What's in the box?
Summer Squash, Zucchini
Lacinato Kale (aka Dino Kale or Tuscan Kale)
Hakurei Turnips (aka Japanese Turnips)
Green Leaf Lettuce
Sugar Snap Peas
Broccoli (full shares only this week)
Notes on the box....
Everything should be stored in the fridge in the crisper (or in plastic bag to keep in moisture) with the exception of Basil which likes to stay dry and out of the fridge. You can put the stems in a small cup of water on your counter and the leaves should keep nicely for about a week that way.
This is the beginning of Summer Squash and Zukes. We will keep them coming as the plants produce, but we try to give smallish ones as the really big ones can get seedy and tough skinned. I shredded some and added them to eggs, cheese, chopped green onion and pan fried them by the spoonful to make veggie eggy fritter type things. Otto and Sadie liked them as well as all the grownups around here.
Lacinato Kale is the green for the week. Simplest way to prepare is to just saute in butter or olive oil with minced garlic and/or onion (or green onion) until it's wilted. You can cover the pan to steam it a little. Then season with salt to taste. You can add it to soups, eggs, use as a pizza topping, or put it raw into a smoothie. Kale is good for you!!
The entire pod of the Sugar Snap Peas are edible. YUM! They are fantastic sauted until tender, but still crisp with butter and fresh mint! Or chopped and added to salads. Or as a crudite.
Broccoli should be in the full and single share boxes next week. The weather right now is perfect for growing broccoli!
[yumprint-recipe id='34'][yumprint-recipe id='33']On the farm...
We want to apologize for any confusion or delays with delivery times. There has been quite a bit of construction, road closures, and streets flooding on delivery days! The first few weeks usually include some hiccups. On a positive note, for the those that don't know what we are doing differently this year with delivery... this past Winter we helped form the Hungry Turtle Farmers' Cooperative. We have combined 6 different farms' delivery routes onto 2 trucks, and collectively hired a truck driver to make the route effective and earn income on trucking. We are taking at least 4-5 rusty vans and pickups off the road, saving fuel, time and money on all of our farms. It is the beginning of something great, and with all great things there are a few bumps in the road along the way. Things should be getting more consistent and the kinks will be worked out soon. If you have any questions, please give us a call or email us and we will try to get your question answered as quickly as we can.
Otherwise, we hope you are enjoying the perfect weather and enjoying the beginning of the CSA. Thanks for all the feedback and comments! Keep the input coming!
Now for the pictures...
Here's a photo farm tour through the eyes of Otto, our 3 1/2 year old farm kid.
Thanks for the help, Otto!