FGO Newsletter 

August 16th, 2016 

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If you look at this week's CSA list, you'll see that there are some amazing salad ingredients & toppings!  Salad can be one of those things that people either love or hate.  I was never a big salad person (I prefer cooked veggies), but once I realized a salad can come in many forms, I changed my tune.  Here are some ideas for spicing up your salad...
  • Add something unusual - berries, salsa, water chestnuts, corn, pickled beets, hard-boiled eggs, green olives, capers, a squeeze of a lemon/lime, the possibilities are endless!
  • Fruit - orange slices, apples, plums, peaches...
  • Add protein - meat and beans (garbanzo, kidney, black beans work well)
  • Cheese is always good, especially feta, blue, and goat cheese
  • Add seeds or nuts - sunflower, sesame, or pumpkins seeds. Pecans, almonds, walnuts...
  • Make your own croutons with stale bread; they are so much better than store-bought!
*A good dressing can make or break a salad.  See below for 3 homemade salad dressing recipes*

REMINDER: Our CSA season will be ending at the end of October and pick back up again in Spring.  Please click here to see yesterday's email for more information. 

CSA share pick up at the Wednesday market in the Big Lots parking lot from 3-6pm.  See the green box below for what to expect in your share this week! 

Find us at the Downtown Farmer's Market every Saturday from 9-1:30 at 9th & Main!
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In your CSA share this week...

Sweet Peppers
Salad Mix
Head Lettuce

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Homemade Salad Dressings
Dressings are super flexible, so if you don't have an ingredient just leave it out or replace it!
Basic vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste

Combine in jar with tight-fitting lid. Shake well

Strawberry vinaigrette:
1 cup strawberries, sliced
4 teaspoons rice vinegar
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon each garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil, dried parsley flakes, pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
Puree strawberries in blender.  Add remaining ingredients except oil. Blend, then gradually add oil while blending on low speed. 

Two-seed dressing:
1/4 cup sugar or honey
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/4 cup cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon (paprika)
Salt & pepper to taste
Combine in jar with tight-fitting lid. Shake well. 

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