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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is part of a growing social movement that encourages urban & rural citizens to share responsibility for the land where their food is grown as well as how their food is produced. In simplest terms,

CSA is a partnership between agricultural producers and consumers.

Members or “shareholders” pay a fee at the beginning of the growing season to meet a farm’s operating expenses for the upcoming season. In return, members receive a portion of the farm’s produce each week throughout the growing season. 

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Chili Chicken with Pine Nuts

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

4 T. corn oil

1 sweet red pepper (cored, seeded and cut into thin strips)

1 sweet green pepper (cored, seeded, and cut into thin strips)

1 red chili pepper (seeded and finely chopped)

1 green chili pepper (seeded and finely chopped)

1/4 c. pine nuts

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

4 T. dry white wine

2 T. lemon juice

3 T. oyster sauce

1 tsp. chili sauce

2 tsp. sugar

4 T. light soy sauce

1 T. corn starch

salt and fresh ground pepper

2 scallions, slices diagonally, for garnish


Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Cut chicken into 1/2 x 2 in strips. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour 2 T. of the olive oil into a wok or large skillet. Place over high heat and add the chicken strips. Cook, stirring constantly for 5 minutes or until tender. Remove the chicken and reserve.

Heat the remaining oil in the wok or skillet and stir fry the peppers for 2 minutes - until just cooked. Lift out and reserve.

Cook the chili peppers, pine nuts, and garlic over a medium heat for 1 minute. Drain off and discard any excess fat, then add the white wine, lemon juice, oyster sauce, sugar and chili sauce. Cook, stirring frequently for 1 minute.

Blend the soy sauce and cornstarch together, then add to the chili mixture and bring to a boil. Return the cooked chicken and pepper strips to teh wok or skillet, then cover and cook over a medium heat until the chicken has warmed through.

Serve. Place the chicken mixture on a warmed serving plate and sprinkle with the sliced scallions.

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