From top left, clockwise: Curly kale, joi choi, french breakfast radishes, red celery, Asian pears, cilantro, sweet potato, mustard greens, Italian parsley, golden beets. (Large share pictured.)
It would appear cooler weather is moving in to stay, and your box is one more indicator. Dark leafy greens love cool weather, and we hope you love dark leafy greens!
The mustard greens in your box this week are a milder variety, and are quite tender as they are young. They work well in a salad mixed with other greens or on their own, and pack a powerful nutritional punch (you can read more about it here.) If you are into mustard the condiment on your wraps and sandwiches, replacing it with mustard greens really makes them shine!
The french breakfast radishes in your box are classically the mildest of all radishes. Of course they work well in salad, but they are also great dipped in a bit of tempered butter (a classic french appetizer), hummus, or very lightly steamed (tops and all) as a striking side dish.
Red celery is a fun change from green, but can be used in the same ways. Our slender celery stalks are super flavorful, great gently sauteed or juiced.
Golden beets are awesome! They are milder than their red counterparts and are less likely to stain hands when they are worked with. If roasting, be sure to keep an eye on your beets, as they will show blackening more readily than red beets.
The other veggies in your box are probably pretty familiar by now — we hope you love eating them as much as we loved growing them!
The Fall CSA will be over before we know it, so we’d like to bring your attention to special pricing for the coming seasons. Between now and December 1st, sign up for any future season of 2018 and receive 10% off your purchase! Those savings stack up quickly. This offer will not be available through our website, so please call or sign up in person at the farm.
CSA member, Kringle the Great Dane, realizes his sweet potato is as big as his head! No small feat!
Have a great week,
Vic, Mary, Bethany, & the Team at Priapi Gardens