This week’s Farm Share will most likely include:
Summer Squash, Garlic Scapes, Cucumbers, Salad Mix, Kale, Asian Spinach, Turnips, and Chard or Bok Choy.
Recipe Suggestions: (which we catalog weekly on our Recipe Page)
Garlic Scapes – this is the item in the share this week that is most likely unknown to those of you new to our farm. These are the green, curly, tender tops to our garlic plants that would flower if we left them on the plants. They are harvested for about two weeks at this time of year in order for the plants’ energy to focus on the garlic bulb, rather than on the flower. Additionally, they are amazingly delicious. You can chop them up – use all of the vegetable matter that we give you – and use in any dish like garlic or onions or scallions. OR you can saute them whole with fat (butter, coconut oil, etc…) and salt and enjoy them as an unruly and tasty side dish. Seven recipe ideas here.
Lettuce Soup – if you missed the recipe in last week’s email, check it out here. We made it with various greens and loved it.
Bok Choy – Use this delicious asian green like you would kale or spinach, but it also has amazing crunchy stalks. Don’t toss these out! Our favorite way to enjoy these greens is braised in stock. The stalks have a super crunch and texture and take up the flavors of your stock beautifully.
Summer Squash – Grill it! We most love summer squash grilled, but it is also delicious in any stir fry, or cut in sticks and made into oven-baked fries, or shredded and made into fritters, or baked into sweet bread.
Kale (or Chard or Asian Spinach) – Try this recipe with strawberries, feta cheese, and a lemon-poppy seed dressing. Janet’s mom served something similar this weekend and it was a huge hit. The recipe linked above recommends getting kale from Trader Joes, but luckily all of you know that ours is better, even if you do have to chop it yourself. Thanks for choosing Certified Naturally Grown, local, and nutrient-dense!
Available for Market Share CSA members to choose from this week: Bok Choy, Chard, Cucumbers, Collards, Hearty Mix, Lettuce, Microgreens, Radishes, Salad, Turnips, …and Pepper Jelly, Fermented Jalapenos, naturally leavened Hearth Baked Bread. PLUS Plants: Dill, Basil, Parsley, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Eggplant (variety details on ordering page).
2015 Market Share CSA Members: Reserve your selection online to pick up on Wednesday, May 27th at our farm, in Church Hill, or at Good Health Herbs.