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Recipe

Sweet and Sour Sauce with turnips, cabbage, carrots, and onion

Ingredients

  • 3 Onions
  • 3-4 Carrots sliced
  • 4-6 cups Cabbage, coarsely diced
  • 4-6 cups Turnips, cubes
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, ground or 2 tsp fresh Ginger chopped
  • 1/4 cup Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Molasses or maple syrup
  • 1 T Cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp ketchup
  • 3 cups cooked Brown Rice

Instructions

  • Heat your favorite oil in your wok. Add cut veggies, ginger (and extra hot sauce if you wish) mix well. Add a little water, if necessary, until the veggies are tender.
  • While the veggies are cooking, pour the vinegar and molasses into a measuring cup, add the soy sauce, ketchup, and the cornstarch and mix well.
  • When the turnips, cabbage and onions are cooked add additional cornstarch to the sauce as necessary and mix well. Reduce the heat to simmer, add the sauce, and continue stir-frying until the sauce thickens and evenly coats all the veggies. Mix well before serving.
  • Serve over a bed of brown rice and enjoy!
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Important foods in Wisconsin to eat Organically

As people become more and more aware of how important it is to choose organic foods, for both people health and planet health, we hear the question, which foods are the most important to eat organically? Understandably, we want to know which foods should be made priority. The Environmental working group puts out a great, well researched, list that can be a really useful reference to people that are just getting started, or who don’t always have access to all organic items.

The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated produce.

Choosing a farmer that uses organic methods or is certified organic can help you make food choices that you feel good about. LotFotL Community Farm, in Elkhorn WI, goes beyond organic standards in our growing practices and will be certified organic again in 2014. Choosing to be a member of our CSA or coming to our farm stand at South Shore Farmers Market are both great ways to find organic food. Thank you for your support.

Here is a copy of the EWG list.

Dirty Dozen Plus

6 sample Wisconsin CSA shares from LotFotL

What’s in the CSA Box?

Here are some examples of what was given out in the CSA shares throughout the 2012 season. Although each year will differ, this can give you an idea of how we like to structure our boxes.

June 14, 2012:

Staple:

Garlic Scapes
Kale
Spinach
Hakurei Turnips
Sugar Snap Peas
Asparagus
Lettuce

Gonzo and Seesaw:
Lettuce
Sugar Snap Peas
Hakurei Turnips

Spinach
Kale
Garlic Scapes
Broccoli
Summer Squash

Oct 10, 2012

Staple:

Winter Squash
Arugula
Peppers
Potatoes
Napa
Brussel Sprouts
Turnips OR Kohlrabi
Kale
Gonzo and Seesaw:
Winter Squash
Arugula
Eggplant
Potatoes
Napa
Brussel Sprouts
Turnips OR Kohlrabi
Beets
Garlic
Herbs: Basil OR Parsley OR Cutting Celery

Nov 9, 2012

Staple:

Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Potatoes
Rutabaga
Winter Squash
Beets

Gonzo and Seesaw:
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Potatoes
Rutabaga
Winter Squash
Lettuce
Turnips
Spinach
Kale