4th Market Share: Recipes


Sautéed Greens

Uses: shallots, garlic, siberian kale, yukina savoy
You will also need: olive oil, crushed red papper flakes, butter, apple cider vinegar
Preview: Christensen's vinegary, buttery, barely cooked greens stay bright in color and flavor.

Spotlights: Yukina Savoy & Siberian Kale

If this is the first time you've heard of  yukina savoy, don't worry- you aren't alone. Just Food has this fantastic two-page profile of the mild, tasty green that can add flavor, texture, and nutrition to the stir-fry of your dreams. You can also eat it raw and toss it with other greens in a salad if you are willing to try out the added crisp of fresh yukina.

Yukina Savoy is best stored in a loose bag in the fridge. Just Food recommends wrapping the yukina in a damp paper towel (rewetting/changing the paper towel every day or two) to extend the shelf life to a week. Siberian Kale can be stored in the same way to optimize freshness.

For more details, including preparation and recipes, check out the fact sheet!

Now on to siberian kale, (the king of nutritious and all-around perfect foods).

"Mouthwatering" Winter Greens

I don't know about you guys, but our mouths have been watering over these greens from Steve Hancock, of NorthStar Farm, since the first week.

(photo of mixed salad greens and kale from NorthStar Farm, 2/21/13)

3rd Market Share: Recipes

This week's share is both hearty and light; sweet and savory.
And perhaps our most colorful share yet!

Here are some simple and adventurous recipes to start the week.

2nd Market Day: Photos

We had a great second market day, decorated with beautiful valentine's day signs made by our purchasing coordinator, Katie Parker.

 Here are some photos:

Local Farms in Nemo's Aftermath

The farmers we partner with in Market Shares were fortunate in the blizzard- especially considering the devastating damages one Connecticut farm is facing. That being said, the storm as placed a burden on local farms including Wishing Stone Farm, run by Skip & Liz Paul- two of our most reliable and dedicated farmers- and we will likely see the effects in the coming weeks as they try to recover.

This is a great time to recognize the role of our shareholders' participation in BMSP because it offers local growers the security and support they need to get back on their feet.

1st Market Day: Accomplished.

Thank you for a fantastic first Market Day
The day was not without unforeseen challenges, but we want to thank all of you for your patience and support.

This week, we welcomed a new farmer, Steve, from NorthStar, who was extremely apologetic for arriving late. Preparing greens for 280 shares proved to be much more time-consuming than he anticipated, and he assured us that he will be on time in the future.

First Market Share!


We're excited about our first Market Day tomorrow, February 7th, from 12-6pm in the Brown RISD Hillel. If you're a first-time shareholder, don't worry- it's really simple. Our produce is set up on tables with signs explaining how much of each item is in your share. After checking-in, you walk around the tables and hand-pick the produce- don't forget to bring a bag with you!

If you signed up for a share and did not receive the newsletter yesterday, check your spam folder. If it's not there or if you have any questions, email us at info@brownmarketshares.com.

How to best store your veggies!

Check out this awesome produce storage guide from Berkeley Farmers' Markets, and keep your veggies looking and tasting their best all week long!

Here are the details for items in this week's share:


A guide to some new veggies in this week's share

Celeriac is scary looking, we get it. But it's also really delicious- and once you get past that hairy exterior, we think you're really going to like it. So here's this week's guide to working with some of the perhaps less familiar items in your share.

Go Providence!

I'm a bit late on this one, but I wanted to share this email I received from Providence Mayor Angel Taveras a couple of weeks ago. It's pretty cool to live in a city where the Mayor not only supports food-related and environmental initiatives but actively propels these movements forward.
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