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Posted 8/29/2019 9:30am by Jill Rendleman.

Members will get a packed box this last CSA.  If you want something special...or extras let me know SOON.

Shares will include basil, eggplant, lettuce , rosemary, potatoes, grape tomatoes, garlic , cucumbers, and regular tomatoes!  whoo.   lots of picking going on yesterday.  Our "candy roaster" squash darn it is not yet ready.....if you watch your emails in the next week or so, I may ask summer members if they want some...I would deliver to same spots. same times.  

The weather is gorgeous.  Trying to get fall crops seeded for planting in the next weeks.  

I would like input from members on how we can be more earth friendly.  Currently we reuse wax boxes as many times as we can, use egg cartons from recycled paper and use them as many times as we can, we use paper bags for potatoes and other root crops, but plastic is what we consistently use on lettuces and greens.  Our plan is to go to recycled paper on as many items as possible, versus plastic bags.  Looking for a good source.   Finally, our farm and home will be going off the grid soon with a solar energy system by AES Solar.  It is the right thing to do and the incentives are good for businesses and homeowners.  

Head Start children learn how to start veggies! 





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 8/22/2019 9:19am by Jill Rendleman.

Return boxes this week or next PLEASE!  We recycle wax boxes to save trees and to keep CSA priced at wholesale.  

More sweet corn, bell pepper,  potatoes, baby mixed lettuce, and garlic.  We have  a LOT of eggplant if anyone wants extras.  Also basil.  Let me know this week or early next if you want extras!  

Next week  is likely our last summer CSA week, however you can still order individual items online and pickup times would be the same.  Things will be limited as we start into fall planting season, our second spring, move hightunnels and chicken houses, amend soils, get ready for the fall winter season.  

Its been a rocky, but in the end, good overall CSA season, but I need your input to make things as good as they can be.  Text or call me.....this is YOUR CSA...and let me know what you would like to see.  

Next season we will offer a plastic free CSA as we have  several members who have asked.  Currently we recycle our eggs boxes, which are made from recycled paper, our plastic quart boxes, our farmer bags, and our CSA wax boxes.....always looking for suggestions from members.  Let me know.   your farmer, Jill





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 8/8/2019 3:09pm by Jill Rendleman.

Sweet corn is on the way to members!  Along with summer lettuce, cucumbers, basil, a few beets, and bell peppers.  Its hard to decide what to eat first!  My personal favorite is the summer lettuce as its hard to come by, but sweet corn always is good.  This is organic sweet corn and there may be a few corn beetles in the tops near the silks so just cut the ends off if needed.    Summer CSA is coming in close to our ending point, estimating about four more weeks.  The mushroom shares have all been distributed.  If you would like to extend your mushroom share three to four weeks, then let me know and I will see if Flyway Farm can do it.  

Enjoy the bounty of summer!  your farmer, Jill





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 7/31/2019 8:41am by Jill Rendleman.

Look for small but tasty little cabbages that look like alien heads but green.  Add to that carrots and some Veganese and you have an organic gluten soy free slaw!  Kale is coming, the last of this season.  Good taste, not as tender as spring.  We are braising and eating with new potatoes, which are also in your box.  

Top that off with a couple of SWEET red peppers and some garlic heads.  Its a good week!  

I am bill's sailing crew for a race in Wisconsin this weekend.....so Cleto again may b the face you see at delivery while we get packed and the boat ready.   Thank you for being so kind to Cleto, he is beginning to like dealing with customers after starting out a bit shy it being new to him.  

pepper guard kitty





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 7/29/2019 5:55pm by Jill Rendleman.

Its not my style to promote a  stain non local ingredient..but I must mention this.  I have always been very open with the Co-op.....I only buy at Krogers because they have Heilmans Mayo.   Recently I was tested positive for a number of things....resulting in my search for non dairy, non soy products.  The first thing I ran across was VEGANESS.  yes, it is better than mayo without the meat protein ingredients.......AND it does TASTE MUCH BETTER.  I dont push products, rather I introduce folks to the best alternative.  I will not ever go looking for traditional mayo ago, the vegannesse is such a light clear wonderful tasting addition.........forget the rest.  





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 7/25/2019 10:03am by Jill Rendleman.

Enjoying this glorious weather!  Members will see zucchini, garlic, mixed WARM to hot peppers, tomatillos, tomatoes, basil, and eggplant in their share this week.  All then ingredients for eggplant parmesean and/or salsa.  The tomatoes are NOT looking happy as they were "cooked" when the temps got over 95 here......so plan to use them as cooking tomatoes in salsa, sauce, or other dish not as a stand alone add salt and eat tomato.  The basil is new and tender.  Here is a great ratatouille recipe from Cooks Illustrated......look to www.allseasons-farm for more recipes.  If you think you dont like eggplant.....toss slices in egg and then cover with panic crumbs then bake at high heat and turn once.....you have to get it crisp!  also for the ratatouille below you can JUST use zucchini.......I love it that way.  Enjoy.  

