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Posted 4/1/2018 3:16pm by Jill Rendleman.

CSA Members will pickup the first share of the Spring/Summer season this Thursday in Carbondale & the farm, and Friday in Marion.  We are looking forward to another great year!  Be looking at your emails from me this week....it may have  information about CSA membership you need to know.  Remember to CALL or TEXT me with questions 618-308-0217 for substitutions or vacation holds etc.  DONT EMAIL ME AS I WILL MOST LIKELY NOT SEE YOUR EMAIL.  

Thursday:   Neighborhood Coop under the awning at front entrance.  4:30- 5:30 pm ....if you will be late or picking up on another day, you must TEXT or CALL ME and I will put in Coop cooler, no problem!  To pickup, simply go to produce cooler and say your name and All Seasons Farm CSA. 

Thursday:    TownSquare Market  inside store 4:30 to 7pm.  If you will be  unable to pickup then call TOWNSQUARE (not me)  at 618-529-2312 and they normally hold for you overnight, after that, they toss  You can call me Mon to Wed to change your pickup site to the Coop if you want your share available anytime after Thursday.   

 Thursday:    All Seasons Farm at the tall white barn anytime after 4pm or anytime between 8am and 7pm any other day of the week.  Please do not come to pickup your share prior to 4pm on Thursday.   Your share will be in a very cold cooler and ready for pickup.    Directions to the farm online or CALL me!

Friday:         Marion Cross Fit:  in the parking lot.. 12:30pm to 1pm .look for  my spouse, Bill,  in a small gray get around car with "SAILOR" on license plates.          Fusion:  We currently do not have the minimum to deliver to this site....... if you signed up for Fusion,  your pickup has been changed to Marion Cross Fit.  

Thanks so much for your membership........look for more emails this week.  The month of April will be full of some very healthy greens and root crops....and a new source for local non GMO rice!  We are excited.  

Winter spinach ready to pick by grandson Sawyer!

 





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 3/21/2018 1:54pm by Jill Rendleman.

CSA for spring/summer 2018 is open for sign up.  The first week in April will be our first pickup.   Go to www.allseasons-farm.com/members/types 

and click on the green bar at the top "RETURNING MEMBERS."  or call or text me at 618-308-0217 and I can sign you up.  

Returning members who are missing greens or lettuce before we get started can come to the winter market Sat March 24th or Sat March 31st and get some free veggies.  Or you can call or text me and stop by the farm to pick up or pick your own.  We have spinach, kale, some lettuce, parsley, dill, cilantro currently ready.    

I will be sending an email out shortly to 2018 members with details about the new season!   your farmer, jill





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 2/22/2018 5:08pm by Jill Rendleman.

This week has been productive, despite the rain and cold we have prepared several plots for growing.  Lots of seeding going on in soil blocks for the Spring/Summer 2018 Season.

 If you are a CSA member from 2016/2017/2018 you might want to come to the Carbondale Community Farmers Market at CCHS Sat Feb 24th and get a free bag of spinach or lettuce or whatever you like.  Simply say......I am a CSA member!   Come earlybecause we may run out!   If you bring a friend that signs up for a CSA ......be sure to let me know by calling me, farmer Jill 6183080217.....you will get a $15 credit towards your CSA membership or extra veggies during 2018.

Traditional weekly CSA's 2018 will have new options to call or text to customize your weekly box.  If in our weekly email you see green zucchini (or something else you don't want more of....) for the week, you can text or email 618-308-0217 and ask for a substitution of other veggies or fruits.  

Its cold and gray and rainy but we have been able to get soil tests, seeding, and some building improvements done in the last two weeks.   We still do cleaning and packing outdoors despite the weather, rain, sleet, heat, or snow.....but we manage around that to insure clean, healthy, and high quality in our veggies.  Maybe this summer we can build a lean to for covered cleaning and packing!  

I can't believe our pink and white potatoes are still so nice from last fall as are the sweet potatoes and beets.  The work done on our coolers in 2017 has had some real benefits to our CSA members.  

Our online store www.allseasons-farm.com/store/buy-vegetables-online  provides CSA members to buy "extras" for large family or other events......but is also open to non members who want to buy what you want, when you want it.   So if CSA is not a good option for you, then the online option provides another option.  Our goal with the CSA is to provide wholesale prices for local certified organic produce, while the customized online ordering allows those who are away often or have specific veggie and fruit requests.....to be have access to our produce.  

Our traditional CSA is the backbone of our farm and we very much appreciate your support over the seasons.  We continue to listen to members and add or change things that need revisions!  

