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Posted 6/14/2011 2:33pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **

**Please call in or fax orders this week by very early Thursday morning, as harvesting starts early on Thursday**

Available Organic Items for Thursday June 16th On-Farm pick-ups:
  All items are always on a first order first serve basis.
I am very excited to say that we got to have our first potato salad of the season this week, which means for you all, you will be able to purchase some potatoes, as the digging has begun.  I boiled the chopped purple viking potatoes, then drained, and tossed with chopped cilantro, hyssop, salt, pepper, olive oil, and hard boiled egg.  Wonderfully delicious and the purple with pink swirls skins of the Purple Vikings make it so pretty.  We might try digging some of the All Blue Potatoes as well, so if we do the 1lb order will be a mix of Purple Vikings and All Blues.

We loved eating the sauteed baby beet greens with roots this week too as they add a nice pink hue to all else that is in the dish.  The Chard is so much like the beet greens in flavor and the Chard sauteed with butter, onion, sage, and potato is great.  They are in the same family and they are both very nutritious.

The Gooseberries are a most enjoyed European treat as it would be difficult to ever find gooseberries in the states.  They are a difficult pick though, as the plant's thorns are at least
1/2 " long.  So good with morning breakfast, added to salads, eaten with cheese, or just to pop in your mouth.  I even made a Gooseberry Fool Cobbler this week and that has been our sweet of the week.  Perfect with some Og ice-cream or frozen yogurt on top!
Salad Burnett is the fun herb to add chopped fine to salads as it gives a cucumbery flavor.  I particularly like it with fruit . 

The Austrian Green Peas have finally dried out in the field.  These look kind of like a black eyed pea, but are round and do not have a black eye.  One would prepare these the same way you would dried peas or beans.  The Black Turtle Beans that we have been offering are ones that we stored over winter that were grown in the Fall of 2010. It is great to be able to soak some dried beans overnight and then rinse and drain and not have to slow cook them near as long as you do if you do not pre-soak them, plus it is better on ones belly.  I will try mixing the black Turtle Beans and the Austrian Dried Peas in a dish this week to see how that taste. 

The Broccoli has finally started to head, so you will be able to enjoy some Broccoli this week too.

Purple Viking &/or All Blue Potatoes                        Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Austrian Green Leaf Lettuce                                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $3.00
Gooseberries  (Seedless Fruit/Berry)                          Bulk 1/4 lb = $2.25                             
Spring Green Broccoli                                               Bulk 1 lb= $4.00
Non-shelled Austrian Dry Peas                                   Bulk 1 lb = $3.50
Non-shelled Black Turtle Dry Beans                          Bulk 1 lb = $3.50
Fresh Caribe Cilantro                                                Bulk 1/4 lb = $2.00
Hyssop Herb                                                            Bulk 1/8 lb =  $2.00
Garden Sage Herb                                                     Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
Swiss Chard "Five Color Silverbeet"                          Bunch = $3.00
Young Cylindria Beet Greens                                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $4.00
Salad Burnett Greens                                                 Bulk  1/4 lb = $3.00
French Sorrel                                                             Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00
Fresh Greek Oregano                                                 Bulk 1/8 lb  = $1.00
Eggs                                                                           Dozen = $5.00
Posted 6/7/2011 7:39pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **

**Please call in or fax orders this week by very early Thursday morning, as harvesting starts early on Thursday**

Available Organic Items for Thursday June 9th On-Farm pick-ups:
  All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Austrian Green Leaf Lettuce                                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $4.00
Red Cimmaron Romaine Lettuce                               Bulk 1/2 lb = $3.00
Akcel Green Butterhead  Lettuce                              Bulk 1/2 lb = $3.00
Gooseberries  (Seedless Fruit/Berry)                          Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00                             
Non-shelled Black Turtle Dry Beans                          Bulk 1 lb = $4.00
Fresh Caribe Cilantro                                                Bulk 1/4 lb =  $2.00
Swiss Chard "Five Color Silverbeet"                           Bulk 1/2 lb = $3.00
Young Cylindria Beet Greens                                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $4.00
Salad Burnett Greens                                                 Bulk  1/4 lb = $3.00
French Sorrel                                                             Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00
Fresh Greek Oregano                                                 Bulk 1/8 lb  = $1.00
Eggs                                                                           Dozen = $5.00


Posted 5/30/2011 11:17am by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
Good end of May and First of June to all. 
Remember that this weeks pick up will be on Wednesday June 1st, instead of the normal Thursday pick-up day. 

