Spring CSA Week 2

Happy Wednesday, veggie community! Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:

Hakurei turnips
Dandelion greens
Spicy salad mix
Joi Choi
Sweet potatoes

We are excited to see longer days and loads of sunshine. We are also busy planning and planting for spring! Are you planning any gardening projects yourself? Don’t forget, that as a CSA member you receive 15% off any purchases made at the garden center — or any of our farmers markets!

On to vegetables, lots of beautiful greens in your box this week. In your spicy salad mix you will find tatsoi, arugula, mizuna, baby mustard and baby red russian kale…some spicy greens, and some mild. This mix is pretty versatile, and while it makes a lovely salad you can also steam it lightly for a side to whatever you’re having. Speaking of salads, we wholeheartedly recommend that you try your spinach raw before cooking it. It is tender and sweet and lovely for salads, and the ultimate loophole for enjoying more of it (we have all heard complaints about how spinach ‘cooks down to nothing’). Dandelion greens can be bitter eaten raw, sweet spinach would balance them well (and we like a citrus forward olive oil vinaigrette, with a little honey on them, too!) If you find your dandelion too bitter, try sauteeing them or incorporating them into soups. Your liver will thank you for it — they are majorly detoxifying. Your carrots and sweet potatoes will bring some more sweetness to veggie dishes this week. We’ve posted a few links below for some recipe ideas…if you make something you love, we would love to hear about it!

Happy eating,
Vic, Mary, and Bethany

Dandelion Greens with a kick!
Joi Choi Soup
Glazed Hakurei Turnips

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