It is the season when every young man’s fancy turns to mud. A man grows tall in the country in the winter, about 5 inches taller, to be precise. Spring showers bring may flowers, December snows bring January mud. Wow it’s mucky!
This week we have some delicious sprouts to try from the Maia cooperative. They are grown in Denver hydroponically, which is different from how we grow them – while we grow them in the soil, the key to delicious sprouts (and mushrooms) is actually the sunlight they receive. The sunlight helps the young plants develop not only vitamins and minerals, but all kinds of flavor! Sprouts are alive, and it is best before you eat them (or if you eat them at night, the afternoon before you eat them) to put them in the sun for about 15 minutes. They’ll be much better for it… and so will you!
We are also excited about a new batch of olive oil from our friends in California who raise their olives for us with organic methods free of chemicals. What are we to do except combine sprouts and oil with some delicious lo mein or stir fry?
But don’t forget us when you get your winter cold. We have a coldbuster tea just for you! It’s really tasty, so even if you’re not sick, give it a try!
And for our meat eaters out there… please don’t forget that Thomas Farms has chicken, and a student trip to Washington, DC to fundraise for! And we still have a few sausages left from our own farm. Try these in your lo mein if you’re not into tofu.
NEW THIS WEEK:
Chicken from Thomas Farms
Mud. Fire sale prices! Come out for a visit and come back with pounds of it on your shoes…
READY FOR THE COOK:
Sprout stuffing - - - wheat, barley, sprouts and fresh olive oil meet a delicious blend of secret spices for a filling stuffing!
Cold buster tea - - - Willow twigs, pine twigs and thistle root. Great with a bit of lemon or honey!
Sausages - - - traditional recipe from Europe. Hot or mild.
Roast Chevon - - - Fresh natural goat meat with your choice of natural wild spices or more traditional recipes.
Black eyed peas
Next harvest estimated in Spring
Next harvest, estimated in Summer
~~~MEDICINAL HERBS AND TEAS~~~
Pine needles (delicious, nutritious, revitalizing!)
Rose Hips (delicious, vitamin C)
Thistle Root (supports liver)
Winter willow, aspen and poplar (antiinflamatory, powerful painkiller - use like aspirin)
Sprouts – alfalfa, clover, radish