Monday, July 9, 2018

CSA Newsletter Week 4

Hello members and friends,

We hope you all survived the heat wave and are enjoying the beautiful weather. Some of our veggies are certainly enjoying it. Crops like cucumbers, zucchinis, tomatoes and peppers are thriving as long as they are receiving enough water. Given the current dry conditions, our irrigation systems are running almost non-stop. Cool weather crops like lettuces, radishes, and bok choy are having a harder time and tend to bolt; shoot to seed and become bitter. Here's what's in your share this week:

  • Green Onions
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Kohlrabi
  • Garlic scapes
  • Dill
  • Beets
  • Swiss Chard
  • And here this week's feature recipes (find more on our website here):

Happy Cookin!
Team Luxy

Monday, July 2, 2018

CSA Newsletter Week 3

Hello members and friends,

Hope you all had a good Canada day and are staying cool. Here's the veggie line-up for this week:

-KALE
-LETTUCE
-GREEN ONIONS
-KOHLRABI
-SCAPES
-GARLIC
-NAPA CABBAGE
-CILANTRO
-TURNIPS

Here are some featured recipes:
                                                                               Kale
                                                                             Scapes
                                                                             Kohlrabi
Happy cookin!


Monday, June 25, 2018

CSA Newsletter Week 2

Hello members,

The following is ready for harvest this week:

  • Bok Choy (2 heads)
  • Italian (dinosaur) kale
  • Swiss chard
  • Fresh green garlic
  • Garlic scapes
  • Napa cabbage
  • Green onions
  • Kohlrabi (2 heads)
Napa Caesar Salad (They say Savoy, I say Napa!)
Napa Caesar Salad with Whole Wheat Croutons (In this one, you don't have to make the dressing.)
Browse through our Recipes for more ideas!
Happy cooking!
Team Luxy

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

2018 CSA Begins Next Week!

Hello members,

One week to go until pickups begin for Weekly and Bi-weekly 'A' shares! Don't forget to bring bags or a box to your pickup. Coolers work nicely and help to keep your veggies fresh during the car ride home. Here is what you can expect from your first share of the season:
  • bok choy
  • radishes
  • fresh garlic
  • kale
  • Swiss chard
  • Hakurei (salad) turnips
Lots of leafy greens this time of year. Use them in salads or saute with your fresh garlic and butter. Kale is wonderful in soups and smoothies too! Hakurei turnips can be cooked or eaten raw, along with their greens. Here are a few recipes to begin your adventures in cooking. Also, check out our Recipes pages for more ideas!
Thank you for being dedicated members all of these years. We appreciate your support and enthusiasm for local organic veg!
Team Luxy

Monday, November 27, 2017

2017 Fall Shares Week #3

Hello members and friends,
Welcome to week #3 of the fall shares and our final distribution of the year. But don't be sad, you can still catch us at the Lansdowne Park Farmers' Market inside the Aberdeen Pavillion throughout December and into the new year. For more info on the Christmas markets, check out the OFM website: ottawafarmersmarket.ca

Farm pickups will be ready tomorrow,Tuesday, November 28th, anytime after noon. Don't forget to bring your bags or boxes. Ottawa deliveries will go out Wednesday, November 29th in the afternoon. If you can't be around to receive your delivery, it might be handy to leave out a large cooler or container for the veggies. Otherwise, they will be left in bags at your door.

As another season draws to a close, we have to shout a big thank you out to everyone who supported us this year, and a special thanks to the hardest working crew around, Team Luxy: Kim, Ruth, Jeremy, Sarah, Damon, and everyone else who helped out at the farm this year. Without you, this would not be possible. Thank You! 

In the meantime, here are a few storage tips:
Carrots and beets should go in a cold humid place, in a fridge in the bags you received them in is best(4-5 mos.). Garlic and shallots should go in a cool place that isn't too dry with good air circulation, in a cupboard or on your counter should be fine(3-4 mos.). Squashes should be stored in cool place that is well ventilated (1-3 mos.) Potatoes will be left unwashed and should be kept in a dark cold place in their paper bags (3-5 mos.)

Stay Tuned for occasional updates and news about next year's CSA. Stay Warm and happy eats!

Jonny and Daizy
November 16th, the latest we've ever planted garlic!
Mulching in the snow 
Have a great winter everyone!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2017 Fall Shares Week #2

Hello members and friends, the 2nd instalment of fall shares are going out this week. For those of you picking up at the farm today (Tue.Nov.14) feel free to come by and grab your veggies anytime after noon and don't forget to bring bags or box to transfer your goodies into. The shares will be packed in blue bins in the shed so just take all the stuff in the box with your name on it. For Ottawa residents, if you won't be around tomorrow (Wed.Nov.15) to receive your delivery leave a cooler or container out for us to drop the veggies into or they will be left at your door in bags.
Here are a few helpful tips for best storage results:
Carrots and beets should go in a cold humid place, in a fridge in the bags you received them in is best(4-5 mos.). Garlic and onions should go in a cool place that isn't too dry with good air circulation, in a cupboard or on your counter should be fine(3-4 mos.). Squashes should be stored in cool place that is well ventilated (1-3 mos.). The butternuts will keep the longest and the delicata the least due to their thin skins so keep that in mind as you use them. Kohlrabi and cabbage can be stored in your crisper or in a cold place in bags.
Happy eats!

Team Luxy

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2017 Fall Shares Week #1

Hello members and friends, 
Just a quick reminder that the first instalment of fall shares will be going out this week. For those of you picking up at the farm today, please feel free to come by anytime since it is Halloween and you may have Halloween things to organize. If you need to come another day this week, that's fine too. The shares will be located on the tables in the red shed in a blue bin. Just look for the one with your name on it and take the entirety of it's contents, as we may or may not be around to assist you. Don't forget to bring bags or a box for collecting your veggies. 
For Ottawa residents, you will have your shares delivered to your door tomorrow (Wed, Nov. 1st) so if you are not around, it may be helpful to leave a cooler or container out for us to drop the veggies in, otherwise we will leave them in bags at your door.
For best storage results here are a few tips:
Carrots and beets should go in a cold humid place, in a fridge in the bags you received them in is best(4-5 mos.). Garlic and onions should go in a cool place that isn't too dry with good air circulation, in a cupboard or on your counter should be fine(3-4 mos.). Squashes should be stored in cool place that is well ventilated (1-3 mos.). The butternuts will keep the longest and the delicata the least due to their thin skins so keep that in mind as you use them. The turnips are also best in a cold humid place such as a fridge if you still have room. Leave them in the bags you received them in (3-4 mos.)
Enjoy the veggies and have a very spooky Halloween!

Team Luxy