INGREDIENTS

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2 large eggplants (about 2 - 2 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
2 large zucchini (about 1 1/2 pounds), scrubbed and cut into 1-inch cubes
¼ cup olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
2 medium tomatoes (ripe), about 1 pound, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves
 
SERVES 4 TO 6 AS A SIDE DISH (MAKES 7 CUPS)

For the best-flavored ratatouille, we recommend very ripe, beefsteak tomatoes.

1. Place eggplant in large colander set over large bowl; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons salt and toss to distribute salt evenly. Let eggplant stand at least 1 hour or up to 3 hours. Rinse eggplant well under running water to remove salt and spread in even layer on triple thickness of paper towels; cover with another triple thickness of paper towels. Press firmly on eggplant with hands until eggplant is dry and feels firm and compressed.

2. Adjust one oven rack to upper-middle position and second rack to lower-middle position; heat oven to 500 degrees. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with foil.

3. Toss eggplant, zucchini, and 2 tablespoons oil together in large bowl, then divide evenly between prepared baking sheets, spreading in single layer on each. Sprinkle with salt and roast, stirring every 10 minutes, until well-browned and tender, 30 to 40 minutes, rotating baking sheets from top to bottom halfway through roasting time. Set aside.

4. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in heavy-bottomed Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion; reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, until softened and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and cook until they release their juices and begin to break down, about 5 minutes. Add roasted eggplant and zucchini, stirring gently but thoroughly to combine, and cook until just heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley, basil, and thyme; adjust seasonings with salt and pepper and serve. (Can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days.)

 



 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 7/18/2019 1:46pm by Jill Rendleman.

Quick reminder about pickup!  It will be hot so the earlier you pickup your box the better quality your veggies will be in!  Look for something a little odd...fresh fennel in your shares this week. The white veggie with green top.....fennel potato soup sounds good to me!  See recipes up at www.allseasons-farm.com.    Also snap peas and green beans, cucumbers, and more tomatoes.  It is a time of bounty but I can see the beginnings of the end as this summer heat does in the cucumber and tomato vines.  The peppers seem to love this weather as well as the new squash we just planted.....o and the eggplant loves it as well.  Picking the last of the blueberries this week, they are few and thinly populated.   Starting to prepare beds for fall.  Bring boxes if you have any at home!   Check your account and get balance paid if there is one.....thank you so much!  What fun it has been this year of cold, then rain, then heat, then more heat....whats to come next?  Thats the glory of it all!!! 

your farmer, jill





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 7/3/2019 7:28am by Jill Rendleman.

Pickup today!  all locations same times.  Call or text....618 308 0217 if you have questions.  Look for fresh blueberries and new potatoes and more.....

your farmer, jill





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 7/1/2019 2:10pm by Jill Rendleman.

WEDNESDAY will be the pickup day for Cdale AND for Marion this week.   Same places, same times.  

CALL or TEXT 618-308-0217 - DO NOT EMAIL if you will not be picking up this week.  Remember for Co-op or Farm pickup you can pickup ANYTIME of the week after Wed if you cant make the pickup time.  

Look for blueberries, tomatoes, cucs, new potatoes and more in your share this week.  Enjoy the holiday!





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

Posted 6/20/2019 7:50am by Jill Rendleman.

Blueberries are in!  Members will enjoy heirloom tomatoes, blueberries, head lettuce, cucumbers, garlic scapes!  Remember to let me know if you want extras of something or want to substitute.  Its not too late today!  rain is really great for apples, garlic, potatoes, sweet corn, asparagus!  good day for picking.  see you soon.  your farmer, Jill





 

Jill Rendleman

All Seasons Farm

9535 US Hwy 51 N

Cobden, Illinois  62920

www.allseasons-farm.com

facebook.com/AllSeasonsFarm

          

 

CSA Final Summer Thursday Aug 29 and Friday Aug 30August 29th, 2019

Members will get a packed box this last CSA.  If you want something special...or extras let me know SOON. Shares will include basil, eggplant, lettuce , rosemary, potatoes, grape tomatoes, garli

CSA Pickup Reminder Thursday Aug 22 and Friday August 23 BOXES PLEASEAugust 22nd, 2019

Return boxes this week or next PLEASE!  We recycle wax boxes to save trees and to keep CSA priced at wholesale.   More sweet corn, bell pepper,  potatoes, baby mixed lettuce, and g

CSA Pickup Reminder Thursday Aug 8 and Friday August 9 BOXES PLEASEAugust 8th, 2019

Sweet corn is on the way to members!  Along with summer lettuce, cucumbers, basil, a few beets, and bell peppers.  Its hard to decide what to eat first!  My personal favorite is the sum

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