Precious Life

9:14 AM Jessica Kruse 0 Comments

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
~ Mary Oliver

We have the privilege of getting up close and personal some of the more inconspicuous members of the Echo Team out here on the land we farm.  From frogs and spiders and praying mantis to volunteers and workers, it is a broad spectrum of wild and precious lives that make this farm work.  Of course, our CSA members are a very big part of the team as well and we very much appreciate you all!

This week's CSA box includes, with perhaps some subtle variations:

Cooking Greens
Red Onions
Candy Onions
Shallots Garlic 
Summer Squash
Diakon Radishes
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes

Not sure what to do with diakon? "Raw daikon root is a white fleshed radish that has a very mild taste and is very low in calories, coming in at around 6 calories per ounce. Because of the multitude of benefits it gives, daikon is considered a superfood. It contains large amounts of enzymes that aid in fat and starch digestion as well as high levels of vitamin C, phosphorus and potassium. It also contains other phyto-nutrients that fight cancer. The extract from the seed is also a powerful immune booster and cancer fighter." More information at:

Here is a great way to use them with your summer squash and zucchini too!


1 daikon root, peeled
2 summer squash, leave skin
2  peppers, any color

2 Tbsp.  olive oil
2 Tbsp  balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp dried herbs of your choice
1 tsp  crushed or chopped garlic
1 dash  Worcestershire sauce

Slice daikon into 1/2 inch slices. Slice squash on 45 degree angle into
1/2 inch slices. Remove seeds from peppers and slice into large spears.
Combine all ingredients with marinade and let sit for five minutes.
Heat grill to medium high heat.
Spread vegetables out evenly across grill and cook for two minutes,
turn everything over and grill two more minutes.

Compliments of: 

Thanks for choosing to work with us with your wild and precious lives!
Echo Team


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