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Spicy Pickled Summer Veggies

2 C white vinegar (apple or red wine vinegars are also good to try for different flavors)
1/2 C sugar
1-1/2 T sea salt
2 t dill seed
1 t mustard seed
2 t crushed red pepper flakes
1 t ground black pepper
12 whole cloves
4 bay leaves
3-4 C veggies - use any of the following individually or combined:cucumber, zucchini, onion, peppers (hot or sweet), green beans, radishes, beets (will turn liquid purplish in color)

Combine all ingredients except veggies into a quart jar. Cover with lid, and shake until sugar dissolves. Add veggies to jar. Cover and shake again. Chill for at least 4 hours, best if overnight. Be sure to shake jar occasionally. Will keep in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Photo(s) added: Watermelon radish and Chinese broccoli, Justin helping to plant garlic, Part of our market team, Delicious Nasturtium flowers, Justin collecting duck eggs, Danika and Justin, IncrediblJanuary 4th, 2016

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New recipe: Creamy potato sorrel soupOctober 28th, 2015

2 large kennebec potatoes 1/4lb sorrel leaves 4 Cups Chicken broth or water 1/2 bunch of parcelery Salt to taste 2 chopped scallions and sour cream for garnish Wash and chop potatoes. Boil in broth or

Photo(s) added: Sorrel soup, Thanksgiving Basket, Another New Photo, Another New Photo, Fall blackberriesOctober 28th, 2015

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https://www.theguardian.com/personal-investments/ng-interactive/2017/feb/28/rick-bayless-chef-farms-local-organic-foundation 

 How can we support local farms?

Frequent farmers markets...“That’s the best support you can do,” says Rick. Consider this: food in the US tends to have traveled hundreds of miles from its point of origin to your plate. Think of all that packaging and the fossil fuels used in transport, plus the conventional agriculture methods used in production. Food at farmers markets tends to have traveled shorter distances and has been grown using environmentally friendly methods.

Participate in CSAs...In a CSA, farms allow consumers to buy shares in exchange for select produce every week. It gives the farms a consistent revenue stream, instead of having to depend on farmers markets. “It also forces you as the consumer to get to know ingredients that you might not buy at a farmers market,” says Rick. “So you get to have some new experiences, and it gives the farm the opportunity to count on you on a long-term basis.”



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