Harvest Notes – Week 3 June 30th

June 30, 2011 at 11:10 am | Posted in CSA's, harvest notes | Leave a comment

Swiss Chard This bouquet of rainbow chard is in the same family as spinach and beets so it will taste a lot like them.

Salad Mix A triple washed mix of baby lettuce and baby mustard greens, this is pretty fancy stuff.

Mint We grow several varieties of mint which have very subtle differences in flavor.  Choose whichever color bunch appeals to you and freshen up a dish.

Garlic Scapes Garlic plants send up a flower stalk (the scape) about a month before the bulbs are ready for harvest.  We remove the scape so that the plant will put more energy into making a beautiful big bulb.  Conveniently, the scape happens to be delicious.  It can be used in place of garlic in any recipe or you can look up specific scape recipes like scape pesto.

Bok Choi This Asian cooking green is amazing in stir-fries, braised or even eaten raw.

Basil It must be summer, we’re harvesting basil!  These little bundles offer enough to season a dish.  As out plants grow bigger throughout the summer we will be giving you larger quantities for making pesto.

Summer Squash Choose from our three varieties of squash.  The flying saucer shaped ones are Patty Pans, the green are zucchini and the yellow are yellow crookneck summer squash.

Carrots We’ve bunched these carrots with the greens because they are just so beautiful that way.  You can use the greens to make soup stocks or, if you happen to have a pet rabbit, they are a delicacy for bunnies.

Beets Choose golden or red beets.  Enjoy the beet root and greens together or separately.

Turnips Probably your last round of spring turnips.  Both greens and root are delicious.

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