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!

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