Taproot Farm & Fruit

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A family CSA farm and community orchard in the Driftless region of southwest Wisconsin. 

First 2017 CSA Share - 8/14

Hi All,

Well, here we are again at the start of another season of CSA shares. It's hard to believe, but it's already our fifth year of growing for the CSA. A lot has changed over the years but a lot has stayed the same, too.  We're still trying our best to grow organic fruits and veggies as well as we're able for our family and friends. We learn a bit more each year but recognize that we'll be beginning farmers for the rest of our lives. 

We're having a get-together for our CSA members on September 10th at noon, and sure hope that you can join us. We'll make a feast with veggies from the farm, tour the fields and pick some apples. 

Here's what the shares will have this week.

  • Beets with their greens
  • Basil
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Green peppers
  • Kale
  • New potatoes
  • Red Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Please bring a bag or two with you to your pick-up site; we've switched to plastic share boxes and want to be sure we hold onto these as we have a limited number. 

Here are a few photos from the first part of the summer. As you can see, we've got a new helper. Our big infrastructure project of the year was installing a water line to the bottom field. We were shooting for about shoulder high on the little guy... 

Last, a couple of ideas for cooking this week's veggies:

For the cauliflower, this recipe is great and works well with pasta instead of farro if you don't have any. 

And For the new potatoes, this recipe is easy and delicious. 

Thanks for being members of our farm this year. 

Amy, Eric, Frank, Barb and Don