Valarie Russell on June 21st, 2016

farm freshJoin us this Saturday from 8-12:30 under the pavilion in beautiful downtown New Albany. It’s going to be a beautiful day… with plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.

It’s blueberry time here in Indiana, we will have more this weekend. We’ll also have more peaches Saturday. Cauliflower and cabbage are ready for the picking… Kenny said it’s green bean time too, we should have several available… along with some fresh dug taters, beets, zucchini, cucumbers and yellow squash.  He’ll have more of his x-large elephant garlic and “candy” onions are ready to start pulling.

Again this week we will have plenty of farm fresh, free range eggs along with Kenny’s greens. His greens include… Swiss chard, kale, collards and mustard.  There will be more “early girl” tomatoes… they are so good!

We will continue to have a variety of  jams and jellies as well as other homemade items available. Our “Basket of the Weeks” are now available, please let me know what your needs are and I will have them ready when you arrive on Saturday.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

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Valarie Russell on June 14th, 2016

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Join us this Saturday from 8-12:30 under the pavilion in beautiful downtown New Albany. It’s going to be a beautiful day… with plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.

It’s blueberry time here in Indiana, we will have some beginning this weekend. We’ll also have the first pick of peaches (cling) on Saturday.  Cauliflower and cabbage are ready for the picking… along with the last of the spring onions, rhubarb and radishes. Kenny said it’s green bean time, we should have several available… along with some fresh dug taters, beets, zucchini and yellow squash.  He’ll have more of his x-large elephant garlic and “candy” onions are ready to start pulling.

Again this week we will have plenty of farm fresh, free range eggs along with Kenny’s greens. His greens include… Swiss chard, kale, collards and mustard.  There are a few more surprises… but I’m sworn to secrecy.

We will continue to have a variety of fresh herbs, jams and jellies as well as other homemade items available. Our “Basket of the Weeks” are now available, please let me know what your needs are and I will have them ready when you arrive on Saturday.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

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Valarie Russell on June 14th, 2016

We offer a “Basket of the Week”, which is our local grown product. We provide the basket each week, but do expect you to return it on your next visit. It include a “grower’s choice” of what is currently in season and includes veggies and fruit when available. The baskets are the 1/2 bushel with handle size and weigh from 27-32 lbs. depending on veggies. The cost is $32 and we can add fresh-free range eggs for an additional $3.50. You are not obligated to purchase every week as a CSA ** but they will be available each week.

Baskets should be picked up on Saturdays between 8-11:30 at the New Albany Farmer’s Market; located on the corner of Bank and Market streets in beautiful downtown New Albany. Please note that all baskets not picked up by 11:30 will be sold to other customers unless prior arrangements have been made.

But believe it or not, the larger basket is about perfect size for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) if you cook most nights. Along with your basket you can also get recipes from our website to help enjoy your veggie purchase.

We have had request for “Single” size for our customers and are going to try and accommodate them as well. We will have a smaller size basket, it is a peck basket, which is 1/4 bushel. They weigh between 14-17 pounds, depending on veggies included and will be half the price, $16

Baskets are available by pre-orders ONLY, via e-mail @ val@russellveggies.com and Face Book Message, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Russell-Veggies/140889669283756. Your order should be received by noon on Friday and will be made fresh Saturday morning for pick-up. Please be sure to include a contact number with your order.

Our veggies are as naturally grown as possible, 0n our veggies like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower we use Diatomaceous Earth (DE), which is 100% organic. We found that this worked fantastic in previous years and will use as needed on our other veggies. Our fruit is never sprayed after the bloom sets, and no chemical process is used as a preservative. That’s why the shelf life is not that of the grocery stores.

Find more information about our farm on our website… http://www.russellveggies.com/our-farm/ Again, thanks for the inquiry and I hope this information was helpful.

Look forward to seeing you in the future,

Val & Kenny Russell

Valarie Russell on June 7th, 2016

me, mom & JoDear Russell Veggies Customers,

It is with a heavy heart that we write today’s post. We wanted to let all of our patrons know that we will not be at  the Farmers Market this Saturday as we grieve the loss of Val’s mother. A farmer’s job is never done, so anything harvested this week will be donated to the Haven House. We appreciate your kindness and compassion during this difficult time. We will be back on Saturday, June 18, so check next week for an update of what we’ll have. As always, thank you for choosing Russell Veggies.

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on May 31st, 2016

meet me at the farmers marketJoin us this Saturday from 8-12:30 under the pavilion in beautiful downtown New Albany. I thought it was going to be a beautiful day… but it looks like more rain.  We’ll be there rain or shine.

It ‘s strawberry time here in Indiana and we will still have plenty for this weekend. We’ll also have broccoli, spring onions, rhubarb, cabbage and radishes. Kenny said it’s green bean time, we should have several available… along with some fresh dug taters. He will have more of his x-large elephant garlic too.

Again this week we will have plenty of farm fresh, free range eggs along with Kenny’s greens. Greens include… kale, spinach, baby lettuce and black seeded Simpson.  We are winding down on our lettuces and spinach for the season… just a couple more weeks, due to the heat.  Please let me know what your needs are and I will have them ready when you arrive on Saturday.

We will continue to have a variety of fresh herbs, jams and jellies as well as other home made items available.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on May 24th, 2016

farmer's market signJoin us this Saturday from 8-12:30 under the pavilion in beautiful downtown New Albany. There might be a bit of rain, but remember… we are there rain or shine.

