CSA Shares… for 6.1.2016

Wednesday’s Farm Share will most likely include: 
Salad Mix, Hearty Greens Mix, Baby Bok Choy, Scallions, Cucumbers, Turnips, Radishes, and a Head of Lettuce.

Want to purchase bread to pick up with your Farm Share on Wednesday? See our Bread ordering page here. Ordering is open until 7 am on Wednesday (bumped a day due to the Memorial Day Holiday).

Market Share CSA Members: 
Ordering is open until 7 am on Wednesday (bumped a day due to the Memorial Day Holiday) for…Bok Choy , Yukina Savoy, Cabbage, Chard, Collards, Cucumbers, Hearty Greens Mix, Head Lettuce, Kale, Kohlrabi, Radishes, Salad Mix, Turnips…and our Organic Bread. Reserve your selection online to pick up on Wednesday, June 1. .

And Pssst! We are starting to pick Summer Squash today! Yum!

Recipe Suggestions:
Baby Bok Choy is likely unfamiliar for some of you. Use and enjoy the crunchy stems – they are part of what makes Bok Choy unique and delicious. It really shines as a stir-fry vegetable, such as in this Stir-Fried Sesame Baby Bok Choy recipe. Try also a simple Saute with Broth recipe, Braised Bok Choy (which is cooking it in a pot of broth, rather than with just a little liquid in a pan) , or see Martha Stewart’s tips for using Bok Choy.
Scallions continue to shine around here as a raw addition to salads, including asian slaw-inspired salads, massaged salads, or simple tossed salads. Even Janet, who does not at all like eating raw onions, enjoys scallions raw in salads…especially with some sesame oil, sesame seeds, garlic, salt, and ginger. Or, simply cook them as you would onions and include in any meal (fried rice, tacos, stir fry, casseroles, etc.)
Cucumbers:  Shares include multiple cucumbers this week, as our plants produced bountifully, though the plants are showing signs of a problem so we don’t currently know whether we will have many cukes to harvest next week. We love them sliced on sandwiches with cream cheese, added to any salad, of course, or we get more creative and make a Quick Cucumber Kimchi, which is addictive and also uses Scallions. Our other favorite cucumber recipe is with radishes. Read on for details…
Radishes…this Cucumber Radish Salad  is similar to what we make often. We also simply dice Cucumber and Radish and toss with Rice Vinegar, salt, pepper, perhaps some honey, and sometimes some oil (either Olive or Sesame). We really, really love this simple salad. All of our kids eat it up. Our favorite Radish stand by is Radish-Cream Cheese dip, because who doesn’t love Radishes mixed with Cream Cheese? Just dice the radishes, and stir in a bowl with cream cheese and a bit of sea salt to taste. Or follow this Radish Cream Cheese Spread recipe with a few more yummy ingredients.
Head Lettuce – We love head lettuces because the big leaves fit so nicely on sandwiches or in wraps or tacos, and the leaves also make their own little boat for toppings…as in  a Chicken Lettuce Wrap or an Asian Lettuce Wrap. (Feel free to sub tofu or seitan or any vegetarian protein). Or enjoy the lettuce leaves in a tossed green salad. Our recommendation for washing greens is a Zyliss Salad Spinner. Dunk the greens in a bowl of tepid water to rinse clean, then lift the washed greens into the spinner for the spin of their lives. The Zyliss really zings them around and gets them really dry! (No, we don’t receive commissions for the sale of them, but perhaps we should. It’s a great product.)

Janet, Dan, and the whole Broadfork crew

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s