 

 

 

 





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 2/15/2018 11:37am by Jill Rendleman.

Members can look for a great box to end our season this year.......we have late winter scarlet kale, lettuce, garlic, pink potatoes (my favorite), cilantro, and a wonderful value added.....gourmet popcorn from Homer Grown Farm in Murphysboro.  The popcorn is delicate and very tasty.  It is non GMO varieties of popcorn and no chemicals or sprays are used.   A little bag will go a long way.  Hope you enjoy.  I put a little olive oil and salt in a skillet and cover on a low heat, then wait to hear it pop!  Its great fun for children learning about food, or for those adults who forgot how good home grown popcorn is as compared to the Rural King stand!  guilty.......

This is our LAST share of the Fall/Winter Season share.......I have looked at all our plots and decided it was best to have one nice final box!   Hopefully you have signed up for the spring/summer season 2018.  Members get a 3% discount plus 3% for payment in full, plus 3% for buying both seasons at once.....so its significant.   If you have any questions or trouble with sign up let me know.  There are changes to the CSA this year.  I will be asking more often for you to request substitutions for things in the share you just don't like or have had enough of!   We had a few eggplant haters last summer we accommodated, and one member who had had enough of tomatoes.....believe it or not!  

We are trying to get a head start on the season this year taking every little window of sun and warm to prepare beds......my guess is we will have another long hot summer and the sooner we get things going the better. 

We will be working the next 6 weeks or so to get ready for the spring/summer season.  Please feel free to call or text with suggestions for next year......this is how we get better, with member input.  I encourage you to be open and honestly let us know your thoughts.......the CSA belongs to the members, I am just the farmer growing for you!!!  your farmer, Jill

Summer Heirloom Tomatoes....cant wait!

 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 2/7/2018 3:10pm by Jill Rendleman.

Wow we woke up to some real ice here today.  Finally the sun is burning it off.  The hens were sliding on their poor little legs and could not seem to figure out what was going on.  The high tunnels were frozen shut.  You could skate all over the farm if you wanted!   Nevertheless......we will have a CSA pickup this week.  We will be featuring local award winning honey, local pecans, lettuce, potatoes and fresh parsley.   Getting to the end of the season with greens and lettuces getting sparser.   

For the spring season we have planted mixed lettuce greens and lots more spinach.  There are still memberships left for 2018 if you haven't signed up yet!  go to www.allseasons-farm.com and click on MEMBERS ONLY....then click on Returning Members in the green bar at the top...or call or text me and I can get you added for spring!!!  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 1/31/2018 12:23pm by Jill Rendleman.

Cold back again.....

hope members got to at least see the moon last night.....if not, take a peak tonight.  just gorgeous, altho am eclipse watching held up by clouds and trees!   we have been planting things in the seed house with the full moon pull helping us out.  

members will enjoy micro greens this week along with butternut squash and herbs and lettuces.  try out this squash soup thats good in the cold.  don't try to substitute ingredients....except onion for shallots is fine.  the combo of the sweet and a little heat and the ginger...etc all add up to wonderful.  

there are also some great recipes that include wild rice, bn squash ....just google that.  the co-op has a nice wild rice, brown rice, other rice combo mix in the bulk section that is cheaper and not quite as intense as just pure wild rice.   

Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk

Serve this full-flavored soup as a first course, or as a smooth vegetable stew over rice with a side of cooked greens. We've used luxurious full-fat coconut milk, which yields a decadent, silky soup. You can use light coconut milk, if you prefer, for a soup with less body (and only 1g saturated fat per serving).

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots; sauté 3 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and ginger; sauté 1 minute. Add 2 cups water, coconut milk, salt, red pepper, and squash; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until squash is tender, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

Place squash mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Stir in juice. Garnish with additional pepper and cilantro leaves, if desired.

 



 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 1/25/2018 9:56am by Jill Rendleman.

Members will find winter kale, sweet potatoes, local mushrooms, garlic, and head lettuce in your share this week!  The garlic is really not so nice looking on the outside......but has great texture and taste,  the sweet potatoes are holding up really well in taste and quality.   We are back to taking down low tunnels from fall plantings....sad to see so many good things get blasted by those couple weeks of 0-10 degree days, much of it got into shares before the deep freezes, but some did not.  The spinach in the high tunnel looks ready to go as early as next week.  CSA members get the first of the best stuff so be looking for that.  The winter kale is really sweet due to the low temps, it is lighter colored than toscano, but close your eyes and give it a taste, compare.    

