May 2019, Week 3

May 2019, Week 3

As the first of the strawberries turn red, we're opening just a few spots a week to people and families who want a deeper experience with the rhythms of nature. Join us for personal, inspirational group tours of the strawberries. You'll join a guide who will share the story of the precious fruit: a story of how life lies dormant over the winter only to flourish again in the spring. It's a chance to reflect on how natural world cues our senses, and the hope we find in the return of summer. During your tour, you'll pick a half-pint of strawberries to savor while you spend time taking in the farm or on your return home. We're opening our strawberry experience to a limited number of small groups starting tomorrow, May 10. The number of slots we have available is dependent upon the strawberries themselves, so make sure to reserve yours early.

In an effort to always make things more simple, we are transitioning our weekly email to a weekly blog post on our website so that it is easier for you to find past recipes and information. We will continue to send the weekly email for the next few weeks in order to help you get used to this change. Jump on over to our website and reminisce on all the amazing produce and small-batch goods that you've already received this year.

This week in your Simple Share...

Kale - one bunch

Garlic Butter Rice with Kale

Tat Soi - one bag

We love using Hollow Tree honey in our recipes, which you received in April.

Sorrel - one bunch

50 Things To Do With Fresh Sorrel

Lettuce - one bag

We have been growing a mix called All Star Lettuce for the last three years. In the warm weather it takes 30 days to grow, and in the cold weather it takes 55 days. It's one of the only varieties of lettuce that grows well in all seasons.

Beet Greens - one bunch

We know that beet greens are something that you may not usually pick up on your average grocery trip, and we have been trying out new recipes to figure out how to use them. This recipe is one of our favorites. It's simple, using just a few great ingredients, and tastes delicious!

Baby Arugula - one bag

Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Pistachios

Asparagus - one bunch
Dave Goepel is the owner of Wee Farm and here's what he had to say about his farm:

"Wee Farm started in 2009 in our backyard garden. Originally the idea was to sell a variety of crops at the local Farmer's Market. In 2013, we evolved in a significant way by becoming a 1/4 acre single-crop asparagus farm. In just six years our naturally grown asparagus has become a favorite for people in Cache Valley and Northern Utah."

Oranges - 8 lbs

Ron Matik of Pleasant Valley Farms drove his box truck from California to share the last of his California oranges with us. We are sad to say that the season for this variety is ending, so enjoy the last bag until next year.

Eggs - one dozen

About Clifford Farms


Jolene, from Milk Honey topped toast with her Plain Milk Honey Yogurt, asparagus and poached egg for a simple breakfast, and we cannot wait to try it with the asparagus from Wee Farm. 

We'll see you next week!

-The Simple Share Team