Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help your farm succeed on a special assignment -- Operation Okra!
The Woodview Farm behind Fonda San Miguel has been fallow since the early part of the year because on Christmas Eve it changed ownership, and we were told initially that farming ops would have to stop in April. We learned later in the spring that we could go back to indefinite farming, but by that time the 7500sf of planted space had overgrown with flowering kale and collards and chest-high clover, due to spring rains.
Our goal is to plant 21 rows of okra and produce 210 dozen jars of pickled okra through October and hopefully gross $12,600 (and provide you with amazing tasting pickles to share with your friends and family (or more likely, hoard for yourself!))
Join us this Saturday from 10am -- 2pm to finish clearing out the rows, lay the irrigation lines and plant the seeds!!
Join us to keep up the fields and harvest in July -- October.
Join us in the kitchen to jar-up 17.5 dozen per week thru October.
Help us with a donation or micro-loan to cover the $8720 in materials and labor expense until we can get the pickles sold!!
We're in this farm together. Hyper-local organic produce only happens with our combined effort and resources.
PRODUCE FOR SALE/PICK-UP
(general retail and CSA members)
5213 Jim Hogg Avenue
(Burnet Road and North Loop Blvd.) radicchio! broccoli, carrots, beets, red & green cabbage, squash, kale, chard, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, radishes, zucchini, herbs & eggs. Pickles and pesto!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 12-6pm
I've never cooked a radicchio either, but here's what we'll try if you guys don't pick them all up!!
Cut radicchio into quarters through root end, cutting away any tough core but keeping quarters intact. In a skillet heat olive oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and sauté radicchio, turning it occasionally, 5 minutes, or until tender
2 heads radicchio, cored and torn into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
Rinse radicchio (leave some water still clinging to leaves). In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add radicchio and season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing, until tender, about 4 minutes. Add vinegar and honey and stir to combine.
Besides okra we are currently planting basil, armenian cucumbers, melons, trombachino squash, beets, lima beans, yard-long green beans and I'm going to order some chick pea seeds!
Coming soon -- cantaloupe!! (from Robin Rather's farm)
Resolution Gardens has been working with 5M-CSA Member Jen Verde in NW Hills on a number of landscape projects and a natural play area for Luca! Features include a fort, a slide w/crape myrtle climber, a watercourse, chimes, a marimba, a sand box and a percussive landing deck. Veggie gardens this fall!
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