center stems removed*. Tomato wedges for top of salad. Citrus Dressing: 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup water 1 clove of garlic, minced 1/3 cup shredded carrot 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar or cider vinegar 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon soy sauce ½ teaspoon chili sauce, or a few chili flakes (to taste) Combine sugar, water and garlic in a small sauce pan. Cook over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves (2 – 3 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Allow mixture to cool. Stack your de-stemed kale leaves and roll them up in a “tube” fashion. Then cut ¼ inch slices off the roll. You will have ribbons of lovely kale. Massage in a generous amount of the citrus dressing, enough to suit your taste. Yes, get your hands in there and massage your kale- massage the dressing into the kale! Allow kale to stand in the fridge at least 10 minutes up to 30 minutes. Top with tomato wedges. Serve.




 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 4/19/2017 2:27pm by Jill Rendleman.

This is your reminder to pickup your share this week! Same times, same places as last week.  Looks like the rain helped grow up the kale, chard, and other goodies.  We have been busy planting zucchini, potatoes, and more herbs for deep summer.

IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR PICKUP PLACE ONE WEEK OR IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER CHANGES.....PLEASE TEXT ME OR CALL ME 618 308 0217.  do not email, I may not see it.  

 

The blueberry bushes look promising, but we can't bet on that yet.  Strawberries are looking a little thin this year, maybe a rain this week will perk them up a bit.  Golden turnips have great leaves right now, we shall see how the bulbs do in this early heat.  Mushroom Mike came by this am......he's pretty sure to have the start of mushrooms for us next week, hold on to your breath!

Thanks for all your kind words and notes about the share contents so far, we have had some good growing weather, hopefully that continues!    your farmer, jill

Head Start Cobden kids at the farm





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 4/13/2017 9:52pm by Jill Rendleman.

The white bulb with the anise smelling green fronds is fennel....great  mild flavor of the bulb is excellent in salads or braised with garlic and eaten with fish or chicken....or all on its own.  Fennel fronds can be stored in the freezer for winter soups.....they add wonderful depth of flavor, or sprinkle them on salads for an interesting twist.  The other green frond gathered with a band is fresh dill.  Let it dry on your counter or use it fresh on fish or chicken dishes.  Herbs are very nutritious and good for overall health, which is why so many were eaten in ages past when food was scarce.  Asparagus I simply add about 1/4 inch water to a pan, add salt and the asparagus and bring to a low boil, and remove as soon as the color changes.  The red and green lettuces will make a pretty salad.  The tiny scarlet sweet potatoes are a spring treat, I often microwave them in a hurry and they are ready in minutes, versus heating up the house.  Look for more ways to cook fennel at www.allseasons-farm.com and click on recipes.....scroll down and on right side of screen you can select a vegetable and find several recipes from CSA farms and local food restaurants.  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 4/12/2017 7:48am by Jill Rendleman.

If you are a straggler and haven't signed up yet, shares are still available for the spring/summer 2017 CSA season.  

Call me if you have any questions!  your farmer, Jill 618-308-0217





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 4/12/2017 7:44am by Jill Rendleman.

Its still not too late to sign up for mushroom shares or egg shares.  The mushrooms are from one of the top growers of organic mushrooms in Illinois, Flyway Farms of Makanda.  There will be a variety of mushrooms, not like tasteless chain store, but full of life and character.  Mushrooms are so good for overall health, adding diverse micro organisms to your digestive system and thus improving immune responses.  

The eggs are from our farm.  We raised the hens from chicks.  They roam free during the day and are put up at night.  No pesticides, antibiotics, or hormones for our ladies.  We are licensed, inspected, harvest each day, wash and candle each egg with love!  

Should I post a half dozen eggs weekly as an option?  Several have asked, I need a total of who might be interested!  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 4/11/2017 12:34pm by Jill Rendleman.

With only a small glitch or two, the first CSA pickup went fairly smoothly!  Thanks to members who called or texted me to make something clear or to make changes to pickups!

Please return last weeks box this week!

This week, same times, same places.....we are having some good growing weather now, so hopefully we can continue to find some great stuffings for the shares! 

