Lettuce Risotto

I love to hear how people are preparing our fresh produce! One of my favorite sources to get ideas from is CSA member Mary Kaiser. She and Ron prepared this recipe from Lidia’s Italy with our “Every green we grow” and sunflower shoots. Looks delicious and uses every last morsel!

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OakWoods Farm 2017 Summer CSA

Welcome Back Current Members & Welcome New Members

CSA deliveries begin this Friday May 5 and Saturday May 6.
The season runs 26 weeks, May 5 – October 27.

The high tunnels have stayed pretty high and dry over the last couple of weeks but it’s a different story in the gardens. We have plenty of spring greens and the farm is green and beautiful. On the other hand, the wet weather has delayed seeding and transplanting but we’re always optimistic that sunshine and dry weather will return over the next several days to dry things up a bit. Here’s a reminder of the CSA pick up locations and times:

  • Home delivery Friday afternoons
  • Oak Street Natural Market Fridays 4-5:30
  • Webb City Farmers Market Saturdays 9-12:00
  • Here at the farm Friday afternoon and Saturday

Looking forward to connecting with you! Thank you for supporting our farm and local food systems. Again, we sincerely appreciate the trust you have placed with us as a supplier of your fresh produce.

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What to do with that cabbage in your CSA box…

I was lucky to be able to attend a Lacto-Fermentation presentation by Dan Kuebler at the 2016 Midwest Winter Production Conference. I learned that fermentation is a natural preservation method that has been around for 2000+ years. It is preferable to canning because it produces and preserves the beneficial live cultures that enhance our intestinal flora. It also increases the nutrient content and digestibility of the vegetables. Simple ingredients, easy to make, and best of all, it tastes great!

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Homemade Sauerkraut in a Canning Jar
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CSA Pick Up: Week 11 of 26

Hello Farm Fans,

A little bit of a salsa kit this week. When I prepare salsa it’s always some of this and some of that. It never turns out the same way twice! So many options. I would love to hear how you prepare yours. For those of you that have opted out of the hot peppers, we are substituting Carmen Italian Peppers which are good in a salsa too! Just not hot.

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Since Food is Vital to Your Health and Well-Being, Take These Seven Steps to Support Your Local Food System

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Food is the foundation for providing what is essential to optimal health and prevention of disease according to Dr. Pam Duitsman, nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

“Food is complex, with many health-promoting substances that go far beyond what can be provided in any other package,” said Duitsman. Continue reading