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about
On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **

**Please call in or fax orders this week by late Tuesday night, as harvesting starts early on Wednesday**

Available Organic Items for Wednesday June 1st On-Farm pick-ups:
  All items are always on a first order first serve basis.
A lot of the Winter and early Spring greens have come to their end finally.  They have really given us a wonderful crop and we will be seeing the great Kale, Arugula, and Endive sometime again in the Fall.  The lettuces, sorrel, cilantro, and swiss chard make for a good transition though.  We have been eating many heads of lettuce a day I will say they are so easy to eat lots of!  I love how the three lettuces have completely different textures and feel in the mouth.  Here soon we should start having purple viking potatoes( maybe even next week), Carrots, Beets, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, and Snap Beans, to go along with the greens. 

Austrian Green Leaf Lettuce                                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $4.00
Red Cimmaron Romaine Lettuce Head                     Head = $3.00
Akcel Green Butterhead                                            Head = $2.75
Non-shelled Black Turtle Dry Beans                         Bulk 1 lb = $4.00
Fresh Caribe Cilantro                                                Bulk 1/4 lb =  $2.50
Young Swiss Chard "Five Color Silverbeet"               Bulk 1/2 lb = $3.00
Young Cylindria Beet Greens                                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $4.00
French Sorrel                                                            Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00
Fresh Greek Oregano                                               Bulk 1/8 lb  = $1.00
All listed Below this line are for planting:
Celery Seedlings                                                          4 Seedlings = $2.00
Celeriac Seedlings                                                        4 Seedlings = $2.00
Leek Seedling Sets                                                       8 Leeks  =  $2.50

Posted 5/24/2011 1:55pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
Hello to you as we are back on normal schedule this week.

I will say though, that next week will call for some alteration again as my sister will be getting married next weekend.  I will probably send out the organic produce e-mail on Monday the 30th and have on-farm pick-up on Wednesday June 1st.  At least this will give everyone a heads up on how to react if you will still want to be able to get produce next week. 


If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about
On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **

**Please call in or fax orders by Thursdays Morning, as harvesting starts early on Thursdays**

Available Organic Items for Thursday May 26th On-Farm pick-ups:
This is the start of the delicious lettuces.  We have three varieties this week and lettuces are at their prime generally for a few weeks and then thay are not longer, so that will be our most availbale green for the next few weeks.  The cilantro is really a great idea to chop and add into salads as it gives the lettuce a neat zing and it is also a wonderful mineral and phytochemical packed herb.
The Swiss Chard is young and available this week. It is a wonderful Green to blanch or chop up raw to add to salads.  All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Austrian Green Leaf Lettuce                                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $4.00
Red Cimmaron Lettuce Head                                    Head = $3.00
Akcel Green Butterhead                                            Head = $3.00
Non-shelled Black Turtle Dry Beans                         Bulk 1 lb = $4.00
Fresh Caribe Cilantro                                                Bulk 1/4 lb =  $3.00
Young Swiss Chard "Five Color Silverbeet"               Bulk 1/2 lb = $3.00
White Russian Kale                                                  Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Sylvetta  Arugula                                                      Bulk 1/2 lb =$4.00
French Sorrel                                                            Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00 
Eggs **                                                                     Dozen = $5.00  
Asparagus                                                                Bulk 1/2 lb = $2.50
Fresh Greek Oregano                                               Bulk 1/8 lb  = $1.00
All listed Below this line are for planting:
Celery Seedlings                                                          4 Seedlings = $2.00
Celeriac Seedlings                                                        4 Seedlings = $2.00
Leek Seedling Sets                                                       8 Leeks  =  $2.50

**Eggs are on a first order first serve basis, and it looks like we will have about 7 dozen to offer this week.
Posted 5/17/2011 12:15pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
Hello to everyone on this Beautiful Day. 
IMPORTANT...PLEASE READ
This week's pick-up day needs to be altered from Thursday to Wednesday to accommodate my sister's graduation from eye doctor school.  I know this might not work for all, but at least I thought I would give the option as opposed to canceling this week's pick-up all together.  Instead of the pick-up being on Thursday, it will be on Wednesday the 18th, which is tomorrow.  This means you do not have as long to get your order in, as we will need to receive orders by  Wednesday morning at 8 o' clock.  Thanks and hopefully this option can work for some.


