We have reached the end of planting season here on the farm and have entered what we like to call the weeding marathon. Every time we finish a row, the weeds grow an inch in all the other rows! We wanted to take a moment to thank our work share members for all the excellent help they have given us these past weeks. Thanks guys!
Our share is getting new veggies this week: arugula, scallions , parsley , basil and kohlrabi. The garlic greens are over for the season but we are expecting garlic scapes and summer squash in the coming weeks. Hurray for that!
Some thoughts on eating the bounty: we have noticed we always have a lot of radishes left after pickup, and this is a sad situation because radishes are excellent! Try quick pickling them in the fridge for a quick snack with vinegar sugar and salt. They go great on sandwiches salads and straight into your mouth. Just a Taste sautéed them in butter when we went this past week, and I believe the English (or French?) make a habit of eating buttered toast with thinly sliced radishes! The possibilities are endless. Try some this week!
If you have never eaten kohlrabi, expect a treat! Peel the woody outer part and it reveals white tender flesh. Great for slaws, topping salads, or lightly braised. Throw some raw kohlrabi sticks in your lunch box!
Parsley is another veggie that I love- we chop it into just about any dish, as a garnish or right after cooking to give it an excellent herbal flavor. Great in cold salads of all kinds, Mediterranean meals and Israeli style cooking.
Thank you for all your support thus far and we look forward to seeing you at pickup !
Here's a recipe from one of our members, Astrid, with a great way to use sorrel and scallions!
I would change the recipe though to say that:
- you can use a store bought crust
- the egg/cream mixture should measure one cup (i.e. don't use a whole cup of cream)
- you need to use at least 8 oz. of cheese for more cheesiness.
A few things to mention about Thursday pickup : crosswinds farm will have pork and whole chicken available for sale, and wellspring farm will have shiitake mushrooms for sale as well. I believe they both accept cash and checks for payment.
the veg forecast:
Kohlrabi (not really a root actually a stem!)
See you soon!
Kara and Aaron