Well, it's that time of year. It's time to stop moving at a winter pace, and to put our rears in gear. We've got plants to seed, high tunnels to weed, and organization projects to take care of before we get any busier. Bryan spent most of yesterday putting away and organizing our new farm supplies, and I spent this morning organizing our farm office! Not the sexiest projects, but crucial for our smooth functioning this coming year. Before we know it, we'll be outside taking on The Funner Stuff like planting transplants, prepping soil, and riding tractors.
It's scary knowing that our lifestyle is about to change dramatically with spring upon us. Also, Bryan will be leaving his day job in late March, which is scary financially. But the embers of our shared passion for growing our farm business are smoldering within us, inspiring us to take this leap of faith. We also know that we have an amazing community that supports us, which includes you - our CSA members! Your commitment to our new, small farm has allowed us to grow, and we hope that you'll continue this delicious and bountiful journey with us this spring through fall.
We hope you'll put down your $50 deposit to reserve your main season CSA share today! While the deadline is March 31st, the sooner you place your deposit or purchase your share in full, the easier it is for us to plan our season. We've also added two new pick up locations that you're welcome to switch to once the main season starts in May: Charles Village and Ednor Gardens! We're also working to secure a pick up site in or near Federal Hill.
To complete your summer sign up on Small Farm Central, click here. In the green box at the top of the page, select 2018 season. Select "2018" on the next page. Next, under "Main Season CSA," select "Re-enroll" (it's the last option listed.) Let us know if you have any questions or issues.
What We're Eating
Greens & Grapefruit Winter Salad
We're both huge fans of grapefruit. Bryan lived in Louisiana for a time and fondly remembers being able to buy fresh citrus at his local farmer's market. While we can't quite do that here, we do still buy lots of precious Texas grapefruit this time of year. Paired with our delicious salad mix, it can't be beat!
Adapted from Veggie Inspired
- 1/2 lb Good Dog Farm salad mix
- 1 grapefruit (segmented)
- 1/8 cup slivered raw almonds
- 1/2 avocado (pitted & flesh scooped out) (mashed)
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or water if you prefer)
- salt/pepper to taste
Place salad greens, grapefruit segments and almonds in a large bowl and toss.
Whisk together the avocado, lemon juice, EVOO or water, and salt and pepper.
Drizzle a bit of the dressing over the salad just before serving.
Hopefully we'll have more cool seed company tank top weather very soon!
Joanna and Bryan