Whelp, in this e-mail I expected to say something like, "goodbye
tomatoes and eggplants and hot peppers, long may you live in our
memories..." BUT in fact that's just not true! This hot weather and
our greenhouses have conspired to bring you what we can only assume is
the last week of summer crops. This is awesome! Normally, this does
not happen. I know you'll all enjoy it while it lasts!
Also, another good thing: we have miracle broccoli this week! The evil
swede midge made short work of our crop, but miraculously we found a
good crate's worth of broccoli in the field today! There was a little
whooping, we were that excited. We are bringing it! But we cannot
promise it in the future, we can only hope.
LOTS of roots and greens in the share today; red lettuce heads are
back, plus bunched asian greens, salad mix, cabbage, kale, chard . . .
it is a glorious time to be eating greens and we hope you are taking
advantage of this. Sometimes there can seem to be a lot of greens, but
these are the best things for you to be eating lots of! Nutrient and
fiber dense, calorie and fat low, god, they're like a living dieting
book bunched together with a rubber band.
Some of our favorite fall recipes involve chopping all those roots and
squash up and tossing them with olive oil and salt in the oven for a
good ol' roast. This brings out their flavor and sweetness, and is a
great side. They also all combine nicely with some of the celery,
onions and carrots to make a delicious fall soup stock or base, and
finely shaved they make a great salad topping or colorful slaw. Go
We will be offering a Thanksgiving share this season for our members,
and possibly more winter shares after that, depending on how our
stores hold out. This means a bushel of a variety of greens, roots,
taters and squash for your holiday table. We will be pricing it very
affordably and can have shares available the week prior for your prep.
If you'd like to sign up now let us know, but we'll keep reminding you
in the coming weeks anyway so don't worry if you forget.
Brussel sprouts in the share next week! And rutabagas!
Without ado, your list for the week:
Daikon radish (try me pickled with vinegar and salt in the fridge!)
Easter Egg Radishes
Sweet Red and White Hakurei Turnips
Squash -- assortment of delicata, spaghetti and PIE pumpkins!
Tomatoes -- limited
Hot peppers! (wow these are good this time of year, nice and spicy to
kick up soups and salsas)
Rainbow and White Chard
Red Fire Lettuce
Asian Greens: mustard, bok choi, tat soi, mizuna
Thanks, see you soon!
Aaron and Kara