Yep, we are underway! Our first CSA share went out last Wednesday. This year is a test year, so 10 shares, and only on-farm pickup. We are keeping it simple, and trying to make all the mistakes we possibly can. Every. Single. One. The good news is we are making lots of mistakes, the better news is that we are still seeing some success despite the the mistakes!
Our little Farm-ily has been wonderfully supportive. We got thank you notes, and words of encouragement back in early spring, before we even had anything in the ground. It was heart warming. And now that the first shares are down the driveway, we are getting more support, encouragement and some very kind words.
Here’s what one of our customers posted. I think she actually had dinner before we did, and arguably might have been the first to get cooking with the greens!
Sally was kind enough to share her “quick dinner” with me (she didn’t want to call it a recipe, but did say she loves cooking chicken like this, because it stays so moist)
“Evoo in pan, salt & pepper chicken thighs, and brown in the pan. When they’re browned on one side, flip, then add a chopped onion and a couple hand fulls of quartered baby cremini mushrooms. More salt, lower heat, then arrange so the chicken is resting on top of veggies. Then I drizzled with about 2-3T of balsamic and let cook another 10 min or so. Lastly, add a couple handfuls of whatever greens you like (I used those beet greens) and just cook for another minute or two. Key is to not over cook the greens!
We had the chicken with a wild rice and quinoa blend, and a salad of your greens, radishes, feta cheese and sunflower seeds.”
It’s a long season ahead of us, with problems we don’t even know we will need to fix yet, we also know it’s full of sunshine, smiles and some of the best time’s we have ever had. We are truly excited to share our farm with this wonderful group of people. We are also just barely starting to think about next season, if your interested, drop us a note farmers at adalynfarm.com, we’ll keep you in the loop.