Week 9 of the Winter/Spring CSA from Valley Flora!

  • Rainbow Chard
  • Bunched Spinach
  • Redleaf Lettuce
  • Radish Micro Mix
  • Kabocha Winter Squash
  • Cauliflower
  • Yellow Onions
  • Bunch Carrots
  • Cebollitas
  • Bunched Fava Greens
  • Bulk Lettuce Mix
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Leafy and Green!

It's a sign that Spring is springing when the CSA share is stuffed with so much lofty green goodness! Chard, spinach, head lettuce, cut lettuce, micro mix, and - yes - fava greens! If you are a stranger to fava greens, now's the time to remedy that. Most of the time we eat the fava beans - usually sometime in early summer. But the greens are also edible, with the same delicious, nutty flavor as the beans. They're also a lot simpler and quicker to prepare: simply pluck the tips and leaves from the stem, give them a wash, spin or pat dry, and then sautee lightly in some butter or olive oil. Finish off with a little salt. The bunch that's in your share this week will cook down to a modest little side dish, which our family enjoyed this week alongside Roasted Cauliflower Soup and one of our long-time favorites, Wilted Spinach Salad.

If you are a Winter CSA member, there is one more week of deliveries after this. You'll receive your tenth and final tote on Wednesday May 17th. If you are signed up for the upcoming 2023 CSA season with us, we hope to kick it off the week of May 29th, weather permitting. If you would like to sign up for the upcoming season, you can still do so on our website: https://www.valleyflorafarm.com/content/valley-flora-harvest-basket

Farmstand Re-Opens, Newly Remodeled!

Today was our grand re-opening of the farmstand and it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces queued up at the gate this morning. We've been in a remodeling sprint the past two weeks and were excited to open the gate into a whole new space for our customers. We've doubled the square footage, designed for better flow, and made more elbow room for drop-in shopping. AND, we had just a wee bit of fun putting all our old broken tools to use for decorative effect :). We hope you'll come check it out. We're on an every-other-Wednesday schedule through May (our next farmstand is May 17th), but will switch to weekly Wednesdays by June. We plan to add Saturdays to the schedule by the Summer Solstice, if not sooner. In the meantime, Wednesdays are a great chance to stock up on seasonal produce, Farmstead Bread, Wild Coast Brew Tea, Octopus Herb Garden Elderberry Syrup, Aguirre Farms Organic Eggs, and more! We're open from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm for drop-in shopping and order pickup. If you'd like to pre-order your produce for next time, hop onto our webstore when it re-opens for business next Thursday, May 11th: https://valley-flora.localline.ca/

And finally, our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have showered us with your love and condolences on the heels of the loss of my dad. Every card, every email, every hug has meant the world and bouyed us through the past couple weeks. We are so grateful to be surrounded by such an amazing community of support. Thank you. xoxox