So, it’s still January, most of us are holding strong to our New Year’s resolutions, some are long gone. But nonetheless things are changing. The seasons advance almost unnoticeably. We are able to see transition in such detail here in Florida. Just like we see in the detail in our growing vegetables. We are deep into the ground with our root veggies at this point (pun intended) and loving it!
FEED BACK 🙂
And as always, we would love to hear from you! Please tell us how you are enjoying and participating in the farm this season. Or how you would like to. Share a funny or interesting story you have about volunteering or attending an event. 🙂
Also, we would love to see how you are preparing your your GCF veggies.
Maybe share a recipe? Any suggestions would be truly valued.
Orange Carrots When I was a kid there was something extremely comforting in eating piping hot carrots that “actually tasted like carrots” as my friend, Brenda, would say.
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&Purple cauliflower (botanical name Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) is a cool-season biennial cruciferous vegetable belonging to the plant order Capparales. Purple cauliflower’s color comes from the presence of the antioxidant anthocyanin, which can also be found in red cabbage and red wine. Yum!
VOTE GERALDSON COMMUNITY FARM It’s about that time again: Edible Sarasota‘s Local Hero Awards voting is happening now! We were so excited to win last year’s Farm Favorite, please help us to do it again! If you love Geraldson Community Farm as much as we do, show us some love and vote Geraldson Community Farm, Christa Leonard under the Farm, Farmer box. :))
Thank you everyone for their continued love and support.
ASK CHEF PATRICK
“Tell me a food you hate and I’ll make you love it before the day is done.” Wanna see Chef Patrick in action?
Check this out! https://vimeo.com/151480721 You may recognize Chef Patrick Loughrey from CSA for the Holiday; A Cooking Class back in November. Chef Patrick has come on board as a consulting chef for GCF and would love to answer any questions you may have about your CSA or market vegetables and to share ideas and recipes!
Write Chef Patrick with any kitchen dilemma or victory you want to share! email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sadly, no inquiries this week. Please, don’t be shy.
BUT let’s share an easy recipe from Maggie’s family:
Wondering What’s NEXT???
LOCAL BEER+LOCAL CRAFTS= THE LOCAL EVOLUTIONOfficially the SECOND FRIDAY of every month, Geraldson Community Farm and Darwin Brewing Company are collaborating to bring you an evening of everything local.
Come out to meet your local farmers & artisans on January 8, 2016 from 5-9p. Enjoy freshly-prepared food, local music, and craft beer in a beautiful brewery setting.
FREE // PUP FRIENDLY // FAMILY FRIENDLY
Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact email@example.com
Dinner Bell Supper Club
Sunday, January 31st at 6:00-9:00PM
Usually the last Sunday of every month, but because of the holidays our time line has changed just a bit. This Supper Club is in collaboration with Chef Derek Barnes of Derek’s Rustic Coastal Cuisine! YUM!!
What is our supper club you ask?
Dinner Bell Supper Club is a monthly supper limited to 20 guests in our beautiful barn. These monthly meals will highlight our local produce as well as dairy, meats and fruits produced in our amazing Florida region. Supper will be prepared by our farm manager, Christa Leonard and other guest chefs that will highlight our seasonal offerings.
We trade for local produce and are saving sliding scale seats at the table for farmers and work trade!
The supper table WELCOMES ALL
Tickets available for firstname.lastname@example.org
Palma Sola Farmers Market
at Geraldson Community Farm is here! https://www.facebook.com/palmasolafarmersmarket/?fref=ts Come on out to GCF every Sunday through our growing season 11:00-3:00 for fresh local organic produce & much more! We are located just south of Robinson Preserve & The Palma Sola Botanical Park. See you at the Market!
In collaboration with our CSA program, Sugar Cubed,a pastry cafe focused on modern and innovative breads, desserts, and baked goods will have fresh bread available for purchase. Full share 1 loaf every week. Half share 1 loaf every other week.http://www.getsugarcubed.com
Collards Carrots Broccoli Raab Okra Sungold Tomatoes Kale Sweet and Hot Peppers Watermelon Arugula
Kohlrabi Asian Greens Radishes Winter Squash Zucchini Broccoli Cabbage Heirloom Tomatoes Green Beans Eggplant Beets
Turnips Swiss Chard Bok Choy Cauliflower Fennell
Pretty Flowers Love
Happy Helping Hands.
Eating a massive amount of carrots can actually turn you orange!
This is called Carotenemia AND there is a cure: reduced carrot intake.