It’s strawberry time here in Indiana and we will have plenty this weekend. We’ll also have broccoli, spring onions, rhubarb and radishes available. This will be the last week for asparagus, make sure you pick some up.

Again this week we will have plenty of farm fresh, free range eggs along with Kenny’s greens. Greens include… kale, spinach, baby lettuce and black seeded Simpson.  Please let me know what your needs are and I will have them ready when you arrive on Saturday.

We will continue to have a variety of fresh herbs, jams and jellies as well as other home made items available.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

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Valarie Russell on May 24th, 2016

NHB_Grilled_Chicken_SaladThis recipes isn’t mine, but one from the National Honey Board.  I attended the Taste of Home cooking school last week and this was one of the recipes we were taught. I thought I would share it this week, it’s delicious.  Hope you enjoy.

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 4 oz. each

9 cups – lightly packed baby spinach

1 1/2 cups – shredded Monterey Jack cheese

3 slices – crisp-cooked thick bacon, crumbled

3 small tomatoes, each sliced into 4 wedges lengthwise

 

Honey-Jalapeno Vinaigrette

3 tablespoons – white wine vinegar

3 tablespoons – fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons – fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon – jalapeno pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped

2 large cloves garlic, quartered

1 teaspoon – salt

1/2 teaspoon – freshly ground black pepper

2/3 cup – honey

2/3 cup – vegetable oil

Place chicken in a large re-sealable plastic bag and add 3/4 cup Honey-Jalapeno Vinaigrette. Seal bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Cut chicken across the grain into 1/2 inch-wide strips. Put 1 1/2 cups of spinach on each of six serving plates. Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon vinaigrette. Top each with chicken strips, 1/4 cup cheese and crumbled bacon; garnish with two tomato wedges and drizzle 1 tablespoon of vinaigrette on top.

For Honey-Jalapeno Vinaigrette: process vinegar, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. With blender running, add honey, then oil; mix well. Refrigerate until needed.

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Valarie Russell on May 17th, 2016

farmer's market May 2011Join us this Saturday from 8-12:30 under the pavilion. There might be a bit of rain, but remember… we are there rain or shine.

Again this week we will have plenty of farm fresh, free range eggs along with Kenny’s greens. Greens include… kale, spinach and baby lettuce and black seeded Simpson.

It’s strawberry time, we hope to have plenty this week. We’ll also have broccoli, asparagus, spring onions, rhubarb and radishes available too. Please let me know what your needs are and I will have them ready when you arrive on Saturday.

We will continue to have a variety of fresh herbs, jams and jellies as well as other home made items available.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

 

 

 

 

Valarie Russell on May 10th, 2016

farmer's market signIt’s opening day for the summer New Albany Farmer’s Market, come join us from 8-12:30 under the pavilion. There might be a bit of rain, but remember… we are there rain or shine.

Again this week we will have plenty of farm fresh, free range eggs along with Kenny’s greens. Greens include… kale, spinach and baby lettuce. It’s asparagus time, he will have more this week. Spring onions, rhubarb and radishes will be available too.

It’s time to start planting… Kenny will have plenty of tomato and other garden plants and  I will have a variety of herbs. Please let me know what your needs are and I will have them ready when you arrive on Saturday.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday,

Val & Kenny

Valarie Russell on May 10th, 2016

RecycleThis Saturday, May 14th will be Russell Veggies’ fifth annual Recycle event.  Anyone who wishes to recycle any previously used items acquired from us (or others) is asked to bring them to the New Albany Farmer’s Market on that day.  We recycle most any items our customers bring, join us and help reuse, reduce and recycle.

Recycling facts that may interest you…

  • About one-third of an average dump is made up of  packaging material!
  • The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world’s people generate 40% of the world’s waste.
  • The highest point in Hamilton County, Ohio (near  Cincinnati) is “Mount Rumpke.” It is actually a mountain of trash at the Rumpke sanitary landfill towering 1045 ft. above sea level.
  • Out of every $10 spent buying things, $1 (10%) goes for packaging that is thrown away. Packaging represents about 65% of household trash.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours — or the equivalent of a half a gallon of  gasoline.
    • More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any  other product.
    • Because so many of them are recycled, aluminum cans account for less than 1% of the total U.S. waste stream, according to EPA estimates.
    • An aluminum can that is thrown away will still  be a can 500 years from now!
    • There is no limit to the amount of times an  aluminum can be recycled.
    • We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans  every year.
    • At one time, aluminum was more valuable than  gold!
    • If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into  paper grocery bags, you’d get about 700 of them. A busy supermarket could use all of them in under an hour! This means in one year, one supermarket can go  through over 6 million paper bags! Imagine how many supermarkets there are just  in the United States!!!
    • The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year!
    • The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.
    • Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.
    • Americans use 85,000,000 tons of paper a year; about 680 pounds per person.
    • The average household throws away 13,000 separate pieces of paper each year. Most is packaging and junk mail.
    • reuse, reduce,recycle These recycling facts have been compiled from various
      sources including the National Recycling Coalition, the Environmental
      Protection Agency, and Earth911.org. While I make every effort to provide
      accurate information, I make no warranty or guarantee that the facts presented
      here are exact. We welcome all polite corrections to our information.