Brightside Acres
West Virginia Wildgrown®

How to Cook Kale

Jul 13, 2015

What's So Great About Kale?
At just 33 calories, one cup of raw kale contains: nearly 3 grams of protein; 2.5 grams of fiber; vitamins A, C & K; folate, a B vitamin that's key for brain development; alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid; lutein & zeaxanthin, nutrients that protect against macular degeneration & cataracts; and trace minerals including phosphorus, potassium, calcium and zinc. A Super Food, indeed!

How to Cook Kale
Whether flat, curly, green, purple or red, kale is wonderful. Add kale to pasta sauce, smoothies, or soup.
Or try these easy ideas:

Saute it: A splash of olive oil and a little onion or garlic are all this veggie needs. It softens up in minutes.
Make a kale Caesar salad: The leaves are delicious raw and can stand up to heavy dressings. Kale Caesar salads are now appearing on high-end restaurant menus.
Bake kale chips: Bake kale in the oven with just a little olive oil drizzled over lightly salted leaves. Now that's a power-packed snack!

This week's forecast:
This week's basket will include potatoes, cucumbers, mixed squash, sweet peppers, tomatoes, collards, kale and a surprise or two!
CSA Memberships for 2015
For the remainder of July and all of August, we are offering our basket service on a single-week basis.  If you or someone you know has been hesitant to commit to a whole month, now is the chance to try our delicious, nutritious basket of fresh-picked organic produce one week at a time. Online payment in advance of single-week delivery is required. Questions about signing-up? Contact us! 
Sign-up for 2015!
Yes, We Have Eggs!
Farm fresh free range eggs from S & S Farm and Brightside Acres are available for purchase from the cooler at 503 Third Avenue in Marlinton. $3.50/dozen. We're open 12-5pm every Thursday. Decide you want a dozen included in your basket? Drop us a line.
This Week: Free Range Chickens from S & S Farm
If you've ordered a chicken, you will receive it with your basket on July 16. Additional chickens are available for purchase from the freezer at 503 Third Avenue. Need a chicken delivered with your basket? Just let us know!
The ducks and turkeys at S & S are growing fast. We'll keep you posted!
Visit Us Thursdays: 503 Third Ave in Marlinton
You don't have to be a CSA member to enjoy organically grown produce. Walk-ins are welcome 12-5pm every Thursday.   As the season progresses, we will have an ever-increasing variety of fruits and vegetables available for purchase. Plus eggs, chickens and other goodies. Questions? Contact us!
Thanks again to all our customers. With your dollars, you've not only purchased produce raised using the most environmentally sustainable methods, you've also supported the reality of small farming as a business. We small local producers simply can't survive without your choice to spend more of your dollars with us.