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Rad Soils

Rad Soils

Photo: Clark Farm workers holding giant daikon radishes, size comparison of a daikon and seltzer can, daikon planted next to broccoli.

Hello friends!

A few notes before we get into it:

1 - Like Cher Lloyd with her 2012 hit single, (we) Want U Back (our bags and ice packs). If you have a back log of bags or ice packs, please leave them out for our drivers to pick up at your next delivery! 

2 - Thanksgiving is almost here! Our store is chock full of goodies for you to order by Friday November 11th for delivery on Tuesday 11/22.

3- We are taking the week of Thanksgiving off - there will be no deliveries on Saturday November 26th or Tuesday November 29th. We will miss you but we'll be back before you to know it!

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

The Family Dinner Fam

 

Radishes for the Win! 

Hello! Shannon here and we're going to chat again about how "rad" different crops can be for the soils and why we should eat more of them. And, if you are thinking, is she lining up a vegetable pun with quotes around the word rad, then you certainly have read enough of these emails to know that is 100% going to happen because, how rad are radishes for soil health?!

Daikon radishes or sometimes referred to tillage radishes are one of the ways farms can aerate their soils without tilling them year after year. If you need a little primer back in July I wrote another newsletter about soils as well! The long taproots of daikons can break up compacted soils which leads to a number of beneficial outcomes for the soil:

  1. Compacted Soil leads to stunted crops and smaller yields. So these radishes can help grow bigger crops with larger yields.
  2. Compacted Soil can cause fertilizer to run off into waterways. The radishes leave 6" holes in the ground that allow for better water infiltration which creates less pooling and better absorption of both water and fertilizers. 
  3. 25% of soil is air - allowing for more air flow into the soil gives roots access to more air and oxygen for microbe to do their thing. 

I haven't "bean" this excited for a veggie that builds soil health than when I learned about how legumes fix nitrogen from the air and exude them through their root systems to put fertilizer in the soil for other plants. Often times in winter cover crop mixes you will find tillage radish and legumes like hairy vetch that will aerate and fertilize the soil while fields are resting for the next season.

But that's not the only time our farmers grow these radishes. And if we want to eat with soil health in mind, radishes should be part of that diet! You can pickle them, turn them into fries, or put them into a gratin or slaw. They are a super versatile veg that I know you'll enjoy! 


Massachusetts

Delivery dates: Saturday, 11/5 and Tuesday, 11/08

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

 

Weekly Add-ons

Bread of the Week - Ancient Grain Bread from Iggy's
Cheese of the Week - Feta from Maplebrook Farm
Fresh Pasta of the Week - Gnocchi Sardi from Valicenti
Gluten-Free Grain of the Week - Spinach Pasta from Valicenti
Grain of the Week - Pretzels from Port City Pretzels 
Mezze of the Week - Onion Dip from Magic Bites
Pastry of the Week - Brownies from A&J King 
Vegetarian Salad of the Week - Orzo Salad from Forge

Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Red Lentil Soup with Chickpeas and Spinach from Forge

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Fruits and Veggies -  Spinach from Queen's Green; Scallions from Clark Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm
Grain - Semolina Loaf from A&J King
Special Treat - Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies from A&J King

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Sea Bass from Red's; Eggs from Codman Community Farms; Jam from Olde Haven Farm
Fruits and Veggies -  Spinach from Queen's Green; Scallions from Clark Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Spicy Mix Greens from Langwater Farm; Daikon Radish from Clark Farm
Grain - Semolina Loaf from A&J King
Special Treat - Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies and Jam Bars from A&J King

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Sea Bass from Red's; Bacon from Kellie Brook Farm; Eggs from Codman Community Farms; Jam from Olde Haven Farm; Ferments from FinAllie Ferments
Fruits and Veggies -  Spinach from Queen's Green; Scallions from Clark Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Spicy Mix Greens from Langwater Farm; Daikon Radish from Clark Farm; Cranberries from Vermont Cranberry Company; Acorn Squash from Brookford Farm
Grain - Semolina Loaf from A&J King; Bagels from Iggy's
Special Treat - Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies and Jam Bars from A&J King

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Pescatarian Protein -  Sea Bass from Red's; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Fruits and Veggies -  Spinach from Queen's Green; Scallions from Clark Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm
Grain - Semolina Loaf from A&J King
Special Treat - Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies from A&J King

 

WHOLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein -  Sea Bass, Calamari from Red's; Eggs from Codman Community Farms; Jam from Olde Haven Farm
Fruits and Veggies -  Spinach from Queen's Green; Scallions from Clark Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Spicy Mix Greens from Langwater Farm; Daikon Radish from Clark Farm
Grain - Semolina Loaf from A&J King
Special Treat - Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies and Jam Bars from A&J King