If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **

**Please call in or fax orders by Wednesday Morning, as harvesting starts early on Wednesday**

Available Organic Items for Thursday May 18th On-Farm pick-ups:
The lettuces are really coming on and by next week we will even by having two more varieties, but for now the Austrian Green Leaf is a lacy green oakleaf type of crisp and tender leafs.  We have been enjoying and loving the leaf lettuce mixed with chopped arugula and cilantro and the cooked black turtle beans. The potatoes are really looking great and should be ready for digging in a few weeks.  The carrots and beets are coming on, but are being a little slower this spring it seems.  By next week we should be having some Swiss Chard available along with the new romaine and butterhead lettuces. 

Austrian Green Leaf Lettuce                                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $4.00
Non-shelled Black Turtle Dry Beans                         Bulk 1 lb = $4.00
Fresh Caribe Cilantro                                                Bulk 1/8 lb =  $2.00
Green  Broccolini *                                                   Bulk 1 lb  = $4.00
White Russian Kale                                                  Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Catalogna Emerald Endive "Dandelion"                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $2.50
Sylvetta  Arugula                                                      Bulk 1/2 lb =$4.00
French Sorrel                                                            Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00 
Eggs **                                                                     Dozen = $5.00  
Asparagus                                                                Bulk 1/2 lb = $2.50
Fresh Greek Oregano                                               Bulk 1/8 lb  = $1.00
All listed Below this line are for planting:
Greek Oregano Plant for Planting                Quart cup with Dirt and Plant = $6.00
Young Orange Fantasia & Rainbow Swiss Chard Seedling 4 Chard Seedlings  = $2.00
Early Spring Green Broccoli Plants                              4 Plants = $3.00
Amarant Red Cabbage Plants                                      4 Plants =  $3.00  
Celery Seedlings                                                          4 Seedlings = $2.00
Celeriac Seedlings                                                        4 Seedlings = $2.00
Leek Seedling Sets                                                       8 Leeks  =  $2.50

**Eggs are on a first order first serve basis, and it looks like we will have about 4 dozen to offer this week.
*Broccolini will be limited to 1 qty per order and will be on a first order first serve basis...(if you would like more than 1 qty then request it, and the request might be able to be filled  depending on how much can be harvested from the field)
Posted 5/10/2011 1:35pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
Hello and Good Day!
One week we are all cold and wet and the next we are all hot and dry, funny how the weather can always change so quickly. 

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about
On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **

**Please call in or fax orders by Thursday Mornings, as harvesting starts early on Thursdays**

Available Organic Items for Thursday May 12th On-Farm pick-ups:

Austrian Green Leaf Lettuce                                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $4.00
Non-shelled Black Turtle Dry Beans                         Bulk 1 lb = $4.00
Fresh Caribe Cilantro                                                Bulk 1/8 lb =  $2.00
Red & Green  Broccolini *                                        Bulk 1 lb  = $4.00
White Russian Kale                                                  Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Catalogna Emerald Endive "Dandelion"                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $2.50
Sylvetta  Arugula                                                      Bulk 1/2 lb =$4.00
Wild Field Garlic Scapes                                           Bunch =  $2.00
French Sorrel                                                            Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00 
Eggs **                                                                     Dozen = $5.00  
Asparagus                                                                Bulk 1/2 lb = $2.50
Fresh Greek Oregano                                               Bulk 1/8 lb  = $1.00
All listed Below this line are for planting:
Greek Oregano Plant for Planting                Quart cup with Dirt and Plant = $6.00
Young Green Deer Tongue Lettuce Seedling              4 Lettuce Seedlings = $1.50
Young Palla Rossa Radicchio Seedling                       4 Radichio Seedlings = $1.50
Young Orange Fantasia & Rainbow Swiss Chard Seedling 4 Chard Seedlings  = $2.00
Young Frissee Endive Seedlings                                   4  Frissee Seedlings = $1.50
Early Spring Green Broccoli Plants                              4 Plants = $3.00
Amarant Red Cabbage Plants                                      4 Plants =  $3.00  

**Eggs are on a first order first serve basis, and it looks like we will have about 9 dozen to offer this week.
*Broccolini will be limited to 1 qty per order and will be on a first order first serve basis...(if you would like more than 1 qty then request it, and the request might be able to be filled  depending on how much can be harvested from the field)
Posted 5/3/2011 12:47pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
Here we are a year later from the May 1st and 2nd Floods of 2010 and our area has again somehow beckoned for large amounts of precipitation.  In about a seven day period, our farm has received about 5.5 inches of rain.  To our good fortune  Leipers Creek has stayed contained within its banks, and all is well other than lots of standing water everywhere, and it being difficult to do much of any sort of work in the dirt. 
As for this weekly offering all is about the same, plus an addition of our first spring leaf lettuce, Austrian Green Leaf, that is ready for leaf cutting.  I was just out in the field, to check on the Broccolini shoots and it appears they are going to give us another week of harvest! 


