CSA Woodstock Week 7 7/26/17

Believe it or not, I found a ton of recipes when I googled “Cabbage,Dill, Leek recipe”


I will have a display and product up on the table opposite your fridge for those who would like to purchase any of my Mountain Moon Herbal Care Products: Body smoother ( face, body, lips), Carrot Eye Creme, & Moisturizing Oils. 

Help yourself and pay the basket.

Csa week 5 7/12/17 Sorrel week

Many of you have gotten sorrel in the past and did not know what to do with its tangy flavour

Sorrel also called szczaw, is traditionally used in soup. Martha Stewart has a great Potato Sorrel soup( I process the potatoes as she does, I leaave them rough)

Here are some ideas for you : I put greens in my omelets and sorrel is good that way too.

Sorrel Omelet

Sorrel Humus

Potato Sorrel Soup

Sorrel and Almond Pesto Pasta  Sorrel Pesto: on crusty bread, on pizza, make as a dressing, over pasta or over cooked vegies.


Sauteed Mizuna with garlic and fish sauce

Mizuna with sweet vinegrette

Here’s a quick reference for several yummy ways to use  Mizuna: https://www.google.com/search?q=cooking+with+mizuna&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

Parsley: I make pesto with it and I use Walnuts . It goes with every thing and is super refreshing in the summer.

Instructions: take a bag from the top shelf of your fridge, take eggs from the door if you subscribe. SO’s are on bottom shelf marked with your name.

Blueberries, Parsley,Mizuna, Sorrel and garlic



CSA Woodstock week 4. Mrs.C Eggs marked in door from last week

Take a bag from the top shelf of your fridge and eggs from the door if you subscribe.

For Mr. and Mrs. C, your eggs from last week ( and this are in the door) your ones from last week will be marked for you.

If you have a Special Order (SO), it will be marked for you in a bag BOTTOM of the fridge.

See below for links and nifty recipe Ideas.

Hope you all had a great Fourth.

This week: Oregano, Beet Greens, Spring Onions( use the greens too), Radish, use greens see below

Radish Greens Pesto https://www.google.com/search?q=radish+greens+pesto&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

 Onions Radish Lettuce: https://www.google.com/search?q=radish++spring+onions&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

Radish salad or Roasted Radish

 BEET GREENS, OREGANO,FETA: https://www.google.com/search?q=beet+greens+and+oregano&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8


Oregano Tea: What You’ll Need(I make a big jar of it and use alot of oregano) below is for one cup or 2. I do this also with mint.

  • 1 sprig fresh oregano
  • 1-2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tsp Greek honey

How to Make It

  1. Place oregano in boiling water and let steep for 3 minutes.
  2. Pour contents in glass and add honey.
  3. Serve with or without leaves depending on desired method.

CSA Week 3 Woodstock Recipes and more

Pada: your SO is on bottom with your name on the bag $38.00 🙂

Mizuna is so good this week. Here is a word or two about it

Salad. Wash and chop the salad into bite size pieces. Mix with lettuce or any greens for salad. Try spinach and arugula, or even by itself.

Pasta. Even Asian greens can be tossed with pasta and fresh parmesan. Our friend Emma paired bok choy with penne and parmesan recently for a quick meal! Boil noodles of your choice al dente. While the noodles are cooking sauté chopped mizuna in olive oil with garlic. When the noodles are ready, drain and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water. Toss the noodles, parm, and a bit of the pasta water together in a skillet over low heat. Add more pasta water if the mixture looks dry. Serve with crushed red pepper and extra cheese!

Risotto. Another Italian inspired use for mizuna! Stir chopped and cleaned mizuna into a batch of risotto at the end of cooking. It will wilt perfectly. Try pairing with mushrooms for an earthy dish.

Stir-fry. Asian greens are of course perfect for stir-fry! Pair with any vegetables in your share, lots of garlic and ginger, and your protein of choice. Here’s a recipe to get you started.

Soup. We love greens in miso soup, but feel free to toss them into any vegetable soup at the end of cooking. Mizuna would also pair well chicken noodle or lightly creamy soups.

Grain Salads. This Mizuna Quinoa Salad with Lemon Scallion Vinaigrette is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Toss raw mizuna with farro, quinoa, rice, barley, or any grain for fresh salad perfect for picnics and potlucks.

Sauté. The simplest is last! Wash mizuna and then toss in a pan with garlic and olive oil. Leave whole like in this side to local pork chops or chop into bite-size pieces.



toss a handful of purslane leaves into a green salad use your Mizuna,  for some lemony crunch, or add it to pasta, potato, bean or grain salads. It is common in Indian cuisine – here’s a recipe for a purslane dal and a delicious-sounding Indian-style cooked purslane side dish with ginger and garlic

BAsil: a ton of baby basil, rinse well twice , dont worry about stems or roots that may be there, use fresh or make a pesto and freeze.

MINT: Recipe at end of mint section

  • Salad Ingredient: Chop up a few leaves and add them to your salad along with some freshly grated ginger and lemon zest. The flavour combo is amazing and adds a great summery flare to your favourite salad.
  • Jazz up your water: Flavour your water or lemonade with some smashed mint leaves.
  • Fancy Ice Cubes: Adding chopped mint leaves or even mint tea to your ice cube tray is super cute and makes for fun summer sipping. Pop these ice cubes into your guests’ drinks at a party or into your blender for a minty smoothie.
  • I Dont worry about the spots you see on some leaves they wont harm you.


