TapRoot CSA - Week 12
TapRoot CSA - Week 12
We are at the end of the first quarter of our CSA year.
Please take a moment to let us know how it's going and fill out this quick survey.
What's in your share this week? - taprootfarms.ca/shares
Saturday, April 8th – 12:00-2:00 PM
Spring CSA Member Gathering.
Join us at 441 Canard for soup and bread, an informal Q and A from Patricia and Josh as well as a farm update and plans for the season.
Stay and take part in our field walk after lunch.
RSVP if you are able so we know how much soup to make.
Saturday, April 8th – 2:00-3:00 PM
Field Walk with your TapRoot Farmers.
Take a walk with the Patricia and Josh of TapRoot farms. Join us as we wander through the fields, tunnels, greenhouses, and the animal barn at 451 Canard street.
Come back throughout the year and see how much the farm changes, season to season.
Guided tour starts at 2:00 PM. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for walking through fields.
We will walk rain or shine. This year we will have a shorter trail.
Large wheeled stroller or backpacks are best. For our on farm food safety it's best to leave the four legged friends at home.
- Frozen raspberries for Full Monty and Fruit shares
- The meat share is pork chops, pork steak, and either free range chicken liver or hearts - recipes below for both.
- Maple syrup is arriving this week - if you aren't paying at pick up - please make a payment before we deliver it to you this week. More information on making payments here.
-Spring CSA member gathering and 1st field walk - this Saturday - more info below and at http://taprootfarms.ca/TapRoot-Farms/Events. The field walks have been really fun and we're glad that they are starting up again. Looking forward to seeing you at the farm!
- We have two new employees who have joined the team today. Effie will be team lead of the greenhouse operations, and Makaila will help with the managing of the greenhouses and tunnels. We're excited to have more of a focus on this aspect of our operation.
Josh, Effie and Makaila.
Stir Fried Pea shoots in garlic and chili oil:
We have a philosophy here at the farm to try and use as much of the animal as possible, and in keeping with that we have included chicken heart and liver in this weeks meat share. Organ meats in general are a neglected part of most of our diets, yet this part of the animal is packed with vitamins and nutrients. Chicken liver make delicious pate (that can be frozen) and is packed with iron and all B vitmains, especially B12. Chicken hearts are similarly high nutrients. I've included a few recipes, but there are many different ways to cook each of these meats, everyone should be able to find a way that suits their needs.
Classic Chicken Liver Pate - I like to add whole black peppercorn to mine after I blend it.
Breaded Chicken Hearts
Courtney and Kingsley in the seeding room.
Have a great week!
Justine and the whole TapRoot Team