In your CSA share this week:
- Swiss Chard
- Bok Choy
Veggie Notes: Wash your veggies prior to use. Your greens were not washed at the farm this week. As many of you are aware, we have not had any rain for quite some time. The soil conditions are dry and therefore there was not much soil to rinse off. Your greens will store better and last longer if you rinse them just prior to using.
We do our best to reduce our waste at the farm. Your produce bags, paper wrapping, paper bags, and paper fiber quarts are all recyclable.
Storage and Usage tips and recipes can be found in the Vegetable Directory
Quick Tips: Storing produce is a balance of maintaining proper moisture. You can add a paper towel to your produce bags of greens in the fridge to absorb excess moisture. Too much moisture will reduce the life of your veggies. You also don’t want them to dry out. If your greens ever get wilted, you can sometimes rejuvenate in a soak of cold water. Greens on roots should be removed and stored separately since the greens will pull moisture from the roots. When you get your veggies home you should remove items in paper wrapping and store in your own containers or bags. In a pinch, they can stay in the paper for a few days but will lose some moisture.
Welcome to the 2023 Season
We hope that you are ready to enjoy some delicious meals.
Weekly recipes by Dean Lane Food & Farmstead
You can enjoy their delicious food at The Barnstormer Winery on Tuesdays, June-August 5-8PM; The Olney Place on select Fridays in July & August, and at their new dining room on the farm for dinners on Friday & Saturday and brunch on Sundays. https://www.deanlane.net/
Bed and Breakfast, Farm-to-Table dining experience on the farm, and catering
Dean Lane is a 3 generation family farm, run by myself, Michael (the chef) and my lovely wife, Lisa (our hospitality guru). As a 25+ year professional chef and culinary-graduate of Cornell’s Hotel School, I know the importance of a great dining experience. Whether it is breakfast on the deck, a four course dinner from our farm to our table, or catering your wedding, we always provide an exceptional dining experience.
Save the date: details about the Open House will be sent in an email.
- Start of the season – Open House – Saturday, June 17th 1-3 Have a tour of the farm, seasonal samples, local beverages, and painting with White Dog Arts & Photography by Michelle Lynn
- Glorious Garlic Harvest – Saturday, July 22nd 10-1
- Potato Harvest – Saturday, August 19th 10-1
- TBD – Saturday, September 16th 1-3
- Fall Gratitude Gathering – Saturday, October 14th 1-3
RSVP for events is required. You are welcome to bring your family and friends but please leave pets at home.
Social Media: Direct links to our social media are at the bottom of every website page.
- Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/egfcsa – request to join the group and turn on notifications
- Instagram: @egfcsa
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EGFCSA
- Pinterest: There are boards for every vegetable for inspiration when you don’t know where to start https://www.pinterest.com/egfcsa/