Hello everyone! Welcome to week one of your CSA. We can’t believe this day is finally here! The fields are full of spring greens just waiting to be shared with your family.
As you all may know, we have been getting a lot of rain at the farm, I think it was a total of 9 inches this past week. Glad that the sun has been out the last couple of days and drying the ground up for us. We still have a good bit of tomato plants, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and more, that are just waiting to go in the ground! We will hopefully be able to break some new ground within the next couple of weeks, if the rain decides to hold off for that long! None the less, we sure are staying busy.
Soon we will start to deconstruct our greenhouse and see what can be spared for a new one. We will hopefully be able to start rebuilding in the next couple of weeks!
Thank all of you so much for joining our "farmily". We are very excited and thankful for this year and thankful for every single one of you, and for understanding what it takes to be a farmer in this beautiful place we call home.
I always link a few recipes at the bottom of the page for inspiration :) We have a great box for you this week with lots of spring greens! Here are the contents of this week’s bounty:
Baby Kale- Red Russian variety of kale that is harvested at a younger age for a tender, delicate green to be used in salads or cooked with.
Field Grown Lettuce- Delicious field grown lettuce. You know what to do.
Radishes- This variety is known as Easter Egger radish. Versatile and medium spice radish that can be used for salads or to cook with.
Pea Shoots- Our kids LOVE eating these! Just by themselves, or try on top of a meal as a garnish or chopped in a salad. Adds a really nice sweet pea flavor.
Dill- I LOVE this herb. It is delicious on roasted vegetables and is my absolute favorite to chop up and toss into a salad.
Bok Choy- Large head with leafy greens. The whole plant is edible. Greens will be a little spicier than the ribs and stems. Chop up to add in stir fries, or peel off each individual leaf and roast in oven, or try on the grill.
Broccolini- Smaller florets of broccoli. Really nice raw or sauteed/grilled.
Mizuno OR Arugula- Mizuno is a braising mix of red and green mizuno. This mix is flavorful and colorful. You can really use any of our greens to braise. Add any greens to this mix if you need to stretch it further for a meal. See easy recipe below. I personally use coconut oil or butter and sometimes I like a squeeze of lemon to replace red pepper. Also, mizuno adds a lot of flavor when chopped thinly and added to a salad or try on a sandwich.
Spinach- Mature, green leaf spinach. Great raw or sautéed.