Lost Corner Farm

Restorative, sustainable, natural.

Welcome to Lost Corner Farm of Leesburg, Virginia, a traditional, sustainable farming operation producing high quality, flavorful fruits and vegetables found in local farm markets, businesses, and on the tables of community members. Some of the places you can find our produce include Mom's Apple Pie Bakery, in their pies and quiche as well as for sale in their retail shops when in season; at Potomac Vegetable Farms' Vienna market and CSA shares; at Cultured: Tasteful Frozen Yogurt... and Soup! in a variety of soups during colder months and as toppings for their real frozen yogurt during late spring and summer.

We are happy to offer our CSA share for the 2017 growing season and look forward to providing you and your family with some of the best farm-fresh food in the area.  Our riverside fields produce truly beautiful, flavorful, and nutritious fruits and veggies... and bountifully! 

 

 

We are collecting a bunch of delicious recipes for those of you who are interested in experimenting with your CSA produce or food in general. We will add to this list as we find them, so check back frequently! Scroll to the bottom for a list of recipes by season.  You can also find these recipes and more at the Lost Corner Farm Pinterest Page


Arugula

Arugula Pesto  - with walnuts and parmesan cheese. Or use Queso Fresco...also quite delicious!

Warm Potato Salad - with arugula, mustard seed dressing, cornichons, scallions and caraway

 

Asparagus

Cream of Asparagus Soup - excellent as written or with vegetable broth substitute. 

Steamed asparagus with just a touch of butter or olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice is stellar.  

Asparagus Gratin

Asparagus Frittata

Cream of Asparagus Soup

 

BeetS

Robust Beet Salad - Dr. Weil - a beet salad with brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, and wasabi!

Roasted Beets with Orange and Thyme - Martha Stuart - this one is great with or without the orange zest. 

Spinach Salad with Mint and Orange Vinagrette - Beets are grated and used as a topping

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Beets

"Beet Recipes Even a Beet Hater Can Love"  - New York Times article and recipes

Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad 

Summer Borscht

 

Basil

7 Ways with Fresh Basil - a classic pesto recipe, Lemon Basil Shrimp Pasta, and more

 

Blackberries

10 Things to do with Blackberries - easy blackberry recipes: two blackberry cobbler recipes, Blackberry Swirl Pound Cake, Spicy Blackberry Chutney, Blackberry Limeade and more 

 

Bok Coy

Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Ginger and Garlic

Baby Bok Choy with Cashews

 

Cabbage

Cara's Coleslaw - recipe from a Lost Corner Farm CSA member

Sausage and Cabbage "Noodles"  with Fried Apples

Sautéed Red Cabbage with Onions and Apples

World's Best Braised Green Cabbage - green cabbage and carrots seasoned with balsamic vinegar

Roasted Green Cabbage with Olive Oil and Lemon - a Martha Stewart recipe

Roasted Green Cabbage - doesn't get any more simple or easy - cabbage, olive oil, salt and pepper

Homemade Sauerkraut - unlock the nutrients in your cabbage 

Sauteed Cabbage

Super Green Rice Paper Rolls - rice paper rolls stuffed with cabbage, green mango, snow peas, betel, mint, Thai basil and avocado. 

 

Chinese Cabbage

Vicki's Family Recipe: Chinese Cabbage Salad - recipe from a Lost Corner Farm CSA member

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Cranberry Sauce 

Beef and Napa Cabbage Stir fry

 

Chinese Long Beans (Yard Long Beans)

Glazed Chinese Long Beans - butter, scallions, fresh ginger, garlic, honey, sesame oil

Sautéed Chinese Long Beans - olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, garlic

 

Carrots

Candied Carrots - carrots, dates, and coconut oil

Roasted Carrots with Parsley Yogurt Sauce

 

Carrot Tops

"Not Just Rabbit Food: 5 Tasty Ways to Eat Carrot Tops"  - carrot top pesto, chimichurri, and more!

 

Collards

Healthy Collard Green Recipes - 6 creative ways to use your collard greens

Kickin' Collard Greens - Southern style collards with bacon

Collard Green Olive Pesto - the best of the South and Italy for a unique addition to pasta

5 Collard Green Recipes -  Breakfast Tacos With Eggs, Onions and Collard GreensPasta With Collard Greens and OnionsLasagna With Collard GreensStuffed Collard Greens (with herbs, rice, and a lemony sauce), Spicy Stir-Fried Collard Greens With Red or Green Cabbage.

 

Corn, Sweet

Corn Chowder 

Tomato, Corn, and Basil Soup

Green Bean Salad with Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, and Basil

Southern Creamed Corn 

Fresh Corn Casserole with Red Bell Peppers and Jalapeños

Corn and Zucchini Salad with Chives - Easy and delicious side dish; use fresh basil if you don't have fresh mint or chives on hand.

