We went out to our CSA farm a few weekends ago for a harvest event. Throughout the year there are a few times when you can go to the farm and pick extra produce beyond what you get in the weekly box. Last year we filled the back of the van. This year not so much. Most stuff had been picked clean by the time we arrived late in the afternoon. But we did manage a 5-gallon bucket or two of beets. At the rate the kids and their mother eat beets they may not last much into the winter. Here the kids are deep in a field of kohlrabi.
After a few hours in the field we stumbled upon Meadow Farm Foods on Highway 1 just outside Fergus Falls. It was a total surprise. It’s a natural foods and spice store on a rural highway. And they had giant bags of spices and grains. You could drop $50 on a humongous bag of pecans. If that’s your thing. On a rural highway. And on this day they were serving samples of chili and sour cream pancakes, as well as Peace Coffee. I’m in love with Peace Coffee’s Guatemalan. And there it was. Peace Coffee. Organic, fair trade coffee roasted in Minneapolis (and delivered around Mpls by bicycle). Samples of Peace Coffee. On a rural highway outside Fergus Falls. We bought some cinnamon.
In our last box from the CSA we got some kale. I quickly made kale chips, which the kids have loved in the past. Tear into chip size, toss in olive oil and sea salt, spread out on a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes.