Weekly news from the farm!


Greetings Everyone,

It has been brought to our attention that some of the Napa Cabbage we sold last week was rotted inside.  If you happened to receive a bad Napa, PLEASE EMAIL US OR MAKE A COMMENT IN YOUR ORDER NOTES.  We have a new crop that we’ll be harvesting and would like to provide you one from our new crop.

Everyone may have noticed the green produce bags are new for us this year.  We think these bags may wick moisture away from your produce. It might be good to offload lettuce and other veggies into reusable bags for storage in the refrigerator.  Because of the COVID-19, we aren’t re-using bags like we have in previous years, but the good news is that these bags are fully biodegradable. You may return them and we’ll compost them, or you may compost them in your composting operation, or you may throw them away being proud that they aren’t contributing to plastic in the landfiils.

Here is a link to the online store to place your order.

Your Farmers (and cleaning staff),
Carl and Julie

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What is new or abundant this week!

The first harvest of Cherry Tomatoes…. We’re limiting only 1 per order because they are just starting to mature! We’re hopeful next week we’ll have more of these.  While it is still spring, the weather has been hot like summer, so we’re so looking forward to salads with tomatoes. 

The swiss chard has been so delicious this Springl!  This green is pretty amazing, because when the weather warms a bit, this green seems to continue growing.  CSA Shareholder Ellen Morrissey has been making Swiss Chard vegan pesto, and while the farmers at MHO make a lot of Kale Pesto, they haven’t been making it with swiss chard.  This is now one of our meal plans for this upcoming week. Here is Ellen’s Recipe:


  • 1 bunch basil leaves (A bunch I bought from you – I don’t know how many cups it is, I just went with it).
  • 1 large leaf of chard (I left on about an inch of the stem, the rest went into what I was cooking on the side)
  • 2 Tbl walnuts (because I didn’t have pine nuts)
  • 2 small cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbl lemon juice
  • 3 Tbl nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbl olive oil
  • 2 Tbl water (if necessary)

Directions: (1) I put it all in the vitamix and blended everything except the oil and water. (2) Only when it wouldn’t go anymore did I add the oil and then water. NOTE: This made about 1 cup. It’s smooth and tasty without being too biting, if you know what I mean. It’s really good as a dressing to my summer salad!

Green Curly Kale!  The farmers at MHO took a break from including kale at their meals during bok choy season, but now that bok choy is gone until fall, we’re adding this back into our daily menus. Be sure to consider making pesto with this wonderful green, because you can stash pesto in the refrigerator and quickly pull it out for a healthy breakfast with kale toast!

Kale PESTO is also wondeful!  We make kale pesto similar to how Ellen makes her swiss chard pesto.  Just use her same recipe for kale pesto, substituting the kale for the chard.  We remove the stems when making kale pesto.  If any of you still have roasted peppers in your freezer, they are perfect as a topping for your kale toast.

This Weeks Farmer’s Choice!

Above is our Buddha Bowl that we made last week with fresh garden peas, roasted bok choy, beets, turnips and radishes!  

This week’s Farmer’s Choice Share includes: (share contents are subject to change based on our actual harvest.)

We’re offer both a Farmer’s Choice Veggie and Farmers’ Choice Veggie & Meat Share.  Items common in both shares are listed first, followed by items specific to the veggie share the finally the veggie/meat share. The Farmer’s Choice Veggie & Meat share normally has smaller portions of vegetables. )

The following are included only in the veggie share:

The following are included only in the meat share

What’s happening on the farm!

It is strange times processing veggies for your shares!

One of the front-line doctors we spoke with suggested that we wear face masks while washing and bagging produce that may be eaten raw.  It seems to us that almost all the produce we grow for your shares can be eaten raw, so we’ve been keeping our masks in our washing/packing shed so that we remember to use them.  We are certainly looking forward to the day when there is a vaccine and the researchers know a little more about the COVID virus, because it is a bit of an inconvenience to be wearing a mask while washing produce and packing shares. 

A black rat snake thinks MHO is offering u-pick eggs!  We’ll be relocating this fella, so if you’re growing a garden and have problems with voles, let us know if you’d like it because they are really good at predator control.

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