CSA Summer 2018 Week 6

Clockwise, from upper left corner: Chives, strawberries, sage, french breakfast radishes, joi choi, lettuce, hakurei turnips, asparagus, curly kale (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep one week or less): Strawberries, lettuce
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): everything else!

While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.

Like last week, strawberries are not IN your box, look for them nearby.
Small shares get a half pint, large shares get a pint.

Lettuce is a bit lean this week, we didn’t have enough of a single variety for all shares, so the head you find in your box may be different from that pictured above. We have a beautiful crop of lettuce coming on in the garden, where we will be harvesting it from next.

French breakfast radishes are starting to get a bit spicy with all this heat! Try them roasted or sauteed if you’d like to mellow them out a bit. Or feed them to your favorite daredevil.
Enjoy your share, CSA family!

CSA Summer 18 Week 5

Clockwise, from upper left corner: French breakfast radishes, curly kale (from Homestead Farms in Millington), cherry belle radishes, romaine lettuce, strawberries(!), hakurei turnips (from Flying Plow Farms in Rising Sun), butter lettuce, joi choi (large share pictured).

Use first (will keep one week or less): Strawberries, butter lettuce
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): romaine lettuce, joi choi
Store very well (a month or more): curly kale, turnips, radishes

While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.

IMPORTANT!! Due to the wet weather, your strawberries are NOT in your box this week. They will be fresh picked in the cooler nearby, so please look for them and ask an employee for help if you need it. Large shares will get a pint, small shares a half pint. Honor system, people — please don’t steal berries from your neighbors pint because you feel you need more! Berries will be for sale in the farmstand, if you need more than your share provides.

CSA Summer 2018 Week 4

Clockwise, from upper left corner: Asparagus, hon tsai tai, spinach, lettuce, joi choi, mixed radishes, red russian kale, green garlic (large share pictured).

Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): this whole share will hold up well in cold storage, sealed in a plastic bag or container. But you’ve got another box coming next week so get cookin’!

While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.

If this is your first encounter with Hon Tsai Tai, you are in for a treat! A Chinese specialty crop also known as Kailaan, it has a pleasing mild mustard taste for use raw in salads or lightly cooked in stir-fries or soups. Even the flowers are edible, use them for a noteworthy garnish on any dish. Speaking of stir fry, it is a quintessential spring dinner. Fast, light, and healthy — not to mention most of the items in your box would lend themselves beautifully. Bon appetit!

Below: Hon tsai tai in the garden.

What a difference a week makes! Top, the high tunnel spring crops on their last legs. Below, the high tunnel one week later freshly planted with our early tomato crop!

Enjoy your veggies!