Summer Share 2011 – Week 1

This week you will get two of my favorite products – our pasture raised chickens and farmstead yogurt.  The chickens are from Aden Troyer and Jon Raber in Baltic, OH.  They have been raised entirely on pasture with access to fresh grass and the bugs in the soil.  The yogurt is from Velvet View Farms in Nashville, Ohio (between Loudonville and Wooster).  This fantastic product has only one ingredient – cultured milk!  That’s how yogurt should be.


Also of note are some hydroponic cucumbers from Rainbow Farm in Perry Township, Ohio.  These tasty cucumbers will need little attention to showcase their wonderful flavor.


This week’s contents are:

Small CSA:

1 whole pasture raised chicken, 4-5 lbs

2 lbs organic cornmeal

1 bunch cilantro

1 bunch radishes with tops

1 head assorted leaf lettuce (approx .5 lbs)

2 hydroponic cucumbers

1 quart farmstead yogurt


Large CSA: the small package plus the items below

1 lb grassfed ground beef

1 bunch bok choi (approx .5 lbs)

1/2 lb mixed organic salad greens, including chives, lettuce, mizuna, and kale

1 bunch swiss chard or 1/2 lb leaf spinach

Choice of 1 pickled product – hot hungarian slices (quarts), medium hungarian slices (quarts), or a pint of pepper butter (home-made mustard)


Vegetarian Substitutes: in place of chicken

1 pack Luna Burgers -an all Ohio made organic veggie burger

1 bunch of rhubarb (about a lb)

1 bunch asparagus (about a lb)

1 bunch green onions


Vegan Substitutes: in place of the chicken and yogurt

(the vegetarian substitutes above)

2 lbs hothouse slicing tomatoes from Rainbow Farms

1 bag tatsoi (approximately 1/2 lbs), baby asian leaf cabbage


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