La Vista Farm Newsletter 5/23/16      CSA Week 2         "B" Week
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Greetings friends!
The share season officially began last week and the crisp fresh greens of spring are abundant. We harvested over 1200 pounds of produce for members and farmers market last week! We hope you enjoy eating with the seasons! We plant crops that we know do well in this climate. Sometimes, the weather doesn't always cooperate with us so we ask for your patience and understanding. We hope you enjoy the bounty this week. We had a nice spring but a wet spring so that set us back on planting a few different crops. We are finally getting caught up and spent today planting celery, collard greens, long purple eggplant, more tomatoes, burgundy okra, strawberries and another succession of lettuce, pac choi and Napa Cabbage. We welcome volunteers on harvest days (Tuesdays and Fridays 8-4) and also need about a dozen volunteers to adopt-a-crop (strawberries, garlic, peas and perennial herbs). Adopting a crop is simple. Just come out at your convenience to weed a crop! This helps support your farmers tremendously. It frees us up to spend time on tedious projects such as trellising, sheet mulching, seed planting and cultivating. We appreciate your commitment to the good foods movement! Email if you would like to adopt a crop.
Sincerely, Your farmers

If you have not yet received an email regarding your first pick up, designation and pick up dates, please email and let me know your full name, pick up location, and whether you are a full or alternate shareholder.
In Your Share This Week

Pac Choi

Salad Mix
Kale mix
Baby turnips
Garlic Chives



Garden Heights pick up has transitioned to boxes. Please take the contents of one box and leave the empty box .

La Vista Farm Annual Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, June 4th at St. Ambrose church lower parking lot in Godfrey IL from 7am to 1 pm.   Please Consider donating items of value such as furniture, excercise equipment, bikes, large toys, etc... We will pick up large items, call Tom 946-1002. Volunteers Needed.

Veggie Spring Rolls
A great way to use your greens this week is to add them to veggie spring rolls. I typically use rice paper to make spring rolls but I didn't have any last time I had the craving so I used tortillas instead. Simply spread spicy hummus or tahini on tortillas; layer fresh veggies of your choice such as shredded carrots, tofu, mint, cilantro, rice noodles and sprouts in one end of the tortilla. Roll tightly and slice. Serve with a peanut cilantro dipping sauce. Cheers to simple meals using farm fresh ingredients!

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