May 23 or 26 CSA week 2

Share contents:  2 heads green bibb lettuce, 1 bunch of collards, 1 head of bok choi, 1 bunch of red beets, 1/2 pound of gailan broccoli, 1/2 pound of garlic scapes, 1/4 pound fresh basil, 1 pint of strawberries.

The basil is damp.  we just washed it this morning.  It is in a bag with paper to take up some of the moisture.  If you aren’t going to use it right away, remove it from the bag and let it air dry on a cloth before refrigerating it or it will turn black.  We were thinking a pesto made of the basil and garlic scapes would be nice.

You can also use the garlic scapes anywhere you would use garlic for a milder version of the same flavor.

Collard greens steamed and then sauteed with a few garlic scapes and served with apple cider vinegar and salt to taste are delicious.

The strawberries are suffering from the rains of the last week…they aren’t as sweet and many are just rotting on the plants.  Here’s hoping for some dryer weather so we can enjoy them for a couple more weeks.

Those of you picking up at market today will have to grab basil, collards, and berries as well as a box.  We couldn’t fit everything in the boxes.  For Saturday pickup we’ll use bigger boxes.

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