Share contents: 1 pound of spinach, 1 head napa cabbage, 1 bunch purple carrots, 1 bunch red scallions, 1 bunch dill, 1 head of red romaine, 1 pound small cucumbers, 1 bunch of garlic, 2 pounds red new potatoes.
Yeehaw!! New potatoes! It was a muddy task to get these lovelies out of the ground but well worth it. They taste soooo good. Be sure to refrigerate them until use and use them within a week. They do not keep very well at this stage. Dill will keep best wrapped in a piece of fabric or paper towel in the refrigerator.
There are, in your box this week, many ingredients for a batch of kimchi. The napa cabbage, carrots, garlic, scallions, dill. The napa and dill also make great slaw. Napa is delicious cooked slowly in a covered pot with a parmesan rind for flavoring.
The cucumbers are “pickling” cucumbers but are great for fresh eating as well.
Green Garlic Soup, from Alice Waters Chez Panisse Vegetables
1 bunch of green garlic
1 pound of new potatoes
2 medium onions (or 1 bunch of scallions, greens and all)
1/4 pound unsalted butter
2 quarts chicken stock (can substitute vegetable stock)
Trim away the root end of the garlic and peel away tough outer skin. Cut the garlic into thin half rounds. Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes. Chop the onions into small dice. Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed pot, add the onion, and cook slowly until translucent and tender. Salt, and add the garlic and potatoes. Cook these together for 5 minutes, then pour in the stock and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender. Check the seasoning. This soup can be served rustic and chunky, or pureed – either way is delicious.
The rains of the weekend were kind to us. They fell gently and only 3 &1/4 inches total. We are pumping standing water out of the fields and hoping to stave off diseases this way. The tomatoes have grown about a foot in the last week. The first planting of green beans have begun to bloom. June.
fledgling Carolina wren (it did fly away and join its family)
This weeks’ share contents:
1 &1/2 pounds summer squash, 1 bunch of kale, 1 head green butterhead lettuce, 1 head romaine lettuce, 1 head of bok choy, 1 bunch of yellow onions, 1 bunch of garlic scapes.
The cucumbers are blooming getting bigger. The many different onions we grow are starting to bulb up. You’ll be seeing these things in the next few weeks. I hope you all have a great week! We are hoping that the rains of the next few days are gentle and that the creeks stay in their banks.
Czech Red Wheat starting to head up!
Share contents: 2 pints of strawberries, 1 bunch of red scallions, 1 bunch green garlic, 1 bunch carrots, 2 heads of lettuce, 1 bunch of kale, 1/2 pound Chinese broccoli.
The strawberries are waning but we have some for you this week! As it heats up out here the squash is starting to ripen and cucumbers are blooming. There are a few tomatoes starting to show on the plants and the corn is germinating. Yeehaw! Now, though I can’t believe I’m saying it, we could use a little rain.
Whisk together cider vinegar, sugar, mayonnaise, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine broccoli, onion, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and bacon bits. Pour the prepared dressing over and mix well.
Refrigerate for an hour before serving.
We would like for you to bring a bag every week to transfer your share into and leave the empty wax box with us. Any pint containers or buckets that vegetables are packed in can be re-used if you bring them back to us in good shape.
We do not pack special boxes for individuals. If there are things in your box that you don’t like or can’t eat you can exchange them for something in the “exchange box”.
If you miss a pick-up, we bring your box back to the farm and put it in our cooler. You need to make arrangements to come get it or have it brought to the next market. It will be the same veggies, not a new box packed for you.
If you know you are going to miss a week you have a couple of options: