Spring Week 7: Extra Recipes for Spring Break

Couscous Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

Ingredients from your share: butternut squash, cranberries (if you still have them)
You will also need: onion, couscous, chick peas, goat cheese, orange zest, assorted spices
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Mid-Season Survey Response, Spring 2014


Purchasing, Beets and Onions, and the Trade Box

Thank you so much to all of those who filled out our mid-season survey! We spend a lot of time going through the responses as a team, and it is always a great opportunity for us to learn, and also to brainstorm how to make things better. We came up with a list of some of the primary questions and concerns that you brought up in your survey responses that we wanted to address. These points include general confusion about our purchasing process, wanting fewer beets, wanting onions, and a lot of very mixed feedback about the Trade Box trial this season. Please click READ MORE below to read our responses. We hope they answer your questions!

Thanks so much for being a part of this season! If you still have any questions about the following points or anything else, please don't hesitate to talk to a coordinator at Market Day, or email us at info@brownmarketshares.com.

-The BMSP Coordinating Team
Katie, Meg, Anna, Jenna, Antonia, Julie, and Taylor

How to Store Your Share

Click READ MORE below for information about how to store your share if you're going away over break. (We recommend that you try to eat your greens before you leave - but if you can't, don't worry, they'll last till you get back.)

Image from Cook's Illustrated.

Community Post


This is a memory exercise piece by Molly Hawes, a student of one of our shareholders:

I am young—around six or seven years old—and squishing my bare feet into soil. The sun is setting, the air is cooling, and the mosquitoes are starting to bite at my ankles. My dad pushes a wheelbarrow up the hill and my brother and I follow in his footsteps, paying no mind to the mud that splashes up our shins. Mom doesn’t like us running through the backyard barefoot because there are wasps and garden snakes hidden in the tall grass, but Dad doesn’t care. Dad probably doesn’t even realize that we should be wearing shoes. Dad doesn’t know about a lot of Mom’s rules. My brother and I arrive at the small garden at the top of the hill and pounce on the raspberry bushes. Dad yells. We’re not supposed to eat the berries right off the plants—Mom needs to wash them first. This is an annoying inconvenience; I want raspberries. I put most of them in the paper carton but pop some into my mouth when Dad’s back is turned. He tends to the other plants, the ones deep in the soil—maybe they’re carrots or radishes or potatoes, I don’t know. I’m busy eating. On the way back down the hill to our little house, I pick some mint leaves from the ground for Mom to make tea with. I search for some long-stemmed dandelions so I can make a bouquet and preserve it in a Welch’s jelly glass. I cartwheel in the mud and show up at the front door with raspberry-stained lips and with dirt on my hands, feet, shins, and shoulders. I smell like the earth, I’m covered in mosquito bites, and I have indents on my knees and the heels of my hands from kneeling on clumps of dead grass. Mom doesn’t care as long as I wipe my feet off at the door.

Spring Week 6: Recipes

Swiss Chard Ravioli

Ingredients from your share: swiss chard, ricotta, egg
You will also need: gyoza wrappers, butter, garlic, fresh sage, rosemary, thyme
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