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Posted 7/4/2014 10:46am by Susan Roddy.

BEETS!  YAY BEETS!  

If you haven't already eaten the one you got this week, try them roasted! (Mine never last past the first day, I love them so much!!)

Cube, toss in olive oil, sprinkle salt & pepper on them and cook at 350 until tender (about 20 - 30 minutes, depending on how big you cube them), then toss with pistachios.

What is your favorite way to eat something you got this week?

 

Posted 6/24/2014 8:42pm by Susan.

This week's box had one of the best items in it!! 

How can you not love garlic scapes, just because of how fun they look?! 

What are you going to do with yours?

Another great box full of goodies this week, and another great "CSA Supper" enjoyed by my family.  What did YOU make for dinner tonight?

Posted 6/17/2014 9:05pm by Susan.

There you are, that super green leafy lovely that I have been waiting for since I last saw you.   You amazing nutritionally packed treat that I turned my nose up at until I tried you fresh last year (only because I couldn't let anything in the box go to waste!).   

I LOVE YOU KALE!!!!

I can't decide between Kale Chips, Wilted Kale, or Kale smoothie!!

What are you doing with YOUR goodies this week?

Posted 6/10/2014 9:14pm by Susan.

Week one Nummies!

That is a lot of fresh and local green that I know I have been missing, and I know my step-dad was thrilled about the radishes when I brought him a radish sandwich.   I would have had the popcorn for dinner if I hadn't just had a cavity filled :(

Which one of these were YOU happiest to see?

 

Posted 6/5/2014 7:42am by Susan.

So excited to be getting our first box next week already!   Can't wait to see what goodies it holds!! 

What are you most looking forward to receiving these first few weeks, and will you eat it all, or preserve some of it?

CHECK OUT OAKRIDGE FARMS ON FACEBOOK TO GET IDEAS ON PRESERVING

 

Posted 5/13/2014 7:29am by Jodi Leslie.

CSA Members, don't forget about the Food Preservation class at the Neenah Public Library, this Thursday, 5/15 at 6:30.  I am sure we can all learn some new ideas for preserving some of the goodies we will get in our boxes this season! 

What is your favorite way to preserve? 

What are you hoping to try this year? 

Just a reminder, this class if for CSA members only.   See you there!

Posted 3/20/2014 6:52pm by Susan.

After the winter that seemed like it would never end,

SPRING

is finally here!!   At least according to the calendar.......

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am READY for that first CSA box - especially after a feeble attempt to add butter and salt to frozen store-bought corn and pretend it was fresh sweet corn.  It was at that moment that I realized I need to get better at preserving my summer goodies this year to save some for later.  Does anyone else feel the same?  (I made myself feel better by popping the last cob of CSA popcorn - it sorta worked....)

I am excited for everyone to use this blog to connect with other CSA members and Oakridge Farms friends to share ideas on how to preserve and prepare the "harvest in a box" that we are blessed with on a weekly (or every other week) basis. 

So, let's get started:

What do you miss the most about summer?   What are you still enjoying from your CSA boxes and how did you preserve it?

Posted 7/20/2013 10:59am by Jodi Schultz.

We will be offering pick-your-own raspberries on Sunday, July 21st from 8am-1pm. The price is $3.00/#.  Please respect our 8am start time, as we need to pick first for our pre-pick sales and that determines which sections are open to the public. The crop is limited and we do get picked out! Dates for picking after Sunday are to be determined, feel free to call 725-1541 for updates.

Michigan blueberries have arrived!  Try them by the pint or buy a 10# box for $34.  We love to have blueberries in the freezer to enjoy all year.

We have pickling cucumbers available on a pre-order basis.  Please call the store 725-1541 to check availability! $32/bushel and $16/half bushel.

Sweet corn season has arrived and we are enjoying the first of the crop.  The heat wave that kept some of our farm stands closed last week has passed and we will be open at all three locations beginning Sunday.

Just a friendly reminder, Oakridge Farms does not accept credit or debit cards.  We gladly accept cash or check.

Thank you for your continued support!

Oakridge Farms
(920)725-1541

Posted 7/14/2013 2:53pm by Jodi Schultz.

We will be offering pick-your-own raspberries on Monday, July 15th from 8am-1pm. The price is $3.00/#.  Please respect our 8am start time, as we need to pick first for our pre-pick sales and that determines which sections are open to the public. The crop is limited and we do get picked out! Dates for picking after Monday are to be determined.


Just a few tips for raspberry picking.  Long sleeves and a good dose of bug spray are suggested, raspberry canes do have thorns and the mosquitos are hungry!  Ice cream buckets or the like work great when tied around your waist or attached to a belt, that way you can use both hands to pick.  We do provide picking containers.  Raspberry picking is a bit more time consuming than strawberry picking (berries are smaller!) and it may not be suitable for very young children.  All ages are welcome of course, it is just a consideration!


We also have pickling cucumbers available on a pre-order basis.  Please call the store 725-1541 to get your name on the list! $32/bushel and $16/half bushel.

Also, Oakridge Farms does not accept credit or debit, cash or check only please.

Thank you for your continued support!

Oakridge Farms
(920)725-1541

Posted 6/20/2013 3:37pm by Jodi Schultz.

Strawberry season is here and the weather has been prefect for picking berries!  So perfect in fact that we will be PICKED OUT for Friday, June 21st.  That means we need a day to allow berries to ripen and will not be open for pick-your-own on Friday.  Don't worry though, we will resume pick-your-own on Saturday at 7am.  The season should last for at least two more weeks.  The price is $1.45/#, please remember we only accept cash or check!

We will have plenty of pre-picked strawberries available as well as spinach, radishes, lettuce and sugar snap peas at our farmstands on Friday. 

On Saturday,  you can find us at the Neenah and Appleton Farmers' Markets and at our CB farm stand.  The Krueger's stand and the Cty A stand will be closed on Saturday so we can put all our efforts into pick-your-own and farmers' markets.  Strawberry season is a very busy time!

ALWAYS call ahead for picking conditions as things can change quickly on the farm, 725-1541!

Thank you for a "berry" good start to the season!

Oakridge Farms