Spring is here! Just a few of the resources that we use for our CSA planning. Some seeds ordered and ordering, some plants started, itching to get into our gardens. Waiting for the snow to leave and the soil to be ready to grow our tasty vegetables.
We have cucumbers. If we get rain this week we will have a lot of cucumbers. Our favourite types of cucumbers are Marketmore and Poona Kheera they are both tasty and make great pickles. Poona Kheera also can be used in stir-fries and chutneys. It is an unusual cucumber it has a white to yellow skin that changes to brownish red as it matures. Eat it as you would any other cucumber. A little grand-daughter of one sharer loves Poona Kheera so much at three years old she would gobble down a whole cucumber. Here is a recipe that we use: Aunt Anna’s Mustard Pickles 10 cups cucumbers peel, remove the seeds and chop into roughly 1/2 inch chunks (7-9 cucumbers) 1-quart onions diced (6-8 white onions) 1-quart celery and cauliflower diced (2 cups of each) 1 red pepper diced (2 if you want more colour) 4 tablespoons pickling salt Cover with 4 tablespoons pickling salt and water. Leave overnight. Drain well. Sauce 4 cups vinegar 6 cups sugar 4 tablespoons dry mustard 1 cup flour 1 tea
After over 6 consecutive years of our direct-to-your-door delivery CSA model we are taking a new direction with RJR 100 Acre Farm. We will no longer be offering the CSA. We are working on developing a new plan for the farm. Thank you to all of our customers who have shared in the land's bounty with us over the past years. We look forward to continuing these relationships that we have built as your friends and local farmer.