I am unpacking my weekly gift from God, sitting here in awe of organic tomatoes, from your wonderful CSA, and its November 1st which is unheard of.I have been a member of several CSA’s in the past – all wonderful. Many Hands surely surpasses all. Fantastic variety of vegetables and all grown with such loving care. This is it for me. I am looking forward to the fall collection.~This was the first time we ever did a CSA and I can’t tell you how fabulous it’s been. I have never had produce that was so fresh and vibrant as what we get each week. It’s always a surprise and a treat to go through the bag taking out each thing individually and looking it all over. We laugh when we see things for the first time and have no idea what it is and run to the computer to look up what it is, how to store it, and ways to eat/cook it. In the beginning I would send photos to my youngest daughter who has been doing CSA for years, she’d laugh and give me suggestions for use.We’ve done many things with the greens but mostly we juice them (along with other “juiceable” items) and using a lot of the pulp I blend and then pour it into Mason jars and freeze them and for several mornings we make them into smoothies using those outstanding eggs!Roasting beets, kale and different kinds of cabbage has been eye-opening and appetite inducing! Making pesto and having it with steamed carrots – Yum! The lettuces and radishes make for divine salads to say nothing of how much we love and devour the tomatoes! And those eggs! Can we keep getting those through the winter somehow?I marvel at the colors of the chard. A couple of weeks we got numerous colors and I would lay them out and just look at the intricacy of them…so beautiful! I could go on and on!We are looking forward to our fall harvest. Thank you for all you do to help us live a healthier life.
While we have enjoyed participating in this CSA for a long time now, I think this was the most bountiful year we’ve experienced. And not just quantity, but variety and quality, too. I can’t even eat tomatoes from anywhere else anymore – I’m so spoiled with the delicious ones we’ve received from you the last few months. Last night we had the best butternut squash, the night before I had a wonderful soup with the most delicioius Asian cabbage, carrots, celery and leeks… In fact every week this past season, we have felt the same – loving it all!
I haven’t had a chance to try the sunchokes yet, but I’m planning on roasting them later this week.
Thank you for all of your hard work – I couldn’t be happier!
~Beautiful! MHOF knows how to grow great food! Thank you!
We were eating a late dinner last night (soccer season always has us rushing to fit food in before bed) and I gave the kids a side of sliced tomato as their vegetable.My daughter, for the first time in her life, ASKED for a salad too. We normally rotate salad greens as a vegetable throughout the week, but she really doesn’t like them and only eats them begrudgingly. So, this was shocking to me. I happily whipped up a MHOF salad with lettuce, carrots, tomatoes and cucumbers and she scarfed it right down.I asked her what made her suddenly want a salad and she said “Because it’s Julie’s salad. Lately I’ve been wondering why ALL salad can’t be as good as Julie’s salad?”So there’s that. You have effectively changed our lives and our children’s nutrition through your amazing growing. Thank you!
We loved the corn! I also think your celery and carrots are really special, and was pretty excited to see those in the bag. My son, 5 months old, has 6 teeth now, 4 on top and 2 on the bottom and he’s a bit fussier than normal with all this activity, and a frozen carrot works really nicely to soothe his teething pains (I’m sure people would say it’s a choking hazard but we keep an eye on him and he hasn’t yet come close to taking a bite out of the carrot) – it’s been so nice to use one of your carrots… all this nutrition is really nurturing my family, thank you. We also used the Swiss chard in a really yummy stir fry… Thank you!