 

Cucumber

Mango Salsa - mango, cucumber, jalapeño, red onion, lime juice, and cilantro

Gyro Meat with Tzatziki Sauce - the tzatziki recipe is toward the bottom of the page, although the gyro meat recipe looks delish too

Greek Salad - tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, parsley, and more

Cucumber and Onion Salad - Quick, easy, and delicious. Good with or without the added sugar. Best to make the night or a few hours before serving.

 Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill Dressing - Just the cukes with a sour cream, lemon juice, dill dressing

 Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad  - with cherry tomatoes, parsley, olive oil and apple cider vinegar

Cucumber Potato Salad - with green onion, mayo, sour cream, and fresh dill.

Cool as a Cucumber Salad

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Halibut Salade Nicoise - with halibut, cucumber, olives, french green beans (haricots verts), parsley and potatoes. Very filling and easy!

Eggplant

Ratatouille - a traditional French recipe - easy delicious and utilizes all the good veggies of summer: tomatoes, onions, peppers, zucchini, and eggplant

Eggplant Parmesan - with mozzarella cheese - contribution of CSA member Karyn

White Bean and Eggplant Soup  - fast, easy, and delicious

Eggplant Mushroom Curry

Easy Stir-Fried Eggplant Recipe

Easy Fried Eggplant

Minted Eggplant

7 Creative Ways to Cook Eggplant 

Spiced Lamb Stew with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Peppers

Eggplant, Zucchini, Squash and Tomato Tian - A classic Provencal summer dish that brings out the natural flavor of the vegetables. Recommend topping with Gouda cheese.

 

Escarole (Endive) 

Looks kind of like lettuce, but has a surprising bite to it. Inside leaves are milder than outside leaves. Used in recipes with something sweet and or creamy to balance out the bitterness.

Apple and Escarole Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts

Grilled Escarole - with ranch dressing and blue cheese

Escarole Salad with Buttermilk-Herb Dressing - with walnuts and apples

Apple, Berry, and Endive Salad  - Granny Smith apples, strawberries, and raspberry hazelnut vinaigrette

Spinach and Endive Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Smashed Potato Salad with Escarole 

 

Green Beans

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds 

Roasted Green Beans - with olive oil, garlic, and lemon zest

Italian Flat Green Beans with Tomatoes and Garlic

Guatemalan Potato and Fresh Green Bean Salad  - an interesting twist on your typical potato salad, with a pepita (pumpkin seed) dressing instead of mayo

Green Bean Salad with Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, and Basil

French Bean Salad  - with fingerling potatoes (or any kind!), zucchini, kidney beans, chopped fresh basil, olive oil, and more

Braised Green Beans - Easy!...sauté your beans with fresh garlic, olive oil, and salt; perfect for using those Romano (flat Italian) beans

Green Beans with Parsley and Garlic

 Green Beans with Parsley and Sesame Tahini Sauce

Sauteed Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes 

 

Kale

Raw Kale Salad with Balsamic, Pine Nuts, and Parmesan

Sautéed Kale 

 

Leeks

 Potato Leek Soup 

 

Lettuce

Vicki's Favorite Salad and Dressing - from one of our own CSA members

 

Mustard Greens

Balsamic-Glazed Chickpeas and Mustard Greens Salad

Oven Roasted Mustard Greens with Bacon

Sautéed Mustard Greens with Brussel Sprouts 

 

Okra

Lowering Okra's Slime Quotient - tips on cooking okra without getting the sliminess - soaking it in vinegar water, flash frying it, and more.

"Okra That Doesn't Taste Much Like Okra" 

Spicy Pickled Okra 

Stewed Okra with Tomatoes 

 

Onions

Easy French Onion Soup 

Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Grilled Spring Onions

 

Parsley

Walnut Parsley Pesto 

Chimichurri Sauce - a traditional Argentinian sauce to accompany your favorite grilled meats

How to Store Parsley - and other herbs

Cream of Parsley Soup 

Green Beans with Parsley and Garlic 

Red Potato and Parsley Salad  - a mayo free recipe, just olive oil and salt as the seasoning

 

Peas

Fresh Pea and Mint Soup 

Peas with Baked Ricotta and Bread Crumbs

 

Peppers (Banana)

Zucchini Squash with Banana Peppers  - marinated for a few hours and sauteed in lemon juice, olive oil, and butter

Cheesy Stuffed Banana Peppers 

 

Peppers (Bell)

Vegetarian Mexican Inspired Stuffed Peppers 

Meat Stuffed Bell Peppers - an Emeril recipe

 

Peppers (Mini Sweet/Lunchbox) 

Fiesta Stuffed Mini Peppers - cheese filled

Rice Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers 

 

Peppers (Pimento) 

Pimento Cheese  - use those pimento peppers to make a delicious pimento cheese sandwich

 

Peppers (Poblano)

How to Use Poblano Chiles to Add Flavor to Your Food 

 

Potatoes

Baby Red Potato Salad

Fried Mashed Potatoes - mashed potatoes mixed with chopped onion

 

Radish

Radish Salad - with lime juice and a bit of fresh mint. 