Finally this week the ice disappeared and we have been able to get the bags and hoops off the outdoor plots to get a head start on spring.   Still getting seeding plans in order (let me know if you have a particular veggie you want us to add for 2018).....then theres taxes and the new organic plan I have to turn in for 2018.....but the sun is out, the hens are making happy sounds again and we are seeing lots and lots of bluebirds eating worms from our plots!  Bill has rehabilitated a chicken that didn't get in the coup before sundown and got chewed on by a possum very badly.  He washed it up, hand fed it warm honey water, slowly introduced soft fruits, and then regular feed.  It started laying eggs! last week, so he decided to repatriate it with the flock.   Last night he went out and it was sitting next the the door with a please get me out of here look....so she's back in the garage cage happy as can be.  sorry, I digress. 

Times and places the same today.  CALL or TEXT, do not email, if you have CHANGES or QUESTIONS.  618-308-0217. your farmer, Jill





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 1/18/2018 8:49am by Jill Rendleman.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ large or 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 pounds bulb fennel, trimmed, washed and diced
  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 6 garlic cloves or 1/2 head green garlic, peeled and cut in half
  • Salt to taste
  • A bouquet garni made with a bay leaf, a couple of sprigs each parsley and thyme, 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds and 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns, tied in cheesecloth
  • 2 quarts water, vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • Freshly ground pepper

FOR GARNISH, CHOICE OF

  • Chopped fresh fennel fronds
  • Lightly crushed fennel seeds
  • Paper-thin slices of fennel bulb
  • Garlic croutons
  • Shaved Parmesan

PREPARATION

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat and add the onion, celery, chopped fennel and a generous pinch of salt. Cook gently for about 5 to 8 minutes, until the vegetables have softened and lost some of their volume. Add the potatoes, garlic, bouquet garni and the water or stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, add salt to taste, cover and simmer 45 minutes.
  2. Remove the bouquet garni. Blend the soup until smooth with an immersion blender, or ladle into a blender, working in 1 1/2-cup batches. Remove the center from the blender cover, place a towel over the cover and pull it down tightly to prevent splashing. Blend and return to the pot. Heat through, add salt and pepper to taste and serve, or chill and serve cold, with your choice of garnishes.

ps......this is not fennel potato soup, but it looks good!!!!




 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 1/16/2018 10:42am by Jill Rendleman.

CSA pickup reminder this week!  Same times same places.  We will be inside at the Co-op.  Today is so cold we had to use hot water to open the doors of the high tunnels.  All the plants look happy inside.....the outside crops are just so blasted by the cold.  Look for some of the last winter squash, fennel, lettuce, and an herb this week.  Time for good soups and greens to ward off the flu bugs.  Noodles, parsley and mozzarella make a wonderful winter meal as does roasted butternut squash with a few pecans.  Lots of baby lettuces and greens ready to plant if the ground thaws soon. Thanks for all your understanding and support this winter!  Hope you found good use for the carrots and mushrooms from last share.....they tasted so good!  I will post a few fennel recipes on our website.  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 1/4/2018 7:24am by Jill Rendleman.

Members will be enjoying wonderful fresh local mushrooms this week, along with some great garlic to go along.....not so pretty garlic, but great tasting!  Also the lovely leaf lettuce which is doing so well in the high tunnels and some great new carrots with tops.  We save the tops for salads or soups, remember they are organic and they are a very interesting addition to your diet!  Our hens love them so they must be good.  We are struggling with the cold blast, even opening doors has been a problem, but yesterday it was 66 inside the lettuce house...for several hours while the sun was out.  Biggest challenge now is getting water to the plants inside the tunnels, we have to put hoses up each night and hope they don't freeze again.  

NO PICKUP next week. See you on the 18th and 19th!

This is what we do with the extras we have put in freezer over summer/fall.   Yumm......





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

CSA Pickup Reminder Thursday Dec 6 and Marion Friday Dec 7December 6th, 2018

Pac choi, two different kinds, sweet peppers and a few warm peppers (warm peppers are in the paper bag) , locally grown non GMO rice.....and some great lettuce.....all the makings of a stir fry week.

CSA Pickup Reminder Thursday Nov 29 and Marion Friday Nov 30November 28th, 2018

Ready for greens after all the white stuff at Thanksgiving?.......only the spinach and my neighbors wonderful cranberries saved us from the white stuff, mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy, dress

CSA STILL ON Main Roads Clear! Thur NOV 15th Cdale and Friday Nov 16th MarionNovember 15th, 2018

Pac choi and lettuce and baby lettuce and fall potatoes with dill.   A nice healthy box for cold weather!   TUESDAY NOV 20 PICKUP NEXT WEEK for all locations.....same times, same locations.

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