Friday, August 4, 2017

CCS Gardeners Deliver!

The CCS team has harvested and delivered about 70 pounds of produce to the Department of Indian Work in St. Paul.  The raised beds are a beautiful component of the CCS side of the garden.

 Thanks, CCS Gardeners!

Monday, July 31, 2017

More Vegetables From the Giving Garden

Another beautiful day in the garden!
And what a harvest.  Those green beans keep producing - and our summer crops are thriving under all the care from our garden team.

One of our favorite easy recipes - Roasted Kohlrabi:  Preheat oven to 450. Cut the kohlrabi into slices 1/4 inch thick, about french fry size.  Roll the kohlrabi slices in a mixture of olive oil, coarsely ground garlic salt (or just plain sea salt if you don't like garlic) and pepper.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once or twice till they are evenly browned.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A big THANK YOU to Amy, Caitlin, and Omar for all of the hard work in the garden this morning! 

 They did an awesome job harvesting veggies, weeding and laying down straw. The garden is thriving thanks to everyone’s efforts.

 Magda delivered the veggies to Open Door food shelf – 32 pounds of green beans, (massive) zucchini, eggplants, peppers, chard, herbs and rhubarb!

Your support makes all the difference!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thanks, Xe, for sending the pictures of yesterday's harvest of bunches of Swiss chard and a bucket of green beans!

We went searching for recipes and found several similar to this:

Saute chopped Swiss chard and sliced green beans for about five minutes in olive oil, adding sea salt and pepper to taste.  Toss with more fresh uncooked green beans and some basil, maybe a little red wine vinegar.  You'll get that mixture of crisp texture and fresh flavor that makes us love summer salads!

Monday, June 26, 2017

More crops and fewer weeds!

Thanks Kerry, Emily, Amy, Renee and Jacob for coming out to help in the garden last Friday! They put in some major effort to uncover the carpet of weeds in the chard and melon rows. 
And thanks Joan for the garden mentorship!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What a glorious day to be out in the garden! A big thank you to Xe, Melody, Katie, and Chris for helping to finish off planting our remaining plants and seeds. Also, thank you to Victoria for picking up the straw bales to help keep the weeds down. Danielle and Drew were out with the CCS crew working on their side of the garden, too. So fun to have so many people in the garden! It is going to be a great year!


Thursday, June 2, 2016

It's been a long time since our last post, but we'll catch up now that we've planted our 2016 Giving Garden!

Yesterday a team of planters put our initial crops in the ground.  Tomatoes, carrots, greens, cucumbers, melons and squash are in, with more to come.
We've already delivered asparagus and rhubarb to the food shelf, and will have early greens, onions and strawberries soon.  It's going to be a good year!