How to Make Vegetable Stock

Have you ever wondered how to make vegetable stock? It turns out that you can use just about all of your veggie trimmings from the CSA for stock making. Here’s a little step-by-step guide for getting the most out of your CSA shares. Soon you’ll be enjoying extra nutrients in your rice and delicious soups. … Read more


There’s been a bit of talk about gazpacho around the farm lately, and that makes sense: It’s thoroughly in-season, since you can make a batch entirely out of current CSA veggies and common kitchen staples. Plus, since there’s no heating involved, it’s a good option for these 90+ degree days we’ve been having. Our recipe … Read more

Tomato Soup with Coconut Milk, Potatoes, and Delicata Squash

For the past few weeks, after distribution, I’ve been making variations on tomato soup. I’m calling it “Tomato Soup Tuesdays.” Since it’s been getting darker earlier and a bit cooler outside it’s nice to have a pot of soup simmering on the stovetop. I borrowed the idea of combining coconut milk with puréed tomatoes, onions, … Read more

Collard Wraps

This recipe is from Tinicum CSA member Rebecca Bettler. It’s a simple way to use this amazing vegetable. Thanks Rebecca! Ingredients & Preparation Collards (large leaves) Hummus Cheese Chicken Tomato Basil Roasted Peppers Place any of the above ingredients in the center of a large Collard leaf. Fold the leaf over to make a wrap … Read more

Watermelon and Basil Salad

Hi, there, trusty Tinicum CSA members! We’ve hit the melon season, and our recent distributions have included the opportunity to take home a watermelon. Not that watermelon needs a recipe, but here’s a simple thing you could do with your watermelon to jazz it up a little and impress your friends. Meave built this salad … Read more


Ah, caprese! A regular summer feature of our diet! This particular incarnation of the classic dish and the delightful photo come courtesy of Meave and Ashley. Thanks! And here’s how it goes: Mozzarella, tomato, basil, salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar! Stack your mozzarella, tomato, and basil … and then drizzle everything with the extra-virgin … Read more

Green Eggs & Bacon (with garlic scape pesto)

This recipe comes from my good friends Keith & Megan, who served with me in the Peace Corps. They farm out in Paoli, Indiana and sell top quality produce at farmer’s markets in Bloomington and Louisville. Check them out here -John Ingredients & Preparation For the Pesto 1 bunch of garlic scapes (approximately 10 … Read more