Hi folks, welcome to week 2 of your fall CSA! We hope everyone was able to get into the kitchen a little more last week and eat some fresh veggies.
The last couple days' weather has been really enjoyable out on the farm! Hazel has been having the best time helping out! She is definitely a farmer's daughter. The deer are still present on the farm. We have yet to go buy a blow up halloween yard decoration. We have to do that this week. Or anyone else have any other ideas? Shoot us an email! We have tried every thing from a fence, moving farm equipment around, blasting talk radio in the fields at night, and hanging ivory soap. We were even getting hair from the local barber and stuffing it into panty hose to hang on the fence. It worked for a couple days, but they catch on quickly! Hopefully we will be able to outsmart them.
Y'all have a great week, and get into your kitchens and cook some food with the ones you love. Here are the contents of this week's box:
1. Hakurei Turnips- Like all turnips, the Hakurei, or Tokyo, turnip is a member of the Brassica family. This Japanese variety is sometimes referred to as a salad turnip, due to its crisp, delicious raw flavor. Unlike other turnip varieties, hakurei do not need to be cooked. They have an even-textured density and the flavor pairs well with a variety of different food items. Eat them raw (just whole, or chopped/grated in salads), make a quick pickle, or cook with their greens to enhance their natural sweetness. We also love to throw them on the grill whole or roasted whole in the oven.
2. Radishes- the variety this week is my absolute favorite!! It’s the Daikon variety. This massive radish has a cylindrical body with white skin. A tangy and milder radish. Throw it into a stir fry, it is SO delicious when cooked with a little soy or tamari. Don't forget to remove greens before storing, and place aside because you can also add to a stir fries or soups. To not confuse anyone with the turnips, we will be putting a colored rubber band on the Daikon radishes, and a neutral colored rubber band on the turnips.
3. Lettuce- a head of lettuce grown in the dirt.
5. Napa Cabbage- Also referred to as Chinese Cabbage. This delicious cabbage is packed full of vitamin C. Great to make into a slaw or use as lettuce in salads. Also these cabbage leaves make for a perfect cabbage roll
6. Summer Squash
8. Tomatoes- that's right, big, juicy, home grown tomatoes! Ripened on the vine!
9. Dill- I love dill and put it on anything and everything. Great in dips and I especially love it chopped up finely and thrown into my salads. Give it a shot.