July 14th Market Pick-up # 9

This week has been a great week to work outside!  The days have been beautiful, humidity has been low, and the heat has been just right!


Here is a beautiful picture our intern Emma took of our kale patch!  When weather is this great, it is wonderful to work on the farm.

This week we are bringing leeks to market!  Matt starts them from seed and takes care of them until they are ready!  They are absolutely beautiful and just as delicious!


If you are a farm share member, here is what you will find in your bag:

  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Salad
  • Beets
  • Squash
  • Green Beans

Here is my farm house menu for the week!

Monday:  Lemon Pepper Chicken Sausage and Kale Stir Fry

This is so good and very easy to make on a Monday!  Be sure to use the onions in your bag along with the freshly cured garlic!


I always serve it atop farro which is my new favorite whole grain!  I just cook the farro in chicken broth to give it big taste!

Tuesday:  Tatsoi Leek and and Feta Cheese Frittata

This recipe calls for spinach, but we use tatsoi!  It has a nice spinach taste.  This quick meal is done in 30 minutes!


Everyone loves breakfast for dinner and this is a quick 30 minute recipe!

Wednesday:  Green Bean and Squash Salad with grilled Shrimp

This salad is quick, easy and delicious!  Prepare the green beans and squash first.  The last five minutes sauté the shrimp in olive oil seasoned with salt and pepper!

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This is so fresh and easy, just what Wednesday needs!

Thursday:  Paleo Orange Chicken and Beets with Thyme – Sheet Pan Meal

I love beets, they are so sweet and taste so great roasted!  I found this great sheet pan meal, I am so excited to make!


There is some marinating involved, my suggestion is to marinate the chicken the night prior.  When you get home from market, it is easy to prep your beets to make Thursday’s dinner smooth!

Friday:  Lifeis4Tasting Recipe:  Lime rice, black beans and chicken with arugula or field greens, onions, jalapeños, and tomatoes.

Corey, the author of Lifeis4Tasting is one of our farm share members.  For several seasons, she has helped us out at market!


She has created this awesome recipe that she shared on her facebook page!  I was so excited, I tried it out and it was fabulous!  This is a great recipe to make on Sunday for a week’s worth of lunches!


– 2 cups cooked brown rice
– 1/2 a lime
– 1 jalapeño or similar hot chili
– 1 can black beans
– 1tsp cumin
– 1/2 cup diced onion
– 2 cups diced rotisserie chicken
– 1/2 cup fresh salsa
– 1 cup diced tomatoes
– 2-3 diced avocados
– 2 cups loosely packed arugula

1. Cook rice to package directions. Squeeze lime juice over rice.
2. In a pan, sauté jalapeño and onion. When onion is translucent, add one can drained black beans. Season with cumin and Salt and Pepper to taste
3. In the jars, layer: brown rice, black bean and veggie mixture, diced chicken, salsa, and diced tomatoes and avocado. Top with fresh arugula.
4. When you’re ready to eat, eat straight out of the jar or dump into a bowl. Enjoy!

If you are wondering what else will be at market we will have:

  • Garlic
  • Tatsoi (Summer Spinach)
  • Kale
  • Summer Lettuces
  • Radishes
  • Baby Arugula
  • Field Greens
  • Spicy Micro Greens
  •  Onions
  • Carrots
  • Basil
  • Squash
  • Green Beans
  • Leeks

We will see you at the South of the James Farmer’s Market this Saturday from 8-12.

One thought on “July 14th Market Pick-up # 9

  1. While most of the continent was contending with unusually warm weather, our weather had been unusually pleasant. I am certainly not complaining, and it is certainly not uncommon. It just seemed odd at the time. The warmth is finally catching up here, not in an unnatural way, but it is a bother now because it is so sudden after such mild weather. Foliage on some plants that have no problem with warmth got scorched. It is not even too terribly hot!


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