If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **

**Please call in or fax orders by Thursday Mornings, as harvesting starts early on Thursdays**


Available Organic Items for Thursday May 5th On-Farm pick-ups:

Austrian Green Leaf Lettuce                                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $4.00
Red & Green  Broccolini *                                        Bulk 1 lb  = $4.00
White Russian Kale                                                  Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Catalogna Emerald Endive "Dandelion"                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $2.50
Sylvetta  Arugula                                                      Bulk 1/2 lb =$4.00
Wild Field Garlic Scapes                                           Bunch =  $2.00
French Sorrel                                                            Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00 
Eggs **                                                                     Dozen = $5.00  
Asparagus                                                                Bulk 1/2 lb = $2.50
Fresh Greek Oregano                                               Bulk 1/8 lb  = $1.00
All listed Below this line are for planting:
Greek Oregano Plant for Planting                Quart cup with Dirt and Plant = $6.00
Young Green Deer Tongue Lettuce Seedling              4 Lettuce Seedlings = $1.50
Young Palla Rossa Radicchio Seedling                       4 Radichio Seedlings = $1.50
Young Orange Fantasia Swiss Chard Seedling              4 Chard Seedlings  = $2.00
Young Frissee Endive Seedlings                                   4  Frissee Seedlings = $1.50
Early Spring Green Broccoli Plants                              4 Plants = $3.00
Amarant Red Cabbage Plants                                      4 Plants =  $3.00  

**Eggs are on a first order first serve basis, and it looks like we will have about 9 dozen to offer this week.
*Broccolini will be limited to 1 qty per order and will be on a first order first serve basis...(if you would like more than 1 qty then request it, and the request might be able to be filled  depending on how much can be harvested from the field)


 
Posted 4/26/2011 2:10pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
Good day to everyone.

We are back this week for gathering produce for customers out in the field, so hopefully you will find something you like.  We are still working from the beautiful early spring crops that overwintered, plus the perennial asparagus, french sorrel, wild field garlic, greek oregano, and eggs.   *(There might be a small amount of the Green Broccolini available, but it is looking like it will be a limited amount, so if you place an order for this item do not count on it for certain and let it be a minimum of 1 qty to allow all to have some if there is only going to be the small amount to work from.) It will still be at least a few weeks  before any of the newly planted spring crops will be available.


If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **

**Please call in or fax orders by Thursday Mornings, as harvesting starts early on Thursdays**


Available Organic Items for Thursday April 28th On-Farm pick-ups:

Red & Green  Broccolini *                                        Bulk 1 lb  = $4.00
White Russian Kale                                                  Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Catalogna Emerald Endive "Dandelion"                     Bulk 1/2 lb = $2.50
Sylvetta & Rouquetta Arugula                                   Bulk 1/2 lb =$4.00
Wild Field Garlic                                                      Bunch =  $2.00
French Sorrel                                                            Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00 
Eggs **                                                                     Dozen = $5.00  
Asparagus                                                                Bulk 1/2 lb = $2.50
Fresh Greek Oregano                                               Bulk 1/8 lb  = $1.00
All listed Below this line are for planting:
Greek Oregano Plant for Planting             Quart cup with Dirt and Plant = $6.00
Young Green Deer Tongue Lettuce Seedling              4 Lettuce Seedlings = $1.50
Young Palla Rossa Radicchio Seedling                       4 Radichio Seedlings = $1.50
Young Orange Fantasia Swiss Chard Seedling              4 Chard Seedlings  = $2.00
Young Frissee Endive Seedlings                                   4  Frissee Seedlings = $1.50

**Eggs are on a first order first serve basis, and it looks like we will have about 9 dozen to   
   offer this week.
*Broccolini, along with note above, will be on a first order first serve basis.
Posted 4/19/2011 10:02am by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
Arugula's Star Farm will not be having produce offerings for the Thursday April the 21st on-farm pick-up due to family coming into town and us hosting an engagement party for my sister and her husband to be.
The only item that we will have available for a quick pick-up on Thursday afternoon will be eggs. 
If you would like to place an order for eggs then just give us a call like normal. 
Thanks,
Allison & Matthew