Mint Pesto

  • ¼ cup walnut halves
  • 1½ cups basil leaves
  • 1½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Make It Like So
  1. Toast the walnuts in the oven or pan for 5-10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  2. Combine the basil, mint and oil in a blender until smooth.
  3. Add the toasted walnuts, sunflower seeds and garlic and blend until pureed.
  4. Add the lemon juice and salt and blend once more.
  5. It’s now ready to be used or stored in the fridge in an air tight container or freeze in an ice cube tray and transfer to a freezer safe container to use later.

Tatsoi: asian spinach

How to Use Tatsoi
Tatsoi is a very versatile green, equally suited to being served raw or lightly cooked. To make it easy, just use tatsoi anywhere you’d use spinach. Lightly steam or sauté it, wilt the leaves with a warm dressing, or add them to a soup at the end of cooking. In Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, she lets tatsoi shine in a simple salad with scaliions, chives, and a sesame vinaigrette. Looking for more ways to use it? We thought you might be. Here are enough ideas to get you through the week:



IN bags:

Tatsoi, purslane, muzuna, mint ,Basil



Csa Woodstock Day one 6/14/17 Eggs every week( IF YOU SUBSCRIBE)

Hello and thank you for your support.  Patricia: your Special order ( so) is on bottom shelf with your name on it. 

***Also: think about joining the celebration for  http://ahaworks.org/ Alliance for Humane Action.  I will be there Saturday with produce and Mountain Moon Products and more.

It is an anniversary for AHA and its Friday and Saturday in Lindehurst . Email me if you need know more.

Please note I have reusable bags for you . If you dont want to use them, take your produce out and leave behind.

Note about cilantro:  I’m thinking make pesto with it.

Note about Mustard: it garnishes any dish by chopping up and using like parsley.  I like it on pasta , even mac and cheese.


Please take a bag from the top shelf of your fridge

Please take eggs from the door of the fridge if you subscribe

In the bags:


Mustard Greens

Mixed lettuce greens: leaf lettuce and tatsoi

French breakfast radishes( sautee the greens?)


Please be careful coming in and out of the drive

You will self serve after today

Please leave any animals in your vehicle.

thanks again,



CSA shares delivered up to you from M’s Organic Farm, Woodstock

If you live 25 miles away or less, I will deliver your CSA share to you w/ 4 or more subscriptions per one drop off point  ** or I will do one share if you would like to pay the Delivery fee.
Why not make it the church , the office or school if they allow, or someone;s home.

In the delivery option you would receive 2 shares per one delivery to save you costs. In other words , you’d get “baskets” twice per mos instead of 4 times per mos.

The delivery fee would be $75.00 per mos split between share holder s. The delivery fee would be incorporated into the share cost and split across share holders( 4 or more shareholders please) Shares and delivery fees are paid up front.

Alternatively: get 4 or more of you together and share / split the drive to Woodstock. This has worked well for others in the past
We have great, local shopping on the Square and some awesome restaurants here too. Make it a day!

18 weeks of Organic Produce: checks to MM Graff and NOW, NEW*you can use your credit or debit card thru paypal. msorganicfarm@gmail.com
Vegie share only $285.00 + delivery to be calculated if applicable
Vegie plus eggs weekly share $419.00 + delivery to be calculated if applicable.

I also have an herbal care line, Eye Creme, Personal Scents, Body Smoother and Moisturizing oils: your choice of scents on the oils and the personal scents. $10,$7,$10 and $12 respectively

Farmer, M

CSA 2017 Vegie or Vegie with Eggs Now pay: PayPal or check

If you wish to sign: Send me your information & how you heard about us (pretty please) with a check payable to MM Graff 14101 Washington Street, Woodstock IL 60098 and I will send you an e receipt.
Of course, if you are local, you may drop by w/appointment.
You can also send bank/e check **see below
NOW YOU MAY PAY WITH PayPal to msorganicfarm@gmail.com

Woodstock Pricing: 18 weeks Pickup at farm Wednesdays noon to 7 p.m. only

Half Vegie share $285.00
Half Vegie Share plus Eggs(one dozen every week) $419.00 This is a change, EGGS EVERY WEEK.

Checks payable to MM Graff
14101 Washington Street
Woodstock IL 60098
Farmstand 2015

M’s Organic Farm Welcomes Cat Man Chris on Monday the 27th

We are adopting Marmatwin from Cat Man Chris who has graciously agreed to Vet Marmatwin and we will provide a Furrever home for him.


Cat Man Chris works/joys/loves cats of all sizes and joys to educate and help Big and Small Cats. Consider one of his T shirts or… I love the Calendar or make a small donation.

Mountain Moon Herbal Care Products by M’s Organic Farm

Mountain Moon Herbal Care Products are not new. I’ve been offering them for 15+ years w/ local oils, organic essential oils and local beeswax.

Currently available direct at the Farm (w/ appointment) or thru http://www.localharvest.org/store/M6694

I can do gift boxes of any combo from below. No charge for box and gift card.

Moisturizing Oils : Moisture, Bath or massage $12.00 or 2/$23.00
Carrot Eye Creme: xtra moisturizing and carrot seed extract for elasticity Small $10.00 Larg $19.00
Body Smoother: Supple Body Butter for all over, even lips $20.00
Coming soon: My Soaps including Autumn Spice and Lavender $New MM full display9.00

personal Scents upon request: $7.00