Thursdays:

Coop 4pm to 6pm. please call or text ME 618 308 0217  if you can't pickup by 6pm

Town Square 4pm to 7pm call or text TSM if you can't make 7pm

Farm Pickup beginning at 2pm

Home Delivery beginning at 2pm

FRIDAY

Marion Cross Fit 12:30 to 1:00pm. Thanks to all for showing up on time!  

your farmer, jill

 





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 4/7/2017 10:04am by Jill Rendleman.

Members will see a colorful bag of baby Rainbow Chard in their box, no this is NOT rhubarb.  Would make a yucky pie.  Chard is something I had to grow to love.....while fresh chard still isn't my thing, I love Chard and Lentil Soup....many recipes online for that, and I love it braised in olive oil with a little garlic and salt.  Place it on quinoa for a health meal.  Curly leaf head lettuce most of you know what to do with, fresh spinach and lovely farm dug potatoes...you will notice a very different taste here!  The sprig of great smelling stuff is the rosemary, which goes very well with potatoes, just a few sprigs.  I keep rosemary pickings on a small plate next to my oven, they dry out, but still add great aroma to soups and meats.  Enjoy and please go to  http://www.allseasons-farm.com/recipe  where you will find many great recipes from CSA farms and restaurants using local food around the country.  It is a great collection, really! 

Good Greens Dice thicker stems of Swiss Chard, then very coarsely chop leaves (or leave whole). Slice 4 cloves garlic thinly. Over med-low heat sauté garlic in 1 T butter and 1 T olive oil turning often until golden. Remove garlic and save, increase heat and add stems; sauté 3 min. stirring occasionally. Add leaves, continue tossing until wilted, then add red pepper flakes, garlic, and salt to taste. Sprinkle with vinegar and serve. This is great with polenta, grits, or cornbread.



 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 4/5/2017 1:58pm by Jill Rendleman.

News from All Seasons Farm

Members will get the first box of the season tomorrow Thursday April 6th.  Please call me for questions 618 308 0217.  I have reached out to all new members by phone and email......if you need to get ahold of me, DONT EMAIL.  DO CALL or TEXT 618-308-0217.  The first drop is often a little rocky, so bare with us all this week.  We are starting off with a lite box of greens and lettuce in season......but the tomatoes and peppers, beans, and all the others are in the growing stages!

Co Op Pickup. 4pm to 6pm under the awning at the Co op

Town Square Market. 4pm to 7pm.....go to deli counter for your share. 

Farm Pickup.....anytime after 2pm.  go to tall white barn.  please drive slowly down the lane. call if you get lost! 

Home Delivery......beginning at 2pm.

MARION......the new pickup location!  go to CROSSFIT 3001 Williamson City Parkway, Marion.  I will be in a white small box van in the parking lot in front.  Name of farm on the side.  All SEASONS.  from 12:30 to 1pm.

Still open to other ideas for the pickup site and time.  Members text me with thoughts.  NOW off to pick!   your farmer, Jill

 

 

 

 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 3/31/2017 1:43pm by Jill Rendleman.

News from All Seasons Farm

Good news........out of the cold and into spring eating delights!  The CSA will start next Thursday April 6th.  We are looking forward to some greens and lettuce to get us started and gradually move into the summer tomatoes, green beans, radishes, corn and more.  We still have shares available so tell your friends and neighbors!

I will be calling each member prior to Thursday to see if you have any questions and to make sure I have all your info correct.  

Co-op Pickup 4 to 6pm 

Town Square Market 4 to 7pm

Home Deliver beginning at 2pm

Farm Pickup beginning at 2 pm

Marion Pickup...... a will talk to members and see what is best location and time.  this is new for us!  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

CSA Day is Today Thursday July 20th and Tomorrow Marion Friday July 21stJuly 20th, 2017

Hot hot hot........pickup your share early or let me know to put it in the cooler.  Co op members look for us either right inside the co op door OR out in the parking lot with the  all seaso

New recipe: Summer Squash and Zucchini- storage tips and recipesJuly 14th, 2017

Summer Squash and Zucchini Summer squash is very fragile and should be handled with care as small punctures will lead to decay. It should be stored unwashed in a plastic bag or air-tight con

New recipe: Zucchini Dessert SquaresJuly 14th, 2017

3 cups flour 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup cold butter or margarine 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt Filling: 8-10 cups peeled and cubed zucchini 2/3 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg In

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