CSA Shares 04/20-04/23

Strawberries are really starting to pop in South and North Carolina, and they'll be local to East Tennessee any day now! We're indulging this week by adding the strawberries to the menu at the restaurant with a Vanilla Bean Pudding, new to the feature menu starting Monday. We've included the recipe we use below (warning, this is likely a bit large for a home batch, unless you're prepared to share). It's a cross between a cornstarch-based and an egg-yolk based custard, so that we could achieve both a traditional texture with a luxurious taste. We've tracked down an organic cornstarch to keep the GMO out, the eggs are local, and the white sugar is at least cane sugar instead of sugar beets. Go ahead, you've been eating so well with all these veggies, treat yourself a little! Don't even bother making a mess in the kitchen, just come on down for this:

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SPICE OF LIFE FAMILY SHARE

 Clover sprouts, hydroponic lettuce, ramps, strawberries, stinging nettles, kale, rutabaga, radish, mixed herbs, green garlic, beets, purple sweet potato

Clover sprouts, hydroponic lettuce, ramps, strawberries, stinging nettles, kale, rutabaga, radish, mixed herbs, green garlic, beets, purple sweet potato

SOUTHERN COMFORT FAMILY SHARE

 Cameo apple, hydroponic lettuce, ramps, strawberries, collard green, mixed herbs, romaine, beets, cremini mushroom, sweet potato

Cameo apple, hydroponic lettuce, ramps, strawberries, collard green, mixed herbs, romaine, beets, cremini mushroom, sweet potato

SPICE OF LIFE SMALL SHARE

 Hydroponic lettuce, ramps, strawberries, kale, rutabaga, green garlic, water cress, beets

Hydroponic lettuce, ramps, strawberries, kale, rutabaga, green garlic, water cress, beets

SOUTHERN COMFORT SMALL SHARE

 Hydroponic lettuce, ramps, strawberries, collard green, romaine, beets, cremini mushroom, white sweet potato

Hydroponic lettuce, ramps, strawberries, collard green, romaine, beets, cremini mushroom, white sweet potato