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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!
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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.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL FOOD ECONOMY.