In the box this week (from upper left hand corner, clockwise): Rainbow chard, frisee (in large shares only), romaine, mint, escarole, joi choi, garlic, black radishes, kohl rabi, scallions (large share pictured).
Use first (will keep about a week): lettuce, mint
Store a little longer (about 2 weeks): chard, scallions, escarole, joi choi
Keep a month or more: garlic, kohl rabi, black radish
While your produce is super fresh, it has not been washed! Please take care to always wash your vegetables well before enjoying.
Last week marked the halfway point of the Summer CSA season. A common question we get this time of year is “What’s next?” which can generally be interpreted as “Where are the summer veggies?” We have the hard job of informing people tomatoes just don’t care that school is out for the summer! They are taking their sweet time, but are growing every day. String beans, sweet corn, hot and sweet peppers, onions, fennel, eggplant, ground cherries, basil, cucumbers, okra, golden beets, scallion, summer crisp lettuce, and more, are all sown and being nurtured with lots of love and water! Gardening requires a mighty form of patience, but reaping the rewards will be such delicious fun! So please enjoy the last of the spring lettuces, and those summer veggies will be here before we know it!