Share Notes 6-7-18

Share Notes 6-7-18

CSA Share Notes:

So big news! This is your final week of the spring CSA. We’ve LOVED providing your family with fresh produce this spring. Thank you so much for being a member. Here’s your box this week. You’ll notice some of the reasons why this is the last week: some items are quite small, others beginning to fade in quality in the heat, and still others pretty eaten up by harlequin bugs. BUT! It’s still a nice share and we’ve included with a fresh summer surprise from Winona Orchards!

  • Kohlrabi—Here’s the last of our kohlrabi! Some of it is quite small. Peel, core, and slice with lemon and salt, use raw in a summer salad, oven roast them with other vegetables, or even toss in a crock pot with a chuck roast and pearl onions.
  • Escarole—All shares received this leafy green, which resembles lettuce. It’s great chopped into a salad, or if you haven’t tried it roasted or grilled yet, you should!
  • Leeks—a nice bunch of leeks for each share. Cook down and use in a delicious potato soup, or pair with any beef or pork dish.
  • Onion—This week everyone is receiving a mix of red and yellow onions.
  • Pac Choi—Asian cabbage, very buggy this time! This crop is perfect for stir fries, fried rice, or my favorite: a yellow Thai curry with coconut milk and ginger.
  • Kale—Big bunches of curly Winterbor Kale.
  • Turnips— A mixture of Japanese Hakurei Turnip and heirloom Purple Top Turnip, bagged up, without their greens (just too buggy, they weren’t pretty!)
  • Cabbage—everyone received either Tender Sweet or Caraflex cabbage.
  • Peaches—This is a fun and rare treat we offer from time to time whenever they’re in season.  These beauties come from our friends at Winona Orchards, in Winona TX.  The farmers there strive for sustainable production but are not growing exclusively organically like we are at Red Moon Farm. They do spray for pests and disease when they must. Wash your peaches, friends, and enjoy this special treat!

Veggie Storage tips:

Onions, eggplant, and peaches will be fine at room temp, but you can refrigerate your eggplant and peaches to slow ripening if you won’t get to them for a few days. Your greens, cabbages, turnips, etc. should all be stored in the refrigerator, sealed up in bags to retain their moisture. Everything will need a good 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.

Your farmers,

Jess & Justin

Large Share

Large Share: Top left corner: cabbage, middle row: kale, pac choi, escarole and onions, leeks, bottom row: peaches, kohlrabi, bagged turnips

Small Share

Small share:  Top left corner- cabbage, bagged turnips. Middle row- kale, pac choi, kohlrabi, escarole. Bottom row- peaches, leeks, onion