share contents week 5: 1 &1/2 pounds of red gold new potatoes, 1 pound summer squash, 1 bunch of arugula, 1 bulb fresh garlic, 1 bag of basil, 1 head of lettuce, 1 bunch scallions, 1 fennel bulb, 1 kohlrabi.
New potatoes should be kept in refrigerator and eaten within the week. Basil will store best if made into pesto immediately or laid out to dry.
Fennel and Kohlrabi Salad
This weeks’ share includes: 1 bunch garlic scapes, 1 pound branching broccoli, 1 bunch red torpedo onions, 1 bunch rainbow chard, 1 bunch baby beets, 1 bag of spinach, 2 heads of lettuce.
Following is a link for a recipe that uses the beet greens as well as the roots. It calls for 1 large beet but you can use the babies as well. They don’t take nearly as long to roast.
The farm is moving toward summer. New potatoes will be ready soon as well as summer squashes and cucumbers. And already we are planting crops for the fall. It’s an interesting thing with this vegetable farming… there is so much that needs immediate attention and action in the present moment but also we must always be thinking 3-6 months out.
I hope you enjoy the vegetables this week!
This week: 2 heads of lettuce, 1# curly kale, 1 kohlrabi, 1 bunch scallions, 1 bunch garlic scapes, 1# branching broccoli, 1# spinach, 1/2# sugar snap peas.
The broccoli can be eaten raw or lightly cooked. The stems and leaves are tender and can be eaten as well! I usually cook it whole, either steamed or roasted.
Both types of lettuce lend themselves well to wraps.
Sauteed Kale with Garlic Scapes and Vinegar
1# kale, 11/2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, 4-6 garlic scapes, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1. Strip kale leaves off stems. Chop coarsely and wash. Drain well.
2. Heat oil in a large sauté pan. Chop scapes into small coins and add to oil. Let sauté for a minute then add kale slowly; as the first greens wilt down, add more. When all kale is added, season with salt, stir and cover pan. When the greens are tender (5-10 minutes), remove the lid and allow excess water to cook away. Turn off the heat and stir in the vinegar.
(Spinach is good prepared this way as well. )
This weeks’ share contents: 1 quart of strawberries, 1 head of green romaine, 1 head of green bibb, 1 bunch swiss chard, 1 bunch parsley, 1 bunch garlic scapes, 2 kohlrabi.
Garlic scapes are what would become the flower on the garlic plant. We remove them so that a larger bulb will develop. Their flavor is mildly garlic and they can be used in any cooking where you want garlic. Just chop them into little rounds. They make a a great pesto with parsley, olive oil, salt and lemon juice.
Kohlrabi are the purple bulbs in your share this week. The greens can be cooked and are similar to collards. The bulb needs to be peeled. You can cut it into matchsticks and add it to salad, shred it and make a slaw, slice it and use to dip into pesto or hummus. Its flavor is mild and sweet and cabbage-like.
SAUTEED CHARD WITH LEMON and HOT PEPPER (from Chez Panisse Vegetables)
Wash and drain the chard leaves and cut them into a rough chiffonade. Saute in olive oil, covered, for about 5 minutes, until the leaves are wilted and tender. Remove the cover and cook away the excess moisture. Season at the last minute with a pinch of red pepper flakes according to taste, and with salt and pepper, and squeeze lemon juice over just before serving.
Hi All! This is information that applies for the entire CSA season.
If you are scheduled for a Wednesday pick-up and need to miss a week, LET US KNOW BY 6am TUESDAYS. For Saturday pick-ups, BY 6am FRIDAY. This way we will harvest the correct amount for the following day.
We will give you credit for 2 missed boxes over the 20 week season. The credit is $25 per week and can be spent during 2021 in $25 increments at either market or the roadside stand. Please no more than 2 missed boxes for credit. OTHER OPTIONS when you know you’re missing a box are: give it to a friend (be sure they know our farm name when they come to market and that they bring a bag with them). Change the pick-up by emailing me in advance. Or you can get double boxes another week. We need clear communication from you in advance of harvest days in order to make logistical changes.
If you miss a box and didn’t know ahead of time that you were going to there are 2 options. We bring all unclaimed shares back to the farm and put them in our walk-in cooler. You can arrange to come to the farm and get your box or we will bring it to the next market and you can get it there.
If the pick-up location you chose stops working for you, let me know and we’ll switch to one that does!
The wax boxes we pack your CSA shares in cost $3 a piece and we can re-use them over and over. Please bring a bag with you to transfer your vegetables into.