Guatemalan Style Radish Salad - with jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice

Picado de Rabano - another Guatemalan Radish salad with orange and lemon juice and fresh mint

 

Raspberries

Raspberry Compote  - a simple raspberry sauce for pancakes, ice-cream, etc.

 

Rhubarb

Rhubarb Granola Crisp

Sour Cream Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade - Perfect for hot summer days

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Rhubarb & Strawberry Compote with Mint

ROMANESCO

Romanesco and Cauliflower Salad with Pomegranate

 

Shallots

Caramelized-Shallot Mashed Potatoes

 

Spinach

Simple steamed spinach with butter or olive oil, chopped or powdered garlic, and salt to taste.  

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Spinach Salad with Mint and Orange Vinagrette - Use the spinach and beets from your CSA share

 

Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas with Bacon & Onions

 

Summer Squash

Ridiculously Easy Roasted Yellow Squash

26 Quick and Tasty Zucchini Recipes

Succotash  - a Native American dish of corn, peppers, zucchini, and lima beans

Tex-Mex Summer Squash Casserole

How to Freeze Zucchini and Summer Squash

Corn and Zucchini Salad with Chives  - Easy and delicious side dish; use fresh basil if you don't have fresh mint or chives on hand.

Summer Squash Sauce - use your zucchini and/or magda/coosa squash in this recipe

Roasted Patty Pan Squash and Herbed Chick Peas

Quinoa Stuffed Magda Squash 

Grilled Squash & Zucchini

 

Strawberries

 Fruit salad with honey-mint-lime dressing

 

Sweet potatoes

Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Chips

How to Cook Sweet Potatoes - recipes for baked or mashed, sweet potato bread, and more

Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - with avocado-cilantro sauce, salsa and onions

 

Swiss chard

Simple Sauteed Swiss Chard - One bunch of chard, onion, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper - quick and easy.

Lemony Garlicy Rainbow Chard

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Parmesan Cheese

 

Tomatoes

Caprese Salad - tomato, mozzarella, basil, and a drizzling of olive oil  - an easy yet elegant appetizer

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Sandwich

Fresh Tomato Chili

24 Ways with Fresh Tomatoes - a Southern Living publication

Fresh Tomato Sauce

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho 

Tomato Soup - a simple tomato soup recipe from Martha Stewart

 

Tomatoes (Cherry/Grape)

Cherry Tomato Salad with Basil and Mozzarella

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes  - with olive oil, salt and pepper - roast on 400 for about 10 minutes

Green Bean Salad with Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, and Basil

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes 

 

Turnips

Risotto with Turnips and Bacon - Easy meal for 2

Quick Turnip Greens - As a side dish, also made with bacon

5 Creative Turnip Recipes - Turnip and Roasted Garlic Puree, Braised Turnips with Mustard Sauce, Glazed Carrots and TurnipsWorld’s Greatest Vegetable Broth, and Turnip and Potato Patties

Mashed Turnips with Potatoes and Turnip Greens - Use both the root and the greens at the same time

Turnip Green Tart - Making the crust looks like the most time intensive part; the filling looks quick and easy. 

4 Quick Turnip Recipes

Interesting Things to Do with Turnips 

Japanese Turnips with Miso

 

Watermelon

How Long Does Watermelon Last?  - 7-10 days on the kitchen counter, 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator; read the article for more nutritional information

 

Winter Squash

Kabocha Squash Lentil Curry

Roasted Kabocha Squash

How to Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds

Kabocha Squash Soup - with sage

 

Recipes By Season

Spring Recipes

Spring Vegetable Ricotta Frittata - A perfect recipe for spring as it includes several items which are in season and in our CSA shares and farmer's market during the month of May: eggs, spinach, asparagus, scallions.

Spring Egg Drop Soup - Another recipe to utilize your spring produce: asparagus, snap peas and shelling peas, spring onions, basil, and carrots....and eggs, of course!

Summer Recipes

Green Bean Salad with Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, and Basil

Summer Vegetable Pesto Soup  - use those summer green beans and summer squash

 Corn and Zucchini with Chives - Easy and delicious side dish; use fresh basil if you don't have fresh mint or chives on hand.