With this season's abundance of radishes, CSA members will be wondering "what am I going to do with all of these". See the brief video below for a creative, tasty way to enjoy and savor radishes (and other added root crops as well!).


USDA Organic Produce List 
Week of 12/21/20:


Carrots - Rainbow
Collards
Dandelion
Garlic*
Ginger*
Hakurei
Herbs -
  • cilantro
  • dill
Joi Choi
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce (limited)
Mushrooms* -
  • Crimini  (Mother Earth, Landenburg, PA)
  • Portabella
  • Shiitake
  • White Button
Potatoes*
Radish (Assorted)
Scallions
Sweet Potatoes*- (Lands End, Chestertown, MD)
Swiss Chard
Tatsoi
Tomatoes (Beef/Cherry)*- (Hummingbird Farms, Rigdely, MD)
*Not available at the AACFM (producer only market)




Merry Christmas
and
Happy Holidays
to you and your family!!



Check this newsletter each week, as our procedures and policies are ever changing as we move forward in this crisis.

We are now encouraging curbside pickup for customers that prefer that. Please call when you arrive to have us bring your items directly to you.

Our farm store is open for shopping inside if you chose that method. Please be aware that only one customer (or family) should be inside our store at a time. Your consideration of others is greatly appreciated.

We are now discontinuing self-service for your CSA share in light of the current health crisis. Those of you that are CSA members, please allow a staff member to bring your share or items purchased online to you, when you arrive at the farm.

If you have any questions, please call 410-275-9438 for the quickest response.
 
Thank you for your support of our small family farm, we greatly appreciate it!!

Sincerely,
Vic and Mary Priapi




FARMERS' MARKET INFORMATION

Anne Arundel County Farmers' Market
275 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis, MD 21401
Sundays 10am - 1pm

Kent Island Farmers' Market - Location: CULT CLASSIC BREWERY
1169 Shopping Center Rd, Stevensville, MD 21666
Thursdays 3:30pm - 6:30pm

Eat Sprout Market (Easton) - Location: EAT SPROUT
335 N. Aurora St., Easton, MD 21601  
Saturdays 8am - 12noon
(this location until the regular market starts in April)

ALL MARKETS ACCEPT CONTACTLESS CREDIT CARD OR EXACT CASH

Face Covering
Please wear a mask
Customers will need to wear a mask at all times while shopping outdoors and in the shop. We want to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Don’t have a mask? No problem! Call us ahead of time and we’ll bring one to your car for you.
Practice social distancing
Please remember to stay a safe distance (at least 6 feet) from other customers while shopping outside. When entering the farmstand, only (1) person/family is allowed inside at a time to shop. Please enter using the right door and exit using the left door. Please be conscious of others that may be inside before you enter. Let’s all be as safe as possible.
Social Distancing
Store hours for the next two weeks:

Open Mon., Tues., and Wed., 8am-5:30pm
Sat. 8am-5pm
Closed Thurs. and Fri.
(closed 12/24 , 12/25, 12/31 and 1/1)
Priapi Gardens is allowing customers 60 years and older to shop during our "closed" hours by calling 410-275-9438 and making an appointment. The national health authorities have identified this segment of the population to be among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. This will help to ensure everyone can get the items they need with our individualized attention.

At closing, our employees will restock the shelves and sanitize the shop. We will remain open for curbside by appointment and during regular hours.
WINTER CSA week 4

Use first: Joi Choi
Up to a week: fennel, curly kale, collards, green meat radish, carrots, watermelon radish and napa cabbage (not pictured) (large share shown)
What are the benefits of eating radishes?
Radishes are rich in antioxidants and minerals like calcium and potassium. Together, these nutrients help lower high blood pressure and reduce your risks for heart disease. The radish is also a good source of natural nitrates that improve blood flow.

Read more important health benefits: www.webmd.com
Joi Choi Soup

Serves 4
• 3 cups broth (chicken, beef, or vegetable)
• 10 leaves joi choi, thinly sliced
• 2 teaspoons soy sauce
• 2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
• 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 1 garlic clove, peeled, chopped
Bring the broth to boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the red pepper flakes, soy sauce, Asian sesame oil, and chopped garlic.
Add the joi choi. Simmer for up to 10 minutes, until the joi choi leaves turn dark green and are wilted and tender.
Try this soup also with cooked chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu.
Source: Chinesefood.about.com


CABBAGE EGG DROP SOUP

prep time: 5 MINS  cook time: 15 MINS  total time: 20 MINS  yield: 6-8 SERVINGS 1X

DESCRIPTION
This Cabbage Egg Drop Soup recipe is super-easy to make in just 20 minutes, and full of the best healthy ingredients and comforting flavors that I couldn’t love more.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups vegetable stock (or chicken stock)
  • 1 small head of Napa cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • optional topping: thinly sliced green onions

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Sauté onion and garlic. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant.
  2. Add the cabbage and broth ingredients. Add in the stock, chopped cabbage, ground ginger, white pepper and stir to combine. Continue cooking until the mixture reaches a simmer.
  3. Simmer. Reduce heat to medium, in order to maintain the simmer. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, until the cabbage has completely softened.
  4. Make the egg ribbons.  Remove the lid. Then, while the soup is still simmering, use one hand to continuously stir the soup round and round, creating a “whirlpool”-type motion, while you use your other hand to slowly drizzle in the whisked eggs. The eggs will cook instantly in the hot broth, creating pretty egg ribbons.
  5. Season.  Stir in the sesame oil until completely combined. Then give the soup a taste and season with salt, as needed, plus any extra sesame oil, white pepper or ginger that you think it might need.
  6. Serve.  Serve warm, garnished with green onions if desired.

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Volunteer Radish Harvesting
Anytime!!!
RSVP by text to Vic @ (917)747-6230

Christmas is the season for giving. If you recently visited our Farm Stand you may have seen the Giving Tree. Each card represents $20 worth of organic vegetables. All donations go to local homeless shelter, Deep Roots.

CLICK HERE for more information about Deep Roots.

Need ideas for gifts? Food is a great gift. Gift sets starting at $25.
Watch the MPT Farm and Harvest show segment on our farm's support of Deep Roots.






Napa Cabbage and Fennel

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