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein -  Sea Bass, Calamari, and Mackerel from Red's; Eggs from Codman Community Farms; Jam from Olde Haven Farm; Ferments from FinAllie Ferments
Fruits and Veggies -  Spinach from Queen's Green; Scallions from Clark Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Spicy Mix Greens from Langwater Farm; Daikon Radish from Clark Farm; Cranberries from Vermont Cranberry Company; Acorn Squash from Brookford Farm
Grain - Semolina Loaf from A&J King; Bagels from Iggy's
Special Treat - Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies and Jam Bars from A&J King

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Tofu from 21st Century Foods; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Fruits and Veggies -  Spinach from Queen's Green; Scallions from Clark Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm
Grain - Semolina Loaf from A&J King
Special Treat - Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies from A&J King

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Vegetarian Protein - Tofu from 21st Century Foods; Ravioli from Valicenti; Eggs from Codman Community Farms; Jam from Olde Haven Farm
Fruits and Veggies -  Spinach from Queen's Green; Scallions from Clark Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Spicy Mix Greens from Langwater Farm; Daikon Radish from Clark Farm
Grain - Semolina Loaf from A&J King
Special Treat - Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies and Jam Bars from A&J King

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Tofu from 21st Century Foods; Ravioli from Valicenti; Tamales from Tex Mex Eats; Eggs from Codman Community Farms; Jam from Olde Haven Farm; Ferments from FinAllie Ferments
Fruits and Veggies -  Spinach from Queen's Green; Scallions from Clark Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Spicy Mix Greens from Langwater Farm; Daikon Radish from Clark Farm; Cranberries from Vermont Cranberry Company; Acorn Squash from Brookford Farm
Grain - Semolina Loaf from A&J King; Bagels from Iggy's
Special Treat - Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies and Jam Bars from A&J King

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Paleo Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Green; Scallions from Clark Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Spicy Mix Greens from Langwater Farm; Daikon Radish from Clark Farm

WHOLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Sea Bass from Red's; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Green; Scallions from Clark Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Spicy Mix Greens from Langwater Farm; Daikon Radish from Clark Farm; Cranberries from Vermont Cranberry Company; Acorn Squash from Brookford Farm

DOUBLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Ground Beef from Yankee Farmer's Market; Sea Bass from Red's; Bacon from Kellie Brook Farm; Eggs from Codman Community Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Spinach from Queen's Green; Scallions from Clark Farm; Carrots from Brookford Farm; Turnips from Langwater Farm and Iron Ox Farm; Spicy Mix Greens from Langwater Farm; Daikon Radish from Clark Farm; Cranberries from Vermont Cranberry Company; Acorn Squash from Brookford Farm; Peppers and Celery from Blossom Brook Farm


Recipes (MA)

Steamed Sea Bass with Carrots Three Ways - A little something for everyone with this recipe AND you use the whole carrot! 

Scalloped Macomber Turnip - Because, I want to eat all of this all the time. 

How to Scallion - so many options for your choosing! 

Shepherd's Pie with Turnip Mash - Okay, so, technically if it's beef its a cottage pie but I'll let this slide. In the colder months, I LOVE a shepherd's pie type dish. Going out to shovel? I stick one in the oven so that it's warm when I come back in. Can't get any better. And they are also amazing ways to hide all sorts of leftovers into. 

Baked Acorn Squash - I have no words other than this is so easy and looks delicious. 

Vegan Indian Palak "Paneer" - Name a more dynamic duo than spinach and tofu (I do realize there are many but just go along with me). But 20 minutes to dinner with this recipe and I'm all in! 

Fresh Cranberry Ideas! Y'all will likely be getting cranberries again before the fall is through and they don't always need to turn into sauce or baked goods! Try out that tart punch with a salad with pickles cranberries, squash with poached cranberries or a wild rice and cider cranberry pilaf! 

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here

—Shannon


Maine & New Hampshire

Delivery dates: Saturday, 11/5

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

 

Weekly Add-ons

 

Add-on Bread of the Week - Bialys from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Raclette from Josh Pond
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Creste di Gallo from Solo Cucina Market
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Pasta from Valicenti
Add-on Grain of the Week - Herb Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Cocktail Pickles from Olde Haven Farm
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Cherry Cheese Pockets from Big Sky Bread Co.
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Spicy Fennel from Colvard & Co.
Add-on Treat of the Week - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Sky Bread Co.
Add-on Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Carrot Ginger from Forge Baking Co.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Bacon from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Asian Greens Mix from Goranson Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm; Celery from Goranson Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring
Dairy -  Blueberry Lavender Preserves from Olde Haven Farm
Grain - English Muffin Bread from Big Sky Bread Co.
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Sky Bread Co.

