March 2020, Week 5

March 2020, Week 5

Now more than ever, the open space that the farm offers is a vital resource for our community. We don't say "vital" lightly. We mean it with the full weight of its history, its tether to the meaning of life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The farm is life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's open space, big enough to explore without crowding. It's a market with fresh, local food to sustain you. It's a place to get out of your house and take those vital breaths of fresh air, nestled in this bowl between the mountains. In a time when most of us are spending more time than we're accustomed to indoors, nature is all the more precious. We don't have to do anything special here. Just let go of whatever's weighing on us.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The farm market is open on Mondays and Saturdays, but the farm is open when you need it. Watch a goat jump, watch an emu carefully guard its eggs, watch a flock of quail bob across the field. Embrace life.⠀⠀

This week on the farm...

 Easter on the farm is coming up! Click here for more info about the unique experience that our annual Easter egg hunt will bring to your family!

This week in your Simple Share...

Lettuce Mix - 1 bag
A blend of our favorite greens grown on the farm in our hoop houses.

Broccoli Greens - 1 bunch
Sauteed Broccoli Greens with Toasted Coconut

Cutting Celery - 1 bunch
Peanut Noodles with Celery Leaves 

Baby Green Mix - 1 bag
Steak Salad

Apples  - 3 lbs
Easy French Apple Cake
  • 3 Small Apples
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup  Melted Unsalted Butter
  • 1/3 cup Applesauce
  • 1 cup Plain, All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon, optional
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • Preheat your oven on 180'C / 350'F.
  • Grease or line a 20cm/8inch round Springform Pan with baking paper.
  • Melt the Unsalted Butter in the microwave and set aside to cool down.
  • Peel, Core and Cut the Apples into small cubes. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the Eggs and Brown Sugar until foamy. Add the melted butter and Applesauce and stir until combined.
  • Whisk in the dry ingredients: Plain Flour, Baking Powder and Salt (and optionally Ground Cinnamon)
  • Mix the Apple slices directly into the cake batter, making sure all the apple cubes are equally covered with batter (1)
  • Pour the cake batter into the lined/grease pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes (2), or until the tip of a knife comes out clean.
  • Serve warm with Whipped Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream, or leave to cool down completely.
    Optional: dust with a little bit of Icing Sugar and/or Cinnamon Powder.

Butternut Squash - 1
Roasted Garlic Herb Butternut Squash

Bunching Onions - 1 bunch
Cajun Chicken Skillet

Yogurt - 1 
Milk Honey Yogurt

Honey - 1 jar
Hollow Tree Honey

We'll see you next week!

- The Simple Share team