Clockwise, from upper left corner: Swiss chard, sugar snap peas, red romaine, joi choi, garlic scapes, red Russian kale, cabbage, purple kohl rabi, red leaf lettuce (large share pictured).
Use first (will keep one week or less): red leaf lettuce; sugar snaps are best fresh!
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): chard, red romaine, joi choi, scapes, kale
Keep a month or more: Kohl rabi, cabbage
While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.
The Summer Solstice is upon us! The days are long and light for us to do plenty of garden work. We are planting like crazy and reaping the benefits of our previous efforts! Leafy greens are plentiful! This is the last hoorah for most of them before the heat of the summer really sets in. So soak up a few more weeks of leafy greens — you’re going to look great in your bathing suit this summer after all those salads!
Fun fact: we weighed a large share after packing this morning and it came in at a whopping 9 pounds! The average retail price for organic veggies by the pound is $8! Being a CSA member is a great way to save!
Some tips for your share this week: sugar snap peas are easily confused with snow, English, and shelling peas by many customers. Sugar snaps do not need to be shelled, you can eat the whole pod! They are great on their own, or as a snack with hummus. If you’re feeling really fancy you might try sauteeing them lightly with some butter…yum! Our crop has suffered with the whacky weather, so these beauts won’t be around long. Savor them while you can!
In addition to its tasty bulb, Kohl rabi leaves are edible, too! Treat them as you would kale or collard greens. Be sure to peel the bulb before enjoying!