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Green Market CSA Newsletter #16

We celebrated Earth Day this past weekend with the beginning of our Kids Community Garden. Each week, we will use the space for edible education- involving the kids to learn about food and nature.
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Farm Fresh To You 


"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not"- The Lorax

Happy Earth Day Week!

In your farm-share basket this week, you will find...

I am 100% local, 86% naturally grown, without use of direct synthetic applications.
 

Angela's caraille, grey sweet potato and green lettuce, Chaguanas
Christine's mixed oranges, Gran Couva
Judy & Roger's dry coconuts and watercress, Arima

Joann & Larry's chinese eggplant, Pipiol
Narvin's *sugar loaf pineapple*
, horse plantain and yellow sweet potato Tableland
Nutain's roma tomatoes, Carapachaima
Robbie's *pak choi* Santa Cruz

Lagniappe

Free-range eggs provided by Green Market & Kevin of Pamphoor Farms.


If I am in italic red, it is my first time in the basket, grown by this farmer. If I have an *asterisk * by my name, it means that at some point in my life, my farmer used a chemical pesticide/ fertilizer. Please wash me.

IMPORTANT
Will you be renewing for May? Please let us know by this Sunday April 26th so we know the number of spots available for those on the waiting list. 

 If there is nobody at the CSA table, we give you permission to sign the pickup form and select a basket- they are all standard except for the egg subscriptions. Double check.

Watercress
Nastrurtium officianale, is a peppery-flavoured aquatic plant. This fast growing, leafy vegetable is related to mustard greens, cabbage and arugula.

It is a storehouse of many phytonutrients that promote health and prevent disease. It is high in Vitamin A, C and K as well as minerals like copper, calcium and potassium. Regular consumption of cress is found to prevent osteoporosis, anemia and Vitamin A deficiency and protects from cardiovascular diseases. 


 
Watercress & Mango Salad

Ingredients
1 bunch Judy's watercress
1/4 ripe mango (half ripe works best)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 small red onion
1/4 small red bell pepper
2tbsp shadon beni


Method:
- Rinse the watercress under water, drain and trim off the stems as they can be woody and really bitter. 
-
 Slice the red onion very thin
- Julienne the red pepper and mango. With the mango you’ll have to peel off the skin with a sharp knife or potato peeler, then cut off a face and then cut in strips.
- Rough chop the cilantro. Add everything to a large bowl and toss.
- For dressing, add salt, black pepper, olive oil and either lime or lemon.

 
Farm To Table Cooking Workshop

Every Sunday 9:30-11:30am, we will have featured chefs preparing fresh produce from our farmers into wonderful meals. They will share their secrets, health benefits and answer any questions to inspire you with your next meal. You will see your CSA basket ingredients highlighted too.

Sonja Sinaswee has been coming for the past two weekends, and will be back this Sunday! Here the children during their edible education are trying pumpkin seeds. 

COMING UP: 

Healthy Soils Healthy Food Clinic
This Sat April 25th 9:30-10:30am under the White Tent
In collaboration with IICA, UN FAO and UWI for the "International Year of Soil"
Come learn about soil management, what is healthy soil, and soil testing demonstration



Earth Day Book Reading
This Sat April 25th & Sun April 26th 9am
This weekend's kid activity. In celebration of World Book Day and in the theme of Earth Day, we will read "The Giving Tree"



Green Market Jazz 
Sunday May 2nd 5-9pm in the Orchard Garden
Kayna, Nigel Rojas, Dominant 7th and UTT Jazz Ensemble
Tickets General $300  VIP including food and drink $500
RSVP


 

Mother's Day Fashion Show
Saturday May 9th in the Market
Bring your mothers, aunts, friends and watch the display of local jewelry made by vendors and showcased amongst the green for all to see. Celebrating all that mothers in our community do.

 



 

Thank you for supporting our family of small-scale farmers.

Grown With Love ♥ ,
The Green Market

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Our mailing address is:
greenmarketcsa@gmail.com
Saddle Road, Upper Santa Cruz
Office: 221-9116      Rheanna:  369-0756




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