 
Posted 4/12/2011 2:51pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
Welcome,

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about
On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **

**Please call in or fax orders by Thursday Mornings, as harvesting starts early on Thursdays**


Available Organic Items for Thursday April 14th On-Farm pick-ups:
The Asparagus has really started coming on this week as I predicted. We have already had it twice this week. When I bring it out of the field it is about 1 1/2 feet tall.  Last weeks picking had just started coming on and they were shorter and had less of the non-fibery part exposed, which meant the bottoms could have been peeled so the thicker inside fleshy tender part could have been eaten, thus then not as much would have been discarded.  All asparagus does have to be broken off where it easily snaps (keeping the top spear and discarding the fibery bottom) or if it is a thicker piece these can be peeled and then not as much of the bottoms have to be discarded.  I was peeling more of the asparagus bottoms last week, but this week since they are so tall I am just discarding the bottoms that break off.  The Asparagus after a quick blanch seems to just melt in your mouth, plus I like to crunch on it raw as I am making dinner as asparagus can be eaten raw as well.  It is fun to chop into pieces and mix into a raw salad. 
We still have the exciting item producing in the field of the Red & Green Broccolini.  These are the top shoots of overwintered Kale and they are delicious.  These are red & green stemmed vegetables that have long tender stalks topped with a bouquet of tiny buds reminiscent of miniature broccoli heads.  The flavor is sweet with taste of Broccoli and subtle, peppery edge of Kale and the texture is slightly crunchy.  These are great steamed, sauteed, blanched, roasted, or eaten raw.  As the window for this type of Broccolini top shoot will only occur over a short period of time, we are happy and I bet you are too, that there are still plenty out in the field that have not went to complete flower yet. 
One evening I roasted Broccolini & Asparagus that had been tossed in an olive oil, oregano, wild field garlic and onion vinaigrette with salt and pepper.  Then I tossed the vinaigrette over chopped Arugula and placed the roasted vegetables on top of the arugula along with some grated raw sharp cheddar.    
The Wild Field Garlic has gotten a nice size to be able to start cooking with, so I have been enjoying these in some sautees.  Can be used just like garlic and onion, not as strong as cultivated garlic and is fairly mild for an onion. Their size is smaller than a golf ball, but one can also use the stem.
The French Sorrel has become a good size to start picking, so that will be another great new green to eat on too. French Sorrel is the leafy green herb excellent for soups, salads and sautees.  The young new leaves can be used with lettuce or other greens in salads.  French Sorrel has that distinctive citrus zing.  There are many fun and exciting traditional recipes that go along with French Sorrel.  There is "Green Sauce", and the renowned French provincial Soupe aux herbs just to name a couple.  Chopped Sorrel mixed with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper is a neat combination with hard boiled eggs and toast.
If you have never had Rutabagas please give them a try as they really are a tasty and nutritious early Spring Root vegetables.  They turn a nice golden color when braised or sauteed.  They can even be whipped or mashed like potatoes.  They are also great roasted with olive oil, honey, and seasoning.  Don't forget that the top greens can be used too, just like you would with collards or any other Brassica Green.
We also still have the last of the overwintered carrots, just remember these are not as wonderful as new spring and new fall carrots, but that is why price is reduced and there are always extras thrown into your poundage.
Remember that we do have the best organic eggs around so be sure to order a dozen of those if you enjoy eggs.

Red & Green  Broccolini                                         Bulk 1 lb  = $4.00
White Russian Kale                                                Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
Catalogna Emerald Endive "Dandelion"                   Bulk 1/2 lb = $2.50
Sylvetta & Rouquetta Arugula                                 Bulk 1/2 lb =$4.00
Wild Field Garlic                                                     Bunch =  $2.00
French Sorrel                                                         Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.00 
Eggs **                                                                  Dozen = $5.00  
Asparagus                                                              Bulk 1/2 lb = $2.50
Fresh Greek Oregano                                             Bulk .1 lb  = $1.00
Joan Rutabaga Root and Young Greens                  Bulk 1 lb = $2.00
Carrots                                                                  Bulk l lb = $1.00
Greek Oregano Plant for Planting         Quart cup with Dirt and Plant = $6.00


**Eggs are on a first order first serve basis, and it looks like we will have about 9 dozen to   
   offer this week.


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