Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois | Southern Illinois Seasonal Eats
We to a big leap of faith, quit our jobs are moved to the the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to follow our dreams of self sufficiency and to make a go of living off the land… Can we help you feed your family?
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Southern Illinois Seasonal Eats

CSA News Week 4

Greetings CSA families!   The green beans, collard greens & swiss chard are coming along slowly still. I promise we planted more than what you have been getting.  I'm personally feeling impatient about the garden progress. I usually have loads of beans and squash (my favorites) by this time and I go out each day to weed and check on things and I'm all "Come on beans! Why are you taking so darn long?" and my kids just look at me silly for talking to the plants.   We are kind of curious & excited about all the winter squash that have sprung fourth in various places around the homestead. We have squash and pumpkins specifically planted for the CSA but we are loving finding and watching all the volunteer plants around the property....

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Southern Illinois Seasonal Eats: Early July

  We are really excited that this week is our first week for our CSA deliveries. We have been tending plants, collecting eggs & making goats milk soap for our five special CSA families.   The harvests are in but we also wanted to compile several recipes centered around the produce that will appear in this week's produce delivery because I know a CSA experience is just as much about experiencing new foods/ recipes as it is about stocking up on food for the week.  July is prime eggplant eating time in these parts. As you probably know eggplant is a delicious produce item (technically it's considered a berry!!) from the nightshade family that is often sliced up, battered and fried in this region.   I love me some eggplant parmesan but have you ever...

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