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Ideas using some of Farmer Jim's best.
Radish Butter
For a great appetizer try this easy recipe: ½ cup butter soften at room temperature ½ cup sliced radishes ½ teaspoon of lemon juice Cream the butter in a food processor. Add radishes and lemon juice and pulse just enough
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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps
Cooking spray 2 medium zucchini 1 Tablespoon of olive oil ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, (3/4 – ounce) ¼ cup plain dried bread crumbs 1/8 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat a
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Garlic Green Bean Salad
1 pound fresh green beans stem end removed 1/3 cup diced roasted red or yellow pepper 1 clove garlic, minced ½ medium red onion, diced 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper Dried Italian seasoning, optional

Southern Style Green Beans
Southern Style Green Beans ½ pound fresh green beans, stem end removed and snapped into bite size pieces 1 slice of raw bacon, cut into 1” pieces 2 small potatoes, washed, unpeeled, and cut into small wedges 1 small onion, peeled and

Roasted Beets and Feta Cheese
3 large or 4 medium beets 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided 2 tsp. white wine vinegar or lemon juice ¼ tsp. salt 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled Preheat oven to 375 degree. Wash and trim beets, leaving the root end on and ab
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Grilled Eggplant Sandwich
2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or pesto would work 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, divided 8  ½ inch slices of eggplant (about 1 small eggplant) ½ teaspoon garlic salt 8 slices of whole gr

Cucumber with Feta dressing
2-3 medium to large cucumbers peeled and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon of salt ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ cup of crumbled feta cheese ¼ cup of yogurt ¼ cup of sour cream 1 teaspoon of Dijon-sty
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Scandinavian Cucumber Salad
4 cups of thinly sliced cucumbers ½ teaspoon salt 1/4 cup white vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon of honey 1 tablespoon of virgin olive oil or canola oil ¼ of minced fresh dill, fennel, parsley, or chives ½ cup of thinl
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Cucumber Salsa
2 medium to large cucumbers peeled and diced or shredded 1 cup of finely diced tomatoes ½ cup of minced scallions or red onion 1 clove of garlic finely minced ¼ cup of any color sweet pepper finely diced ¼ cup of lime juice

Sweet Potatoes
In my opinion sweet potatoes are one of the true super foods when it comes to the nutritional value and the versatility of this vegetable.  One cup of cooked sweet potato is packed full of dietary fiber 26%, vitamin A 769%, C 65%, B6 29%. 
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Easy Marinated Beets
4 Medium sized beets 2 Tablespoons of red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon honey Virgin Olive Oil Salt Pepper Boil beets, peel, and cut into quarters. Combine the red wine vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk in enough olive oil to emulsify. Pour the
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Zucchini Chocolate Cake
This may be one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever had. The zucchini makes the cake very moist. If you are shredding zucchini for this recipe or any type of bread recipe and are using zucchini larger than 12’’ make sure to clean and
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Cabbage Cole Slaw
1 medium head of cabbage 1 medium onion, minced fine 3 carrots, peeled and grated or shredded 1 jar of Marzettis Original Slaw Dressing or your favorite Salt Pepper Cut cabbage into large chunks small enough to fit in the chute of a food proces
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Bell Pepper, Spinach and Sausage Pasta
This recipe was designed to serve 4 but makes a lot. If you want to make less the recipe can easily be reduced in half. I like to use WE Farm Hot Italian Sausage in this recipe. For more information on WE Farm meats and eggs check out The Wayne-Egeno

Cabbage Au Gratin
Cabbage Carrots Onion Butter Grated Swiss or cheddar cheese Cheese Sauce Prepare 2 cups of cheese sauce. Recipe follows. Sauté 3 cups of finely chopped cabbage with 1 small diced onion. Place half the cabbage in a buttered casserole dis
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Spicy Zucchini
2 to 3 Medium zucchini, cut into ½ inch slices 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, minced* 3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges ½ teaspoon oregano ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon groun

Grilled Eggplant Sandwich
2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or pesto would work 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, divided 8  ½ inch slices of eggplant (about 1 small eggplant) ½ teaspoon garlic salt 8 slices of whole gr

Grilled Chili Rellenos
Grilled Chili Rellenos (Poblanos on the half shell) 4 – Poblano Chili Peppers, halved and de-seeded 2 tab olive oil 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 small to medium onion, finely diced 1 cup (8 oz) of canned black beans 1 cup shredded Mo

Garden Casserole
Ingredients 2 pounds eggplant, peeled 5 teaspoons salt, divided 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium onions, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 medium zucchini, sliced 1/2-inch thick 5 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped 2 celery ribs, sliced *

Salsa Cruda (Spicy Tomato Dip)
This is a good quick fresh salsa recipe. It takes little time to make and it taste much better than any salsa you purchase in a jar. You may want to double or triple this recipe. You can adjust the individual ingredients to suite your taste. I have f

Quick Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes Olive oil Salt and pepper Basil (optional) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange whole cherry tomatoes in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 15
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Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes Whole cloves of garlic Olive oil Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Halve cherry tomatoes and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet along with the cloves of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, just enough to make them gl
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Spinach and Basil Pesto
Spinach Basil Pesto You will need a food processor to make this. You can adjust the amount of most the ingredients in this recipe to suit your personal taste. An example would be the proportion of spinach to basil. If you like basil add more if not
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Grandma B's Spinach Salad
Salad: 5 oz of fresh spinach. 1 oz micro-greens ½ small red onions thinly sliced ½ small red or yellow pepper, thinly sliced Fresh strawberries, hulled and halved or sliced Toss all ingredients and serve with dressing. Dressing

From the Fields of Freedom Valley Farm 9.27.2017September 27th, 2017

Greetings,This week is always the most difficult newsletter blog for me to write. As you know it is the last week of our 20 week CSA season. I could write about the weather or tell you how busy we are

New recipe: Baked Winter SquashSeptember 20th, 2017

Winter Squash can be very versatile. Savory or sweet or a combination of both. Below is an easy bake recipe that can be used for any of the many types of winter squashes. Winter Squash, halved, quarte

From the Fields of Freedom Valley Farm 9.20.2017September 20th, 2017

Greetings,As I write this I can hardly believe that we are on week 19 of our 20 week CSA season. Next week will be the last share of the 2017 season with the exception of members that took advant

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