In the box this week (from upper left corner, clockwise): Sweet potatoes, baby corn, spicy salad mix, baby red russian kale, curly kale, jalapeno peppers, poblano peppers, cilantro, eggplant, baby turnips & greens, scallions
(large share pictured).
Use first (will keep about a week): spicy salad mix, cilantro, eggplant, baby corn
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): kale, peppers, turnips, scallions
Store very well (a month or more): sweet potatoes
While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.
We have had fun thinking up names for this box, it lends itself well to a few themes!
You’ll find some petite eggplant, the very last of the season. Same goes for the baby corn — ever wondered where that stuff comes from? Now you know! True to it’s name! We have been snacking on it and eat the whole cob (after shucking) 😉
Our cilantro is ready! We thought you might enjoy having a few spicy peppers and scallions to go with this versatile and treasured herb. Too bad we can’t grow avocados here on the eastern shore, if you happen to have a few on hand, you might want to try making some Spicy Jalapeno Guacamole. Don’t like peppers? We apologize, and hope you have a spicy friend who does that you can share with!
If this is your first time trying hakurei turnips, you are in for a treat. They are fabulously mild, making them perfect for snacking on raw. We are thinning our fall crop, so they’re a bit small — at this stage, we are all about those turnip tops! They are tender and great cooked any way you like. We like them sauteed with a bit of butter. They also make a good substitute for any recipe that calls for cooked spinach. Yum!
Sweet potatoes will be on the side again this week. Did you know it is not necessary to peel organic sweet potatoes? The skin is thin and tender. Give them a good scrub and enjoy in your favorite fashion. They store best unwashed, which is why they come to you au naturel. If you pick up your share at Priapi Gardens, you will find your sweet potatoes in the farmstand. If you pick up at one of our other CSA sites, look for them nearby.
We hope you enjoy eating your veggies as much as we loved growing them!
Who are we kidding? We love eating them, too! Below, a step by step tutorial on how to enjoy baby corn 😁