Clif Notes

The 2013 CSA Season Has Officially Begun!

Originally Posted by Efrain Barragan on Thursday, May 16, 2013

On Tuesday morning, we were busy harvesting fresh produce from the Farm for our first CSA box of the season. We couldn’t ask for a better day of harvesting – a cool, sunny morning…just the way the veggies like it.

Our 30 CSA members (and a couple of lucky waiting list recipients) received a box of Scarlet Ono Turnips, Radishes, Red & Green Romaine Lettuce, Head Lettuce, Butter Lettuce, Green Garlic, Parsley, Chives, Sage and Oregano.

We are looking forward to a bountiful harvest season with lots of great fruit and veggies in store.

We are also thrilled to be providing fresh produce to two local restaurants! Be sure to make a reservation at Goose & Gander or Sogni di Dolci for a real taste of local flavors!

If you are not part of the CSA program, join our waiting list. And if you live outside the area and are in Napa Valley for a visit, join us on a Farm tour. There is always lots of great produce waiting to be picked and tasted right from the gardens.

Here is one of the recipes we shared with this week’s box:

Green Goddess Dressing

A classic salad dressing made with parsley, tarragon, chives and sour cream for a tangy finish.

Vary the proportions of the herbs to suit your taste. If you want, add some ripe avocado to the mix.

Prep time: 15 minutes

  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste or 2-4 canned anchovies
  • 1 small garlic clove, mince
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped tarragon
  • 3 Tbsp chopped chives
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Method:

Put all of the ingredients in the bowl of a blender or food processor and blend or pulse until you get an evenly smooth dressing, about 30-45 seconds.

Serve as a dip, or toss with salad greens for a dressing.

The dressing should last about a week in the fridge.

Yield: Makes about 2 cups.


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