Beet Smoothie Recipe with Superfoods | Wickham Farms CSA Share Week 5

I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. At some point during the summer, I was going to open my CSA share bag and find some beets. Listen, it's not that I don't like beets. It's just that the only beet preparation I really love is roasted, and it is just too freaking hot this week to turn on the oven. Oh, and also nobody else in my house will eat beets. I know, I know, I am always bragging about my omnivorous children and hubby, but no … [Read more...]

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Broccoli Salad Recipe | Wickham Farms CSA Share Week 4

I just picked up my fourth Wickham Farms CSA share and I am finally feeling like we're in the swing of things. For some reason, once I start seeing broccoli and zucchini, it really starts to feel like we're getting a substantial amount of produce every week. Last week all four of us trekked out to the U-Pick fields (a perk of CSA membership) in the rain to pick sugar snap peas, kale, and snapdragons.  The peas were gone in 24 hours. I just … [Read more...]

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Crab Salad Recipe Featuring Kohlrabi | Wickham Farms CSA Week 3

My crab salad recipe is one of those dishes I only make in the summertime. It's a little bit fancier than plain macaroni salad, but just as easy to make. It can be a light entree or a substantial side on those hot nights when cooking sounds about as appealing as ripping out your own tooth with a pair of pliers. This week in my CSA from Wickham Farms, I was SO excited to find some early kohlrabi  in our share! Kohlrabi is sort of a cross … [Read more...]

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Wickham Farms CSA Share Week 2 + Simple Radish Salad Recipe

From left to right: Spinach, Leafy Greens, Kale, Tatsoi, Turnips, Radishes, Sugar Snap Peas If you're wondering, no, that is not my kitchen. My dear friend picked up my CSA share for me this week as I was unable to due to a family emergency. I do, however, have a delish radish salad recipe to share this week. It's basically just marinating radishes in a mixture of balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil. I like to sprinkle my marinated radishes over … [Read more...]

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Mashed Turnips with Bacon & Chives | Turnip Recipes

Turnip recipes are like the secret stepsister of the CSA basket.  They are marginalized, not talked about, and generally maligned. Not anymore! Turnips are FABULOUS. They have a nutty sweet flavor that is perfect with salty bacon and tangy chives. Turnips are also relatively high in vitamin C and fiber, which makes this a healthy indulgence. The night I made these, I scarfed them down so quickly no one else got seconds. Here's what … [Read more...]

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CSA Share | Kale, Turnips, and Radishes, oh My!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! CSA season! I sent my hubby to pick up our first CSA share from Wickham Farms this Monday (I was home with a sick kid). This is what he came home with: From left to right: Lettuce, Turnips, Chives, Oregano, Spinach, Sugar Snap Peas, Radishes, Kale SO much fresh green goodness in there! (And please forgive the plastic bags - I forgot to tell hubby to bring the reusable bags). I'm working on a … [Read more...]

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Garlic Infused Vinegar Recipe : Easy Way To Use Garlic Scapes

Yesterday I wrote about Garlic Infused Olive oil, which is completely decadent and perfect for brushing over grilled vegetables.  This Garlic Infused Vinegar recipe is just as easy to make, except since you're working with vinegar, you can make this ahead and it will keep for weeks in a cool, dark place. I like to use garlic scapes that I get from my Wickham Farms CSA.  They are the fresh stems from the garlic plant. Garlic Scapes have a nice … [Read more...]

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Garlic Infused Oil Recipe : Using Your CSA Garlic Scapes

Even though my Wickham Farms CSA doesn't start officially until next week, Wickham offered some early garlic scapes to its members for pickup this week. If you haven't heard of garlic scapes, they are basically the green, curly stems of the garlic plant. They are completely edible, and perfect to use in anything you would use regular garlic for.  Traditionally, garlic scapes make a delicious pesto, but since I like to make infused oils, I use … [Read more...]

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What To Look for in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program

While CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs are not a new idea, many people don't know how readily available healthful, locally grown produce can be when  one becomes a member of a CSA. First, What is a CSA, exactly? A CSA is a direct relationship between consumers and farmers. Instead of going to the supermarket and buying some grapes from Chile and tomatoes from Florida,  you contract with a local farmer to give him or her a … [Read more...]

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Local Spotlight: Wickham Farms CSA Exclusive Discount #ROC #CSA

What if I told you there is an abundance of beautiful, local, in season produce available right in the Rochester east side area for an affordable price? Sound too good to be true? Wickham Farms is all that plus recipe-sharing, a communal farmer's market atmosphere, and fun and games for the kids. I'm partnering with Wickham Farms this season to bring recipes, news from the farm, and fun local events.  This is going to be super-fun and … [Read more...]

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Easy Homemade Cole Slaw Dressing

Most of my favorite simple recipes are born from the fact that I have run out of something and am too lazy to go to the store. I love making my favorite Kohlrabi Slaw recipe, and I had all the ingredients to make it last week -- minus the prepared Cole Slaw dressing. So I made up this quick, easy, fail-proof Coleslaw dressing recipe, made from ingredients I always have on hand. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:18] … [Read more...]

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Wickham Farms CSA: The Best Kept Secret in Rochester

I really didn't want to write this review. Because if I tell you about what I think is the best kept secret in Rochester, you will all take my advice and then the price will go up. I'm talking about Wickham Farms CSA. Wickham Farms is probably a familiar name to many east side Rochesterians, especially if you have kids who love the jumping pillow, mini-golf, and petting zoo available.  The CSA program, though, is a new addition to Wickham's … [Read more...]

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Peach Pop-up Pancakes – a Healthy Indulgence!

I found myself with some beautiful, overrripe peaches the other night and not much else for dinner. My son was requesting pancakes, but I wanted to jazz them up a bit -- as well as making them somewhat healthier. I came up with these Peach pop-up pancakes made in a muffin tin! They were a hit! You can serve them with our without the peach sauce on top; maple syrup would be just as good too. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:17] You can check out more of … [Read more...]

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8 Ways to Use CSA Veggies

I don't know about you, but I have an over-abundance of veggies happening in my kitchen right now. Between gardens, U-Pick, and our CSA, I have SO much produce that it would be a shame to let it go to waste. Right now we have tomatoes, zucchinis, squash, and greens. Obviously, we can freeze or can them, but if you want to use them right now, here are some ideas to use up all those delicious fresh veggies. Savory Pancakes -- I love Zucchini … [Read more...]

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