TapRoot CSA - Week 12

TapRoot CSA - Week 12

We are at the end of the first quarter of our CSA year.
Please take a moment to let us know how it's going and fill out this quick survey.

What's in your share this week? -  taprootfarms.ca/shares

Saturday, April 8th – 12:00-2:00 PM
Spring CSA Member Gathering. 
Join us at 441 Canard for soup and bread, an informal Q and A from Patricia and Josh as well as a farm update and plans for the season.
Stay and take part in our field walk after lunch.
RSVP if you are able so we know how much soup to make.
Saturday, April 8th – 2:00-3:00 PM  
Field Walk with your TapRoot Farmers. 
Take a walk with the Patricia and Josh of TapRoot farms. Join us as we wander through the fields, tunnels, greenhouses, and the animal barn at 451 Canard street.
Come back throughout the year and see how much the farm changes, season to season.
Guided tour starts at 2:00 PM. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for walking through fields.
We will walk rain or shine. This year we will have a shorter trail.
Large wheeled stroller or backpacks are best. For our on farm food safety it's best to leave the four legged friends at home. 

Farm Notes:

Josh, Effie and Makaila.

Stir Fried Pea shoots in garlic and chili oil:
We have a philosophy here at the farm to try and use as much of the animal as possible, and in keeping with that we have included chicken heart and liver in this weeks meat share. Organ meats in general are a neglected part of most of our diets, yet this part of the animal is packed with vitamins and nutrients. Chicken liver make delicious pate (that can be frozen) and is packed with iron and all B vitmains, especially B12. Chicken hearts are similarly high nutrients. I've included a few recipes, but there are many different ways to cook each of these meats, everyone should be able to find a way that suits their needs.
Classic Chicken Liver Pate - I like to add whole black peppercorn to mine after I blend it.  
Breaded Chicken Hearts

Courtney and Kingsley in the seeding room.

Have a great week!


Justine and the whole TapRoot Team