Share Notes 6-15-17
CSA Share Notes:
It’s the final week of the Spring CSA Season! Thank you guys so much for partnering with us for this growing season. We hope you have enjoyed your weekly harvest and made some new vegetable friends along the way!
Here’s your box contents this week:
- Fennel—All shares received a couple bulbs of fresh, fragrant fennel! I received a great suggestion from a farmers market customer this weekend to toss the bulbs into a crockpot with a beef roast. This intuitively sounds like an excellent flavor combination, and we’re giving it a try tomorrow!
- Chard—Small shares received a petite bunch of swiss chard. This crop is almost done for the season, but we were able to find a nice handful of colorful chard for you!
- Kale—Large shares received a bunch of curly kale. Remember those harlequin bugs? Well they have pretty much wiped out all our kale varieties except for this one! It’s hanging in strong. Oh, Kale yeah!
- Kohlrabi—A couple big ones for the large shares and small ones for the small shares.
- Onion—Everyone received a couple of red onions, medium or large in size.
- Endive—All shares received this leafy green, Frisbee Endive. It’s great chopped into a salad, or if you haven’t tried it roasted or grilled yet, you should!
- Cabbage—Large shares received two cabbages, a purple and a savoy, and small shares received one Tender Sweet, which grows in a round, slightly flattened disk.
- Carrots—smalls received a small bunch, and larges a large bunch of our crunchy, sweet orange carrots.
- Dandelion Greens—Each share received a head or two of dandelion greens, our hearty summer greens that are fantastic for your liver! Did you know that dandelion is considered a medicinal herb? It sure is. Cheers to your health!!
Veggie Storage tips:
Onions will prefer to stay at room temp. The cabbage needs just a few outer leaves removed to get to the meat of the cabbage. The many leafy greens will last longest stored in the refrigerator, sealed up in bags to retain their moisture. All your root crops should be severed from their tops to keep the roots from getting rubbery. They can then also go sealed up in the fridge to stay crisp and the tops can be stored like other greens. Everything will need a gentle washing before cooking, but leave the dirt on until you’re ready to use them.
We’d love to hear stories and recipes of your culinary adventures this week. Send us a note or post a comment of how you’ve used your CSA share.
Jess & Justin