Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Week 5 The week of Rain

So I am trying to remain positive, but I admit all this rain has been a struggle! These past few days of sun gave a much needed lift to my spirits. Some crops are looking especially good like the peas, potatoes, onions and the green beans are starting to flower.

Wanting to "bulk up" this pick up, I decided to give every one farm fresh eggs. When I went to pick up the eggs, my friend offered us her lettuce! How gracious! She was just going to feed it to her chickens...thank you for sharing chickens.

Half Price Maine Farmers and Gardeners Association membership! MOFGA has generously offered to allow any CSA shareholder to buy a NEW MOFGA membership at half price (not renew). If you aren't familiar with MOFGA, they are a HUGE agricultural resource for Maine and for me. For several reasons I have chosen not to be certified organic, but I make sure that the certification fee I would pay goes directly to MOFGA as a donation. They have supplied excellent talks and conferences that I have attended not to mention countless expertise from advertising to animal husbandry to insect identification. They are an integral part of farming in Maine. http://www.mofga.org/Portals/2/Resources/MOFGA%20memb%20promo%20for%20CSA.pdf

This week's Loot: Head lettuce, garlic scapes, turnip greens, shell peas, sage, strawberries and farm fresh eggs

Next Week's Loot: Lettuce, beet greens, chinese cabbage, peas, new potatoes?
Greens with Pine Nuts
1 large bunch of turnip greens
1 TBS pine nuts
2 tsp sesame oil
1 TBS rice vinegar
1 TBS soy sauce
Steam greens until just tender, remove from heat. Toast pine nuts and mix with greens. Add the sauce one tablespoon at a time on individual servings to taste.
Fresh Greens Pasta Pie
6 oz vermicelli
2 TBS butter
1/3 cup parm cheese
5 eggs
2 tsp cooking oil
1 small chopped onion
2 cups chopped greens
4oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Heat oven to 350. Lightly greens a large pie plate. Cook noodles according to package. Stir butter and parm into hot noodles. Beat 2 of the eggs and stir well into pasta. Put mixture in pie plate. Cover with foil and bake 10 minutes. Saute onion wit the oil. Beat remaining 3 eggs and combine with greens, milk, mozzarella seasonings and sauteed onions. Pour over pasta. Cover with foil again and bake 35 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.


  1. The greens past pie sounds very good...can't wait to try it out.

  2. Me too!! On the way to the grocery to get ingredients :) Also LOVED the strawberries. So sweet!!!