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Bacon from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Asian Greens Mix from Goranson Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm; Celery from Goranson Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Butternut Squash from Jordan's Farm
Dairy -  Blueberry Lavender Preserves from Olde Haven Farm; Eggs from Codman Community Farm
Grain - English Muffin Bread from Big Sky Bread Co.
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Sky Bread Co.; Rosie Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Bacon from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres
Fruits and Veggies - Asian Greens Mix from Goranson Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm; Celery from Goranson Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Butternut Squash from Jordan's Farm; Poblano Peppers from Blossom Brook; Leeks from Snell Family Farm
Dairy -  Blueberry Lavender Preserves from Olde Haven Farm; Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms Dairy
Grain - English Muffin Bread from Big Sky Bread Co.; Pretzels from Port City Pretzels
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Sky Bread Co.; Rosie Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Asian Greens Mix from Goranson Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm; Celery from Goranson Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring
Dairy -  Blueberry Lavender Preserves from Olde Haven Farm
Grain - English Muffin Bread from Big Sky Bread Co.
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Sky Bread Co.

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Pollock from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Asian Greens Mix from Goranson Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm; Celery from Goranson Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Butternut Squash from Jordan's Farm
Dairy -  Blueberry Lavender Preserves from Olde Haven Farm; Eggs from Codman Community Farm
Grain - English Muffin Bread from Big Sky Bread Co.
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Sky Bread Co.; Rosie Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Pollock from Harbor Fish Market; Bluefish from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Asian Greens Mix from Goranson Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm; Celery from Goranson Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Butternut Squash from Jordan's Farm; Poblano Peppers from Blossom Brook; Leeks from Snell Family Farm
Dairy -  Blueberry Lavender Preserves from Olde Haven Farm; Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms Dairy
Grain - English Muffin Bread from Big Sky Bread Co.; Pretzels from Port City Pretzels
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Sky Bread Co.; Rosie Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Tofu from Heiwa
Fruits and Veggies - Asian Greens Mix from Goranson Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm; Celery from Goranson Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring
Dairy -  Blueberry Lavender Preserves from Olde Haven Farm
Grain - English Muffin Bread from Big Sky Bread Co.
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Sky Bread Co.

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Tofu from Heiwa; Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Pierogi from Jaju
Fruits and Veggies - Asian Greens Mix from Goranson Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm; Celery from Goranson Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Butternut Squash from Jordan's Farm
Dairy -  Blueberry Lavender Preserves from Olde Haven Farm; Eggs from Codman Community Farm
Grain - English Muffin Bread from Big Sky Bread Co.
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Sky Bread Co.; Rosie Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Tofu from Heiwa; Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Pierogi from Jaju; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest
Fruits and Veggies - Asian Greens Mix from Goranson Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm; Celery from Goranson Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Butternut Squash from Jordan's Farm; Poblano Peppers from Blossom Brook; Leeks from Snell Family Farm
Dairy -  Blueberry Lavender Preserves from Olde Haven Farm; Eggs from Codman Community Farm; Smoked Cheddar from Pineland Farms Dairy
Grain - English Muffin Bread from Big Sky Bread Co.; Pretzels from Port City Pretzels
Special Treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Sky Bread Co.; Rosie Os from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Bacon from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Asian Greens Mix from Goranson Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm; Celery from Goranson Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Butternut Squash from Jordan's Farm

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Bacon from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Asian Greens Mix from Goranson Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm; Celery from Goranson Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Butternut Squash from Jordan's Farm; Poblano Peppers from Blossom Brook; Leeks from Snell Family Farm

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Bacon from Tide Mill Organic Farm; Swordfish from Harbor Fish Market; Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres
Fruits and Veggies - Asian Greens Mix from Goranson Farm; Shallots from South Paw Farm; Celery from Goranson Farm; Bok Choy from Dandelion Spring; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; Butternut Squash from Jordan's Farm; Poblano Peppers from Blossom Brook; Leeks from Snell Family Farm; Pears from Blossom Brook; Purple Daikon from Clark Farms

 

 

*Super frozen to -60ºC which means zero ice crystals rupturing cell structure while defrosting which means zero difference from fresh and zero issues searing.


Recipes (ME + NH)

 

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing -  The asian greens from Goranson would be the perfect foil for some tasty bacon vinaigrette.
 
Thai Beef and Bok Choy Stir Fry - Comes together quickly, loads of flavor and can easily sub beef with other proteins, including tofu or tempeh, of course.
 
Bacon and Egg Fried Rice  - Fried rice, along with frittatas, are a favorite way to use leftovers, including any from the aforementioned stir fry. BUT. Bacon fried rice is worth making on its own merits. SO. DAMN. TASTY.
 
Grilled Swordfish with Coconut Curry Sauce  - You haven't packed away your grill yet have you?! (If you have, we've still got your back. Here's a version that gently braises the swordfish.)
 
Microwave Fried Shallots - Fried shallots are kinda the ultimate cross-cultural and cross-dish garnish. Their crunchy, salty, mild garlic/onion sweetness is amazing on just about anything (for instance, we use them on almost every salad we make). Problem is is that frying is kind of a pain in the rear so finding out how easy it is to fry in the microwave was a revelation. And you can fry garlic the same way, too! 🤯
 

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here.

 

—Joe