Share Notes April 30 & May 2, 2020
CSA Share Notes:
Our garden is rocking so strong right now and next week we should be harvesting for 100% of our CSA members. We’ve been rotating through everyone until the garden was in full swing. It’s in full swing! Woohoo!
Here’s your vegetable line up:
- Kale—Regular shares received Red Russian Kale, Large shares received curly kale. Try our Rainbow kale salad with lentils, or this massaged kale salad, to which you can add anything. I like it with some fresh fruit like mango and a really good EVOO.
- Spinach—A bag of fresh, iron-rich spinach from the garden planting. This is not as tender as the greenhouse-grown, but it’s still awesome and such a deep vibrant green.
- Arugula—A bag for everyone. These leaves are super flavorful and are excellent paired with parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and fresh or dried fruit.
- Pac Choi—(also known as bok choy) for everyone. This Chinese cabbage is excellent in Thai coconut milk curries like yellow curry with potatoes and onions, but they’re also great in home made kim chee, or in our sesame noodles with bok choy recipe.
- Radishes—For all but the mini shares. These are Easter Egg radishes, and we grew them in our awesome rich compost and they got HUGE but stayed crisp and crunchy. We like to dip them into hummus, but we really like to put them on top of a slice of well-buttered sola bread with a sprinkling of sea salt.
- Head Lettuce—Green Adriana boston lettuce for all the shares, and an extra red oakleaf alled Rouxai for the large shares
Things to look forward to: The Hakurei salad turnips and watermelon radishes are getting pretty close, and a bit behind them are crunchy kohlrabi, broccoli, and beets. We should see all of them going into the shares at some point in the next 3 weeks. We’ve seen the very first garlic scapes come up so we’ll be sending them out soon too! We KNOW you’re going to love them. Scapes are such a special treat.
Veggie Storage tips:
Everything will keep longest stored in the fridge sealed up in produce bags. All root crops should be severed from their tops to keep the roots from getting rubbery. Everything will need a gentle washing before cooking, but leave the dirt on until you’re ready to use them to prevent spoilage. 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