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Week One, Recipes and Harvest Report for Week Two

Posted 5/21/2018 8:04am by Stephanie Bradshaw.

Good Monday Morning Everybody!

We hope you had a wonderful weekend.  We spent most of Saturday working on the farm.  There is always so much that needs to be done and we never seem to complete every item on the list.  Fences needed repairing, we were moving animals to fresh pasture, bush-hogging fields and sweating!  Our Ford Excursion is in the shop for repairs and we are praying that they can figure out what's going on.  We've been in and out of the shop for seven weeks now and have spent several thousand dollars.  The anti-theft mechanism on those machines is a monster.  Ours continues to turn on randomly and keeps us from starting the engine despite having all the computer components replaced.  We've taken it to several folks - including the dealership, where it's currently being looked at, and no one can figure out what's going on.  After seven long weeks, we're a pretty ready for this to be resolved.

Despite our transportation challenges, last week was a fantastic first week! The greens were beautiful, the strawberries sweet and the eggs were such a nice treat!  We hope you all enjoyed your first shares of the season.  What are you doing with your Kale?  Kale Chips? Kale Salad? Kale Smoothie?  One of our favorite way to eat kale is in a salad.  The secret, I believe, is to cut up the kale and massage it with the dressing - then let it sit!  Check out this recipe:  Massaged Kale Salad  Make it in the morning and have it for dinner that evening.  The dressing seems to soften the kale and it is seriously delicious! I like to serve mine cold...but that's just my preference!    Here is another one of our favorite recipes:  Southwestern Kale Salad  Be sure to keep this recipe on hand as the corn and tomatoes start showing up in July.  The fresh corn just makes this recipe pop!  We should see cilantro in the shares soon too!  

Eating seasonally doesn't have to be a challenge.  Our family tries to incorporate as many veggies into our meals as possible each week.  We sautéed the broccoli with pasta one evening.  The strawberries - well those were devoured before we even made it home.  We used the kale in a salad - and that was our lunch with some mint tea!  So refreshing!  We serve it cold - over ice!  Grilled chicken salad was another meal that we enjoyed this week and we used the entire head of romaine and the spring onions.  It was such a good week and I was thankful to have the fresh, spring greens. 

Our Harvest Report for Week 2 looks something like this....Arugula, Romaine Lettuce, Sweet Peas, Mustard Greens, Strawberries, Lemon Balm, and possibly Broccoli.  It's going to be another wonderful week!  The sweet peas are my very favorite spring thing!  I love to eat those straight out of the pod!  They make a great snack - or sprinkle them on your salad.  You can't go wrong!

Just a few quick reminders.... Week 2 our Biweekly Group B folks will receive their first share of the season.  It's gonna be a good one!  Group A folks will pick up their second share on week 3.  Please remember to bring a shopping bad to take your yummies home in.  If you choose to take a box home, please be sure to return it the next time you pick up. 

Look forward to seeing all your smiling faces this week!

Cheers to Healthy Eating,


Farmhouse Nashville Team

Stephanie Bradshaw



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