Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Strawberry Potluck and U-Pick

This past weekend's Strawberry U-pick and potluck was a huge success and it was all thanks to YOU our members and supporters.  

Some people showed up a little early and pitched in by picking wildflowers for the vases on the tables in the outdoor classroom.  Then they strolled off to pick and eat strawberries in the field.

We ran 2 tours for the day with members from the San Clemente Community Market coming out for a visit.  Hopefully we can get them out here more often!

We had homemade strawberry preserves, homemade strawberry and rosemary bread, and our own Farmer Chris' Strawberry Vinaigrette drizzled over a roasted beet and strawberry salad made by Erin.  After some prying Chris has agreed to publish his family's secret recipe.

1 cup Olive Oil
2 cups fresh Tierra Miguel Strawberries
juice of 1 lime
1 tbs of coarse grind dijon mustard
salt & pepper to taste

Combine it all in a blender and mix till smooth.  Makes one Ball jar and will keep for a couple of weeks in the fridge.

Any of you that have good recipes email them to Erin at csa@tierramiguelfarm.org and we'll post them up here.

On May 28th we are having ANOTHER Strawberry themed potluck and recipe swap.  

Bring your favorite strawberry dessert/beverage/sandwich/preserve to share from 1pm to 2pm.

Strawberry U-pick - $5 a bag 10am -4pm

Edible Farm Tours $5 ages 8 and up 11am and 2pm   

May 28 Stop by our booth at Valley Center Western Day's and say hello 

We'll have a booth open looking for new CSA members and we might be doing some face painting as well.  

1 comment:

Sue said...

I was just writing up Chris's recipe for the strawberry vinaigrette (that I recorded so I could easily transcribe it), and went to your website to see if I could find Chris's last name (so that I could properly credit him) and lo and behold! There's the recipe! :)

The strawberry preserves were actually strawberry-lemon marmalade. MUCH better than preserves! Your strawberries are so sweet, the marmalade cuts the sweetness down just a tad!

Thanks again for a lovely day. I'm thoroughly enjoying the berries I picked (today's salad was mixed greens, your sliced berries, goat cheese, and a Very Berry Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar from Bistro Blends -- no oil needed!). Delicious!