What's in the box?
green top carrots
hakurei aka salad turnips
broccoli leaves (the greens in a bunch)
fennel fronds (the wispy bunched greens that smell anise like)
brussel sprouts on the stalk
Notes on the box...
To store brussel sprouts, pop them off the stalk into a plastic bag and keep them in your fridge. This is a fun task with kids. Notice how they grow in a spiral on the stalk. So cool!
We've recently got word that broccoli leaves are soon to be the new "it" vegetable. The new brussel sprout since brussel sprouts took over kale. So you guys will be like "Oh, I was eating broccoli leaves before they were cool." Prepare them as you would collards or kale. They are chock full of vitamins and usually just go to waste in the field. Let us know what you think!
Fennel fronds are from some fennel that we planted too late and it wasn't going to size up. But, you can use these fronds as an herb. They have an anise or licorice type flavor. They are great chopped and added to roast carrots and turnips, or used as a bed upon which to bake fish. Instant fancy.
See the blog a few weeks ago for several links to diakon radish recipes.
[yumprint-recipe id='56']Broccoli Cheese Soup
Carrot Orange Fennel Soup (use fronds instead of bulb that the recipe calls for)
On the Farm
Queen Francie RIP
Hand sized spinach leaves (gloves are to keep that cold dew off tender fingers)