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Hello all,



Not much to report this week. More snow and cold. Winter is here to stay and it looks like we may be delayed planting our carrots and peas…On Friday morning I was at Logan Trading Company buying a packet of cabbage seed and was discussing the weather with a clerk. She told me the store records showed the same date last year, February 12th, had a daily high temperature of 70 F! Daytime highs in the low 40’s and nighttime lows in the low 20’s is colder than usual for February. In the NC Piedmont it is recommended to start planting brassica’s, carrots and peas February 1st! It is way too cold for that, so we’ll have to wait for it to warm up. The year has barely started and the weather is not cooperating. What else could I expect but the weather not to cooperate. It rarely ever does and not for long either. The joys of farming!!! But as Henri Alban-Fournier said, “Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can’t hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.”

This coming Tuesday, February 16th, we plan to have produce pickup at our house, 604 Sasser St., between 4:00 to 7:30 pm. The next NCSU delivery will be Wednesday, February 17th. Remember to have your orders placed by Monday evening.

During these cold winter months, please be aware the weather may postpone our harvest of your produce. In response to this, we may postpone pickups by a day or two. We will provide primary notice of pickup changes via email (especially for those of you who place orders) as well as via blog and online store. Thank you for being flexible with us!

Purchase of vegetables is made through our online store-
http://www.vendio.com/stores/bensproduce.

Current vegetable availability includes:
baby beets
bok choy
brussels sprouts
cabbage
carrots
Chinese cabbage
collards
scallions
lettuce
sweet potatoes
tatsoi
Vitamin Green (a mild Asian leafy green)

No longer offered:
broccoli
kale
mixed greens
mustard greens
radishes
spinach
swiss chard
turnips

Future winter vegetables may include:
arugula
broccoli raab
mixed baby lettuce & greens
turnips
swiss chard


STIR FRY VEGETABLES WITH WINE

1/4 c. oil (use oil appropriate to stir fry)
1/2 tsp. salt
4 c. Your favorite vegetables
1 c. onions/scallions
1/2 c. dry riesling or rice wine
3 tbsp. soy sauce or to taste

Heat oil in wok or deep fry pan add salt and all vegetables and stir frequently. Add soy sauce and wine; continue to stir and then add water. Stir frequently. Cover 2-3 minutes until vegetables are desired consistency. Serve over rice.